Worcester 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 the city in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. Worcester City Council is sending out letters to all the c...
Worcester's pubs, restaurants and cafes can now apply to put tables and chairs on the pavements outside their premises, so they can serve more customers while sticking to social distancing rules. Parliament has approved a new fast-track system for approving pavement licence applications, to help support the hospitality sector in England recover fro...
   The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering need...
Worcester city councillors are to be asked to back a bid for £18m of Government cash, to help regenerate the northern quarter of the city centre. The city is in the running for a share of the Government's Future High Streets Fund, which is making grants of up to £25m available to selected cities. When it meets on July 28 the City Council's Policy a...
Worcester's popular Perdiswell Leisure Centre – home to the city's championship-standard swimming pool – will be open again from Saturday 25 July. And a week later the city's other two main sports centres, St Johns and Nunnery Wood, will also be back in action, from 1 August. Worcester City Council and Freedom Leisure have jointly made the announce...
Worcester Guildhall is reopening to the public on Monday July 13, with a range of measures in place to ensure visitors can enjoy the historic building safely. A maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed into the High Street attraction at any one time and a one-way system will be in place to guide people around its Grade I listed splendour. The main en...
Improving walking and cycling routes around the county is a priority for Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. The councils are proposing a scheme to build a new walking and cycling bridge across the River Severn in Worcester. The bridge will run from Gheluvelt Park to the Kepax site in St John's. Ahead of the scheme going ...
With the majority of Worcester's shops expected to reopen on Monday June 15, Worcester City Council is asking residents and businesses to work together to ensure the city is open, healthy and safe. The City Council is putting up signs in all the city's main shopping areas and its own car parks to remind people of the importance of social distancing...
Drivers are being encouraged to use Worcester's car parks and resist the temptation of leaving their cars on yellow lines, as some lockdown restrictions are lifted. With the Government allowing people to leave their homes more often and take longer journeys it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of motorists heading into the ce...
From cheering and clapping, to colourful messages stuck to the bins and even gifts - Worcester residents have been really showing their support for the city's waste crews during the lockdown. Now Worcester City Council is returning the compliment, with massive signs on the sides of two 26-tonne waste lorries reading, "Your waste collection crews th...
Worcester City Council, after discussions with the organising committee and other stakeholders, has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year's Worcester Show because of uncertainty around the coronavirus lockdown. The show, which regularly attracts around 10,000 visitors and is a fixture of Worcester's vibrant events calendar, was due to ...
Worcester City Council is resuming collections of customers' garden waste on Tuesday 14 April. The paid-for service had to be suspended on 19 March so that the Council could focus on emptying black bins in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Council has put extra resources into bin collections over the past week to catch up with all black and...
Worcester City Council's waste and recycling collection team is working hard to make sure the city's bins are emptied during the corona virus pandemic. Eleven crews were out in operation today, and are aiming to complete all outstanding black bin collections by the end of tomorrow (Friday 4 April). From next week, residents should continue to leave...
The Leader and Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council say that critical services to the public will be maintained during the on-going Coronavirus outbreak. Waste and recycling collections, street cleaning, bereavement services and support for vulnerable people including rough sleepers and flood victims will be prioritised as the Council works to s...
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Worcester City Council has cancelled several upcoming meetings. The decision has been agreed by the Leaders of all of the Council's political groups. All meetings up to and including March 24 have been cancelled. This includes the Policy & Resources Committee (March 17), Audit & Governance Committee (...
Worcester City Council is temporarily relaxing the enforcement of planning conditions restricting night-time and early morning deliveries to retailers of food, sanitary and other essential items. The move will provide the retailers with greater flexibility and help them minimise disruption to supply chains amid the coronavirus outbreak. The announc...
A major programme of improvements to the CCTV network in Worcester city centre has begun. The £600,000 project will take four months to complete and will see 93 new high definition cameras installed, connected by high-speed fibre optic cabling. The improvements – which will provide much clearer camera images and the ability for some cameras to view...
Housing First, a new approach to helping rough sleepers back into permanent accommodation, is being launched in Worcestershire this month. Worcester City Council, working with each of the five district councils across Worcestershire, led a successful bid for funding from the Government to trial the service for one year. Additional money from the Ci...
Worcester City Council has announced that immediate financial support will be provided to homes and businesses that have been hit by flooding following the impact of Storm Dennis. Householders who have been flooded will be given 100% Council Tax relief and firms will also get 100% relief on Business Rates if they have been hit by the extreme weathe...
Three historic Worcester sites that were once at risk of being lost have been fully restored – and another six are in line for vital repairs. The annual Worcester Heritage At Risk Register records buildings, scheduled monuments or historic areas that have suffered from neglect, decay or unsympathetic work and which need restoration work. The latest...