New ways to pay and stay at Worcester car parks

Next month will bring new ways to pay and stay in Worcester’s 14 City Council-run car parks. New payment machines will be installed during October, giving customers more options on how to pay than ever before. As well as still being able to use coins, for the first time drivers will be able to pay by card – including contactless. There will also be a great new option that will allow...
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Worcester shortlisted for Government’s £1 billion high streets fund

Worcester’s city centre is in the running for a share of a £1 billion Government funding pot. The plan for regenerating the northern part of the city centre – from The Cross up to Foregate Street train station – has made it through to the next round of the competition to secure a share of the Future High Streets Fund. Worcester City Council has been awarded £150,000 to develop...
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Worcestershire authorities award contract for homeless prevention service

Worcestershire councils have awarded a contract to support people at risk of homelessness to Caring for Communities and People (CCP - www.ccp.org.uk ).  Funding for the county’s single person’s and childless couple’s homeless prevention service will rise to £301,500 per annum – an increase over the previous level of £240,000 per annum.  The county-wide service has been...
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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome. At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too. Afternoon teas will be on sale, thanks to support from local company...
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Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

Two prominent trees in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park’s visitors. The large cedar by the Pump House has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging – a common issue with this species of tree. As a result, the cedar’s crown is not able to provide enough energy to sustain the rest of the tree, creating a danger of more...
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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments. The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London. It was bought by local property developer...
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