Council: Supplier Payments over £250

Supplier Payments over £250

As part of our commitment to providing financial transparency, Worcester City Council will publish individual payments to suppliers with a value of £250 (previously £500) and over on our website.

The reports listed below are in year/month order, in 'pdf' format for general viewing and in machine readable 'csv' format, and are made available under the Open Government Licence.

The council is committed to providing information in accordance with national guidelines. The process is being reviewed and improved for future datasets. If you have any queries, please contact us using our enquiry form for payments over £250.

2017

Payment Period CSV PDF
January 2017 Payments January 2017.csv Payments January 2017.pdf
February 2017 Payments February 2017.csv Payments February 2017.pdf
March 2017 Payments March 2017.csv Payments March 2017.pdf
April 2017 Payments April 2017.csv Payments May 2017.pdf
May 2017 Payments May 2017.csv Payments May 2017.pdf
June 2017 Payments June 2017.csv Payments June 2017.pdf
July 2017 Payments July 2017.csv Payments July 2017.pdf
August 2017 Payments August 2017.csv Payments August 2017.pdf
September 2017 Payments September 2017.csv Payments September 2017.pdf
October 2017 Payments October 2017.csv Payments October 2017.pdf
November 2017 Payments November 2017.csv Payments November 2017.pdf
December 2017 Payments November 2017.csv Payments November 2017.pdf

2016

Payment Period CSV PDF
January 2016 Payments January 2016.csv Payments January 2016.pdf
February 2016 Payments February 2016.csv Payments February 2016.pdf
March 2016 Payments March 2016.csv Payments March 2016.pdf
April 2016 Payments April 2016.csv Payments April 2016.pdf
May 2016 Payments May 2016.csv Payments May 2016.pdf
June 2016 Payments June 2016.csv Payments June 2016.pdf
July 2016 Payments July 2016.csv Payments July 2016.pdf
August 2016 Payments August 2016.csv Payments August 2016.pdf
September 2016 Payments September 2016.csv Payments September 2016.pdf
October 2016 Payments October 2016.csv Payments October 2016.pdf
November 2016 Payments November 2016.csv Payments November 2016.pdf
December 2016 Payments December 2016.csv Payments December 2016.pdf

2015

Payment Period CSV PDF
January 2015 Payments January 2015.csv Payments January 2015.pdf
February 2015 Payments February 2015.csv Payments February 2015.pdf
March 2015 Payments March 2015.csv Payments March 2015.pdf
April 2015 Payments April 2015.csv Payments April 2015.pdf
May 2015 Payments May 2015.csv Payments May 2015.pdf
June 2015 Payments June 2015.csv Payments June 2015.pdf
July 2015 Payments July 2015.csv Payments July 2015.pdf
August 2015 Payments August 2015.csv Payments August 2015.pdf
September 2015 Payments September 2015.csv Payments September 2015.pdf
October 2015 Payments October 2015.csv Payments October 2015.pdf
November 2015 Payments November 2015.csv Payments November 2015.pdf
December 2015 Payments December 2015.csv Payments December 2015.pdf
 

2014

Payment Period

CSV

PDF

January 2014

Payments January 2014.csv

Payments January 2014.pdf

February 2014

Payments February 2014.csv

Payments February 2014.pdf

March 2014 Payments March 2014.csv Payments March 2014.pdf
April 2014 Payments April 2014.csv Payments April 2014.pdf
May 2014 Payments May 2014.csv Payments May 2014.pdf
June 2014 Payments June 2014.csv Payments June 2014.pdf
July 2014 Payments July 2014.csv Payments July 2014.pdf
August 2014 Payments August 2014.csv Payments August 2014.pdf
September 2014 Payments September 2014.csv Payments September 2014.pdf
October 2014 Payments October 2014.csv Payments October 2014.pdf
November 2014 Payments November 2014.csv Payments November 2014.pdf
December 2014 Payments December 2014.csv Payments December 2014.pdf
 

2013

Payment Period

CSV

PDF

January 2013

Payments January 2013.csv

Payments January 2013.pdf

February 2013

Payments February 2013.csv

Payments February 2013.pdf

March 2013

Payments March 2013.csv

Payments March 2013.pdf

April 2013

Payments April 2013.csv

Payments April 2013.pdf

May 2013

Payments May 2013.csv

Payments May 2013.pdf

June 2013

Payments June 2013.csv

Payments June 2013.pdf

July 2013

Payments July 2013.csv

Payments July 2013.pdf

August 2013

Payments August 2013.csv

Payments August 2013.pdf

September 2013

Payments September 2013.csv

Payments September.pdf

October 2013

Payments October 2013.csv

Payments October 2013.pdf

November 2013

Payments November 2013.csv

Payments November 2013.pdf

December 2013

Payments December 2013.csv

Payments December 2013.pdf

2012

Payment Period

CSV

PDF

April 2012

Payments April 2012.csv

Payments April 2012.pdf

May 2012

Payments May 2012.csv

Payments May 2012.pdf

June 2012

Payments June 2012.csv

Payments June 2012.pdf

July 2012

Payments July 2012.csv

Payments July 2012.pdf

August 2012

Payments August 2012.csv

Payments August 2012.pdf

September 2012

Payments September 2012.csv

Payments September 2012.pdf

October 2012

Payments October 2012.csv

Payments October 2012.pdf

November 2012

Payments November 2012.csv

Payments November 2012.pdf

December 2012

Payments December 2012.csv

Payments December 2012.pdf

 

