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The Deputy Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson, was joined by military personnel on Tuesday 22 June to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. "We are raising the flag today in advance of Armed Forces day on Saturday to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community," said Councillor A...
As Worcester recovers from the pandemic, plans are being put in place to make sure Christmas 2021 will be one to remember. After being cancelled last year, the traditional Victorian Fayre will be back from December 2 to 5, with unique traders in place across the city centre alongside music and street entertainers. It will be awash with all the Dick...
A new Mayor for Worcester was voted in at Worcester City's Annual Council meeting on Tuesday (18 May). Cllr Stephen Hodgson has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jo Hodges. Cllr Adrian Gregson is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Stephen Hodgson said: "It's a great privilege to be chosen as Mayor of Worcester, having liv...
Worcester City Council is inviting offers for the use of land at Copenhagen Street car park for a 'pop-up' / mobile refreshment facility. The land is in a prime position, overlooking the river and Quay Head Fountains and adjacent to the busy riverside footpath. The successful applicant will be expected to provide a variety of hot and cold drinks an...
Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Councillor Jo Hodges, offering up her robes to Cllr Stephen Hodgson, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Adrian Gregson was voted in as Deputy Mayor. With the Conservatives securing a majority in May's election, the meeting al...
Cash seized from loan sharks is once again up for grabs, in the latest round of funding from the Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund. Community organisations, charities and groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. In...
 The organisers of the Air Products Worcester City Runs have announced that Worcestershire Ambassadors will be the official charity partner for the 2021 event. This year, the popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of 4-5 September by Paula Radcliffe's Families on Track initiative. All of ...
A 15-strong herd of hand-reared Hereford cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council.The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wildflowers. The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of ...
Charities, schools and local good causes are this week celebrating the second birthday of Worcester Community Lottery, with the first draw having taken place on 27 April 2019. Players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize, up to a maximum of £25,000 by signing up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw. Players choose which lo...
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, ...
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