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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

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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

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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...

Enjoy a night out – and help raise charity cash

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson

Tickets are still available for the Mayor of Worcester's charity dinner, so if you fancy getting dressed in your best AND helping to raise money for worthy causes, why not buy tickets and go along? The event is to be held on the evening of April 29 in the splendour of the Guildhall and will include a three-course meal and a charity auction. Mayor C...

Mayor plants a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

'Plant a Tree for the Queen's Jubilee'. 'Plant a Tree for the Queen's Jubilee'.

.With preparation well underway for celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Worcester City Mayor Stephen Hodgson planted a cherry tree this week as part of the Queen's Green Canopy scheme. Three pupils from Nunnery Wood High School's Eco Club helped the mayor plant the tree outside Waitrose in London Road, accompanied by store manager Sc...

Make sure you are registered to vote in May’s local elections

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Worcester residents are urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 14 April so that they can have their say in the upcoming local elections. Worcester City Council currently holds elections in three out of every four years, with a third of councillors being elected each time. This year voters will go to the polls in 12 of the cit...

Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

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Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Fun for all the family is promised at this year's event, which is set to return on Sunday August 14 in the spacious surroundings of Pitchcroft Racecourse. Last year's show attracted record numbers and organisers are hoping that this year's event ...

Grant help extended for those affected by 2020 floods

Flooding on Croft Road

Owners of properties which flooded in February 2020 may still be eligible for grant help towards the cost of flood resilience work. Worcester City Council has been able to extend the deadline for claiming reimbursement of previously agreed work to June 30, 2022. Properties and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their buildings more ...

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