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Purchase Orders over £5000

Purchase Orders for £5000 or over

As part of our commitment to providing financial transparency, Worcester City Council will publish Purchase Orders with a value of £5000 and over on our website.

The reports listed below are in 'pdf' format for general viewing and in machine readable 'csv' format, and are made available under the Open Government Licence.

The council is committed to providing information in accordance with national guidelines.

Payment Period CSV PDF
2017-2018 Quarter 3 2017-2018 Quarter 3 CSV 2017-2018 Quarter 3 PDF
2017-2018 Quarter 2 2017-2018 Quarter 2 CSV 2017-2018 Quarter 2 PDF
2017-2018 Quarter 1 2017-2018 Quarter 1 CSV 2017-2018 Quarter 1 PDF
2016-2017 Quarter 4 2016-2017 Quarter 4 CSV 2016-2017 Quarter 4 PDF
2016-2017 Quarter 3 2016-2017 Quarter 3 CSV 2016-2017 Quarter 3 PDF
2016-2017 Quarter 2 2016-2017 Quarter 2 CSV 2016-2017 Quarter 2 PDF
2016-2017 Quarter 1 2016-2017 Quarter 1 CSV 2016-2017 Quarter 1 PDF
2015-2016 Quarter 4 2015-2016 Quarter 4 CSV 2015-2016 Quarter 4 PDF
2015-2016 Quarter 3 2015-2016 Quarter 3 CSV 2015-2016 Quarter 3 PDF
2015-2016 Quarter 2 2015-2016 Quarter 2 CSV 2015-2016 Quarter 2 PDF
2015-2016 Quarter 1 2015-2016 Quarter 1 CSV 2015-2016 Quarter 1 PDF
2014 - 2015 2014-2015 Purchase Order CSV 2014-2015 Purchase Order PDF

 

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Recycling & Waste: Commercial waste collection service

Commercial waste collection service

Our service to you

Worcester City Council provides a commercial waste collection service for the benefit of businesses within Worcester City. This service is chargeable as the removal of commercial waste is not included within business rates.

Waste can be stored in varying sizes of bins (supplied by Worcester City Council) or, in exceptional circumstances, by the customer.  Alternatively, if bins are unsuitable, official commercial waste sacks may be purchased (see below for details).

Bins are supplied free of charge but remain the property of Worcester City Council. It is the responsibility of the customer to safely store the bin(s) for the duration of the contract. Any loss or damage to the bins whilst in the care of the customer will incur a charge for repair or replacement.

Worcester City Council offers four different sizes of bin for commercial customers: 

Bin Size Width (mm) Depth (mm) Height (mm)
240 litre 580 740 1100
360 litre 665 880 1100
660 litre 1250 720 1310
1100 litre 1250 980 1370

The "pay per sack up front" system

Worcester City Council does not collect any black or other non-Council sacks from commercial premises. Only white sacks purchased in advance will be collected.

All customers wishing to purchase white sacks will need to be registered in advance with the Council to receive a collection service. Please complete our Commercial Waste Collection Service enquiry form to arrange registration. Once a customer is registered rolls of 50 white sacks are available to purchase from the Worcestershire Hub Contact Centre at:

The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Worcester WR1 3PB

There is no restriction on the number of sacks a customer may put out on their agreed collection day.

  • Price for a roll of 50 is currently £118.00.

Type of waste collected

We are unable to collect certain types of waste such as electrical, clinical or other hazardous items in with the normal waste. However we may be able to advise you on where to dispose of hazardous wastes or we can arrange special collections.

Further information about the management of waste can be found at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/default.aspx

We do not offer a separate commercial recycling service.

Enquire about our commercial waste collection service

Please use our Commercial Waste Collection Service enquiry form

Report missed commercial waste collection

We are sorry if we have inadvertently missed your commercial waste collection. Please use the form below to report COMMERICIAL WASTE missed bins only. For missed domestic household waste please use our domestic household missed bins form instead.

Report your commercial waste bin/sacks have been missed

Trade waste presentation policy and procedure

Worcester City Council is committed to work with partners to maintain and improve the street scene within our City Centre to make it an attractive location which encourages footfall drawing inward investment and promoting growth.

The wider City Centre is home to over 700 businesses all of whom generate varying levels of trade waste.  Prior to our Policy, arrangements for trade waste storage and collection varied, but in the main, waste was placed for collection outside business frontages at various different times of the day and collected by a number of different contractors.

