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Second major donation ensures future of new galleries at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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A significant financial donation is being made to Worcestershire Heritage, Art and Museums charity by a Worcester philanthropist, to enable the development of a new gallery specifically to display the city's collections of fine and decorative art, including its nationally significant gloving collection, one of the largest collections of its type in...

Inspectors provide update on SWDP Review process

Inspectors scrutinising the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review have provided an update to the three South Worcestershire Councils on their progress. The Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent scrutiny towards the end of last year, a process known as examination. Dates for public hearings to provide inspectors with...

Worcester residents asked to help with city’s Ash trees

Branches and leaves of a common Ash Tree

A call has gone out for Worcester residents to help in identifying the city's Ash trees in a bid to help conserve those not affected by the UK-wide Ash Dieback Disease. Ash Dieback causes leaf loss, dead branches, and eventually the death of the tree. Once infection is apparent, few trees survive longer than four years and they become increasingly ...

Plans for future of Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter to go on display

Artist impression of Shrub Hill development Image Credit: AR Urbanism

Worcester residents are to be given a preview of a bright new future for one of the city's most under-valued areas. A free exhibition at the Guildhall, running 24-28 July, will give people the chance to find out more about proposals for revamping the 14-hectare Shrub Hill Quarter over the next 20 years. Visitors will be encouraged to give their vie...

Plans revealed for revamp of route to Worcester’s Riverside

New map layout plan of St Andrew's Garden

Details have been revealed of plans for a revamp of St Andrew's Gardens in Worcester, close to the city's historic Cathedral, aimed at creating an appealing new route between high street shops and the Riverside Park. A report to Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee reveals that the gardens, once the site of St Andrew's ...

Plans for Worcester’s new arts venue positively received

Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer

Plans for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre were revealed at a public consultation event in the Guildhall this week, receiving dozens of positive comments. The ambitious proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to the Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed ...

Extra time to have your say on SWDP Review

Aerial View of River Severn and Worcester Cathedral.

The consultation on the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been extended. People can now submit comments before the new deadline of 11.59pm on 23 December 2022. The consultation was due to end next week but has been extended because small misprints have been found in paper copies of the Plan. A formatting issue in the Spatial D...

Worcester’s political leaders make joint statement on asylum seekers in the city

Four Council Leaders 2022/2023

 A joint statement about the presence of asylum seekers in Worcester has today been issued by the leaders of the four political groups represented on Worcester City Council. Councillors Mel Allcott (Liberal Democrat), Marjory Bisset (Green), Lynn Denham (Labour) and Chris Mitchell (Conservative) said: "People seeking asylum in the UK are often...

What the Dickens? Worcester’s fun-packed Victorian Christmas Fayre is back

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Brush off your bonnet, bust out your top hat and get ready to step back in time again for Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre! The truly spectacular event returns from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December, with over 150 stalls filling the city's streets. Now in its 30th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres i...

Car parks duplicate card payments update - 2 October 2022

Cars parked in parking bays

We are aware that many people continue to see duplicate card payments being taken out of their bank accounts having parked in Council Car Parks between 28 August and 29 September. We sincerely apologise for any frustration and distress this may be causing you and we are continuing to do all we can to rectify matters as quickly as possible. Our mach...

Leave your car at home – and make your visit to Worcester Show a green one!

Getting here map showing cycling routes

Visitors to this year's Worcester Show are being encouraged to consider leaving their cars at home and instead use public transport - or walk or cycle to the event. Worcester Show takes place on Sunday August 14 at Pitchcroft Racecourse and whilst parking will be available near the site, people travelling from outside Worcester are encouraged to us...

New Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy launched by Worcester City Council

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Worcester City Council has published a new strategy aimed at tackling inequality, challenging discrimination, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity in the city. The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is designed to help reduce inequalities in the city and safeguard the rights of people protected by the Equality Act 2010. The new...

Action to support free school meals announced at Worcester cost of living conference

School lunch

Worcester City Council is to pay for free lunches over the majority of the summer holidays for children who would normally receive free meals in term-time. The initiative, funded by £215,000 from the Council's hardship fund, was announced at a conference it organised to discuss how the cost of living emergency is being handled in the city. Announci...

New electoral wards proposed in Worcester

Aerial View of River Severn and Worcester Cathedral.

Worcester City Council has proposed that the city's largest electoral area is split in two, as part of its response to a public consultation on the city's electoral arrangements. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current ...

New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

Howzat! Good news for cricket fans as Worcester’s first public wicket set to open

Cricketer batsman in front of wicket

Budding cricketers across Worcester will be able to try out the sport free of charge as the city's first public cricket wicket is set to open. Worcester City Council plans to install the £9,000 synthetic wicket at the King George V Playing Fields this week, meaning it will be open for the latter half of the cricket season, which runs until late Sep...

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Where to watch The Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

The Queen's Baton Relay in Worcester

Preparations are underway for The Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Worcester – and there are plenty of vantage points for all to watch the Batonbearers carry the Baton through the city. The Baton will arrive in Worcester at around 5.30pm on Friday July 22, as part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Relay will begin at The ...

South Worcestershire showcase their Safer Streets project at partnership event

Team photo of Hannah Cooper(Purple Leaf), Rob Rich (Malvern Hills DC), Warwick Neale (Worcester City Council), Fergus Green (West Mercia Police), Gloria Hawthorn (WorcesterBID) and Nicola Lowery (Assistant Police And Crime Commissioner). Left to right: Hannah Cooper (Purple Leaf), Rob Rich (Malvern Hills DC), Warwick Neale (Worcester City Council), Fergus Green (West Mercia Police), Gloria Hawthorn (WorcesterBID) and Nicola Lowery (Assistant Police And Crime Commissioner).

A number of partner organisations from across South Worcestershire have today formally launched a new campaign to encourage everyone in the county to play their part in ending male violence against women and girls. The West Mercia Wide partnership event was hosted at Sixways on Thursday 23rd June, listening of the voices of victims and survivors of...

Next stage of £19.6m investment in Worcester

Bicycle hire scheme

Active travel, enhancing Worcester's heritage offer, and improvements to the city's Riverside Park will be on the agenda when councillors meet to discuss the next stage of the investment of £19.6 million into the city. Two more business cases to release cash from the Government's Towns Fund will be debated by Worcester City Council's Policy and Res...

Worcester to hold candle-lit vigil for the people of Ukraine

Candles in front of Ukrainian Flag

A candle-lit vigil will be held in Worcester on Thursday to show support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The event will take place in Cathedral Square for 30 minutes from 7pm and people from all the city's communities are welcome to attend. The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is currently being hos...

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