Resolve to recycle in 2019 – and start with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2019 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees. Worcester City Council is recommending three different ways of getting your tree recycled. You can take it to one of the household waste recycling centres operated by Worcestershire County Council, arrange for it to be collected by St Richard’s...
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Worcester under 18s encouraged to party safely this Christmas

Young people in Worcester are being urged to be careful, as they let their hair down and enjoy the festive party season.   Over the last month 3,000 local students, parents and volunteers have received some sobering facts about the risks of drug taking. South Worcestershire’s Community Safety Team has talked to students at Worcester Sixth Form College and the Heart of...
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Contacting Worcester City Council over the festive period

The Customer Service Centre (based at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB) will close at 1.00pm on Monday 24 December and will remain closed on 25 and 26 December.  The Centre will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December, and will close at 3.00pm on Monday 31 December 2018.  It will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. The...
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How you can help the homeless in Worcester this winter

Staff who will be operating a night shelter for rough sleepers in Worcester this winter are highlighting how local people can help them to help rough sleepers in the city. The charity Caring for Communities and People , which provides outreach work to rough sleepers as part of its contract with Worcester City Council, is running the shelter from the Salvation Army's base at The Trinity in...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Bin collections in Worcester will run two days later than usual during Christmas week for most residents and one day later than normal in New Year week. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone’s bins are emptied.   Residents are being asked to make a date in their diaries to make sure they don’t miss their collection.    ...
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Seven-year-old Rhea designs the Mayor’s Christmas card

Little Rhea McLoughlin has beaten off competition from across the city to design the Mayor of Worcester’s Christmas card. The seven-year-old’s colourful drawing – showing Santa Claus and a snowman at the Guildhall – was chosen as the winner in the first ever primary school competition to design the Mayor’s festive greetings card. Now the Hollymount School pupil’s winning entry will be...
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Council considers further £398K investment in CCTV

Councillors will decide whether to invest an additional £398,000 to modernise the CCTV network in Worcester city centre, when the Policy and Resources committee meets on Tuesday 11 December.  Worcester City Council currently operates 66 CCTV cameras, which feed footage through a fibre optic cable network into Castle Street Police Station.  From here the information is transmitted...
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Mayor discovers Lowesmoor’s hidden gems on Small Business Saturday

The Mayor of Worcester and Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council have headed to Lowesmoor to support some of Worcester’s great independent traders as part of the national Small Business Saturday event. “Worcester has a deserved reputation for being home to many small, innovative and unique businesses, so it was fantastic to see how many great local firms Lowesmoor is home to,” said the...
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Worcester’s festive parking offers for Christmas shoppers

Festive shoppers have been given an early Christmas gift by Worcester City Council – free parking on Thursday evenings and a great deal on Sundays too! Shoppers taking advantage of late night opening in city shops on Thursday evenings are now able to park free of charge after 6pm on Thursdays each week up to and including 20 December.  On Sundays shoppers can pay for three hours and...
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A bridge to employment for more young people in Worcester

Top local employers including Mazak, Waitrose, Southco, McDonalds and Freedom Leisure took part this week in a careers fair at Regency High School – a Worcester school which caters for students with additional educational needs. About 50 students aged 13 and over attended the event, which took place on Tuesday 27 November. In line with central Government’s careers strategy ‘Making the...
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