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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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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 ...

Christmas arrives at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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This Christmas, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is urging residents to support their local artists and craft makers through visiting two exhibitions which celebrate a wealth of local talent. Crafted for You features beautiful work created by artists from across Worcestershire, opens 16 November until 4 January 2019.Worcester Society of Arti...

We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

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Worcester's main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday November 10 is our community's opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide. A service will take place at Worcester Cathedral at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying cere...

All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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 This year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. Now in its 27th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,0...

A Walk amongst Urban Ruins - Saturday 9 November 2019

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 On Saturday 9 November artist Andrew Howe invites families to explore Worcester's living ruins in a fun walk and workshop using photography, creative writing and drawing. The Urban Tour is part of the Living Ruins exhibition currently showing at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. From 11.00am – 2.00pm Andrew will lead a gentle walk arou...

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Action proposed to reduce anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour is being proposed to make sure Worcester city centre is an even better place to visit and work in. The City Council's Communities Committee is set to consider a report on October 30 to introduce extra powers to encourage people not to feed gulls and pigeons in the city, to reduce incidents of dangerous cycling...

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Recommendations from rough sleeper death review have been put into practice

Worcester City Council and its partner agencies that support rough sleepers have worked together to successfully implement all the recommendations made in an independent review into the death of a rough sleeper in the city. The independent review into the death of 74-year-old rough sleeper Cardon Banfield, who died in 2016, was published in May las...

City Council agreement with Bloor Homes creates new job opportunities

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Ensuring businesses and residents benefit from new housing developments is a key priority for Worcester City Council. The authority is now applying economic benefit conditions to major planning applications - such as job creation and provision of apprenticeship opportunities. As a result, the City Council has reached a unique agreement with Bloor H...

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Local firms appointed to reshape The Arches - Worcester

Two local businesses have been appointed to redesign and refurbish Worcester's Victorian railway arches, transforming a central city area into a modern, 21st Century workplace for creative industries. The appointments of KKE Architects and structural engineering firm Shire are important milestones in the ambitious £4.5m redevelopment know...

Poppy Appeal to be launched at Guildhall

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The Mayor of Worcester will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion to launch the annual Poppy Appeal at Worcester's Guildhall on Saturday, October 26. City residents are encouraged to come along to the poignant event, which will start at 10.25pm and see standard bearers and cadets gathering outside the Guildhall gates before a poppy drop ...

Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

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Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city. The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2019 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses. Primary schools across the city hav...

Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes ...

More couples than ever say ‘I do’ at Worcester’s Guildhall

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Worcester's historic Guildhall is increasing in popularity as a place to tie the knot, with twelve weddings already booked at the popular venue for 2020. The City Council has a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies at the Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY). With its impressive décor dating...

Countdown to city’s new festivals

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Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work. The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the evening of Thursday 16 January from 5.30 - 10.00pm, just 100 days from now! Light Night...

Festival of Water 2020 to be held in Worcester

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August 2020 is a significant date for The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) as it is the start of the organisation's 75th Anniversary year. Where better to start the celebrations than with the annual Festival of Water on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal? Back in August 1945, Robert Aickman and Tom Rolt met on t...

Worcester is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status as it takes action on Single-Use Plastic

Worcester has joined a network of communities across the UK which are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. Worcester has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environmen...

New facilities to help people recycle ‘on the go’

 Worcester City Council has introduced eye-catching new recycling stations in four of the city's most popular locations, in a bid to cut down on littering and help people to recycle more when they are out and about. The new recycling facilities were installed in Fort Royal Park, Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park and the Riverside last week.They...

Worcestershire authorities award contract for homeless prevention service

Worcestershire councils have awarded a contract to support people at risk of homelessness to Caring for Communities and People (CCP). Funding for the county's single person's and childless couple's homeless prevention service will rise to £301,500 per annum – an increase over the previous level of £240,000 per annum. The county-wide service has bee...

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Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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Anyone who enjoys a visit to historic sites, whether intact or in ruins will love the next exhibition opening on 26 September at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Living Ruins features artworks from the eighteenth century to the present day which explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Curated in partnership wi...

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Dare you visit The Commandery after dark this Halloween?

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As one of the oldest buildings in Worcester, The Commandery is THE place to go for a truly spooky time this Halloween! On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November The Commandery will be opening after dark to give torch lit tours of one of Worcester's oldest buildings. Said to be one of the most haunted building in the city, The Commandery is a mus...

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