Cricket legend Basil D'Oliveira to receive posthumous Freedom of City

The Freedom of the City of Worcester will be posthumously awarded to local cricketing legend Basil D'Oliveira CBE, at a red carpet ceremony to be held at the Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) on the evening of Friday 14 September. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, will present the Freedom of the City Certificate to Shaun D’Oliveira, son of the legendary cricketer – and a permanent...
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Vote for your favourite Worcester park to make it a national winner

Worcester’s parks have been enjoyed by thousands of people over the exceptionally hot summer, providing free relaxation and play for all ages. Now’s your opportunity to give them a share of the limelight by nominating your favourite Worcester park for the national People’s Choice Award, run by Keep Britain Tidy. Gheluvelt, Cripplegate and Fort Royal Parks, which were all awarded Green...
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Have your say on solar-powered bins for Worcester

Ten Big Belly litter bins, designed to hold more litter and keep out scavenging gulls, are currently being trialed on Worcester streets.  Now the City Council is asking residents for their views on the bins’ effectiveness, to help determine whether to invest in them permanently.  The bins open using a handle or a foot pedal, and are self-closing once litter has been deposited –...
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Dog walking trails launch in bid to reduce dog fouling

Worcester City Council has joined forces with the Dogs Trust national charity and Keep Britain Tidy to launch three innovative new dog walking trails in Perdiswell. The clearly signed trails are 2km (20 minutes’ walk), 4km (40 minutes’ walk) and 6km (60 minutes’ walk) and set out from the bottom corner of the Perdiswell Leisure Centre car park (WR3 8DX), near the Canal. Nine dog bins are...
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New Spitfire-inspired playground takes off in Perdiswell

It’s landed!  Worcester’s Bilford Road play area has received a complete makeover, and has been officially opened by the Mayor. Previous equipment, which had reached the end of its natural life, has been replaced with new pieces reflecting Perdiswell Park’s former usage as a temporary aerodrome during World War II.  The centre piece for the new playground is an elaborate piece of...
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Worcester History Month: Immerse yourself in city’s compelling past

A plethora of engaging events is lined up for the first-ever Worcester History Month (1-30 September 2018). Events taking place throughout September will include historical walking tours, informative talks, open weekends and exhibitions. “Worcester’s rich and diverse history and heritage warrants a whole month to explore and celebrate,” says Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Chair of...
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WW1 legacy reflected in major photographic exhibition

A major photographic exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War launches in Worcester’s Cathedral Square on 1 September. Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 14/18 displays the work of international award-winning photojournalist Michael St. Maur Sheil.  Over 10 million people worldwide have now viewed the exhibition, which is open-air and free to view. The...
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Hit festival returns to Fort Royal for bank holiday Monday

The popular One World in Our Park event returns to Worcester’s beautiful Fort Royal Park on bank holiday Monday, after scoring a big success with local residents last year. Boasting a packed family-friendly programme of music, activities and dance, the mini-festival kicks off at 5pm on August 27. A spectacular view of the Pitchcroft fireworks, from the park created at Worcester’s highest...
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Listen in on council meetings – from the comfort of your own home

Worcester residents can now get an ear on what their City Council is deciding – thanks to the launch of a new webcasting service. Live audio feeds are now available for all of the Council’s meetings. And if you’re not able to listen live, recordings of meetings will also be available shortly after the meeting finishes. To listen, go to www.worcester.gov.uk/council and then follow...
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Family fun day at Worcester’s Guildhall

The Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free-to-enter Family Fun Day at the Guildhall as a summer treat for local children, parents and carers. On Saturday 18 August from 10.00am to 3.00pm, committee meetings at The Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) will make way for fun and games, face painting, glitter tattoos, sports – and a bouncy castle taking centre stage in the historic...
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