Mayor presents prizes to first winners of Worcester Community Lottery

  The Mayor of Worcester has presented prizes to winners of the new Worcester Community Lottery. Launched last month, Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The city’s first citizen, Councillor Allah Ditta, invited...
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Opportunities, funding advice and more at Worcester Volunteer Expo

If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday June 7. Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day, as part of the national Volunteers’ Week, running June 1-7. Starting at 10am, the free event will see around 40 different charities and organisations...
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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

A 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council.  The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wild flowers. The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of keeping the grass short enough to allow the...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.   This will be Cllr Ditta’s second mayoral term in office; he became the city’s first Asian Mayor in 2004. Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester’s new Deputy Mayor. Cllr...
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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2.   With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one.   This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Conservatives – 17 seats Labour – 15 seats Greens – 3 seats. ...
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