Advertisement
Sanctuary Group has been named as the developer of the former swimming pool site at Sansome Walk in Worcester. The City Council, which currently owns the land, announced the decision to sell the site following a fresh open competitive procurement process. Sanctuary previously looked set to take over the site under proposals for a development of 76 ...
Worcester City Council is offering homeowners the opportunity to apply for free external wall insulation, if their combined household income is £30,000 or less. Funding is available following a successful countywide application to government's Green Homes Grant local delivery scheme. This aims to help reduce fuel poverty, phase out high carbon foss...
 Worcester City Council is offering grants to organisations with fresh ideas on how to breathe new life into empty retail units. The scheme, which is part of the City Council's Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan, offers grants of up to £2,500 to facilitate the temporary occupation of an empty retail premise in the city centre. "This is an opportu...
The Government has announced a new support scheme for businesses which were required to close due to the national lockdown restrictions introduced on 5 January 2021. "Government has announced further financial support for businesses which have been forced to close since the current lockdown began on January 5 - or which can still trade but have bee...
The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, was vaccinated against COVID on Saturday 23 January. The 72-year-old Mayor received the vaccination at St. John's Medical Centre, after being contacted by her GP. Cllr Jo Hodges said: "I was very relieved to be given my COVID vaccination and it did not hurt at all.  The staff and volunteers at the C...
6,650 new trees have been planted in Worcester this winter, with the final saplings being planted this week in Perdiswell Park (WR3 7SN). A ten-strong team of staff from Worcester City Council completed the mammoth task of planting 4,000 native broadleaved trees in Perdiswell this week.The species have been selected by the Forestry Commission to ma...
Worcester councillors are expected to be asked to approve a plan to bid for almost £28m when the Council's Policy & Resources Committee meets next week. Worcester City Council will submit a bid to Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund at the end of January, setting out how a potential £27.9m investment could deliver long-term economic growth for...
A future haven for wildflowers is being created at Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve (WR5 3DH), close to Worcester city centre. The City Council has joined forces with the Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (www.wwmcrc.co.uk) to reclaim a large area of the Reserve which had become overgrown with invasive brambles. Approxima...
Worcester residents and business owners are being urged to take action over the winter months to prevent gulls from nesting on their properties in the Spring. "The first step is to remove any nests and nesting materials from your property before the gulls return to Worcester in March and April," says Gordon Dugan, Worcester's Gull Control Officer. ...
Worcester residents have shown strong support for proposed new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. The City Council has proposed the introduction of a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would give its officers and delegated partners the o...
Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £10,000 to St. Richard's Hospice – a local charity which cares for adults and their loved ones following diagnosis of a serious progressive illness.  The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management's metals recycling scheme, which the City Council's cr...
A far-ranging package of support is available to support local families who are at risk of becoming homeless or are facing hardship this winter. Financial and practical assistance is available to help low income families in Worcester pay for food, heating, clothing and other essential items.Help is also on offer for people who are struggling with d...
Grants of up to £3,000 have been paid to nine city charities and community groups which will deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter. Over £23,000 has been paid from the City Council's Health and Hardship Grant Fund, designed to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key heal...
More than 40,000 calls were made to the National Domestic Abuse helpline (www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk) during the first three months of Covid-19 restrictions this year - and call numbers have risen sharply during the current lockdown. Every year thousands of people speak out about domestic abuse on White Ribbon Day (www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day) an...
Applications are now open for grants for Worcester businesses that have been impacted by the November 2020 lockdown.The new Local Restrictions Discretionary Grant offers support to businesses which are not eligible for the existing Local Restrictions Support Grant , using funding from central government. Worcester City Council will, at its own disc...
 Registration is now open for grants for Worcester businesses that have been forced to close between 5 November and 2 December 2020.These include non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality, entertainment and personal care businesses. Businesses are eligible for the following Local Restrictions Support Grants, covering the 28-day lockdown perio...
Worcester City Council has introduced 20 eye-catching new recycling-on-the-go units and 22 solar-powered 'Smart' compaction bins to the city centre to increase the environmental sustainability and efficiency of its street litter collection service. The new facilities have replaced 54 smaller cast iron bins which have historically been used to colle...
 Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon District Councils have joined forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. 'Housing for You' (www.housingforyou.co.uk) replaces Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system. The move will affect over 9,000 people in South Worcestershire who are currently on the H...
Local people have been reminiscing during lockdown on their experiences of shopping trips to The Shambles (WR1 2RE) in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Following an appeal on social media as part of the Worcester Life stories (www.worcesterlifestories.org.uk) initiative in September, a number of residents got in touch to share their memories. These inspired...
 Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help strengthen and enhance local communities. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Grants have already been paid to a wide var...
Advertisement