Don't forget to register to vote

Residents in Worcester City are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the County Council elections on Thursday May 2. Anyone who wants to vote in the forthcoming County Council elections must be on the Register of Electors for their local area. The electoral register for Worcester City is maintained and published by Worcester City Council. It is published every...
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Change to contact centre opening hours

The Worcestershire Hub Shared Service Contact Centre, which is run by Worcestershire County Council, Malvern Hills District Council and Worcester City Council, will change its opening hours from 1 April 2013. The contact centre handles telephone and email enquiries for a broad range of services for all three councils. The new opening hours will be Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm...
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10 Eggstremely fun things to do at Worcester Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Saturday 30th March – Saturday 13th April 2013 Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is preparing to welcome lots of families through the door this Easter for their fun-packed Easter activities. Staff at the Gallery have come up with 10 Eggstremely fun things to do at the Art Gallery & Museum over the two weeks of the Easter holidays....
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So you want to be a County Councillor?

With the next Worcestershire County Council elections due to take place on 2 May 2013, the County Council is encouraging anyone interested in standing for election to visit their website for information on how to become a County Councillor. Worcestershire County Council has 57 councillors, representing 52 Electoral Divisions across the county, who play an essential democratic role in the...
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Free Sports and Play Eggxtravaganza this Easter

Want to keep boredom at bay over the Easter school holidays?  Worcester City Council’s Sports, Art & Play team have the perfect antidote to help work off all those chocolate eggs! The team are providing two weeks worth of free multi-sports activities across Worcester from Monday 1 to Friday 12 April 2013. The sessions, which will take place in 16 different venues, will all...
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Riverside revamp heads north

Worcester’s £5 million investment in regenerating the riverside is entering a new phase, with work to the north of the city set to intensify over the next few months. This will see over £250,000 invested in improving the city’s popular riverside pathways. Work to improve riverside paths between the site of the former Pumping Station and the Railway Viaduct in the city centre is now...
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Heritage Lottery Fund success for Worcestershire World War 100 project

Worcestershire County Council's Archive and Archaeology Service, working in partnership with Worcester City Council, museums across the county, Worcester Cathedral, the George Marshall Medical Museum and Worcester University, has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an important historical project. The Worcestershire World War 100 project will commemorate...
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Have your say on new rules for house conversions

Worcester City Council is asking residents what they think about proposals to bring in new tighter rules for converting residential homes into Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs), such as bedsits or student houses. The council’s Cabinet last month voted in favour of the move to require anyone intending to convert a house into an HMO to apply for planning permission for a change of use....
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Don’t be a bonfire-starter

Green fingered residents across Worcestershire are being urged not to be a nuisance when getting rid of their garden waste. Now the nicer weather is here, Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) officers want to deter people from lighting bonfires to get rid of rubbish. Or if they choose to light a fire they should take extra care and keep their neighbours in mind. Cllr Marcus...
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Two Worcester play areas set for major revamp

Worcester City Council is spending over £45,000 to completely make over two popular play areas in Ronkswood and Dines Green. Work will begin this month to install a wide range of new toddler and junior play equipment.  The site outside the Ronkswood Community Centre will be closed from 20 March, and when re-opened will feature a 20 metre aerial runway for older children and...
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