Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent. The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund. Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Counci...
Worcester City Council is set to hold its first "virtual" committee meeting next week, to ensure local democracy continues despite the Coronavirus outbreak. The Planning Committee will be the first to meet via an online video conference on Thursday April 23 from 1.30pm, and the public and press will be able to listen in to the meeting via our websi...
 Worcester City Council is allowing NHS staff, health and social care workers, and NHS Volunteer Responders to park for free in the city – in line with Government guidance. The free parking has been in place since the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, but the Government is now providing official parking passes to health workers and volunteers...
Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon District Councils are joining forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. The South Worcestershire Partnership will move away from Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system, and is seeking views from local people on its proposed new allocations policy. The policy h...
Worcester City Council is encouraging residents who are facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 virus to apply for Council Tax Support. Worcester residents also have the option to spread their Council Tax payments over 12 months instead of the usual ten - as long as you start paying in April. To set this up, please email march@southwo...
Registration is open now for Worcester businesses that qualify for grants to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Grants of £10,000 are available to small businesses that already qualify for small business rate relief or rural rate relief. Grants of £25,000 will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property that has...
Worcester City Council has put in place a contingency plan to deal with disruptions to waste collection services in the coming weeks and months. The Coronavirus outbreak means that there will be periods over the coming weeks and months when the Council's waste and recycling team does not have its full roster of staff available, as some will be self...
A historic Worcester street, with many late 19th and early 20th Century houses, could be set to be formally designated as a Conservation Area. Worcester City Council's Planning Committee will be asked to give Park Avenue, in the Barbourne area to the north of the city centre, the special status when they meet on March 19. Conservation Area status i...
 Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.7 million budget for 2020/21, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan. The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year's budget to attract more visitors to the city, encourage environmental sust...
A bid by Worcester City Council has secured Government funding of more than £670,000 to help rough sleepers come off the streets. The grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guarantees the continuation and development of services that support rough sleepers across Worcestershire and help them to get back into accommodat...
The final two weeks of 2019 will be crucial for Worcester's small businesses, with many retailers and restaurants making the bulk of their profit over the festive period. The Mayor of Worcester joined forces with members of the City Council's Economic Development Sub Committee to visit a number of new businesses on Small Business Saturday (7 Decemb...
Worcester City Football Club are on course to be playing back in their home city in time for the 2020/21 season, thanks to the announcement of an in-principle agreement. Following discussions initiated by Worcester City Council and involving the Club, Worcestershire Football Association and the Club's Supporters' Trust, Worcester City FC are set to...
Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the general election on December 12 – as some polling stations have changed from previous elections. Every voter's polling card lists where they need to go to cast their vote on Thursday. Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council...
 A new centre to help couples resolve disputes has opened in Worcester – with a little help from the City Council. Based in Worcester, the Centre for Resolution is the brainchild of local resident Ryan Compton, a qualified mediation and mentoring practitioner. Ryan set up the practice in 2016, originally hiring community facilities for me...
 A special memorial service is being held at Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday December 5. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for ...
​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable...
Time is running out for Worcester residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election on Thursday 12 December. If you're not already on the electoral register you need to apply by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 November to vote in the general election the following month. Registering to vote takes just five minutes – head to gov.uk/re...
 Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 21 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 4.00pm, with members of the Worcester Wolves basketball team on hand in Cathedral Square to give basketball demonstrations, sign autographs, have ph...
 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is asking local people to reach out and help the victims of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on 24 September. At least 125 people, including women and children, died and around 630 others were injured, many of them seriously. Altaf's ...
Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run up to Christmas. Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and soak up the yule-tide atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the council's car parks. The deal applies ...