At times, this led to the City Centre street scene looking unattractive especially with the added potential for bags to be split open by gulls, foxes and other vermin. The waste could also cause access difficulties or unpleasant odours, hence the need for the City Centre Trade Waste Collection Policy which aims to inform businesses about how and when to dispose of their waste and encouraging them to play their part in ensuring the City Centre is attractive to visitors and other businesses.

The Policy applies to the Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) area as of 31 January 2016 

Duty of care

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, persons have a duty of care to take full responsibility for the safe storage and disposal of their waste. All businesses will be required to complete a Duty of Care – Controlled Waste Transfer Note which describes the waste to be transferred, how it is contained and who is the holder of the waste. The waste must be contained in either bags or bins or bundled up as in the case of cardboard so that no spillage can occur.

The Waste Transfer Note must be completed annually and copies kept by both parties.

Service contract

A contract form will be completed before the commencement of waste collections. The contract will record customer details and specify how  bins are collected per week.

Free no obligation quotation

If you are interested in finding out how much the service will cost, please contact us with your requirements using our Commercial Waste Collection Service enquiry form and we'll provide you with a fully inclusive quote. 

Payment

Invoices are sent quarterly in advance and in some circumstances, where one-off collections are requested or the quantity to be collected changes, charges are made monthly.

Direct Debit facilities are now available to our Trade Waste customers.

For customers who would like to apply for the direct debit service, please email: debtors@worcester.gov.uk

Businesses transferring to the new "Pay Per Sack Up Front" system will no longer receive invoices.

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Parks: Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War. It straddles Barbourne Brook and has two distinct areas - a formal park to the east, and an informal area managed for wildlife conservation to the west, next to the River Severn.

Park access

Pedestrian entrances on Barbourne Road, Lavender Road, Tower Road, Waterworks Road and Barbourne Lane. National Cycle Route 46 passes through the park from Waterworks Road to Tower Road. Disabled parking at the Pump House Environment Centre on Waterworks Road. Bus stop on Barbourne Road, ask for Gheluvelt Park.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs welcome. Dogs must be on a lead in the formal park east of Barbourne Brook, and are not allowed on the Splashpad. Please clean up after your dog using the bins provided.

Opening times

  • Formal Park: Open dawn till dusk
    (from Barbourne Road to foot bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts)
  • Riverside Conservation Park: Open 24 hrs 
    (from bridge crossing Barbourne Brook by tennis courts to the Pump House Environment Centre)

Accessibility

The majority of paths are surfaced and wheelchair accessible, disabled parking and toilets available at the Pump House Environment Centre (open 10am - 5pm summer, 10am - 4pm winter)

Parking

There is free parking in Waterworks Road car park, disabled and cycle parking at the Pump House Environment Centre, Waterworks Road.

Site map of Gheluvelt Park

The park is located in Worcester, along the A449 (Barbourne Road) and stretches across to the River Severn.

Site Map of Gheluvelt Park

Park facilities

Gheluvelt Splashpad

Gheluvelt Park

This popular water play feature for toddlers to early teens. It can be found in the formal park area.

Splashpad opening times

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April

11:00 - 16:00 weekends only

May- July 11:00 - 16:00 every day

Mid-July to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 16:00 every day
October - March CLOSED

Please note that parking is very limited at this end of the park. Please be considerate to local residents by using the free car park on Waterworks Road.

Play area

The playground has separate areas for younger and older children, so that little ones can play safely and older children can be more adventurous without the danger of hurting their younger companions. Parents are well catered for too, with seating and a gazebo to provide shelter. The multi-age facility uses the very latest play technology and floor surfaces, giving a truly 21st-century play experience.

Toilets

Toilets and baby changing facilities are located next to the play area near Barbourne Road, and at the Pump House on Waterworks Road during opening times.

Cafe at Pump house Environment Centre

The Pump House Environment Centre is owned and managed by the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust. The Pump House Cafe is situated in the Environment Centre and serves hot and cold drinks plus soup, teacakes, toast and locally produced cakes. Seating is available inside and also in the south facing garden. There is disabled access from the Gheluvelt Park entrance and disabled toilets.  Please see their website for further details.

Tennis courts

There are two tennis courts available in the park and are available to use by members of the public when the park is open. Gheluvelt Park's tennis courts are free to hire and available 7 days a week unless pre-booked by a club or school. If you are a club or school and would like to book the courts please contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk.

Bandstand


Gheluvelt Park Bandstand

Throughout the summer bands regularly perform on the bandstand.  Please see the **parks events** page for further details.

Outdoor gym equipment

Outdoor gym equipment are arranged in a circuit around the perimeter to the west of the park.

