Worcester’s historic Guildhall has its own website

One of Worcester’s most famous buildings now has its own website. The new Guildhall website at www.WorcesterGuildhall.co.uk contains a wealth of detail and information on the Grade I Listed building at the very heart of Worcester. It also turns the spotlight on the Guildhall’s availability for events for residents, visitors and businesses – from weddings to conferences, and from...
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Your chance to support Mayor’s 50k charity walk

The Mayor of Worcester is walking 50 kilometres next month to support one of the city’s best-loved charities – and is calling for local residents to sponsor him. Councillor Jabba Riaz will be joining members of the Worcestershire Ambassadors on September 8 to walk a challenging 50k stretch of the River Thames path, from Runnymeade to Henley on Thames. He’s looking to raise sponsorship of...
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New Bereavement Services manager for Worcester

A new Bereavement Services manager has been appointed to run Worcester Crematorium and Cemetery in Astwood Road and the St John’s Cemetery. Iain Askew-Calvert brings several years’ experience as a funeral director, and has previously worked in other industries including road haulage and retail, having started his working life in the army. He has recently arrived at Worcester City Council...
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Worcester Show to support the Samaritans

It’s the final run-up to the Worcester Show (Sunday 12 August – Gheluvelt Park) – an annual event which regularly attracts over 10,000 visitors. Organisers are encouraging attendees to plan ahead to minimise delays as they arrive.   Visitors are encouraged to come to the Show on foot, by bus (the 144 stops by Gheluvelt Park) or by bike, with free secure storage next to The Pump...
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Gull-proof ‘big belly’ bins on trial

Ten new so-called “big belly” litter bins are being tried out on Worcester streets over the summer – designed to hold more litter and keep out scavenging gulls. The trial of the solar powered bins is the latest move in an on-going campaign to control the number of gulls in the city. The birds are known to pull half-eaten food out of litter bins. These new bins open using a handle or a...
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The Greatest Show heads for Worcester

It’s the final countdown to the city’s unmissable Worcester Show!  Here’s a flavour of what’s on offer. This popular annual event, which attracted over 10,000 people in 2017, is coming back to Gheluvelt Park, Barbourne on Sunday 12 August (10.00am – 5.00pm). One of the highlights of the event will be the judging of 120 competitive classes, which range from growing a wide variety of...
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Worcester recognised for efforts to be dementia-friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has formally recognised the city’s efforts to help people living with dementia to have independent, fulfilled lives.  The Society has designated Worcester as a place ‘which is working to become dementia-friendly.’  Based on current figures, it is estimated that at least 1,725 Worcester residents will have been diagnosed as living with dementia by 2030...
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New facilities by Gheluvelt Park Splashpad now open

As the heatwave continues and schools break up for six weeks, new facilities – including an ice cream and snack kiosk and new toilets – have been launched by Gheluvelt Park’s popular Splashpad. Worcester City Council has invested £325,000 to create a new Sons of Rest pavilion, replacing the old building which had reached the end of its natural life.  The work was carried out over the...
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Have your say on conservation plans for Worcester's riverside

Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on its draft appraisal for the conservation area around Worcester’s riverside. Appraisals for conservation areas are used to provide a sound basis for future decisions on planning and development.  Local councils have legal obligations to regularly review the extent of conservation areas and to formulate and publish proposals...
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South Worcestershire planning policies approved on reducing flood risk and renewable energy

New planning guidance has been adopted in support of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), the blueprint that sets out where new homes and employment development should take place up to the year 2030. The three councils involved in the SWDP – Worcester, Malvern Hills and Wychavon – have all approved three new supplementary planning documents (SPDs) containing guidance on...
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