Worcester City Council News

Plan to create new cultural destination at The Arches-Worcester takes shape

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The creation of a new cultural quarter for Worcester has moved a step closer, with the submission this week of a planning application to redesign and refurbish a number of Worcester's Victorian railway arches.The application, which has been submitted by Worcester firm KKE Architects on behalf of the University of Worcester, is an important mil...
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Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners

Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners
 A new centre to help couples resolve disputes has opened in Worcester – with a little help from the City Council.Based in Worcester, the Centre for Resolution is the brainchild of local resident Ryan Compton, a qualified mediation and mentoring practitioner. Ryan set up the practice in 2016, originally hiring community facilities for mee...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

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Some bin collections in Worcester will run later than usual over Christmas and New Year. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone's bins are emptied.Residents are being asked to put a date in their diaries to make sure they don't miss their collection.  ​Usual day of collection ​Revised day of collectio...
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Seven-year-old James designs the Mayor’s Christmas card

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James Allison from Hollymount School in Worcester has beaten off competition from across the city to design the Mayor's Christmas card.The seven-year-old's colourful drawing – showing Santa Claus flying over the Guildhall with his reindeer – was chosen as the winner in this year's primary school competition to design the Mayor's festive greetings c...
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Have your say on the future of scheme designed to raise standards in Worcester’s Houses in Multiple Occupation

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Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on an existing scheme introduced to help raise standards in the city's Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).An HMO is a house that has been split into separate living areas so that several different households can live in it. The council is particularly keen to hear the views from tenants...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited.The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE. There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children."The event w...
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In-principle agreement announced to bring Worcester City Football Club home

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Worcester City Football Club are on course to be playing back in their home city in time for the 2020/21 season, thanks to the announcement of an in-principle agreement.Following discussions initiated by Worcester City Council and involving the Club, Worcestershire Football Association and the Club's Supporters' Trust, Worcester City FC are set to ...
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Buy local and support the Worcester economy this Christmas

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The final two weeks of 2019 will be crucial for Worcester's small businesses, with many retailers and restaurants making the bulk of their profit over the festive period.The Mayor of Worcester joined forces with members of the City Council's Economic Development Sub Committee to visit a number of new businesses on Small Business Saturday (7 Decembe...
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Make sure you check where your polling station is before you vote on 12 December

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Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the general election on December 12 – as some polling stations have changed from previous elections.Every voter's polling card lists where they need to go to cast their vote on Thursday.Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, ...
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Christmas arrives at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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This Christmas, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is urging residents to support their local artists and craft makers through visiting two exhibitions which celebrate a wealth of local talent.Crafted for You features beautiful work created by artists from across Worcestershire, opens 16 November until 4 January 2019.Worcester Society of Artis...
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New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website Find It Do It at finditdoit.worcester.gov.uk, launched by the City Council, aims to help residents find activities in and around Worcester. It also lists rooms and spaces which can be used to host m...
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Make sure you’re registered to vote in the general election

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Time is running out for Worcester residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election on Thursday 12 December.If you're not already on the electoral register you need to apply by 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 November to vote in the general election the following month.Registering to vote takes just five minutes – head to gov.uk/regi...
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Have your say on where you can vote

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Worcester City Council is reviewing the locations currently being used as polling stations for elections – and wants to hear your feedback on them.Have your say in a quick online survey at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit about polling stations in your area. The Council would like to hear your views on proximity to transport links, safety, ease of iden...
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New ways to pay and stay at Worcester car parks

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Next month will bring new ways to pay and stay in Worcester's 14 City Council-run car parks.New payment machines will be installed during October, giving customers more options on how to pay than ever before.As well as still being able to use coins, for the first time drivers will be able to pay by card – including contactless.There will also be a ...
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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run up to Christmas.Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and soak up the yule-tide atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the council's car parks.The deal applies to...
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Advice for EU citizens and businesses on Brexit

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Advice for EU citizens living in the UKIf you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status.You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you're an Irish...
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Worcester’s a riot of colour – thanks to wildflowers

L to R - Clly Andy Stafford, Mark Worrall and Graham Pratt, staff at Worcester City Council who planted wildflowers L to R - Clly Andy Stafford, Mark Worrall and Graham Pratt, staff at Worcester City Council who planted wildflowers
Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council's wild flower planting programme."Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful. However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants," explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Environment Comm...
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Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children

Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children
Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Footsteps – a local charity which provides free support to bereaved children, young people and their families. The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management's metals recycling scheme, which the City Council's crematorium is part of.Helen Dolton,...
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A Walk amongst Urban Ruins - Saturday 9 November 2019

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 On Saturday 9 November artist Andrew Howe invites families to explore Worcester's living ruins in a fun walk and workshop using photography, creative writing and drawing. The Urban Tour is part of the Living Ruins exhibition currently showing at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.From 11.00am – 2.00pm Andrew will lead a gentle walk aroun...
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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

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​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December.The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable ...
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