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Shops in Worcester are to be allowed to open 24 hours a day, Monday-to-Saturday, when they reopen after the lockdown ends at just after midnight on Wednesday December 2. Worcester City Council agreed to the measure after Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP called on councils across the country to allow round-the-clock opening to support the ret...
With the lockdown coming to an end, many of Worcester's shops are re-opening and the City Council is supporting them with a yuletide boost. Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and to soak up the festive atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the ...
A number of Worcester City Council's recycling and waste collection team have been told to self-isolate, after one of their colleagues tested positive for Covid-19. As a result there will be some disruption to bin collections in the city over the coming days, potentially lasting until Friday, November 27. The Council is giving priority to the colle...
The new national lockdown has had an impact on some of the services the City Council provides to the people of Worcester.However, the Council is working hard to keep as many services as possible running normally, within the restrictions imposed by the Government's lockdown rules.Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of the City Council, said: "This is no...
The Mayor of Worcester is asking city residents to remember the fallen and support the Poppy Appeal from home during the new lockdown. The normal war memorial ceremony and military parade have been cancelled and the new lockdown rules mean that Worcester Cathedral's remembrance service will not be open to the public. Veterans and other residents ar...
Rising rates of Coronavirus across Worcester are currently causing concern for Public Health officers. The Director of Public Health in Worcestershire is appealing to the city's residents to follow the guidance and help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the city, as infection rates are increasing rapidly. Latest data shows that in Worcester ...
Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £3,000 to city charities, volunteer groups and community groups that can deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter.The aim of the new Health and Hardship Grant Fund is to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key health issues...
Worcester City Council's role in leading the local response to climate change has been endorsed by residents, local businesses and stakeholders.Last year the City Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to make Worcester carbon neutral by 2030. The Council set up a cross-party steering group to prepare a draft Environmental Sustainability ...
The Mayor of Worcester is calling on Worcester residents, members of the armed forces and veterans to mark Remembrance Sunday from home this year. The impact of the pandemic and the need for social distancing mean that the traditional Civic Procession from the Guildhall to the Cathedral, the Military Parade and the ceremonial laying of wreaths at t...
For the second year running four of Worcester's parks have been named as among the very best in the entire country – with each of them awarded a coveted Green Flag award. The awards have been announced at a time when millions of people are seeing the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep. Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, For...
Worcester City Council wants you to have your say about what should be its priorities for the year ahead and how the Council can help you to deal with the disruption caused by Covid-19. The Council's Annual Survey is open now at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit and runs until 8 November 2020. We all want a city that is safe, prosperous, accessible...
Worcester City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year's Victorian Christmas Fayre, which was scheduled to take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020.The Fayre normally attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors to the city over the four-day period and contributes an additional £7.3 million to the Worcester economy (source:  V...
More people in Worcester can now enjoy the benefits that come from playing tennis thanks to a partnership between the sport's governing body, the LTA, Worcester City Council and its leisure operator Freedom Leisure, as new state-of-the art courts open in two of the city's most popular parks. The Tennis in the Park initiative is the start of a major...
Worcester residents are being asked for their views on proposed new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. The City Council plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would give City Council officers and delegated partners the o...
Worcester City Council is supporting a national campaign to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to loan sharks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued economic uncertainty during the pandemic, with many people facing redundancy, means loan sharks may look to take advantage of people in a vulnerable position who feel they have nowhere to turn f...
Nearly 1,500 Worcester businesses have received payments totalling approximately £20 million through three central Government COVID grant funds since the lockdown began in March. Worcester City Council has processed payments to 1,435 Worcester businesses through the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants Fund. A...
The Mayor of Worcester will lead a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan), the day on which the Second World War finally came to an end, on Saturday 15 August. Councillor Jo Hodges will open the event at 11am at the Guildhall in High Street. It will include prayers, poetry and a minute's silence. Social distancing requir...
The Leader of Worcester City Council has today welcomed the announcement by the Government of £1 million in funding for a proposed new walking and cycling bridge across the River Severn. The investment in the ambitious project is among £12 million coming to Worcestershire as part of the Government's Getting Building Fund, which aims to deliver jobs...
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...
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