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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...
The ever-popular Worcester Show, which gives local people the opportunity to put their creative and horticultural skills to the fore, is set to return to the city on Sunday 15 August 2021 (subject to Government Covid rules). This year the Show will take place on the Pitchcroft Racecourse instead of Gheluvelt Park, ensuring that there is a greater a...
Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 6. Formal notices have been published for the three elections taking place in the city – for city councillors, county councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner – marking the formal start of the contests. Steps ar...
Worcester City Council has successfully secured a grant from Sport England's National Leisure Recovery Fund to help support the re-opening of the city's three leisure centres. The Council will use the £214,000 grant to continue supporting its leisure partner, Freedom Leisure, in providing a full range of sports and leisure activities to visitors on...
Local soldiers have joined the Mayor of Worcester to help carry out a litter pick at Worcester's Astwood Cemetery. Staff from the Army Recruitment office in Foregate Street volunteered to help out at the site, as part of their support for Keep Britain Tidy's Great British Spring Clean campaign. The recent storms and high winds have blown some litte...
Worcester-based armed forces veterans' charity Stepway has presented a Recognition Award to the City Council to acknowledge the support provided since it was founded in 2019. Stepway supports veterans in civilian life by providing drop-in centres, a skills programme, community projects and a range of other initiatives. The charity's founders visite...
If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session.The events will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections.The briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday March 15...
Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.75 million budget for 2021-22, including a range of initiatives to help the city recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, more and improved housing, and improvements to the Astwood Crematorium will all be supported by the 2021-...
Worcester residents are being encouraged to think about how they want to vote in the local elections in May.Three elections will take place in the city on Thursday May 6, with voters asked to choose their County Councillor, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and – in some areas of the city – their City Councillor.Polling stations wil...
A major regeneration of Worcester's city centre is set to go ahead, after a bid by the City Council secured £17.9 million. The investment has been awarded from the Government's Future High Streets Fund, with the announcement made today (26 December 2020) by Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. Th...
Worcester City Council wants your views on whether tougher powers to tackle dog fouling, which were introduced two years ago, have made a difference. A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced for Worcester in July 2018 and expires in July 2021. Its main purpose was to:  reduce the amount of dog mess on the street,reduce the number...
A range of grants for Worcester businesses affected by the city's Tier Two regulations are now available from the City Council.Businesses that have had to close under the current rules can get support, as can those that are still open but which have been impacted by Tier Two in other ways. The Government grants for Tier Two are at a reduced rate fo...
With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking city residents to let them know if they spot anyone sleeping rough on the city's streets. Anyone who does spot a rough sleeper is urged to tell the Streetlink service at www.streetlink.org.uk or by calling 0300 500 0914. Streetlink help by passing through the details to the Council or to ...
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...
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