  • Leg Press
  • Space Walker
  • Sit Up benches
  • Surfer
  • Pull Down Exerciser
  • Chest Press
  • Triple Pull Up

Outdoor table tennis

There are two outdoor table tennis tables available in the park and are available when the park is open. The tables are free to use, however you will need to bring your own bats and balls.

Gheluvelt Sons of Rest Building

The Sons of Rest building is located near the Splashpad and is available for hire at £10 per hour, if you would like to hire the building please complete the parks small events booking form or telephone our customer service centre on 01905 722233. Rooms must be cleaned after use, full Terms & Conditions will be sent upon application.

Further information

Habitats

Formal and informal planting, Barbourne Brook, Pond, Mature trees, Native tree planting, Hedges, Wildflower grassland, Amenity grassland.

Notable Wildlife

  • Mute Swan
  • Mallard
  • Kingfisher
  • Grey Squirrels
  • Bats

The Friends of Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park Friends was formed in 2003 to work with Worcester City Council, the Duckworth Trust, local Residents Associations and others to develop and increase the use of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Environmental Centre. During this time membership has increased to more than 500, run by a committee of 8, representing 4000 local Barbourne residents and many more from outlying areas.

Membership is open to anyone. There are no fees and we issue three or four free newsletters per year, either by email, local delivery in the Barbourne area, or collection from the Pumphouse Environmental centre. We would be delighted if you decide to get involved in our activities, but there is no commitment. Merely by being a registered member you help the committee raise funds for park activities.

For more information visit www.gheluveltfriends.org.uk

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Park's Events

Park events

Whatever the season there’s always something going on in our parks and nature reserves, from local regular community events to large annual city-wide events such as the Worcester Show.

To be the first to know about up-coming events, activities and attractions at the parks in Worcester, sign up to our mailing list or follow Worcester Parks on Facebook!

If you would like to hold your own event in one of our parks please visit our holding your event in a Park or Green space page.

Forthcoming park events

Gheluvelt Park Splashpad

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April

11:00 - 16:00 weekends only

May- July 11:00 - 16:00 every day

Mid-July to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 16:00 every day
October - March CLOSED

Please note that parking is very limited at this end of the park. Please be considerate to local residents by using the free car park on Waterworks Road.

Worcester Parks Tennis League​

When: 22 March-16 May; 7 June-1 August: 23 August-17 October​
Where: Any court that suits both players, including the park courts in Worcester & Norton Parish Hall
Cost: £18 per 8 week round​

An easy way for men and women (aged 18+) of all standards to play friendly, competitive singles. Players are organised into groups of a similar level and arrange their own matches. Everyone who completes 3 matches by half way receives a free can of balls. Group winners get a prize!   

For more info/ to book contact  https://localtennisleagues.com/worcesterparks​

Worcester Hearty Walk

When: Sunday 15th April, 10:30am
Where: Foley’s Café, Worcestershire County Cricket Club, New Road, Worcester WR2 4QQ
Cost: £5 Advance Online, £8 on the day. Accompanied Children (under 18’s) and dogs! – Free

In aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Choose from 2 routes – 3 or 6 miles (Both hard surfaces suitable for buggies and wheelchairs)

Sign up at www.bhf.org.uk/worcesterheartywalk or call: 0300 330 3322

St. Georges Day in the Park

When: Sunday 22nd April 2018. Noon -5pm
Where: Gheluvelt Park
Cost:   Free - no need to book. 

A family friendly event to celebrate St. George’s day. Activities include: Live music, Sports, Entertainments and refreshments.  

For more info: Facebook/Gheluvelt park friends

Couch to 5K Running Programme

When: Sundays 14 January – 1 April, 9:30 – 10:30
Where: Gheluvelt Park, meet by the tennis courts
Cost: £25 for the full 12 weeks, payable at the first session you attend

A nine-week running programme. You can join the programme at any time, no need to book.

For further information contact info@happyfeetfitness.co.uk

www.happyfeetfitness.co.uk

Regular events

Trotshill Orchard Group 

When: third Saturday of most months 10:00 – 13:00.
Where: on site, Trotshill Lane East
Cost: FREE!

A range of practical tasks to maintain the Orchard and public right of way through site as identified by volunteers and City Council Community Engagement Team. This event is partially self-managed (volunteer-led). Feel free to come and join the fun. Everyone welcome, all tools and equipment provided. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Trotshill Orchard Group – Volunteer days

When: 3rd Saturday of most months 10:00-13:00 
Where: Meet at 10am on site, end of Trotshill Lane East, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

The Trotshill Orchard Group continues to successfully manage and enhance a stunning Fruit Tree Orchard located on Trotshill Lane East in Warndon Villages. This work includes a range of practical tasks as identified by the group. All tools and equipment provided just bring appropriate clothing and boots.

  • Drinks and biscuits for all willing volunteers!
  • No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Fort Royal and Commandery Healthy Walk

When: Every Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
Where: Meet in the Commandery Shop
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 1 hour but always start and finish at the Commandery.

