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Help and advice for dealing with damp and mould in the home

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Tenants and homeowners in Worcester are urged to keep an eye out for damp and mould in their houses; to know how to make simple changes which can reduce the issue - and when to call in the experts. Most homes suffer from damp to some degree, usually caused by condensation in the home. However, if the problem is excessive, it could be caused by issu...

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New information signs to be installed at Worcester’s riverside park

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Work will get underway this spring to install new information signs at the entrances to Worcester's beautiful Riverside Park. Fifteen new totem-style signs will be put in place to welcome visitors to the park, and will include maps, information on walking and cycling routes, stories from the rich history of the area, and family-friendly facts on th...

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Additional funding confirmed for planned Scala arts centre development

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Additional funding has now been confirmed for the proposed redevelopment of Worcester's Scala Theatre, taking the ambitious plans a step closer to becoming reality. The proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed boost to local businesses. A plannin...

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New website to boost Worcester’s tourism appeal

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A new website has been launched to further boost Worcester's growing reputation as a tourist attraction. The new site is based around the city's Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the Guildhall in High Street. It's bursting with useful information about why Worcester is a great place to visit, what's on in the city, and the services on offer ...

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Worcester residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

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For the first time, residents in Worcester will need to show photographic identification (ID) to vote at the City Council elections in May. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote by checking they have the right form of ID. A wide range of photo identification can be accepted, which most people will already have, including a p...

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New grant available for Worcester retail businesses

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Worcester City Council has launched a new grant to help businesses and organisations which are either moving into empty premises or looking to make improvements to their existing building. The Retail Enhancement Grant will help fund interior renovations as well as improving the frontages and accessibility of empty and occupied retail units across W...

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Have your say on the future of outdoor play in Worcester

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Children, young people and their parents and carers are being asked for their views on the outdoor spaces they use or would like to use in Worcester. Worcester City Council has launched a consultation and is urging residents to voice their opinions on play areas for children and social spaces for young people in a bid to find out which areas are po...

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Have your say on proposed new licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation

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Worcester residents are invited to have their say on the expansion of additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in the city. A House in Multiple Occupancy is defined as a property where three or more people in two or more households share a basic amenity such as a toilet, a bathroom or kitchen facilities. HMOs with occupancy of f...

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Councillors to consider steps to address costs of running Worcester’s leisure centres

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Worcester city councillors are to be asked to support a range of measures to tackle the increased running costs at the city's three leisure centres, to ensure that residents will continue to have access to sport, fitness and exercise facilities. The proposals are in response to the recent rises in energy bills that have left Freedom Leisure, the no...

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Car park prices increase considered, to support services to Worcester residents

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Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider the first increase in car park charges in 14 years, in order to ensure services can continue to be delivered to residents. Prices at the 14 car parks operated by Worcester City Council have not gone up since 2009, and the Environment Committee is to be asked to support new prices that will stil...

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City Council plans to buy land for new walking & cycling pathway

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Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider making a Compulsory Purchase Order to help acquire land for the creation of a new walking and cycling route linking the city centre and Shrub Hill railway station. The Shrub Hill area is undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration, turning it into a major new centre for residential, business ...

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Grants to make your local community greener up for grabs in 2023

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Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £1,000 to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations that wish to take action to protect the environment. "The impact of climate change is very real, with record temperatures recorded in many countries at the start of this year and Worcester's highest ever temperature recorded last sum...

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Planning application for Worcester’s new arts venue submitted

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The planning application for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre has been submitted for approval and is available for comment on the Worcester City Council website. The ambitious proposals would transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-nee...

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Plans for Worcester’s new arts venue positively received

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Plans for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre were revealed at a public consultation event in the Guildhall this week, receiving dozens of positive comments. The ambitious proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to the Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed ...

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Book tells the stories of Worcester’s past through photos and memories

The Worcester Life Stories – In The Words Of Local People book

A new book containing photos of old Worcester tells the stories of the city's past through the memories of those who lived and worked in the area. Worcester Life Stories – In The Words Of Local People has been compiled by Worcester City Council's Historic Environment Record Officer Sheena Payne-Lunn and is out just in time for Christmas. The 70-pag...

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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

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With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking 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 via the Streetlink website or by calling 0300 500 0914. Streetlink will pass the details through to the Council and i...

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City Council supports free kids’ meals at Christmas and funds cost of living schemes

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Worcester City Council is making free meal vouchers available over the Christmas period to nursery and sixth form children who qualify for free school meals.The City Council will use part of the £190,000 Household Support Fund cash it has received from the Government to pay for the vouchers. Separately, vouchers for school-age children are being pr...

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Worcester’s free Christmas bus is a festive success

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The free day of festive bus travel in Worcester on Saturday 10 December proved to be a big hit with city shoppers and out-of-town visitors. A total of 6,978 passengers who would normally have had to pay for bus travel took advantage of the offer, jointly run by Worcester City Council and First Bus. That's a 20% increase on the equivalent Saturday i...

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When to put your bins out this Christmas

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wingDomestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over Christmas. There will be no changes to collection days. Bins will also be collected on the normal days in the following week, commencing 2 January. Check which day your black or green bin will be collected.   Don't forget to make sure your bins are placed out by 7am on your...

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Public Consultation for Worcester’s Scala Theatre - Wednesday, December 14 at The Guildhall

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Plans for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre will be revealed to the public on Wednesday, December 14 from 1pm to 8pm at The Guildhall in High Street. Everyone is welcome to attend this public consultation, view the plans, and share feedback with Worcester City Council and other representatives. The plans will be on di...

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