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Worcester swimming pool to close for 12 weeks for tiles upgrade

Perdiswell Swimming Pool

The timetable for the replacement of the poolside tiles at Worcester's Perdiswell Leisure Centre has been revealed, with the swimming pools set to close for 12 weeks over the summer. The temporary closure will allow new tiling to be installed in the pool hall, providing a new improved anti-slip surface for users of both the main eight-lane pool and...

£1m investment in city at heart of Worcester City Council budget plans

£1m investment in city at heart of Worcester City Council budget plans

An investment of £1.1m in new play, sport, community facilities, the city's appearance and environment, alongside celebrations of the Jublilee and the Commonwealth Games, is at the heart of proposals for Worcester City Council's budget for 2022-23. Initiatives including a new BMX pump track in St Peter's, a new play area in Warndon, electric vehicl...

Public asked how often Worcester City elections should take place

Man at a polling station submitting his vote

 Worcester City Council is asking the public how often they think elections should take place. City Council elections are currently held three years out of every four, with a third of its councillors elected each year. Worcestershire County Council's election is normally held in the "off" year. Now city councillors are set to consider whether ...

When to put your bins out this Christmas

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 Domestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over Christmas. There will be no changes to collection days, thanks to City Council staff working on the bank holiday on Tuesday 28 December. Bins will also be collected on the normal days in the following week, commencing 3 January. If you need to check which day your black or green bi...

Extra Christmas tree to be installed

Christmas Tree at St Johns Roundabout

Worcester City Council is set to bring even more festive joy to the city, with the installation of an additional decorated Christmas Tree at the bullring roundabout, on the border of the St John's and Bedwardine areas of the city. This will be in addition to the illuminations already in place on the large, permanent tree at the roundabout. Council ...

Plans for Worcester’s new theatre move forward

Scala Theatre at Angel Place

Councillors are set to consider the next steps in the £17.9 million regeneration of Angel Place and the surrounding area, when Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee meets on 16 November 2021. This significant redevelopment, supported by central Government's Future High Street Fund, will see Worcester's Angel Place and the surround...

Public urged not to touch sick or dead birds

Two swans

 The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has now confirmed there is avian influenza A (H5N1) in wild bird populations in Worcestershire and the Stratford area of Warwickshire. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is now urging people in Worcestershire and Warwickshire no...

New talent sought to perform at 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre

Choir at Worcester

Organisers of Worcester's 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre are looking for amateur choirs, bands, dance groups, soloists and ensembles to perform at the popular event, which regularly attracts over 100,000 visitors to the city centre. Selected groups will be invited to perform for 30 or 60 minutes on either the main stage in Cathedral Square or in Be...

Worcester residents urged to take up offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free

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 A Worcester resident is urging others to make the most of an offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free. Ken Digger, who lives in Himbleton Road, Worcester, recently had solar panels fitted on the south-facing property of the home he owns – with the entire cost covered through the Government's Green Homes Grant delivery scheme....

Further delay to SWDP Review

 The review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed again. The decision is to give more time for vital technical studies to be completed. It means the plan now won't be published in October 2021 ready for public consultation and submission for independent examination in February 2022. A new timetable is being drawn up for...

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NRLA & Worcestershire District Councils Joint Landlord Meeting

UK Terraced Houses

For this year's Landlords' Forum we have gone bigger and better by working with all Worcestershire district councils and the National Residential Landlords Association! We are bringing you a joint Worcestershire forum for all landlords and letting agents across Worcestershire. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the forum will be streame...

Not received your postal voting papers? Please contact us now!

Postal Voting

 Worcester City Council is asking anyone who has requested a postal vote for Thursday's elections and has not yet received their voting papers to contact them as quickly as possible. The City Council's elections team can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01905 722022. The City Council has become aware that a number of pe...

New Worcester Cemeteries website launched

Worcester Cemeteries home page

A new website has been launched to bring together everything people need to know about Worcester City Council's crematorium and cemeteries. WorcesterCemeteries.co.uk gives city residents a new easy-to-use resource where they can find essential information about the Astwood Road crematorium, chapel, cemetery and gardens of rest, St John's Cemetery, ...

Want to vote, but not in person? Act now!

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If you want to have a say in who represents you in the big decisions that will affect your life in the future, but don't want to go to a polling station on election day – you need to act now! Three local elections take place on 6 May and you can cast your vote in one of three ways – at a polling station on the day, by post or by appointing to someo...

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

HRH Prince Philip

 Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Jo Hodges, said: "The Councillors and Officers of Worcester City Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time." Prince Philip's cerem...

Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

Census Form on Tablet device

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...

Consultation on SWDP Review sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades. The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which ...

Census 2021 – Ensuring the big decisions are made on the best information

How do I take part in the census?

Census 2021 will be key to making sure the big decisions across Worcestershire and the whole country on the future of our hospitals, schools, transport and other public services, following the pandemic and EU exit, are based on the best information possible. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census – taking place on March 21 - is...

SWDP review to be published following COVID-19 delay

The South Worcestershire Development Plan will be published in the autumn following a 12-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Worcestershire Councils have agreed a revised timetable for the document which sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon...

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Takeaway premises told to improve controls following visits

Regulatory services officers are sending out a strong reminder to takeaways after a number of common issues have been identified across the county, following visits to check for compliance. Takeaways can still operate as part of this lockdown but they must still be adhering to the rules of wearing masks, social distancing and closing their doors at...

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