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Worcester City Council wants you to have your say about what should be its priorities for the year ahead and how the Council can support you and your community. The Council's Annual Survey is open now at worcester.gov.uk/voiceit and runs until 11 November 2021. With the City Council having been awarded more than £40 million of Government funding to...
The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...
Worcester residents and visitors will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly. The display on the side of the two 26-tonne vehicles say, "Feed the bins, not the gulls", to encourage people to make...
A proposed new five-year City Plan for Worcester is being published for consultation by the City Council, setting out proposed themes and policies that will guide the authority's work until 2026.The draft City Plan has been supported by all four political parties represented on the City Council – Conservative, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat.The...
Worcester city councillors are set to approve major plans which could see £19.6m invested in the city. On 7 September the Policy and Resources Committee will review revised proposals recommended by Worcester's Towns Board. This follows the announcement in June that the city has been offered a £19.6m investment from central Government's £3.6 billion...
A Worcester philanthropist has offered to boost the collection of art works at Worcester Art Gallery and Museum, and the city's broader cultural status, by donating £300,000. If the plan is approved by Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee, the donation will be used to purchase new works of art, to allow displays in the gallery to...
The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...
The national temporary scheme that provided free parking to NHS workers, social care staff and NHS volunteer responders ended on 21 June this year, but Worcester City Council has kept it in place within the city. Introduced in April 2020 as part of the national response to the pandemic, the initiative has already been stopped by many other councils...
Worcester City Council has bought its first set of electric grounds maintenance equipment as part of a continuing drive to reduce carbon emissions from its daily work to keep the city looking beautiful. The new electric gear includes hedge-trimmers and grass strimmers, all powered by batteries which the council workers wear strapped to their backs....
The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, will release a video message on Sunday to mark the anniversary of VJ Day, the last day of the Second World War. VE Day in May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe, but the fighting continued in the Far East for more than three more months. It was only with the announcement of Impe...
Worcester's recovery from the lockdown – already one of the most successful in the country – is set to move up a gear, with the city centre getting even more colourful and welcoming in the next few days. Colourful bunting on shops and buildings, striking butterfly decorations in trees, and pop-up "parks" where residents & visitors can unwind ar...
The free summer sports sessions for Worcester children running across the summer holidays have been declared a success by the Chairman of Worcester City Council's Communities Committee. Councillor James Stanley dropped in one of the sessions at the Countryside Centre to see kids aged from three to 18 trying out sports from football to tennis, kwik ...
Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2022, the City Council is contacting residents to make sure they can vote on the big day.Worcester City Council is sending out letters to households...
Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. There are fears that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields Park and the Laugherne Brook Nature Reserve (known as...
A new grant scheme for businesses affected by the impact of the Covid pandemic, and which are continuing to face premises costs while they recover, has been launched by Worcester City Council.Businesses and organisations that are based in a premises in the city, either their own or one belonging to a client, can apply for up to £2,700 from the new ...
Having secured a Conservative majority at last month's election, Worcester City Council Leader Marc Bayliss is today setting out his priorities for the year ahead.Cleaner streets, support for the city's post-pandemic recovery, managing the investment of more than £40 million of Government funding in the city, tackling parking problems in residentia...
Worcester is to receive £19.6m to deliver long-term economic growth for the city and support recovery after COVID. The award follows the submission of a successful bid by Worcester City Council to the Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund. Worcester was one of 101 towns across the UK to be given the opportunity to create a Town Investment Plan,...
Residents will be able to watch Worcester City Council meetings from the comfort of their own homes from next week, as council and committee meetings are streamed live on YouTube for the first time. The aim of the initiative is to make the business of the council more public and accessible than ever before, by enabling people to watch council busin...
The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 6. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won five of the 12 seats that were being contested, Labour won three, the Greens won three and the Liberal Democrats won one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now Conservatives – 18 seatsLab...
When voters arrive at Worcester's polling stations on Thursday (May 6) they will find a range of measures in place to help protect them from any risk of Covid infection while they are exercising their democratic right. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be in place alongside signs reminding people to maintain social distancing and – where possible – on...
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