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Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60. He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018. Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell’s family have local connections...
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New Mayor for Worcester City Council

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Councillor Steve Mackay, offering up his robes to Cllr Jabba Riaz, who was voted in at last night’s Annual Council meeting.  The meeting also saw the Conservatives’ Cllr Marc Bayliss voted Leader of the Council, with Labour’s Cllr Adrian Gregson appointed Deputy Leader. Cllr Allah Ditta...
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Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

On Thursday May 3 residents in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level – and residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote. Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste...
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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor

If you’re thinking of standing as a councillor in May’s Worcester City Council elections, you won’t want to miss a special briefing session on March 19. The event at the Guildhall will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know. Starting at 6pm, the evening will run through essentials like how to complete nomination papers,...
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Marc Bayliss is new Leader of Worcester City Council

Marc Bayliss has been voted in as the new Leader of Worcester City Council and will head up the Cabinet as they work to deliver the ambitious aims of the authority’s Corporate Plan. Cllr Bayliss’s election was backed by all the members of the Council’s ruling Conservative group. He said: “I am very proud to have been elected as Leader and I will work hard for the benefit of our...
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£13m invested in Worcester, as City Council sets balanced budget

Worcester City councillors have backed a £13m investment in improvements to the city and its services, as they voted on a balanced budget for 2016/17. The Council has approved a £9.8 million operational budget, plus a £1m investment fund and a further £12m capital investment programme. Investments in 2016/17 will include the opening of the new £10.5m competition standard eight-lane...
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Worcester City Council: local election results

Following yesterday’s local election, the following candidates have been elected as Worcester City councillors: Arboretum – George Squires (Labour) Bedwardine – Marc Bayliss (Conservative) Cathedral –Allah Ditta (Conservative) Claines – Andy Stafford (Conservative) Nunnery – Simon Cronin (Labour) St Clement –Chris Mitchell (Conservative) St John – Richard Udall (Labour)...
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King John reunited with Magna Carta

King John has been reunited with Magna Carta at a special event to commemorate Worcestershire as the Home of Liberty and Democracy. Thirteenth Century barons have stormed their way into the historic Worcester Cathedral, resting place of King John and home of his great tomb, surmounted by the oldest royal effigy in England. There they confronted him with a copy of Magna Carta,...
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Could you be a councillor or an MP?

Now is the time for Worcester residents to consider standing for election as an MP or local councillor in the elections on May 7. The Worcester Parliamentary seat and 11 places on Worcester City Council will all be contested on the day, giving people interested in helping to shape the future of the Faithful City the chance to stand for office. No previous experience or any party...
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Council Tax frozen, as Worcester focuses on the future

Worcester City Council has agreed to freeze its element of residents’ Council Tax bills, as part of a £10.1 million budget for 2015/16. The budget will support a major new Corporate Plan that sets out the council’s priorities for the next five years, showing pride in the city’s past and a focus on its future. Key investments included in the budget include £80,000 being put back into...
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