Results are in for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2.   With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one.   This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Conservatives – 17 seats Labour – 15 seats Greens – 3 seats. ...
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Historic cricket pavilion set to be dismantled and moved

The historic pavilion at the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club is preparing to move to its new home. As part of work to bring the Cinderella sports ground back into use, the dismantling of the ornate 19th Century pavilion has now begun.  It will be moved to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, the first open air museum in England, where it is...
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Make sure you’re registered to vote in the European elections

Time is running out for Worcester residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the European Parliament elections on Thursday 23 May.   If you’re not already on the electoral register you need to apply by 11.59pm on Tuesday May 7 to ensure you have a say in who represents you at the European level.   Registering to vote takes just five minutes – head to ...
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Display your creative talents at the Worcester Show

Entries are now open for the ever-popular Worcester Show, which gives local people the opportunity to put their creative and horticultural skills to the fore.  The event, which attracted approximately 10,000 visitors last year, will take place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August 2019.  There are over 140 classes to enter, with gift vouchers offered as prizes for a number of...
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Make sure you check where your polling station is before you vote on May 2

Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the City Council elections on May 2 – as some polling stations have changed from previous years.   One new polling station is in use this year along with two others that have only hosted voting once before – so some voters will be heading to a new venue to cast their vote.   Voters...
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Putting the planet first this Easter

Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period.  Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend. To help, Let’s Waste Less Worcestershire has produced this...
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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common?  They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB ‘Freddie’ and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s. A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which takes in eleven timber-framed buildings in...
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Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

A new riverside bench has been put in place by Worcester City Council, at the request of the family of Thomas Jones.  The life of the student, who had recently moved to Worcester, ended in tragic circumstances after a night out in September 2018. The new bench is located on Grandstand Road, between Sabrina Bridge and the Worcester Rowing Club.  Thomas’ parents, Vicki and Ian Jones...
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Time is running out to register to vote in Worcester City Council elections in May

On Thursday 2 May residents in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them on the City Council.   The councillors elected that day will be responsible for making decisions on running services in your city. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more.   In order to vote in the upcoming local...
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Annual medical lecture

A consultant physician and nephrologist from the Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been invited to give the 2019 Annual Medical Lecture at the Guildhall in Worcester. Doctor Stephen Spencer will be giving the public lecture on Tuesday 16 April at the invitation of Worcester’s Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.  Doctor Spencer was appointed Consultant Physician to the Worcestershire Royal...
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