Show off your talent at 2018 Worcester Show

Are you an aspiring photographer, budding cook or enthusiastic artist?  Maybe your garden or allotment is bursting with flowers and produce, or you can work wonders with a needle and thread? If so, then show off your talent at the fabulous 2018 Worcester Show, which takes place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 12 August. There are over 120 competition classes to enter – with several...
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Improved Worcester play areas ready for school holidays

Three revamped play areas in Worcester are now ready for action – just in time for the school summer holidays. 21 pupils from the Oasis Academy in Warndon, who all have a 100% attendance record at school throughout the year, took a short break to try out the new play equipment at the Warndon Community Centre in Shap Drive, Worcester (WR4 9NX).  “Play is the one of the best ways for...
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Worcester residents urged to look out for voter registration details in the post

Residents living in Worcester are receiving a form asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.  Worcester City Council is asking city residents to look out for the form in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.  The form – which will start to arrive through city postboxes during the current...
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Council to debate launch of Worcester Lottery

Worcester City Council is to consider setting up a local lottery to raise funds for city charities.   The initiative would allow residents to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes benefit from their subscription.   The City Council’s Income Generation Sub-Committee will be recommended to back the establishment of a Worcester City Lottery...
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Worcester Carnival awarded £5,000 grant by City Council

Worcester City Council has awarded a £5,000 grant to the Worcester Carnival, to help Saturday’s event go with a bang. The Council’s Leader, Councillor Marc Bayliss, presented the cheque to the organisers of the carnival, which promises to be a big summer hit when it returns to Worcester’s streets on July 7. Cllr Bayliss said: “Last year’s revival of Worcester Carnival was a massive...
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Worcester dog receives mayoral seal of approval

The Mayor of Worcester has officially recognised the contribution of a dog which has picked up over 4,000 pieces of litter in the city. Nine-year-old 'cockerpoo' Daisy is the first animal in the city to have received a certificate and medal from the mayor. Daisy was led down the red carpet in the Guildhall Parlour, before being formally introduced to the Mayor.  Cllr Jabba Riaz,...
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Drones v gulls in Worcester

Drones have been used for the first time as part of work to control gull numbers in Worcester. Drones fitted with cameras were sent up in High Street to fly over buildings and spot hard-to-reach gull nests. The newly-discovered nests will be targeted as part of Worcester City Council’s work to control gull numbers in the city by replacing the birds’ eggs with life-like dummies, to bring...
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More cash for local breast care unit

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. The donation is a surplus from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the city council’s crematorium is part of. “It is a real privilege for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven...
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Worcester business roadshow heads for Blackpole

Businesses in the north of Worcester can find out about grants for growth, cyber security and energy efficiency, help for recruiting graduates and apprentices, staff training and much more, at the Blackpole Business Roadshow taking place on Tuesday 26 June.  The event, which has been organised by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Business Central, will take place at the offices...
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Calling all Worcester tenants - know your rights

Worcester City Council is raising awareness of the rights which all residents who rent their home have, in a bid to curb the activities of rogue landlords. According to the Private Sector House Condition Survey carried out in 2015, 35% of all homes in Worcester are rented.  Over the last decade there have been increases in private rented accommodation across all areas of the city. ...
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