Enjoy a walk through some of the City's green spaces and enjoy a well earned cuppa at the end. Everyone welcome!

If it’s your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 mins early to sign in. Thanks!
Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

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Friends of Warndon Villages (FoWV)– Volunteer days

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site in Warndon Villages or at Lyppard Hub (check email or FaceBook for location).
Cost: FREE!

The Friends of Warndon Villages Group are an active volunteer group based in Warndon Villages aspiring to enhance the many public open spaces and green network within the area.  Activities include various planting, installing park furnishings, pruning trees and vegetation and anything else as required! Tasks are identified by volunteers in liaison with the Parish Council and City Council Wardens.Tools and gloves provided, but please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Tea and biscuits for all volunteers! No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Friends of Warndon Villages on Facebook.

Swan Sanctuary Working Parties

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30.
Where: Meet at the north end of Bromwich Parade, near the main road bridge.
Cost: FREE

Join Swan Food Project volunteers to help with various practical tasks to help the swans and other wildlife. Tasks could include cleaning and weeding the bridge steps and boathouse steps, trimming shrubs to give swans safer and easier access to the river. Those who wish to can stay after coffee to help with the swan feeding at 12:30, which would take about 30 minutes. Tools provided.

For more information email Marilyn McCarthy or greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Book online

Warndon Healthy Walk

When: Every Thursday at 10:30am - 12noon
Where: Meet at Warndon Communtiy Centre (Shap Dr)
Walk Length Length: approx 2 miles / 45 mins
Shorter walk: (under 30min) On the second Thursday of each month

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

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Fort Royal Gardening Group

When: First Thursday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30
Where: Fort Royal Park & Commandery Gardens
Cost: FREE

Join the Park Keeper and a friendly group of volunteers to look after the Commandery Gardens and Fort Royal Park. Share skills and knowledge with like-minded people while carrying out tasks such as weeding, sowing, planting vegetables and bedding plants, followed by a cup of tea. No experience needed, tools and gloves provided, please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Meet in the Commandery Shop.

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Friends of St. Peter’s Parks (FoSPP) - Volunteer Days

When: Every first Thursday of every month 10:30 – 13:00
Where: Meet on site in St Peter’s, check email or FaceBook for location
Cost: FREE

The Parish of St Peters wants to enhance the use of its many open spaces. Volunteer days are held on every 1st Thursday of the month. The work is a mix of seasonal practical work and community engagement projects. Tools and gloves provided, please wear suitable clothes for the weather and sturdy footwear. Drinks are provided but don't forget your lunch!

Please see individual events near to the date for details.

Booking is not essential but recommended. Book online

For more information, email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or phone 01905 752960 

British Military Fitness sessions

Where: Kings George V Playing Fields
Times: Every Thursday 7-8pm and Sunday 9.30-10.30am
Cost: First session is completely free, then memberships start at £26 per month

British Military Fitness classes take place in the great outdoors in parks throughout the UK. Every BMF class is different, caters for all fitness levels, and our military-trained instructors guarantee results. Participants will be challenged, motivated, and above all, have serious fun.

Gheluvelt Riverside Healthy Walk - Gheluvelt Park

When: Every Friday at 10:30 - 12:00
Where: Meet at the Pump House Environment Centre every Friday
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 4.5 miles and taking approx. 1 hr 30 mins

Enjoy a walk through the city's parks. We always start and finish at the Pump House. Everyone welcome! If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Refreshments available at the Pump House.

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Christmas Update – No change over the Christmas period.

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Worcester Canal Group Litter picks

When:  Usually the Last Saturday of each Month, 10:30 – 12:00 (contact Matt Jenkins in case of changes to dates) 
Where: Meet in Lansdowne Park off Lansdowne Road
Cost: Free

Join the Worcester Canal Group volunteers for our regular litter pick along the canal towpath, covering the canal between locks 4 and 5. All equipment is provided, although please wear suitable clothes. Afterwards some of us have a drink in The Chestnut Inn.

Contact: matthewjenkins@worcestershire.gov.uk. Booking not required.

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Planning: How Do I Search for a Planning Application?

Searching for a Planning Application?

Background

Our Planning Search service currently offers access to all applications received by the City Council since 1947. It also allows customers to view submitted plans, decision notices and make comments on our undetermined applications. Some useful guidance on how best to use the search service including the facility for electronic measuring of drawings.

The search function is now the only way of viewing planning applications. If you need help viewing applications it is possible to use the public computers on the ground floor of The Hive with the support of Worcestershire Hub Staff.

The City Council has a full record of every planning application since 1947 called The Planning Register. We have two search methods to view all of our planning applications within our planning register.

The Planning Search Service allows interested parties to make representations on undetermined applications, please note that The City Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act will in most cases publish your comments on the Internet including your name and address whilst redacting personal information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. It is preferable if you comment on a planning application online and it is recommended that you review the advice on making comments before doing so.

