New technology improves quality of service at Worcester Crematorium

Funeral directors are singing the praises of a new improved sound system which has been installed at the Worcester Crematorium this month. The City Council has upgraded the Crematorium’s loud speakers and amplification system.  Outdoor speakers have also been fitted this summer, providing clear and high quality sound that allows services to reach a wider audience if required. The...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited. The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE.  There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children. “The event will be a fun festive occasion,...
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Big turnout for Show which celebrates Worcester’s creative spirit

Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year’s Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn’t dampen their spirits.   An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock ‘n’ roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT’s and acoustic guitar from Kringo Blue...
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Have your say on where you can vote

Worcester City Council is reviewing the locations currently being used as polling stations for elections – and wants to hear your feedback on them. Have your say in a quick online survey at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit about polling stations in your area.  The Council would like to hear your views on proximity to transport links, safety, ease of identification, lighting,...
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New defibrillator for Cripplegate Park

Pictured with the new Cripplegate Park defibrillator are Stuart Minchin, Worcester City Council Community Engagement Officer; Heather Stone of West Midlands Ambulance Community First Responders; Steven Bonnington, General Manager of Hickory’s Smokehouse restaurant; Shirley Purvis, Consortium of Cripplegate Bowlers Secretary; and Councillor Chris Cawthorne of the Friends of...
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City Council supports sweet success for Worcester start-up business

Dreams of owning a sweet shop often start in childhood – but few people turn these in to reality.  Michelle and Mark Rasdall have though, with the help of a business start-up grant from Worcester City Council.   Now the couple have celebrated the first year anniversary of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe’s opening on Worcester’s High Street. Michelle and Mark, who have been...
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Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

The popular annual Worcester Show, which regularly attracts over 10,000 people, is coming back to Gheluvelt Park in Barbourne on Sunday 11 August (10.00am – 5.00pm).   “We’re looking forward to welcoming people from far and wide to our fun and action-packed family event,” says Gerry Leith, Chair of the Worcester Show.   “There are a number of new features for this year,...
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Have your say on improvements to Perdiswell Park

Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on what improvements they’d like to see at Perdiswell Park in the north of the city.  The park is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, dog owners, kids and people looking for a little peace and quiet. Now the City Council is keen to hear how residents and visitors would like to see the park get even better. The survey...
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New homelessness centre set to open in Worcester

Celebrating the news of the Somewhere Safe to Stay funding are Councillor James Stanley, Chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee; Debbie Hodson, Worcestershire Project Manager at CCP; and Major Diane Henderson, Church Leader at the Salvation Army’s Worcester Corps A new homelessness centre is set to open in Worcester’s city centre, following a successful bid for...
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Council launches Inclusive Employer Award scheme to help out of work residents

A gourmet burger bar based in Worcester’s Arches is the first business to receive an Inclusive Employer Award from the City Council, after giving work experience to two young people who were struggling to get into work. One of them, Lizzie Smith, worked with Mike, Head Chef at The Burger Shop for two weeks in May and has now secured a Commis Chef apprenticeship with the exclusive Cottage in...
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