Allotments could be key to a healthier life

Worcester Allotment Forum is encouraging local people to consider an alternative Christmas present for their loved ones:  renting an allotment. “Having an allotment is a great way of getting some regular exercise, meeting people, and you’ll be enjoying all the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors too. “And on top, you’ll have the pleasure of growing your own...
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Countdown to Christmas lights switch-on

Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 22 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 3.45 pm, with the big switch-on taking place at 6.00pm. “This promises to be a happy and fun-filled occasion for the whole family, and is a great opportunity to bring the whole community together...
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Mayor invites Worcester children to design his Christmas card

Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city. The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2018 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses. Primary schools across the city have been invited to get their pupils...
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Views wanted on new required development in South Worcestershire by 2041

Views are being sought to help shape the future growth of South Worcestershire into the middle of this century.   A public consultation is being launched on Monday, 5 November on the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). This will help Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils decide how to best accommodate housing and employment...
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We will remember them

Final centenary commemorations for WW1 Remembrance Sunday will be particularly poignant this year, as the centenary commemorations for World War 1 (1914 – 18) draw to a close. A large number of events are planned in Worcester to mark the official end of the commemorations. “This month will give people in Worcester a number of opportunities to remember all those who gave their lives...
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Gheluvelt Park commemorates the Centenary of Armistice Day

The Worcestershire Regiment memorial stone in Gheluvelt Park This November the nation will celebrate the centenary anniversary of Armistice Day; 100 years since the end of the First World War.   On October 31 the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association will host a ceremony at the Worcestershire Regimental Stone in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park at...
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Landlords’ advice event as Universal Credit comes to south Worcestershire

Private landlords and their managing agents in south Worcestershire are being invited to find out more about how Universal Credit will affect them and their tenants at an event in Worcester’s Guildhall. Universal Credit is the new national benefits system, replacing six existing welfare benefits. From October 17 any new benefits claimants in Worcester, or existing claimants who...
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Ambitious vision for future of Worcester revealed

Image courtesy of Node   New transport routes, parks and public spaces, housing, business premises and a £385 million annual boost to Worcester’s economy are at the heart of a new vision for Worcester by the year 2040.   Consultation has opened today (10 October 2018) on the new City Centre Masterplan, which sees Worcester becoming a national and international...
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1,000 Worcestershire pupils view WW1 photo exhibition

This weekend (29 and 30 September) will be the last opportunity for people to view a major photographic exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, currently installed in Worcester’s Cathedral Square. Since the exhibition was installed at the end of August, over 1,000 local school children have met award-winning photojournalist Michael St. Maur Sheil, whose photos in the...
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Worcester officially celebrates historic cricket victory

The Worcestershire Rapids will receive a heroes’ welcome at a red carpet reception to celebrate their recent crowning as Vitality Blast champions. “This is a tremendous victory for cricket in the county; it is a historic moment for the Club and I am keen to formally recognise this and give people the opportunity to see the players and the trophy first hand,” said the Mayor. “Come along...
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