Worcester History Month: Immerse yourself in city’s compelling past

A plethora of engaging events is lined up for the first-ever Worcester History Month (1-30 September 2018). Events taking place throughout September will include historical walking tours, informative talks, open weekends and exhibitions. “Worcester’s rich and diverse history and heritage warrants a whole month to explore and celebrate,” says Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Chair of...
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WW1 legacy reflected in major photographic exhibition

A major photographic exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War launches in Worcester’s Cathedral Square on 1 September. Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace 14/18 displays the work of international award-winning photojournalist Michael St. Maur Sheil.  Over 10 million people worldwide have now viewed the exhibition, which is open-air and free to view. The...
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Hit festival returns to Fort Royal for bank holiday Monday

The popular One World in Our Park event returns to Worcester’s beautiful Fort Royal Park on bank holiday Monday, after scoring a big success with local residents last year. Boasting a packed family-friendly programme of music, activities and dance, the mini-festival kicks off at 5pm on August 27. A spectacular view of the Pitchcroft fireworks, from the park created at Worcester’s highest...
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Listen in on council meetings – from the comfort of your own home

Worcester residents can now get an ear on what their City Council is deciding – thanks to the launch of a new webcasting service. Live audio feeds are now available for all of the Council’s meetings. And if you’re not able to listen live, recordings of meetings will also be available shortly after the meeting finishes. To listen, go to www.worcester.gov.uk/council and then follow...
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Family fun day at Worcester’s Guildhall

The Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free-to-enter Family Fun Day at the Guildhall as a summer treat for local children, parents and carers. On Saturday 18 August from 10.00am to 3.00pm, committee meetings at The Guildhall (High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY) will make way for fun and games, face painting, glitter tattoos, sports – and a bouncy castle taking centre stage in the historic...
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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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