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Drones v gulls in Worcester

Drones have been used for the first time as part of work to control gull numbers in Worcester. Drones fitted with cameras were sent up in High Street to fly over buildings and spot hard-to-reach gull nests. The newly-discovered nests will be targeted as part of Worcester City Council’s work to control gull numbers in the city by replacing the birds’ eggs with life-like dummies, to bring...
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New powers introduced to tackle dog fouling

Worcester City Council has adopted tougher powers to tackle dog fouling on pavements, in parks and in other open spaces. The move follows a public consultation, in which 75% of respondents supported the new proposals and 90% backed the fining of people who did not clean up after their pets.  The scale of public concern about dog fouling in Worcester is also supported by the number...
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Have your say on new guidelines for infrastructure contributions in south Worcestershire

South Worcestershire residents can now have their say on two vital issues connected with the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) in consultations that have opened today (April 1). Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on how the vital infrastructure needed to support the delivery of the SWDP will be provided. This will cover funding for essentials...
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Preparation begins for Perdiswell repair work

Essential work to the culvert running under Perdiswell is due to start in April, and Worcester City Council is about to begin preparation for the excavation work that will be involved. The Council is expected later this month to give the go-ahead to the work, which will involve an excavation approximately 30 metres wide and 200 metres long, reaching nine metres to the deepest sections of...
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National award for innovative work with Worcestershire curry houses

Pioneering work to boost Worcestershire’s economy by supporting an entire sector of food businesses to improve their practices and regulatory compliance has won a national award. The way Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) is helping curry houses and takeaways improve in areas like food composition, food safety and health and safety scooped the top “Innovation” award at the Better...
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Have your say on affordable housing and sites for travellers in south Worcestershire

South Worcestershire residents can now have their say on two vital issues connected with the newly adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) in consultations that have opened today (March 14). Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on guidelines for the building of affordable housing between now and 2030, and on the provision of sites for...
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Have your say on sites for travellers in south Worcestershire

South Worcestershire residents can have their say on a vital issue connected with the newly adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) when a consultation opens on March 14. Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on the provision of sites for travellers and travelling showpeople. The consultation runs for six weeks at www.swdevelopmentplan.org ...
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South Worcestershire Development Plan adopted by councils

The South Worcestershire Development Plan, designed to provide jobs and homes up to 2030, has been fully adopted. The Plan will boost the local economy and deliver sustainable development. Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council – the three partners involved in the preparation of the Plan – have each met this week and approved the adoption of the...
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Government inspector backs South Worcestershire Development Plan

The official Examination of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), conducted by a Government-appointed independent Inspector, has concluded that the Plan is sound and can now go forward with a recommendation for adoption by the three councils that prepared it. The Plan sets out a long term vision for south Worcestershire, with the emphasis on boosting the local economy and...
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Extra vehicles brought in to catch-up on missed bin collections

Extra refuse collection vehicles will be in action tomorrow (Friday July 11) to empty wheelie bins that have been missed today because of strike action. The strike called by the UNISON and GMB unions has led to around half the household waste bins that would normally be emptied today being missed. Householders are being asked to leave their bins out if they have not been emptied. The...
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