New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

New website Find It Do It  is launched by Worcester City Council Find It Do It lists activities; groups; classes; venues for hire. Listing on the website is free – request a form at community@worcester.gov.uk .   A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website ...
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Worcester hotels and bars look out for signs of exploitation

Worcester based hotels with bars and restaurants are being trained this week to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerability and involvement with County Lines drug operations. Staff at a number of Hotels and B&B premises including the Diglis Hotel and the Whitehouse have all received specialist training from Worcester City Council and West Mercia Police’s Safer...
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Mayor’s concert will support Worcester charities

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Allah Ditta, is holding a concert at the Guildhall on Wednesday, July 31, as part of his fundraising drive to support four local charities. Cllr Ditta is devoting his year in office to supporting St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester Wheels, Headway Worcestershire and Worcester Cathedral. The concert at the Guildhall, starting at 7.30pm, will be an evening of...
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Demolition of former swimming pool to be considered

Proposals for the demolition of the old swimming pool in Sansome Walk are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. Work at the site was delayed after surveys showed a greater level of asbestos was present than had previously been revealed. Council officers have worked with specialists to reappraise the process for demolishing the building. Their proposals will be presented for...
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The Arches – Director appointed to create enticing new Worcester festivals

Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester.  Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arches - Worcester.  The new Festivals...
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Worcester’s a riot of colour – thanks to wildflowers

Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council’s wild flower planting programme. “Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful.  However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants,” explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee. “Many of our favourite...
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Worcester’s Riverside and three other city parks are among best in UK

Celebrating the Green Flag award for Worcester's Riverside Park are Graham Pratt, Worcester City Council Riverside Team; Mark Worrall, Green Space Team Supervisor; Cllr Joy Squires; Timothy Booker, Canal and River Trust Area Operations Manager; Cllr Andy Stafford; and Dexx the dog.   Worcester’s Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one...
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Worcester’s historic Guildhall opens its doors for extra day this summer

Worcester’s historic Guildhall is opening its doors for an extra day a week to give visitors more opportunities to enjoy its palatial beauty during the summer holidays. From July 21, the 18th Century architectural masterpiece at the heart of the city will be open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The summer Sunday openings, which run until September 29, also give...
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City Council helps fledging business to reduce Worcester’s waistline

According to the most recent Health Survey for England, 64% of adults in the country are overweight or obese, costing the NHS £16 billion per year. Worcester resident Kerrie Mimnagh, who conquered her own weight battle after the birth of her two children, wanted to help others – and launched the Worcester Weight Loss Centre with a little help from the City Council. A former West Mercia...
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