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Grants of up to £2K available to help support Worcester communities

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 Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help strengthen and enhance local communities. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Grants have already been paid to a wide var...
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£114,820 to help Worcester families pay for food and get access to accommodation

Worcester City Council has been awarded £114,820 by central government to help support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies allows local authorities in England to use their discretion, to identify and support those most in need w...
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Street market operation in Worcester to be reviewed

 Councillors are set to review the way street markets will operate in Worcester's city centre in the future. When Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Sub Committee meets on 29 October, councillors will examine the role street markets play in the city and how they can most effectively be managed when the current contract wit...
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£3,000 grants for Worcester community groups

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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...
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Support for Worcester City Council to tackle climate emergency

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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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Mark Remembrance Sunday from home, says Mayor of Worcester

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The Mayor of Worcester is calling on Worcester residents, members of the armed forces and veterans to mark Remembrance Sunday from home this year. The impact of the pandemic and the need for social distancing mean that the traditional Civic Procession from the Guildhall to the Cathedral, the Military Parade and the ceremonial laying of wreaths at t...
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Over 6,000 new trees to be planted in Worcester

 6,100 new trees are to be planted in Worcester, as a result of successful applications by Worcester City Council to central Government's Urban Tree Challenge Fund. The Urban Tree Challenge Fund aims to support the planting of more than 130,000 trees across England's towns and cities. 4,000 mixed broad-leaved native species will be planted in ...
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Four Worcester parks win national awards

Green Flag award Pictured in 2019, when the Riverside Park first received the Green Flag, are (l to r) Graham Pratt, Worcester City Council Riverside Team; Mark Worrall, Worcester City Council Green Space Team Supervisor; Cllr Joy Squires, Chair of Worcester City Council Environment Committee; Timothy Booker, Canal and River Trust Area Operations Manager; Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council Environment Committee; and Dexx the dog
For the second year running four of Worcester's parks have been named as among the very best in the entire country – with each of them awarded a coveted Green Flag award. The awards have been announced at a time when millions of people are seeing the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep. Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, For...
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Worcester’s Riverside and three other city parks are among best in UK

Celebrating the Green Flag award for Worcester's Riverside Park are Graham Pratt, Worcester City Council Riverside Team; Mark Worrall, Green Space Team Supervisor; Cllr Joy Squires; Timothy Booker, Canal and River Trust Area Operations Manager; Cllr Andy Stafford; and Dexx the dog. Celebrating the Green Flag award for Worcester's Riverside Park are Graham Pratt, Worcester City Council Riverside Team; Mark Worrall, Green Space Team Supervisor; Cllr Joy Squires; Timothy Booker, Canal and River Trust Area Operations Manager; Cllr Andy Stafford; and Dexx the dog.
Worcester's Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one of the best in the UK by the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. A prestigious Green Flag has been awarded to the park, an 83.9-hectare green area around the River Severn, running through the heart of the city. The Riverside Park joins the roster of Worcester'...
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Artists selected for Worcester’s city centre Outdoor Gallery

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The artists whose work will dress the windows of shop units to create an outdoor gallery for Worcester's city centre have been revealed. Worcester City Council, Worcester BID and Severn Arts have commissioned eight artists to create engaging bespoke designs to dress the frontage of seven vacant retail units, as well as lower floor wi...
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It's your city - have your say

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Worcester City Council wants you to have your say about what should be its priorities for the year ahead and how the Council can help you to deal with the disruption caused by Covid-19. The Council's Annual Survey is open now at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit and runs until 8 November 2020. We all want a city that is safe, prosperous, accessible...
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Support to apply for EU Settlement Scheme, as deadline looms

Worcester City Council is offering face-to-face and phone appointments to support EU citizens who wish to secure permanent rights to stay in the UK. On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom left the European Union and entered a 'transition period'. This means that all qualifying people who wish to remain in the UK beyond the transition, which finishes...
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Cash boost to support rough sleepers

 More than £440,000 has been given to councils across Worcestershire to continue supporting rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from the Government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which is part of the national strategy to end rough sleeping for good. Funding will be used to continue providing B&B and hotel ac...
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Archaeological dig under Worcester car park aims to unearth secrets of city’s past

Archaeologists will start investigating Copenhagen Street car park (WR1 2HB) next week – with the potential to unearth new discoveries on how Worcester has evolved over the past 2,500 years. The investigation, which will be conducted by Wessex Archaeology (www.wessexarch.co.uk) from 5 to 8 October, is part of a programme that seeks to identify what...
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£1m to boost skills, create additional employment space and fund new electric charging points

Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1m in central government funding to pay for ten more electric charging points, new employment space and facilities to help boost skills in local communities. The funding, which has been made available through the government's Town Fund Accelerated Fund, must be spent by 31 March 2021. Six new rap...
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Popular skate park re-opens, following improvements

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A Worcester skate park which was built in memory of a popular local teenager has re-opened, following improvements. The skate park (located in Oldbury Road, Dines Green, Lower Broadheath WR2 6JS) is dedicated to Nathan Spiers, who tragically died in 2002 at the age of fourteen, after falling into difficulties whilst out with friends on a fishing tr...
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New exhibition The Printed Line opens at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday 19 September

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A national exhibition on tour from the Arts Council Features almost 60 artists including David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum has been awarded the 'Good to Go' industry standard – with measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff This Saturday 19 September sees the opening of a brand...
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Memorial bench honours popular Worcester councillor

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A memorial bench has been installed on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester, in honour of Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. The popular local councillor sadly passed away on 10 June 2019, at the age of 60. The bench, located on Kleve Walk opposite the west door of Worcester Cathedral, was unveiled on Tuesday 15 September – which would have b...
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Volunteering champion scoops prize on Worcester Community Lottery

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 A local resident who has devoted her life to encouraging more people to volunteer has scooped £250 in the city's Community Lottery. The Worcester Community Lottery (www.worcesterlottery.org) gives players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw, and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The list...
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Explore Worcester’s treasures on National Heritage Days

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during the national Heritage Open Day festival (www.heritageopendays.org.uk) from 11 – 20 September. The Grade 1 listed Guildhall (www.worcesterguildhall.co.uk) on Worcester's High Street is open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am...
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