Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

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The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome.At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too.Afternoon teas will be on sale, tha...
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Worcestershire authorities award contract for homeless prevention service

Worcestershire councils have awarded a contract to support people at risk of homelessness to Caring for Communities and People (CCP). Funding for the county's single person's and childless couple's homeless prevention service will rise to £301,500 per annum – an increase over the previous level of £240,000 per annum. The county-wide service has bee...
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Worcester shortlisted for Government’s £1 billion high streets fund

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Worcester's city centre is in the running for a share of a £1 billion Government funding pot.The plan for regenerating the northern part of the city centre – from The Cross up to Foregate Street train station – has made it through to the next round of the competition to secure a share of the Future High Streets Fund.Worcester City Council has been ...
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Trial payments of Council Tax at the corner shop is a success

A trial scheme giving Worcester residents the option to pay their Council Tax at their local shop has been a big success – and could now get even more useful, with extra payment options added.Since November last year Worcester City Council has been working with the national payment network PayPoint to give residents the option to pay their Council ...
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Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

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 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory.From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufact...
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Thousands of cities to mark World Car Free Day

Worcester is officially marking World Car Free Day on 22 September by closing Lowesmoor to cars from midday to 3.00pm to hold a special event.Instead a giant astro turf play area will take over the road and staff from Freedom Leisure will run free multi sports and tennis sessions.The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will also be on hand to offer free...
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Dare you visit The Commandery after dark this Halloween?

As one of the oldest buildings in Worcester, The Commandery is THE place to go for a truly spooky time this Halloween! On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November The Commandery will be opening after dark to give torch lit tours of one of Worcester's oldest buildings.Said to be one of the most haunted building in the city, The Commandery is a must...
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Recommendations from rough sleeper death review have been put into practice

Worcester City Council and its partner agencies that support rough sleepers have worked together to successfully implement all the recommendations made in an independent review into the death of a rough sleeper in the city.The independent review into the death of 74-year-old rough sleeper Cardon Banfield, who died in 2016, was published in May last...
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Local firms appointed to reshape The Arches - Worcester

Two local businesses have been appointed to redesign and refurbish Worcester's Victorian railway arches, transforming a central city area into a modern, 21st Century workplace for creative industries. The appointments of KKE Architects and structural engineering firm Shire are important milestones in the ambitious £4.5m redevelopment know...
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City Council agreement with Bloor Homes creates new job opportunities

Ensuring businesses and residents benefit from new housing developments is a key priority for Worcester City Council. The authority is now applying economic benefit conditions to major planning applications - such as job creation and provision of apprenticeship opportunities.As a result, the City Council has reached a unique agreement with Bloor Ho...
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Action proposed to reduce anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour is being proposed to make sure Worcester city centre is an even better place to visit and work in.The City Council's Communities Committee is set to consider a report on October 30 to introduce extra powers to encourage people not to feed gulls and pigeons in the city, to reduce incidents of dangerous cycling ...
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All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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 This year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December.Now in its 27th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,00...
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Worcester Wolves and Snow White add extra drama to Christmas lights switch on

 Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 21 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening. The event starts at 4.00pm, with members of the Worcester Wolves basketball team on hand in Cathedral Square to give basketball demonstrations, sign autographs, have pho...
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Festival of Water 2020 to be held in Worcester

August 2020 is a significant date for The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) as it is the start of the organisation's 75th Anniversary year. Where better to start the celebrations than with the annual Festival of Water on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal? Back in August 1945, Robert Aickman and Tom Rolt met on t...
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Countdown to city’s new festivals

Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work. The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the evening of Thursday 16 January from 5.30 - 10.00pm, just 100 days from now! Light Night...
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New facilities to help people recycle ‘on the go’

 Worcester City Council has introduced eye-catching new recycling stations in four of the city's most popular locations, in a bid to cut down on littering and help people to recycle more when they are out and about.The new recycling facilities were installed in Fort Royal Park, Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park and the Riverside last week.They ...
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Worcester is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status as it takes action on Single-Use Plastic

Worcester has joined a network of communities across the UK which are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. Worcester has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environmen...
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More couples than ever say ‘I do’ at Worcester’s Guildhall

Worcester's historic Guildhall is increasing in popularity as a place to tie the knot, with twelve weddings already booked at the popular venue for 2020.The City Council has a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies at the Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY).With its impressive décor dating b...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors.The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes a...
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Poppy Appeal to be launched at Guildhall

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The Mayor of Worcester will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion to launch the annual Poppy Appeal at Worcester's Guildhall on Saturday, October 26.City residents are encouraged to come along to the poignant event, which will start at 10.25pm and see standard bearers and cadets gathering outside the Guildhall gates before a poppy drop a...
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