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Worcester's Gheulvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, Fort Royal Park and Riverside Park have all received the prestigious Green Flag Award, in this the scheme's Silver Jubilee year.The award is the quality mark for parks and green spaces across the UK. "Over the last eighteen difficult months more people than ever have enjoyed spending time in Worcester's...
A Young Person's Champion has been 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 move will see all future City Council policies and decisions assessed for their impact on children and young people.It reflects growing concern about...
Twelve new electric car charging points are now available in Worcester's St Martin's Gate car park – and under a special introductory offer, users will not need to pay for parking while they power up their vehicles. Worcester City Council has installed the chargers as the latest step in its Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which aims to help ...
Celebrate Charter Day on 2 October at venues across Worcester with exhibitions, performance and guided tours. View the actual King James I Charter – on display for the first time in 400 years. Celebrate Worcester's 400th birthday with exhibitions, performances and guided tours on 2 October 2021, Charter Day. View the actual Charter sealed by King J...
Worcester City Council is seeking views from green-fingered residents on the provision and use its allotment service – and how it could be improved in the future. The Council is looking to make changes after the independent National Allotment Society reviewed the service and made recommendations. "Our allotments are an important community asset, an...
A proposed new timetable for the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been published for consideration by councillors. The plan was due to go out to public consultation next month (October), but it was announced in July it would be delayed. This is because important information from sewerage, transport and power infrastructure pr...
Lifesaving equipment put by the riverside in Worcester after the death of student Tom Jones has been repaired. An emergency rescue pole is located once again by steps on Bromwich Parade near the swan sanctuary, on the banks of the River Severn. The long pole has a buoyancy aid and hook at the end to help pull people to shore if they get in difficul...
Worcester City Council wants to hear the views of local residents and stakeholders as it sets out to shape the support it gives to cultural organisations, events and activities over the next five years. The Council is encouraging people of all ages to take part in a short survey to establish what types of cultural or heritage activities they engage...
If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday October 1. With more people than ever choosing to stop work or find a new direction as the nation recovers from the pandemic, Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the ...
Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1,525,900 of Government funding to improve the energy efficiency of local properties – cutting CO2 emissions and helping to reduce fuel poverty. The funding, which has been received from Government's Green Homes Grant scheme, is being used to improve the energy efficiency of Worcester homes where...
Follow in the footsteps of former prisoners who were locked up in the holding cells at Worcester's Guildhall (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY). The Guildhall was once the seat of justice for the city and is throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday 11 September from 9.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12 September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This is your ...
A local resident is celebrating after winning £25,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – the biggest win since the lottery launched in 2019. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, signed up to the Worcester Community Lottery in March 2021 and is supporting the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre. The winner said: "I ...
Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 if they are planning events, festivals or parties in the autumn or at Christmas. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Many of the city's...
Worcester City Council is undertaking several improvements at Cromwell Crescent Park (WR5 2JW), with work commencing today (Monday 6 September). New all-weather paths are to be created along with the installation of more bins, park benches, cycle hoops, picnic tables and natural play features in the play area. The iron entrance gate and posts which...
This year's Worcester Show (held at Pitchcroft on Sunday 15 August) attracted an estimated 15 – 20,000 visitors– exceeding the highest estimate of 13,000 at previous Shows. This year the event moved from Gheluvelt Park to Pitchcroft Racecourse – allowing more space between over 100 stalls, performers, volunteers and visitors. Many stalls sold Worce...
The popular Worcester Show is coming back to the Pitchcroft Racecourse (WR1 3EJ) on Sunday 15 August (10.00am – 5.00pm). There will be live bands; fair-style attractions; a have-a-go sports zone; the judging of over 130 competitive creative classes; a dog competition; local food and drink – and much, much more! "We're looking forward to welcom...
It's time to unleash all your lockdown creativity and get ready to show off your gardening, crafting, painting, photographic and cookery talent at the ever-popular Worcester Show (Pitchcroft Race Course - Sunday 15 August 2021). There are over 140 competition classes for people of all ages to enter. In addition to gardening categories for fruit and...
Worcester City Council is taking action to encourage wildflowers to flourish in areas across the city - in a bid to boost the numbers of bees, butterflies, and other insects, that play an important role in our ecosystem. "The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the Second World War – which is incredibly worrying because they provide ess...
Hawks are to be flown around Worcester five days a week for the next two months, in a bid to deter gulls from settling in the city. From July 19 the birds will fly in select parts of Worcester for up to eight hours a day - the biggest exercise of its type to have been undertaken in the city. Hawk flying was trialled in Britannia Square and other pa...
A local resident has won £2,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – with a second person winning £250 at the beginning of the month. Both winners had chosen the Friends of Tudor Grange Academy as the local cause to benefit from their lottery subscription.The school is one of 78 local causes which people can raise funds for when they play...
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