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Worcester City Council has been awarded £114,820 by central government to help support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies allows local authorities in England to use their discretion, to identify and support those most in need w...
 Councillors are set to review the way street markets will operate in Worcester's city centre in the future. When Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Sub Committee meets on 29 October, councillors will examine the role street markets play in the city and how they can most effectively be managed when the current contract wit...
 6,100 new trees are to be planted in Worcester, as a result of successful applications by Worcester City Council to central Government's Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The Urban Tree Challenge Fund aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees across England's towns and cities. 4,000 mixed broad-leaved native species will be planted in ...
The artists whose work will dress the windows of shop units to create an outdoor gallery for Worcester's city centre have been revealed. Worcester City Council, Worcester BID and Severn Arts have commissioned eight artists to create engaging bespoke designs to dress the frontage of seven vacant retail units, as well as lower floor wi...
Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1m in central government funding to pay for ten more electric charging points, new employment space and facilities to help boost skills in local communities. The funding, which has been made available through the government's Town Fund Accelerated Fund, must be spent by 31 March 2021. Six new rap...
Archaeologists will start investigating Copenhagen Street car park (WR1 2HB) next week – with the potential to unearth new discoveries on how Worcester has evolved over the past 2,500 years. The investigation, which will be conducted by Wessex Archaeology (www.wessexarch.co.uk) from 5 to 8 October, is part of a programme that seeks to identify what...
 More than £440,000 has been given to councils across Worcestershire to continue supporting rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from the Government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which is part of the national strategy to end rough sleeping for good. Funding will be used to continue providing B&B and hotel ac...
A Worcester skate park which was built in memory of a popular local teenager has re-opened, following improvements. The skate park (located in Oldbury Road, Dines Green, Lower Broadheath WR2 6JS) is dedicated to Nathan Spiers, who tragically died in 2002 at the age of fourteen, after falling into difficulties whilst out with friends on a fishing tr...
A national exhibition on tour from the Arts Council Features almost 60 artists including David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum has been awarded the 'Good to Go' industry standard – with measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff This Saturday 19 September sees the opening of a brand...
A memorial bench has been installed on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester, in honour of Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. The popular local councillor sadly passed away on 10 June 2019, at the age of 60. The bench, located on Kleve Walk opposite the west door of Worcester Cathedral, was unveiled on Tuesday 15 September – which would have b...
Worcester City Council is offering face-to-face and phone appointments to support EU citizens who wish to secure permanent rights to stay in the UK. On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom left the European Union and entered a 'transition period'. This means that all qualifying people who wish to remain in the UK beyond the transition, which finishes...
 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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