Worcester eyecare firm is first customer for new trade recycling service

Cllr Alan Feeney and Steve John of Stephen John Eyecare with the Worcester Trade Recycling green bin A Worcester city centre optician has become the first business to sign up for a brand new service that collects recycling from local firms. Stephen John Eyecare in Charles Street was first in the queue when Worcester City Council launched its new service, Worcester Trade Recycling....
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Women’s Tour gives £250,000 boost to Worcester’s economy

Worcester benefitted from a boost of more than a quarter of a million pounds from hosting the finish line of the fourth stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Saturday 16 June. 10,000 people attended the event and lined the streets of Worcester to get a glimpse of the world’s best female cyclists finish the penultimate stage of the epic race.  Research – carried out in line...
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Commandery wins Best Visitor Attraction award

Museums Worcestershire staff are celebrating today as The Commandery, one of Worcester’s most historic buildings, has been awarded the accolade of Best Visitor Attraction in the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence 2018, presented at the Bank House Hotel, Worcester. Last summer The Commandery launched a brand new interactive experience, Worcester’s Civil War Story, bringing to...
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Croft Road car park to part-close for maintenance

The largest section of Worcester’s Croft Road car park, used by lorries and coaches, is to be closed for a week for extensive resurfacing work. The section to the south of the railway viaduct will be closed from 7am on Monday 17 September until 7am on Monday 24 September. Cars will still be able to use the section of the car park to the north of the viaduct, however the number of spaces...
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Visit a former Worcester prison on National Heritage Day

Follow in the footsteps of former prisoners who were locked up in the holding cells at Worcester‘s Guildhall (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY). The Guildhall was once the seat of justice for the city, and is throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday 15 September from 9.00am to 4.00pm for National Heritage Day. This is your opportunity to step back in history and visit the cells...
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Cricket legend Basil D'Oliveira to receive posthumous Freedom of City

The Freedom of the City of Worcester will be posthumously awarded to local cricketing legend Basil D'Oliveira CBE, at a red carpet ceremony to be held at the Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) on the evening of Friday 14 September. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, will present the Freedom of the City Certificate to Shaun D’Oliveira, son of the legendary cricketer – and a permanent...
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Vote for your favourite Worcester park to make it a national winner

Worcester’s parks have been enjoyed by thousands of people over the exceptionally hot summer, providing free relaxation and play for all ages. Now’s your opportunity to give them a share of the limelight by nominating your favourite Worcester park for the national People’s Choice Award, run by Keep Britain Tidy. Gheluvelt, Cripplegate and Fort Royal Parks, which were all awarded Green...
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Have your say on solar-powered bins for Worcester

Ten Big Belly litter bins, designed to hold more litter and keep out scavenging gulls, are currently being trialed on Worcester streets.  Now the City Council is asking residents for their views on the bins’ effectiveness, to help determine whether to invest in them permanently.  The bins open using a handle or a foot pedal, and are self-closing once litter has been deposited –...
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Dog walking trails launch in bid to reduce dog fouling

Worcester City Council has joined forces with the Dogs Trust national charity and Keep Britain Tidy to launch three innovative new dog walking trails in Perdiswell. The clearly signed trails are 2km (20 minutes’ walk), 4km (40 minutes’ walk) and 6km (60 minutes’ walk) and set out from the bottom corner of the Perdiswell Leisure Centre car park (WR3 8DX), near the Canal. Nine dog bins are...
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New Spitfire-inspired playground takes off in Perdiswell

It’s landed!  Worcester’s Bilford Road play area has received a complete makeover, and has been officially opened by the Mayor. Previous equipment, which had reached the end of its natural life, has been replaced with new pieces reflecting Perdiswell Park’s former usage as a temporary aerodrome during World War II.  The centre piece for the new playground is an elaborate piece of...
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