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Car Club scheme expands in Worcester

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Local residents are now able to sign up to drive more pay-as-you-go cars, as a further three vehicles have been added to Worcester's Car Club. The additional vehicles - a Nissan Juke, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Ford Fiesta – have been added to the Enterprise Car Club and are located at the City Council's Tallow Hill car park (WR5 1JT). A fourth car is ...

It's your city – have your say

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Worcester City Council wants to hear the views of residents and businesses on what its priorities should be– and how the council should be spending public money in the year ahead. The Council's annual survey is open now and runs until 30 November.  You can have your say here  or you can collect a printed copy from the Guildhall ...

Victorian Christmas Fayre to be sponsored by First Bus

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 Preparations are well underway for the 2023 Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre – and this year why not leave the family car at home – and all take the bus? This year's Fayre is being sponsored by First Bus which is offering a special £10 ticket which will allow five people to have unlimited travel all day on the Worcester network, including ...

New savings proposed as work continues to close budget gap

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 Councillors are to be asked to re-consider the introduction of entry fees for next year's Worcester Show as the City Council continues work to close its budget gap. Members of the Policy and Resources Committee are to be asked to back the move to charge £2 admission at the annual summer Show as part of a package of measures designed to help e...

Worcester event to mark Black History Month

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Worcester is to mark Black History Month with a special celebration event at The Guildhall on Saturday October 21. The event is produced by Worcester City Council in conjunction with Worcester Anti Racism Initiative, Worcester Afro Caribbean Association and Worcestershire Association of Igbo's. The event, "Our Cultural Heritage," will see the build...

Changes underway in the way small grants are allocated

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Groups and charities hoping to apply for community grants for the next financial year will need to get their applications in this autumn. The way Worcester City Council awards small grants though the One Worcester Communities Grants scheme is changing. Although grants for the current financial year can still be sought up to 31 March 2024, after tha...

Multi-Use Games Area proves a hit in Warndon Villages

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 A new Multi Use Games Area is proving a real hit with Warndon residents – so much so that over 30 local children signed a thankyou card to the City Council! The MUGA is an unlit, enclosed ball court area consisting of a tarmac surface with goals for 5-a-side football and nets for basketball as well as the court markings.It is also suitable fo...

Proposed changes to the way small grants are allocated

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Changes to the way small grants are issued to local organisations are set to be considered by Worcester City councillors. The One Worcester Communities Grants scheme has a Small Grants allocation of £45,000, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Councillors have already agreed to continue to supply £3,500 of this money each year as a grant to Wo...

Plan to improve transport in Worcester’s city centre

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A new draft transport strategy for Worcester's city centre has been endorsed by city councillors who are looking forward to working alongside the county council to achieve its goals. The 20-year strategy aims to enhance the city centre as a destination, increase the resilience of its transport network to flooding and take serious steps towards a mo...

Worcester residents urged to double check green bin rules to help boost recycling rates

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Worcester residents are being urged to double check the rules around what can go in their green bin, in a bid to help boost the city's recycling rates. The city's recycling is taken to the Envirosort Materials Reclamation facility in Norton where the materials are separated and despatched to reprocessors so that they can eventually be made into new...

Jet washing ‘hit squad’ helps keep Worcester city centre clean

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Worcester's streets are looking cleaner and tidier than ever, thanks to the City Council's enhanced street cleaning programme within the city centre. For the last couple of years, in addition to the usual sweeping and tidying carried out by the Street Scene team, the Council has a 'hit squad' which is making a splash - cleaning up mess with a hot w...

Get ready for a fun-packed family day out at Worcester Show!

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The ever-popular Worcester Show is back at the weekend, promising a day packed full of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages. This year's show will be held at Pitchcroft on Sunday August 13 between 10am and 5pm, offering a packed line-up of live music, market stalls, fun fair rides, a dog show, sports demos, free activities and plenty of f...

Mayoral cash boost for two local charities

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Local charities Onside Advocacy and Severn Arts received a welcome cash boost when former Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson, presented them with money raised during his year in office. Cllr Gregson's two mayoral charities were Severn Arts, which works to bring high-quality music and arts to a wide range of people across Worcestershire; and On...

Councillors welcome Worcester's first-ever Play Plan

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Councillors have backed a scheme which will improve play facilities and spaces across Worcester. Members of the Place and Economic Development this week approved the city's first ever Play Plan. Designed in consultation with children, young people and their families and carers, it sets out ambitions to make major investment in play spaces across th...

Worcester Show has 1980s theme

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Dig out your legwarmers and shoulder pads, grab your Sony Walkman - and get ready for Worcester Show, which this year has a 1980s theme! With less than a month to go until the big day, Worcester City Council's Community Engagement Team and an army of dedicated volunteers have been busy organising the event. The team visited Worcester City Art Galle...

Heat network unleashes potential for renewable energy from river

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Buildings in Worcester could benefit from an underground heat network powered by the River Severn – subject to the outcome of a proposed study. A heat network or district heating scheme supplies heat in the form of hot water from a central source to numerous consumers, either business or domestic, via a network of underground pipes. Heat networks c...

Renovation plans for Astwood Crematorium

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Detailed designs for the modernisation and refurbishment of Astwood Crematorium are to be drawn up, if councillors back the scheme. An initial study carried out earlier this year has ruled out the possibilities of building a new crematorium elsewhere and it is instead likely that the current facility will be upgraded and extended. If councillors ba...

Worcester Show’s music line-up revealed

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Preparations are well underway for this year's Worcester Show which will include a whole host of musical entertainment. The Show takes place at Pitchcroft on Sunday August 13 between 10am and 5pm will include a packed line-up of live music, market stalls, fun fair rides, a dog show, sports demos, free activities and plenty of food and drink. Headin...

Worcester food businesses secure new ‘Triple 5’ status

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 Worcester businesses that consistently maintain high food standards are being recognised as part of a new scheme launched for cafes, restaurants and take-aways that consistently show the highest hygiene levels. The Triple 5 scheme celebrates eateries that gain the top level 5 Food Hygiene Rating and maintain it for at least three inspections ...

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Worcester to mark Windrush Day on its 75th anniversary

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen is to welcome guests to the Guildhall to mark Windrush Day later this week. At 11am on Thursday (June 22), the Mayor will give a short speech on the steps of the Guildhall which will be followed by reflections and stories from members of the Worcester Afro Caribbean Association. The group will then be invi...

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