Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills. The Young Enterprise ( www.young-enterprise.org.uk ) Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester’s High Street. In advance participating...
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Another chance to help Oscar at Worcester’s Guildhall

Worcester’s Guildhall is to host a donor registration event this Saturday (March 9), giving city residents another chance to sign up to be a potential match for five-year-old Oscar Saxelby-Lee, who has a rare form of blood cancer. A similar event at Oscar’s school, Pitmaston Primary, attracted over 4,800 people last weekend, and the event at the Guildhall will give more people the chance to...
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200 new trees for Cripplegate Park

Volunteers are planting 200 new saplings in Cripplegate Park, in a bid to improve air quality and to make sure the city centre remains clean and green for generations to come. Members of Taskforce, a volunteer group which gives men with learning disabilities the chance to get involved with positive activities in the community, planted hawthorn, hazel, dogwood and blackthorn saplings in the...
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Worcester residents have their say on action to tackle anti-social behaviour in city centre

Worcester City Council is asking city residents for their views on the potential introduction of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre.     The council is considering introducing a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in the city centre that will address anti-social behaviour experienced by residents and visitors.  If introduced, the PSPO will...
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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor

If you’re thinking of standing as a councillor in May’s Worcester City Council and parish council elections, you won’t want to miss a special briefing session on March 18. The event at the Guildhall will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know. Starting at 6pm, the evening will run through essentials like how to complete...
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Worcester City Council sets £10.5m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £10.5 million budget for 2019/20, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan.   The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year’s budget to improve the city centre environment, reduce litter, help people facing hardship and support local business people ...
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History festival returns to Worcester

This February, the annual Love Worcester festival returns to the historic city.   A variety of heritage venues are taking part in the two-week heritage festival, showcasing Worcester’s shared history, creativity, culture and innovation, from the prehistoric to the mid-20th Century. From live re-enactments, special exhibitions and chances to get crafty to engaging tours, there...
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Council looks to support residents waiting for Universal Credit payments

City councillors are set to consider offering a £15,000 grant to the Worcester Foodbank every year for the next three years, when the Communities Committee meets on 4 February. Councillors will also decide whether to extend the reach of the City Council’s Exceptional Hardship Fund, to include claims from residents who have applied for Universal Credit. “Our priority is to ensure that...
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Consultation on anti-social behaviour powers to be considered

Worcester city councillors are set to consider consulting the public on the potential introduction of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre. The move could lead to fines or exclusion orders for people who are under the influence of drugs in the city centre, cycling or skateboarding in an inconsiderate way in the daytime, or begging aggressively. A report to the...
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Councils urged to be brave to transform high streets

Councils across South Worcestershire have been urged to be ‘brave’ by a regeneration expert to help the area’s high streets become fit for the future. Jackie Sadek, Chief Executive of UK Regeneration, told a Retail Seminar hosted by Wychavon that local government was at the heart of the debate about how to help town centres find their place in the 21st Century. Last Friday’s event...
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