If you experience any technical problems when using our webpages then please let us know by email at planning@worcester.gov.uk

Planning Application Search (including the weekly planning lists)

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View current planning applications

Important information:  If you are searching an application reference which ends with 'A' i.e.. P16Q0009A then we wish to advise that these have changed to the following format 'letter100number' i.e. P16Q1009.

You can view the weekly lists of applications by simply completing the Received and Decided  date fields - please note that the above fields can remain blank 

Applications received between 1992 - Present Day

Historical Planning Application Search

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View historical planning applications

View planning register index cards

Historic planning applications received between 1947 - 1992 (Historical search maybe less detailed)

Planning register index cards between 1947 - March 2016

Public Notices

Weekly Newspaper Advert

Published by Worcester City Council

Please note our webpages will be unavailable between 03:00 - 04:00 daily for routine system maintenance

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Road Closures for Approved Events

Road closures for approved events

Road Closed Road SignWorcester City Council may grant Temporary Road Closure Orders under the authority of Section 21 of The Town Police Clause Act 1847 for events across the city for a variety of reasons, such as Civil Events like the annual Remembrance Day Parade, larger organised events such as  The Annual Worcester Motor Show held each year on the High Street.

These temporary road closures may also be granted for smaller more private events, such as organised street parties or one off celebrations to mark a special event that is restricted to residents or a private event.

Each individual application will be considered on its own merits and Worcester City Council cannot guarantee that any particular application will be granted.

Applicants will be required to consider the impact on local traffic and provide a map detailing suggested diversion routes allowing traffic and pedestrians to pass without entering the streets included in the Road Closure.

If you wish to apply for a street party event please download and fill in the application form.

You can find more information about Temporary Road Closure Orders and Street Parties at www.streetparty.org.uk or www.thebiglunch.com

Worcester City Council does not charge for this service.

Approved road closures

Whereas during certain hours on certain days as described below various roads, all in the City of Worcester, will be thronged or liable to be obstructed and Worcester City Council, pursuant to the powers conferred by Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and all other enabling powers in that behalf have ORDERED AND DIRECTED that, for the purpose of preventing obstruction in the said roads on the said days as specified in the said Order, all vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles shall be prohibited save that the said Order shall not apply to public authority emergency vehicles or police vehicles.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and vehicular access to properties will be maintained where practicable for each event.

No person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along various roads in the City of Worcester on various dates as follows:-

St George's Day Parade

For a period of one day on Sunday 22 April 2018 to allow for St. George’s Day Parade. The roads affected will be: Angel Place (from its junction with Angel Street), Broad Street (from its junction with Angel Place), High Street (from its junction with Broad Street to its junction with The Lychgate). It is expected that the closures will be required from 13:00 hours to 16:00 hours.

Royal Wedding Street Party - Burtree Avenue

For a period of one day on Saturday 19 May 2018 to allow for the Royal Wedding Street Party. The roads affected will be: Burtree Avenue (from its junction with Purleigh Avenue to its junction with Gawtree Avenue). It will be expected that the closure will be required from 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours.

Royal Air Force 100 Year Celebration March

For a period of one day on Sunday 20 May 2018 to allow for the Royal Air Force 100 years celebration march. The roads affected will be The Cornmarket (from its junction with Mealcheapen Street), Mealcheapen Street (from its junction with St. Swithin’s Street), St. Swithin’s Street (from its junction with The High Street) and the High Street (from its junction with The Lychgate). It will be expected that the closure will be required from 12:00 hours to 15:00 hours.

 

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Recycling & Waste: Recycling Sites in Worcester

Household recycling centres & recycling banks

Recycling Banks

As well as home recycling bins, there are many recycling banks across Worcester that can be used to recycle different materials. They are located on streets across the UK as well as in supermarkets and outside housing estates.

For further information please click the markers on the map

Location

Foil

Glass

Paper

Cans

Textiles
/Shoes

Books

Blackpole Inn Public House, Blackpole Road

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

Co-op Supermarket, Ombersley Road

N

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Co-op St. John's, Henwick Rd

N N N N Y N

Copenhagen St Car Park

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Countryside Centre, Wildwood Drive

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Coppertops, Public House Oldbury Road

N

Y

N

N

Y

N

Diglis Basin, Navigation Road

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Dines Green Shops, Gresham Road

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

Farmers Boy, Tolladine Road

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Homebase, Hylton Road

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Bilford Road HWS

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Hallow ROAD HWS

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Manor Farm Public House, Malvern Road

N

Y

N

N

N

N

New Chequers Inn N N N N Y N

Oak Apple Public House, Spetchley Road

N

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Oldbury Road Recreation Ground

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Prince of Wales PH, Warndon

N

N

N

N

Y

N

Raven Inn Public House, Droitwich Road

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Sainsbury's, Swanpool Walk, St John's

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Sainsbury's, Blackpole

N

Y

N

Y

Y

N

St Paul's Street

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Tesco's Supermarket, Mill Wood Drive

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Tesco's Supermarket, St Peter's Drive

N

N

N

N

Y

N

University of Worcester - St Johns Campus

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

Waterworks Road (opposite Pumphouse)

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Waverley Street, nr St Mark's Close

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Waverley Street

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Worcester Golf Range, Weir Lane

Y

Y

N

Y

N

N

Household Recycling Centres

These Household Recycling Centres are administered by Worcestershire County Council. Householders should check opening times for bank holidays.

