Cap on Worcester taxi numbers proposed

A freeze on the number of hackney carriages, or taxis, allowed to operate in Worcester could be imposed by councillors at a vital meeting next week. Members of Worcester City Council’s Licensing and Environmental Health Committee will be recommended to agree a policy that will mean no more taxi licences will be issued until at least 30 existing drivers have stopped operating in the city....
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Helping hand proposed for Worcester businesses

Some Worcester companies look set to be offered discounts on their business rates, if a trio of measures are backed by Worcester City Council’s Cabinet next week. The Cabinet is being recommended to support a range of options which will help smaller retailers, companies that have taken over former retail premises and owners of new business buildings which are not yet occupied. ...
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Worcester: a city of prosperity, ambition and opportunity

An ambitious vision for the future of Worcester is expected to be endorsed by Worcester City Council’s Cabinet next week. The vision, outlined in a document called the Strategic Framework, sets three priorities, which the council will aim to achieve through its own work and partnerships: Prosperity – growing our economy and reducing unemployment Ambition – delivering on our...
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Have your say on future of Sansome Walk swimming pool site

Worcester City Council is considering the future of the swimming pool site at Sansome Walk, and is inviting local people to have their say on proposals to develop it for residential use. The planning team has produced a series of drawings for potential developers and is looking for views on the type and number of homes the site could be used for, as well as related issues such as...
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Development Plan Examination set to re-open

The Inspector who is carrying out an Examination of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) has announced that new hearings will take place next month, after the three councils preparing the plan submitted new evidence. The Inspector, Roger Clews, will hold the hearings on March 13 and 14 to consider new evidence on how many homes will be needed in south Worcestershire by 2030. ...
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Smash hit fitness offer extended

A special offer at Worcester City Council’s two sports centres has proved a massive new year hit – and is now being extended by two days. City residents keen to pursue their New Year fitness resolution can sign up for six months’ membership of Nunnery Wood Sports Complex and St. John’s Sports Centres for just £99 – down from the normal £170. The offer was due to expire at the end of...
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Bosch expansion gets the go-ahead

Approval has been given for a major new development by one of Worcester’s top employers – and the Leader of Worcester City Council has welcomed the news as a vote of confidence in the city’s great future. The council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the application by Worcester, Bosch Group to build a new warehouse with offices on a 6.7-acre site at Apex Park in Wainwright Road,...
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‘Sunset Boulevard’ touch for Worcester High Street

New ornamental Cherry trees are to be planted as a final enhancement to Worcester’s High Street later this month. The Prunus ‘Sunset Boulevard’ variety is renowned for its attractive spring flowers and stunning autumn leaf colour. Even when fully mature, the new trees will be an ideal size for the High Street and will require very little maintenance. They will replace existing Ash...
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Half-term volunteers needed!

The Sport, Art and Play Development Team at Worcester City Council are looking for a group of reliable volunteers to assist their coaches on a programme of community, drop in, multi-sport sessions. Volunteers will get the chance to gain experience in working with children aged 2-18 years old, in a community setting in a number of different activities. When: Monday 17 Feburary to Friday...
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It's time to take on cancer as Race for Life launches in Worcester

Worcester women are being urged to join forces and show cancer who’s boss by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2014 which is now open for entries. Every hour, around three people are diagnosed with cancer in the West Midlands*. Everyone is special, everyone is somebody’s mum, dad, brother, sister, friend or colleague. And that’s why Cancer Research UK is calling...
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