A survey has been launched to explore residents' perceptions on the importance of heritage in Worcester's city centre.  The findings will contribute to decisions on how the city's historic character can best be preserved and protected in the future. Worcester's Historic City Conservation Area was designated in 1969 and covers most of the ...
Property and landowners are being urged to come forward to help Worcestershire's councils ensure homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets, as lockdown restrictions are eased. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the county's six district, borough and city councils helped 137 people off the streets and into temporary ac...
Brand new exhibition at the Art Gallery & Museum - A Welcome View features iconic Worcestershire scenes Rainbow of Art thanks NHS staff and Key Workers 'Good to Go' industry standard awarded - measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff Visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum are being greeted by a brand new exhibit...
 Worcester City Council has drawn up a draft Community Recovery Strategy to help ensure people across the city get the support they need as the city and the nation start to come out of lockdown. The draft Strategy, which will be considered by the Communities Committee on Wednesday July 22, is a broad-ranging plan that includes promoting physic...
 An independent survey of Worcester's gull population has been commissioned and published by Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The survey, which was conducted in late April by respected urban gull specialist Peter Rock, estimates that Worcester's gull population currently stands at 1,072 pairs – an increase of 440 pairs from 2006, when Rock ...
Young people are being warned about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas), following the discovery of several hundred empty canisters in parks and open spaces across Worcester since the beginning of lockdown. "It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide (laughing gas) directly from the canister. You risk falling unconscious or suffo...
 Couples wishing to marry can now plan with greater certainty, with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 4 July 2020 allowing wedding ceremonies to take place with up to 30 people present. Worcester's historic Commandery and sumptuous Guildhall have now re-opened for wedding bookings. Petra Milecova and Paul Bland tied the knot at the ...
The Worcester Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is re-opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 8 July. The Centre, which is located on the High Street next to the Guildhall, will initially open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am – 3.00pm and aims to extend the opening hours in August. Staff at Worcester's TIC have conducted a thorough COVID...
Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by 2030.The authority has written a draft strategy setting out options to achieve this – and now we'd like local people to have their say on it. It sets out proposed policies in six areas: Reducing carbon emi...
Worcester City Council wants to remind residents of the help available, if their finances have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and they are struggling to pay their council tax bill. "We recognise the financial difficulty which some of our residents have faced over the last three months – we are therefore trying to be understanding and sup...
The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, was joined by military personnel today (22 June) to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. "We are raising the flag over the Guildhall as a sign of thanks and appreciation to all those who put themselves in the front line in order to protect our freedom and way of life.We are als...
An ambitious initiative which uses archived heritage, digital technology and community events to bring people together through their shared memories of Worcester is to be launched by the City Council and the Worcestershire Health and Care (NHS) Trust. Worcester Life Stories (www.worcesterlifestories.org.uk), which will be launched via YouTube on Sa...
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum has been successful in its bid for funding from Arts Council England's coronavirus emergency response fund. There are 14 commissions available for artists, creative practitioners and performers in the new 'From the Art Gallery with Love' project. Digital artworks and online events, such as Museum After Hours,...
A local resident who is a long-term supporter of Worcester Cricket Club in Norton has scooped £2,000 in the city's Community Lottery. The Worcester Community Lottery (www.worcesterlottery.org)gives players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw, and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The list incl...
The efforts of hundreds of Worcester people who selflessly give up their time to help others are being celebrated this week (National Volunteers' Week:1 – 7 June 2020). Hundreds of residents have volunteered their services since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic – and community support groups have sprung up across the city. "This pandemic hasn...
A new Mayor of Worcester was voted in at a virtual meeting of the City Council this week (Tuesday 19 May). Cllr Jo Hodges has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Allah Ditta. This will be Cllr Hodges' second mayoral term in office; the first being in 1999 – 2000. Cllr Stephen Hodgson is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. "It is ...
The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, has donated 10,000 masks to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust, to help protect NHS staff as they continue to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The masks have been paid for by the Worcester Muslim Cemetery trustees. "The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly devastating for ethnic mino...
 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is encouraging local residents to donate to the Worcester Foodbank and to local charities during Ramadan (23 April – 23 May 2020). Members of the Worcester Mosque are making donations to the Worcester Foodbank and other local charities every Friday, throughout the month of Ramadan. On Friday 1 May the...
With the peak gull nesting season now upon us, action is being taken in Worcester to deter the birds from nesting on residential and business rooftops. Hawks and falcons have been deployed to make daily two-hour flights round Britannia Square, near Worcester's city centre, with the aim of putting off gulls from nesting there.The flights, which are ...
A Worcester charity has joined forces with the City Council to purchase five computer tablets, to help Veterans who are in isolation stay in contact with the wider world. Stepway, a local charity launched in 2019 to help Veterans readjust to civilian life, is lending the equipment to individuals who have no home access to a computer. Worcester City...