There are two sites in Worcester where you can take household waste for disposal or recycling:

Bilford Road

Site usually open on Mondays will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays. Site is closed on CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY, and NEW YEARS DAY.

Please be advised that sites close promptly at the time(s) stated above. For your convenience it is advised that you aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the site closes to allow time to unload.

Telephone: 01905 453610

Opening times: 8.00-18.00 Mon to Sat, 10.00-16.00 Sun.

Horsford Road (off Hallow Road )

This site is closed on Sundays and ALL Bank Holidays. Please be advised that sites close promptly at the time(s) stated above. For your convenience it is advised that you aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the site closes to allow time to unload.

Tel: 01905 421116

Opening times: 8.00–16.00 Mon to Fri, 8.00–12.30 Sat.

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Guildhall: Wedding Venue

Your wedding at The Guildhall Worcester

Wedding couple at Worcester Guildhall gates

Wedding venue at The Guildhall, Worcester

What better place to tie the knot, than at Worcester's historic Guildhall? The Guildhall has a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies for the first time in this beautiful building. The Guildhall, which dates back to 1721, is a perfect venue for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Wedding packages price list

Wedding reception - Assembly Room - Guildhall Worcester

The Gheluvelt Package

Price: £2,190

Exclusive use of the Guildhall Centre from 8.30am until 12.00 midnight for the ceremony, breakfast
and evening reception. Rooms included are Lower Hall, Court Room, Green Room, Randall Room, Council Chamber and Assembly Room.

The Cromwell Package

Price: £1,250

Exclusive use of the upper rooms of the Guildhall Centre from 8.30am until 6.00pm for the ceremony and breakfast. Rooms included are Randall Room, Council Chamber and Assembly Room.

The Elgar Package

Price: £465 (Assembly Room)
Price: £415(Council Chamber or Court Room)

Exclusive use of the Assembly Room, Council Chamber or Court Room from 8.30am until 6.00pm for the ceremony.

The Severn Package

Price: £1,560

Exclusive use of the upper rooms of the Guildhall Centre from 8.30am until 12.00 midnight for the breakfast. Rooms included are the Randall Room, Council Chamber and Assembly Room. The package includes the exclusive use of the lower rooms of the Guildhall centre from 6.00pm until 12.00 midnight for the evening reception. Rooms included are the Green Room, Court Room and Lower Hall.

The Fort Royal Package

Package 1

Price: £780

Exclusive use of the upper rooms of the Guildhall Centre from either 12.00 noon until 6.00pm or from 6.00pm until 12.00 midnight for either the breakfast or evening meal. Rooms included are Randall Room, Council Chamber and Assembly Room.

Package 2

Price: £725

Exclusive use of the lower rooms of the Guildhall Centre from 6.00pm until 12.00 midnight for the evening reception. Rooms included are Green Room, Court Room and Lower Hall

Prices include

  • Access to the Guildhall building prior to the event, subject to availability.
  • Car parking facilities at the rear of the Guildhall building, subject to availability.
  • Meet and greet reception by Guildhall Attendants followed by a dedicated service from the City Council's professional team.
  • Red carpet.

Use of

  • the Guildhall Cloakroom / PA System / Overhead Projector and
  • Screen / Tables and Chairs / Setting up of Rooms

Additional information for hirers

Registration fees

The Registrar has a separate fee for performing ceremonies at licensed venues. For details of their fees
please contact their local office on 0845 6032859

Catering arrangements

The Hirer is responsible for procuring catering including bar arrangements. A list of caterers that
meet the City Council's requirements as set out in the Guildhall Terms and Conditions of Hire can be
provided to the Hirer. Other caterers can be used subject to them meeting these requirements, this will
also include the caterer entering into a written contract with the City Council.

Entertainment

The Hirer is responsible for procuring entertainment in accordance with the Guildhall Terms and
Conditions of Hire.

Guildhall Terms and Conditions of Hire

The Hirer is required to adhere to the Guildhall Terms and Conditions of Hire.

Contact us

Tel: 01905 722308
Email: guildhallbookings@worcester.gov.uk

The Guildhall
High Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2EY

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Business - Guildhall Venue Hire

Guildhall Venue Bookings

Looking for a fantastic city venue?

It's a little known fact that Worcester's beautiful Guildhall has received its fair share of Royal patronage over its long history; many will remember Queen Elizabeth II's visits in 2001 and 2012 but how about King George III on a sunny day in August 1788?

