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Worcester City Council in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, has developed two new and exciting online platforms, thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The platforms, 'Life Stories - Herefordshire and Worcestershire' and 'Know Your Place', provide an opportunity for reminiscing, and the...
New grants of up to £18,000 are available for businesses in Worcester to help with the costs of re-opening. Last month the Chancellor announced further grant funding for councils to support businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. "Government has announced new financial support through its ReStart Grant, to help businesses which were forced...
The popular city centre market in Angel Place, Worcester, will re-open on Wednesday 14 April. A new company, Cotswold Markets Ltd, has been appointed by Worcester City Council to operate the market, which will be open every week from Wednesday to Saturday. Cotswold Markets currently operates markets in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Fairford, Moreton-in-...
On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A Charter Festival is planned during 2021 - and commissions are being offered for artworks inspired by significant aspects of Worcester's history over the last 400 years. The a...
Worcester City Council is introducing new measures and £100 fines to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) will be in place from 28 March, giving City Council officers and delegated partners the option to issue a f...
A Young Person's Champion is to be appointed to Worcester City Council, putting issues such as child poverty, youth employment and young people's well-being at the heart of future decision-making. The decision, which was made following a motion presented by Cllr Joy Squires to Full Council on 23 February 2021, will see all future City Council polic...
Tennis courts in Worcester's Cripplegate and Gheluvelt Parks are set to re-open on 29 March, in line with current Government guidance. The five new tennis courts in Cripplegate Park, which re-opened in September 2020 following a £377,000 investment from Worcester City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association, is expected to be particularly popular. ...
Worcester City Council is offering local residents additional support to help them complete Census 2021. "Billions of pounds are allocated to local services across the country using census-based information every year," says Adrian Gregson, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee. "However, money can't be allocated to ...
Worcester City councillors will next week consider adopting a detailed environmental sustainability action plan, setting out the first steps on the route for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030. The plan contains 23 actions to be taken over the next two years to reduce carbon emissions in the city.It reflects the objectives set out in the Cit...
Worcester residents on low incomes who are told to self-isolate because of Covid can apply for a £500 support grant from the City Council. Unfortunately around a third of applications for the Council's discretionary grant scheme are being rejected because people are not able to produce all the supporting information that's needed. Now the City Coun...
Worcester City Council wants your views on whether tougher powers to tackle the consumption of alcohol in public spaces, which were introduced nearly three years ago, have made a difference. A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which currently applies to public spaces across the city centre and some parts of Blackpole, Brickfields and Warndon, ...
Sanctuary Group has been named as the developer of the former swimming pool site at Sansome Walk in Worcester. The City Council, which currently owns the land, announced the decision to sell the site following a fresh open competitive procurement process. Sanctuary previously looked set to take over the site under proposals for a development of 76 ...
Worcester City Council is offering homeowners the opportunity to apply for free external wall insulation, if their combined household income is £30,000 or less. Funding is available following a successful countywide application to government's Green Homes Grant local delivery scheme. This aims to help reduce fuel poverty, phase out high carbon foss...
 Worcester City Council is offering grants to organisations with fresh ideas on how to breathe new life into empty retail units. The scheme, which is part of the City Council's Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan, offers grants of up to £2,500 to facilitate the temporary occupation of an empty retail premise in the city centre. "This is an opportu...
The Government has announced a new support scheme for businesses which were required to close due to the national lockdown restrictions introduced on 5 January 2021. "Government has announced further financial support for businesses which have been forced to close since the current lockdown began on January 5 - or which can still trade but have bee...
The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, was vaccinated against COVID on Saturday 23 January. The 72-year-old Mayor received the vaccination at St. John's Medical Centre, after being contacted by her GP. Cllr Jo Hodges said: "I was very relieved to be given my COVID vaccination and it did not hurt at all.  The staff and volunteers at the C...
6,650 new trees have been planted in Worcester this winter, with the final saplings being planted this week in Perdiswell Park (WR3 7SN). A ten-strong team of staff from Worcester City Council completed the mammoth task of planting 4,000 native broadleaved trees in Perdiswell this week.The species have been selected by the Forestry Commission to ma...
Worcester councillors are expected to be asked to approve a plan to bid for almost £28m when the Council's Policy & Resources Committee meets next week. Worcester City Council will submit a bid to Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund at the end of January, setting out how a potential £27.9m investment could deliver long-term economic growth for...
A future haven for wildflowers is being created at Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve (WR5 3DH), close to Worcester city centre. The City Council has joined forces with the Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (www.wwmcrc.co.uk) to reclaim a large area of the Reserve which had become overgrown with invasive brambles. Approxima...
Worcester residents and business owners are being urged to take action over the winter months to prevent gulls from nesting on their properties in the Spring. "The first step is to remove any nests and nesting materials from your property before the gulls return to Worcester in March and April," says Gordon Dugan, Worcester's Gull Control Officer. ...
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