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Mela marquee promises fun for all the family at this year’s Worcester Show

Mela’s aim is to unite the city through culture, colour and creativity Mela’s aim is to unite the city through culture, colour and creativity

An extravaganza of Asian music, dance, crafts and food is set to bring a carnival atmosphere to this year's Worcester Show, with a Mela Marquee offering a warm welcome to all the family. Mela means festival of togetherness and Worcester Mela Partnership are promising a riot of colour, fun and celebration when they arrive at the Show for the first t...

Temporary changes to Worcester taxi ranks as the next phase of street improvements begin

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Temporary changes to taxi ranks in Worcester city centre will begin from Monday (1 August) as work starts on the latest phase of street improvements. The eight-week programme of work is the third phase of a scheme to revitalise the city centre and will include new surfacing, lighting and seating. During the next two months, The Cross taxi rank will...

Worcester cemetery wins Green Flag for first time – giving the city FIVE flags to wave!

Worcester is going greener than ever this year with the news that no fewer than FIVE council parks have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status, meaning they are officially recognised as being among the country's best green spaces. This year sees a first Green Flag for Astwood Cemetery and Crematorium, the outstanding grounds of which have scoop...

There’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

 Whether you're a great gardener, a brilliant baker or a creative crafter – there's still time to showcase your talents at this year's Worcester Show. With 140 competition classes, there's something to suit entrants of all ages – and even the family dog can join in the fun. But don't leave it too late - entries close on August 8! All entries n...

Queen’s Baton Relay to cross UK’s longest river by dragon boat in Worcester – with help from Paralympic medallist

As the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay returned to England this week, Worcester is preparing to offer one of the most memorable sights of the 25-day event. When The Queen's Baton arrives in the city on Friday 22 July it will cross the river Severn on a striking dragon boat, propelled by the city's renowned Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club. And...

Ambitious plans for city centre improvements are unveiled

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to back proposals to seek Government funding for several major improvement schemes across the city. The City Council can bid for up to £20 million under the latest round of the national Levelling Up funding for projects which tie in with key themes of transport, town centre regeneration, and cultural and h...

Worcester man prepares to play his part as Batonbearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

As The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay travels through the West Midlands on its way to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, one Worcester man is preparing to play his part. Charity stalwart Philip Fowler was nominated by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Trust to carry the Baton and says it is a "huge honour". Philip, a trustee ...

Orchids discovered as city council biodiversity plan blossoms

Worcester is looking blooming beautiful this summer – thanks to biodiversity-boosting measures taken by the City Council. The council's policy of planting wildflowers and leaving some areas to nature itself is paying dividends – and has resulted in what is believed to be a first for the city – several southern marsh orchids. Around a dozen of the p...

Civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester

A civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson was held at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday. A procession from the Guildhall to the cathedral marked the start of the annual event, which this year had the theme of 'Tackling mental health and wellbeing through the arts and culture.' The congregation included local dignitaries,...

Local county soldiers to parade through Worcester city centre

Mercian Regiment - 2nd battalion. Mercian Regiment - 2nd battalion.

Local county soldiers will be marching through Worcester city centre on Saturday June 25 to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade will be conducted by the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, which was given the freedom of the city in 2007. It will be its last parade in Worcester before the merging of the Mercian Regiment's 1st and 2nd Battalions. Lead...

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Event will showcase volunteering opportunities in Worcester

The Guildhall Worcester Volunteer Expo will be held at The Guildhall.

People looking to make a difference by volunteering are invited to a special event showcasing opportunities available with local charities. Worcester Volunteer Expo 2022 has been organised jointly by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Action and runs from 10am to 2pm on Friday June 17 at the Guildhall. Over 30 stalls are expected at the...

Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets. Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets.

Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

Tourist Information Centre extends summer opening hours

Worcester's Tourist Information Centre Worcester's Tourist Information Centre

Tourist information, guides and maps will be available to Worcester visitors seven days a week this summer. The Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall on the High Street will be opening on Sundays from this weekend (29 May) until Sunday 25 September 2022. The centre will be open from 11am to 3pm on Sundays throughout the summer season – ...

Beacon lighting will mark the start of Worcester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

A beacon is to be lit in Worcester to mark the start of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. The beacon will be lit at Fort Royal Park on the evening of Thursday, June 2 – one of more than 2,022 lit all over the UK as part of the official programme of celebrations announced by Buckingham Palace. On the same evening there...

Worcester all set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Worcester residents are all set for a right royal celebration next month with street parties and a host of celebratory events to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend on 2-5 June will see the city decked out in red, white and blue as the fun gets underway – and shops are encouraged to join in the f...

Show how much you #LoveWorcester – and win a £20 voucher!

Pupils at Perry Wood Primary School picking litter. Pupils at Perry Wood Primary School picking litter.

Worcester residents are being urged to help spruce up their neighbourhood – and be in with a chance of winning a prize.Worcester City Council is offering e-vouchers worth £20 to the first 50 Worcester residents who post photos of themselves out litter picking in the run-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.The competition is open to all ...

Mosaic welcome sign for the ‘village in the city’

Councillor Alan Amos (left) and Councillor Richard Udall, with the new mosaic sign. Councillor Alan Amos (left) and Councillor Richard Udall, with the new mosaic sign.

Visitors to the St John's area of Worcester are now greeted with a striking and colourful mosaic sign – thanks to two local councillors. The sign welcoming people to the area was commissioned by Richard Udall and Alan Amos, who serve as councillors both on Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. It has been installed on the Bullri...

Woodlands and wildflowers – a new look for Perdiswell Park

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Work is due to begin on major improvements to Perdiswell Park which will make it not only a haven for wildlife – but also more accessible to visitors. This month will see the first phase of the work begin, with the creation of almost five hectares of wildflower meadow. Bird and bat boxes will be placed at suitable locations, as well as bee banks – ...

Splash of colour along roadside verges as nature is allowed to take its course

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More roadside verges in Worcester are to become a riot of colour this summer as Worcester City Council rolls out its wildflower verges initiative. In 2020 the City Council declared a biodiversity emergency, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of native species. Since then it has been looking to boost biodiversi...

Knife Angel’s Worcester stay had huge impact in the city

The Knife Angel The Knife Angel

The Knife Angel, the national monument against violence and aggression, drew crowds in to Worcester throughout its month-long stay, helping to spread a message of hope for social change. The 27ft-tall statue was created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. Designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre i...

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