Guilhall

Along with Queen Charlotte and three of the princesses, he pronounced the Assembly Room - now a function/meeting room - on the top floor of The Guildhall - 'a handsome gallery' and drank a toast to 'prosperity to the city and the Corporation of Worcester'.  The portrait of the King - still hanging in the Assembly Room today - was presented by him to the city to commemorate his visit.

But it's not just royalty that can take advantage of one of the city's most beautiful buildings!  Available to hire for up to 200 guests, The Guildhall is a perfect venue for a host of occasions.

Assembly Room at the Guildhall

 

The City's Guildhall is a truly beautiful building which dates back to 1721.  It has a fascinating history – it was once the seat of justice throughout the city and even housed a prison – and today offers both visitors and residents a glimpse of Worcester's rich and varied heritage.

Guildhall Venue Bookings - Room Details

Location

Details

Lower Hall

Approx 33.5 x 7.9m

Randall Room

Approx 8.3 x 8m

Council Chambers

Approx 12 x 8.2m

Assembly Room

Approx 33.7 x 8m

Court Room

Approx 12.3 x 8.3m

Green Room

Approx 5.8 x 5.3m

 

Six rooms are available for hire, so the Guildhall can accommodate events ranging from meetings for 12 people to private catered functions for up to 200 guests.

With its impressive historical décor, the Guildhall is the perfect central venue for business meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Guildhall rates for 2017/2018

These are the standard rates for the Guildhall for non-weddings.

Location Times Full Rate Concession*
Lower Hall or Assembly Room Mon-Fri 08:30 - 17:30 £660 £330
  Sat 08:30 - 17:30 £710 £355
  Mon-Fri 08:30 - 12:30 £355 £177.50
  Mon-Fri 13:30 - 17:30 £355 £175.50
  Sat 08.30 - 12.30 £380 £190
  Sat 13.30 - 17.30 £380 £190
  Mon-Thu 18:00 - 22:00 £380 N/A
  Fri & Sat 18:00 - 22:00 £405 N/A
  Fri & Sat 22:00 - 01:00 £51/hour N/A
  Charity coffee mornings
(half day, half room space)
N/A £69
Council Chambers or Court Room Mon-Sat 08:30 - 17:30 £225 £112
  Mon-Sat 08:30 - 12:30 £112 £57
  Mon-Sat 13:30 - 17:30 £112 £57
  Mon-Sat per hour £30.50 £16
Randall Room Mon-Sat 08:30 - 17:30 £112 £57
  Mon-Sat 08:30 - 12:30 £56 £28
  Mon-Sat 13:30 - 17:30 £56 £28
  Mon-Sat per hour £15 £7.50
Green Room Mon-Sat 08:30 - 17:30 £82 £41
  Mon-Sat 08:30 - 12:30 £41 £20.50
  Mon-Sat 13:30 - 17:30 £41 £20.50
  Mon-Sat per hour £12.50 £6.50
Car parking Per space per day
(subject to availability)
£4.60 N/A
Equipment hire Flip chart
OHP Screen
Whiteboard
£10 per
booking
N/A
Refreshments Tea, coffee (including refills) £1 per head N/A
Cancellation fees See booking terms and conditions    
  • If rooms are required for a catered event there will be and additional charge of £150 for up to 50 people and £250 for over 50 people.
  • * Room bookings are entitled to 50% discount for registered charities and voluntary sector organisations
  • The above rates do not include weddings
  • For bookings at other times, please contact the Guildhall Supervisor (see below)

Weddings at The Guildhall

Your wedding at The Guildhall Worcester

What better place to tie the knot, than at Worcester's historic Guildhall? The Guildhall, which dates back to 1721, is a perfect venue for both wedding ceremonies and receptions, and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Contact

For further information about The Guildhall please contact:

Tel: 01905 722308 or Email: guildhallbookings@worcester.gov.uk

The Guildhall
High Street
Worcester
WR1 2EY

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Guildhall tours

Did you know that tennis was played on the site of Worcester's Guildhall centuries before Andy Murray was born – or that the Guildhall still contains cells which used to be filled with prisoners awaiting sentence?

Discover History is now holding tours for members of the public, taking a 60 minute glance behind the Guildhall's grand facade. The tour provides an opportunity to travel back in time, to see how the Guildhall has changed from an earlier medieval building to the seat of local government for the 21st century. The Guildhall has a really compelling history, and we are keen to share its fascinating past with many more people. The building has entertained Royalty and Prime Ministers across the ages, and there have even been claims by staff working there that they have had ghostly encounters along its vast network of corridors.

Take the tour and discover for yourself!  The tours, which can be booked during the morning, afternoon or evening, are suitable for all ages and can be adapted for schools and clubs too. Scheduled tours will take place at 10:30am every second Tuesday of the month.

To book or find out more, email discoverhistory@aol.com or call 07949 222137.  Tours cost £6 per person.

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