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Thousands of cities to mark World Car Free Day

Worcester is officially marking World Car Free Day on 22 September by closing Lowesmoor to cars from midday to 3.00pm to hold a special event. Instead a giant astro turf play area will take over the road and staff from Freedom Leisure will run free multi sports and tennis sessions. The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will also be on hand to offer fr...

Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

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 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory. From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufac...

Trial payments of Council Tax at the corner shop is a success

A trial scheme giving Worcester residents the option to pay their Council Tax at their local shop has been a big success – and could now get even more useful, with extra payment options added. Since November last year Worcester City Council has been working with the national payment network PayPoint to give residents the option to pay their Council...

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New ways to pay and stay at Worcester car parks

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Next month will bring new ways to pay and stay in Worcester's 14 City Council-run car parks. New payment machines will be installed during October, giving customers more options on how to pay than ever before. As well as still being able to use coins, for the first time drivers will be able to pay by card – including contactless. There will also be...

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Worcester shortlisted for Government’s £1 billion high streets fund

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Worcester's city centre is in the running for a share of a £1 billion Government funding pot. The plan for regenerating the northern part of the city centre – from The Cross up to Foregate Street train station – has made it through to the next round of the competition to secure a share of the Future High Streets Fund. Worcester City Council has bee...

Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

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Two prominent trees in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park's visitors. The large cedar by the Pump House has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging – a common issue with this species of tree. As a result, the cedar's crown is not able to provide enough energy to sustain the re...

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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

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The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome. At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too. Afternoon teas will be on sale, t...

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New technology improves quality of service at Worcester Crematorium

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Funeral directors are singing the praises of a new improved sound system which has been installed at the Worcester Crematorium this month. The City Council has upgraded the Crematorium's loud speakers and amplification system. Outdoor speakers have also been fitted this summer, providing clear and high quality sound that allows services to reach a ...

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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

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A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments. The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London. It was ...

Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited. The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE. There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children. "The event...

Have your say on where you can vote

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Worcester City Council is reviewing the locations currently being used as polling stations for elections – and wants to hear your feedback on them. Have your say in a quick online survey at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit about polling stations in your area. The Council would like to hear your views on proximity to transport links, safety, ease of ide...

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Big turnout for Show which celebrates Worcester’s creative spirit

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Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year's Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn't dampen their spirits. An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock 'n' roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT's and aco...

New defibrillator for Cripplegate Park

Pictured with the new Cripplegate Park defibrillator are Stuart Minchin, Worcester City Council Community Engagement Officer; Heather Stone of West Midlands Ambulance Community First Responders; Steven Bonnington, General Manager of Hickory’s Smokehouse restaurant; Shirley Purvis, Consortium of Cripplegate Bowlers Secretary; and Councillor Chris Cawthorne of the Friends of Cripplegate Park. Pictured with the new Cripplegate Park defibrillator are Stuart Minchin, Worcester City Council Community Engagement Officer; Heather Stone of West Midlands Ambulance Community First Responders; Steven Bonnington, General Manager of Hickory’s Smokehouse restaurant; Shirley Purvis, Consortium of Cripplegate Bowlers Secretary; and Councillor Chris Cawthorne of the Friends of Cripplegate Park.

A new defibrillator with the potential to save lives has been installed in Worcester's Cripplegate Park. A defibrillator is a machine that sends a high energy electric shock through the heart - the aim is to return a heart to its normal working state if it goes into cardiac arrest. The Cripplegate Park defibrillator, provided by West Midlands Ambul...

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City Council supports sweet success for Worcester start-up business

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Dreams of owning a sweet shop often start in childhood – but few people turn these in to reality. Michelle and Mark Rasdall have though, with the help of a business start-up grant from Worcester City Council. Now the couple have celebrated the first year anniversary of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe's opening on Worcester's High Street. Michelle and Ma...

Have your say on improvements to Perdiswell Park

Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on what improvements they'd like to see at Perdiswell Park in the north of the city. The park is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, dog owners, kids and people looking for a little peace and quiet. Now the City Council is keen to hear how residents and visitors would like to see the p...

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New homelessness centre set to open in Worcester

Celebrating the news of the Somewhere Safe to Stay funding are Councillor James Stanley, Chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee; Debbie Hodson, Worcestershire Project Manager at CCP; and Major Diane Henderson, Church Leader at the Salvation Army’s Worcester Corps Celebrating the news of the Somewhere Safe to Stay funding are Councillor James Stanley, Chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee; Debbie Hodson, Worcestershire Project Manager at CCP; and Major Diane Henderson, Church Leader at the Salvation Army’s Worcester Corps

A new homelessness centre is set to open in Worcester's city centre, following a successful bid for Government funding. The £242,601 grant will support the opening in September of a "Somewhere Safe to Stay" hub at the Salvation Army's base in The Trinity. The scheme will be a major boost to support for people across the county who are already sleep...

Council launches Inclusive Employer Award scheme to help out of work residents

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 A gourmet burger bar based in Worcester's Arches is the first business to receive an Inclusive Employer Award from the City Council, after giving work experience to two young people who were struggling to get into work. One of them, Lizzie Smith, worked with Mike, Head Chef at The Burger Shop for two weeks in May and has now secured a Commis ...

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Worcester hotels and bars look out for signs of exploitation

Worcester based hotels with bars and restaurants are being trained this week to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerability and involvement with County Lines drug operations. Staff at a number of Hotels and B&B premises including the Diglis Hotel and the Whitehouse have all received specialist training from Worcester City Cou...

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New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website Find It Do It at finditdoit.worcester.gov.uk, launched by the City Council, aims to help residents find activities in and around Worcester. It also lists rooms and spaces which can be used to host m...

Demolition of former swimming pool to be considered

Proposals for the demolition of the old swimming pool in Sansome Walk are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. Work at the site was delayed after surveys showed a greater level of asbestos was present than had previously been revealed. Council officers have worked with specialists to reappraise the process for demolishing the buildin...

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