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Worcester set to bid for £28m to transform city

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Worcester councillors are expected to be asked to approve a plan to bid for almost £28m when the Council's Policy & Resources Committee meets next week. Worcester City Council will submit a bid to Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund at the end of January, setting out how a potential £27.9m investment could deliver long-term economic growth for...
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Wildflower haven to be created near city centre

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A future haven for wildflowers is being created at Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve (WR5 3DH), close to Worcester city centre. The City Council has joined forces with the Warwickshire & West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (www.wwmcrc.co.uk) to reclaim a large area of the Reserve which had become overgrown with invasive brambles. Approxima...
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Take winter action to deter gulls from nesting in New Year

Worcester residents and business owners are being urged to take action over the winter months to prevent gulls from nesting on their properties in the Spring. "The first step is to remove any nests and nesting materials from your property before the gulls return to Worcester in March and April," says Gordon Dugan, Worcester's Gull Control Officer. ...
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£17.9m boost to regenerate Worcester’s city centre

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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...
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New social housing allocation scheme launches in South Worcestershire

 Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon District Councils have joined forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. 'Housing for You' (www.housingforyou.co.uk) replaces Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system. The move will affect over 9,000 people in South Worcestershire who are currently on the H...
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COVID: Registration opens for further grants to support Worcester businesses

 Registration is now open for grants for Worcester businesses that have been forced to close between 5 November and 2 December 2020.These include non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality, entertainment and personal care businesses. Businesses are eligible for the following Local Restrictions Support Grants, covering the 28-day lockdown perio...
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White Ribbon Day 2020: Shining a spotlight on domestic abuse

More than 40,000 calls were made to the National Domestic Abuse helpline (www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk) during the first three months of Covid-19 restrictions this year - and call numbers have risen sharply during the current lockdown. Every year thousands of people speak out about domestic abuse on White Ribbon Day (www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day) an...
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Help at hand for Worcester families experiencing hardship this winter

A far-ranging package of support is available to support local families who are at risk of becoming homeless or are facing hardship this winter. Financial and practical assistance is available to help low income families in Worcester pay for food, heating, clothing and other essential items.Help is also on offer for people who are struggling with d...
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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

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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 ...
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Have powers to tackle dog fouling in Worcester worked?

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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...
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COVID: Enhanced Grants for Worcester businesses affected by Tier Two rules

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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...
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Mayor hands £10,000 donation to St. Richard’s Hospice

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Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £10,000 to St. Richard's Hospice – a local charity which cares for adults and their loved ones following diagnosis of a serious progressive illness.  The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management's metals recycling scheme, which the City Council's cr...
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Strong support for proposed measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Worcester residents have shown strong support for proposed new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. The City Council has proposed the introduction of a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would give its officers and delegated partners the o...
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Worcester charities receive grants to help people facing winter hardship

Grants of up to £3,000 have been paid to nine city charities and community groups which will deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter. Over £23,000 has been paid from the City Council's Health and Hardship Grant Fund, designed to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key heal...
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Worcester shops to be allowed to open for 24 hours

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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...
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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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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 ...
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COVID: Registration opens for new discretionary grants to support Worcester businesses

Applications are now open for grants for Worcester businesses that have been impacted by the November 2020 lockdown.The new Local Restrictions Discretionary Grant offers support to businesses which are not eligible for the existing Local Restrictions Support Grant , using funding from central government. Worcester City Council will, at its own disc...
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Disruption to Worcester bin collections

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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...
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Worcester City Council services in the lockdown

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...
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What are your ideas for investment in Worcester’s future?

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 Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent. The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund. Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Counci...
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