Knife Angel to bring message of hope to Worcester

Knife Angel
A 27ft-tall 'Knife Angel', created using over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces, is set to visit Worcester in Spring 2022. The Knife Angel is designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, with the aim of bringing the issue of knife crime to the front of society's consciousness. Councillors will dis...
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Council to consider £320,000 investment in Worcester’s litter bins

Litter bin in New Road
A major programme of investment to improve litter bins across Worcester is to be considered by City Councillors. More than £320,000 will be spent across the next four years on replacing existing public bins with larger and better-designed ones, if the Environment Committee backs the plan when it meets on Tuesday 2 November. The proposals are in add...
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Plans afoot to celebrate landmark 2022 events in style

City councillors are reviewing proposals to ensure Worcester makes the most of two landmark events in 2022: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (28 July – 8 August). At Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee meeting on 1 November, councillors will discuss proposals to support the celebration...
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New action plan to tackle gull numbers in Worcester

A comprehensive action plan to reduce the numbers of gulls nesting in Worcester next year is to be considered by councillors, including boosting spending by £40,000. The creation of three gull nest exclusion zones, subsidising property owners to make their buildings "gull-proof" and campaigning for a change to the national rules that limit what can...
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Charter 400 artist commissions go on display

Charter-Timeline-400---L---R-Barbara-Gibson--Marta-Kochanek-of-Gibson-Kochanek-Studio-with-Adrian-Gregson-Charter-400-Project-Manager Left to right: Barbara Gibson and Marta Kochanek of Gibson Kochanek Studio with Adrian Gregson Charter 400 Project Manager
Three new artworks, commissioned through the Charter 400 project, have gone on public display across Worcester this half-term and will be on display until December. Each artwork tells the story of Worcester's past and present. Adrian Gregson, County and Diocesan Archivist and Charter 400 Project Manager said: "Half-term is a fantastic time to get o...
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Have your say to improve safety for taxi passengers

New rules to help passengers feel even safer when they catch a taxi in Worcester are being considered – and city residents are urged to have their say on the plans. The City Council is proposing to launch a range of changes to taxi policies, including making it compulsory for drivers to do safeguarding training and to be registered with the nationa...
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Worcester pupils go Green for Halloween

A Worcester primary school has stepped up efforts this term to recycle and re-use more materials – and is encouraging residents across the city to do likewise. Cranham Primary School ( in Warndon has placed small recycling bins in every classroom which are emptied by pupils in to larger green bins at the end of each week, r...
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Four Worcester parks named among the best in the country

Worcester's Gheulvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, Fort Royal Park and Riverside Park have all received the prestigious Green Flag Award, in this the scheme's Silver Jubilee year.The award is the quality mark for parks and green spaces across the UK. "Over the last eighteen difficult months more people than ever have enjoyed spending time in Worcester's...
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Worcester residents urged to take up offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free

 A Worcester resident is urging others to make the most of an offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free. Ken Digger, who lives in Himbleton Road, Worcester, recently had solar panels fitted on the south-facing property of the home he owns – with the entire cost covered through the Government's Green Homes Grant delivery scheme....
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New electric charging points in Worcester

Twelve new electric car charging points are now available in Worcester's St Martin's Gate car park – and under a special introductory offer, users will not need to pay for parking while they power up their vehicles. Worcester City Council has installed the chargers as the latest step in its Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which aims to help ...
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Young people to be at heart of future City Council decisions

A Young Person's Champion has been appointed to Worcester City Council, putting issues such as child poverty, youth employment and young people's well-being at the heart of future decision-making. The move will see all future City Council policies and decisions assessed for their impact on children and young people.It reflects growing concern about...
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It's your city - have your say

Annual Survey 2021
Worcester City Council wants you to have your say about what should be its priorities for the year ahead and how the Council can support you and your community. The Council's Annual Survey is open now at and runs until 11 November 2021. With the City Council having been awarded more than £40 million of Government funding to...
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UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

Cherry picker in action in Angel Place
The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...
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Celebrate Worcester’s 400th birthday on Charter Day 2 October 2021 at venues across Worcester

Celebrate Charter Day on 2 October at venues across Worcester with exhibitions, performance and guided tours. View the actual King James I Charter – on display for the first time in 400 years. Celebrate Worcester's 400th birthday with exhibitions, performances and guided tours on 2 October 2021, Charter Day. View the actual Charter sealed by King J...
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Have your say on future of allotment sites in Worcester

Worcester City Council is seeking views from green-fingered residents on the provision and use its allotment service – and how it could be improved in the future. The Council is looking to make changes after the independent National Allotment Society reviewed the service and made recommendations. "Our allotments are an important community asset, an...
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New timetable for SWDP Review

A proposed new timetable for the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been published for consideration by councillors. The plan was due to go out to public consultation next month (October), but it was announced in July it would be delayed. This is because important information from sewerage, transport and power infrastructure pr...
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Vital lifesaving equipment back in place at Worcester riverside

Lifesaving equipment put by the riverside in Worcester after the death of student Tom Jones has been repaired. An emergency rescue pole is located once again by steps on Bromwich Parade near the swan sanctuary, on the banks of the River Severn. The long pole has a buoyancy aid and hook at the end to help pull people to shore if they get in difficul...
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Have your say on future of culture in Worcester

Worcester City Council wants to hear the views of local residents and stakeholders as it sets out to shape the support it gives to cultural organisations, events and activities over the next five years. The Council is encouraging people of all ages to take part in a short survey to establish what types of cultural or heritage activities they engage...
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New opportunities to volunteer on offer at Worcester Expo

If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday October 1. With more people than ever choosing to stop work or find a new direction as the nation recovers from the pandemic, Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the ...
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£1.5 million to insulate Worcester homes and save energy

Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1,525,900 of Government funding to improve the energy efficiency of local properties – cutting CO2 emissions and helping to reduce fuel poverty. The funding, which has been received from Government's Green Homes Grant scheme, is being used to improve the energy efficiency of Worcester homes where...
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