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 cen...
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 tha...
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 b...
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 g...
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 su...
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 (Ma...
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 announce...
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 3...
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 Cit...
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 weather...
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 ...
Tourism contributed more than £179 million to Worcester's economy in 2018, according to figures released today by the City Council.Research under the respected Cambridge Economic Impact Model shows an 8.5 per cent increase in tourism income between 2015 and 2018, with the figure growing from £165,844,000 to £179,943,000.That's the result of a 5.9% ...
Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
A dragon boat trip has helped to launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs. Members of Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club joined event organisers and sponsors to celebrate '7 on the Severn' as the event prepares to grow for its seventh year. The popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of ...
More than £300,000-worth of improvements to play areas in Worcester are set to be considered by councillors.New fencing around the Splashpad, improvements to the play area at Cripplegate Park and a new basketball practice area are among the improvements to be considered by the City Council's Environment Committee on January 28.The improvements, rep...
A strategy for how Worcester can become a carbon-neutral city is set to be considered by councillors – with the city's residents, businesses and charities also expected to be asked to give their views.Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July last year and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by...
Some bin collections in Worcester will run later than ​usual​ over Christmas and New Year. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone's bins are emptied.Residents are being asked to put a date in their diaries to make sure they don't miss their collection. Residents are being asked to put a date in their ...