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Volunteering champion scoops prize on Worcester Community Lottery

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 A local resident who has devoted her life to encouraging more people to volunteer has scooped £250 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...

Explore Worcester’s treasures on National Heritage Days

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during the national Heritage Open Day festival (www.heritageopendays.org.uk) from 11 – 20 September. The Grade 1 listed Guildhall (www.worcesterguildhall.co.uk) on Worcester's High Street is open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am...

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search – find Wally in Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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This Halloween, Wally, the world's favourite children's book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum as part of the ...

Fundraisers and fun runners prepare for Virtual Worcester City Runs

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Fundraisers and fun runners are signing up in their hundreds for the Virtual Air Products Worcester City Runs at the weekend. Following the cancellation of the popular festival of running in the centre of Worcester due to COVID-19, the virtual event was launched in June, to raise money for charity partner, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. Th...

Making Worcester safe for vulnerable residents

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People who are exempt from the wearing of face coverings in indoor settings are guaranteed a warm welcome at shops and cafes in Worcester which have signed up to the national Safe Place scheme. The Safe Place initiative gives the elderly and people with a disability, illness or learning difficulty, or who just feel in danger, a range of safe places...

Call for people to share stories and memories to celebrate Black History Month

Worcester City Council is asking local black communities to share their stories and experiences of living in the city during Black History Month (October 2020). Photos, stories and memorabilia will be shared on the Community Worcester Facebook page (www.facebook.com/communityworcester) throughout the month and will then be loaded on a new 'Know You...

The gates are open! Walking and cycling path links The Hive and The Arches - Worcester

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A significant milestone has been reached today in the development of the £4.5m The Arches – Worcester project, with the opening of the gates next to The Hive to create a new walking and cycling pathway. The new route creates a quick and easy way to get from the River Severn to the growing number of attractions at the arches in Netherton Court and C...

What does Worcester’s historic city centre mean to you?

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 ...

Help get rough sleepers off the street for good

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...

A Welcome View greets visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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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...

City Council to help local communities recover from lockdown

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 physical exe...

New survey maps out gull population across Worcester

 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 warned over dangers of nitrous oxide

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 say ‘I do’ again as weddings return to Worcester

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 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 ...

Worcester Tourist Information Centre re-opens

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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...

Have your say on how Worcester tackles climate emergency

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...

Help to pay your Council Tax bill

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...

Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

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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...

Lottery backed initiative will help rekindle memories of Worcester life

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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...

City Art Gallery hunts for artists to create a summer of online community events

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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,...

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