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LEGO Robotics help to bridge Worcester’s digital skills divide

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 Over 60 young people and their families had fun whilst learning essential 'coding' skills for free, at a series of LEGO Robotic workshops which took place at Ronkswood, Horizon and Warndon Community Centres over the Autumn half term holiday. The events, which were funded by Worcester City Council, introduced seven to 15-year-olds to the art o...

Grants of up to £30K to help property owners enhance their premises

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Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £30,000 to encourage owners of underoccupied properties in the northern part of the city centre to invest in their buildings and attract new tenants. A major regeneration of the area is underway, following a successful £17.9m bid by Worcester City Council to Government's Future High Streets Fund. T...

Charter 400 artist commissions go on display

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Three new artworks, commissioned through the Charter 400 project, have gone on public display across Worcester this half-term and will be on display until December. Each artwork tells the story of Worcester's past and present. Adrian Gregson, County and Diocesan Archivist and Charter 400 Project Manager said: "Half-term is a fantastic time to get o...

Worcester pupils go Green for Halloween

A Worcester primary school has stepped up efforts this term to recycle and re-use more materials – and is encouraging residents across the city to do likewise. Cranham Primary School in Warndon has placed small recycling bins in every classroom which are emptied by pupils in to larger green bins at the end of each week, ready for collection by...

Four Worcester parks named among the best in the country

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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...

Young people to be at heart of future City Council decisions

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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...

New electric charging points in Worcester

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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 Worcester’s 400th birthday on Charter Day 2 October 2021 at venues across Worcester

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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...

Have your say on future of allotment sites in Worcester

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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...

New timetable for SWDP Review

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...

Vital lifesaving equipment back in place at Worcester riverside

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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...

Have your say on future of culture in Worcester

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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...

New opportunities to volunteer on offer at Worcester Expo

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 ...

£1.5 million to insulate Worcester homes and save energy

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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...

Visit a former Worcester prison on a Heritage Open Day

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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 ...

Winner scoops £25K on Worcester Community Lottery

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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 ...

Community grants offered to help bring Worcester people back together

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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...

Popular Park at Cromwell Crescent gets makeover

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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...

Worcester Show is best attended ever

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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...

Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

Volunteers, organisers and actors from Vamos Theatre at photo call to promote the Worcester Show L to R: Alex Booth – Worcester City Council; Chris Thorpe – Volunteer and Show Committee member + dog (Charlie); Stuart Minchin – Worcester City Council; Paul Harding - Discover History; Karen Thorpe – volunteer; Abbie Payton - Vamos Theatre; Leah Adkins - Worcester Live; Anika Gulata – trophy winner 2019; Colin from Arctic Spas (sponsor); Ken Johnson – Worcester City Football Club; Cllr James Stanley; David Birtwistle – President Worcester Civic Society; Mandy Neill – volunteer; Basia Ligias and Lisa Smith – Worcester City Council; Mrs Gulata – parent of trophy winner Anika Gulata

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...

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