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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...
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 ...
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