New waste lorries remind people not to feed gulls

R6__8810-02Sep2021 Cllr Andy Stafford (right), Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee, and Alex Parry, City Council Technical Officer, with one of the two new 26-tonne waste lorries carrying the gulls design.
Worcester residents and visitors will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly. The display on the side of the two 26-tonne vehicles say, "Feed the bins, not the gulls", to encourage people to make...
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Popular Park at Cromwell Crescent gets makeover

Worcester City Council is undertaking several improvements at Cromwell Crescent Park (WR5 2JW), with work commencing today (Monday 6 September). New all-weather paths are to be created along with the installation of more bins, park benches, cycle hoops, picnic tables and natural play features in the play area. The iron entrance gate and posts which...
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New five-year Worcester City Plan published

Worcester Cathedral and swans
A proposed new five-year City Plan for Worcester is being published for consultation by the City Council, setting out proposed themes and policies that will guide the authority's work until 2026.The draft City Plan has been supported by all four political parties represented on the City Council – Conservative, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat.The...
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Council to review plans for £19.6m investment in Worcester

Worcester receives £19.6m from the Government's Towns Fund
Worcester city councillors are set to approve major plans which could see £19.6m invested in the city. On 7 September the Policy and Resources Committee will review revised proposals recommended by Worcester's Towns Board. This follows the announcement in June that the city has been offered a £19.6m investment from central Government's £3.6 billion...
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£300,000 donation offered to Worcester Art Gallery

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
A Worcester philanthropist has offered to boost the collection of art works at Worcester Art Gallery and Museum, and the city's broader cultural status, by donating £300,000. If the plan is approved by Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee, the donation will be used to purchase new works of art, to allow displays in the gallery to...
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Elephant trail hailed a success by Council Leader

Councillor Marc Bayliss with The Pears elephant, decorated by Sue Guthrie
The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...
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2020 Worcester Show cancelled due to coronavirus

Worcester Show logo
Worcester City Council, after discussions with the organising committee and other stakeholders, has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year's Worcester Show because of uncertainty around the coronavirus lockdown. The show, which regularly attracts around 10,000 visitors and is a fixture of Worcester's vibrant events calendar, was due to ...
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Free parking for health workers, carers and volunteers to end on August 31

The national temporary scheme that provided free parking to NHS workers, social care staff and NHS volunteer responders ended on 21 June this year, but Worcester City Council has kept it in place within the city. Introduced in April 2020 as part of the national response to the pandemic, the initiative has already been stopped by many other councils...
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Worcester Show is best attended ever

This year's Worcester Show (held at Pitchcroft on Sunday 15 August) attracted an estimated 15 – 20,000 visitors– exceeding the highest estimate of 13,000 at previous Shows. This year the event moved from Gheluvelt Park to Pitchcroft Racecourse – allowing more space between over 100 stalls, performers, volunteers and visitors. Many stalls sold Worce...
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Going green to keep the city green

Street-scene-in-action-with-electric-grounds-maintenance-kit-left-to-right-Chris-Davis-Peter-Wright-Alex-Grochotov-Jacob-Newman Worcester City Council's street scene team in action with the new electric grounds maintenance equipment. Left to right: Chris Davis, Peter Wright, Alex Grochotov, Jacob Newman
Worcester City Council has bought its first set of electric grounds maintenance equipment as part of a continuing drive to reduce carbon emissions from its daily work to keep the city looking beautiful. The new electric gear includes hedge-trimmers and grass strimmers, all powered by batteries which the council workers wear strapped to their backs....
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Mayor of Worcester to mark VJ Day anniversary

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson
The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, will release a video message on Sunday to mark the anniversary of VJ Day, the last day of the Second World War. VE Day in May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe, but the fighting continued in the Far East for more than three more months. It was only with the announcement of Impe...
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Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

The Worcester Show will take place at Pitchcroft on 15 August 2021 L to R: Alex Booth – Worcester City Council; Chris Thorpe – Volunteer and Show Committee member + dog (Charlie); Stuart Minchin – Worcester City Council; Paul Harding - Discover History; Karen Thorpe – volunteer; Abbie Payton - Vamos Theatre; Leah Adkins - Worcester Live; Anika Gulata – trophy winner 2019; Colin from Arctic Spas (sponsor); Ken Johnson – Worcester City Football Club; Cllr James Stanley; David Birtwistle – President Worcester Civic Society; Mandy Neill – volunteer; Basia Ligias and Lisa Smith – Worcester City Council; Mrs Gulata – parent of trophy winner Anika Gulata
The popular Worcester Show is coming back to the Pitchcroft Racecourse (WR1 3EJ) on Sunday 15 August (10.00am – 5.00pm). There will be live bands; fair-style attractions; a have-a-go sports zone; the judging of over 130 competitive creative classes; a dog competition; local food and drink – and much, much more! "We're looking forward to welcom...
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Butterflies, bunting and pop-up parks in Worcester, as visitors head back to city

Worcester's recovery from the lockdown – already one of the most successful in the country – is set to move up a gear, with the city centre getting even more colourful and welcoming in the next few days. Colourful bunting on shops and buildings, striking butterfly decorations in trees, and pop-up "parks" where residents & visitors can unwind ar...
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Children’s summer sports sessions are a success

Councillor James Stanley joins children for a free multi-sports session
The free summer sports sessions for Worcester children running across the summer holidays have been declared a success by the Chairman of Worcester City Council's Communities Committee. Councillor James Stanley dropped in one of the sessions at the Countryside Centre to see kids aged from three to 18 trying out sports from football to tennis, kwik ...
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Don’t lose your vote! Residents in Worcester urged to check their voter registration details

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Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2022, the City Council is contacting residents to make sure they can vote on the big day.Worcester City Council is sending out letters to households...
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Further delay to SWDP Review

 The review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed again. The decision is to give more time for vital technical studies to be completed. It means the plan now won't be published in October 2021 ready for public consultation and submission for independent examination in February 2022. A new timetable is being drawn up for...
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Now’s the time to show off your creations at the Worcester Show

It's time to unleash all your lockdown creativity and get ready to show off your gardening, crafting, painting, photographic and cookery talent at the ever-popular Worcester Show (Pitchcroft Race Course - Sunday 15 August 2021). There are over 140 competition classes for people of all ages to enter. In addition to gardening categories for fruit and...
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Worcester’s wildflowers give boost to biodiversity

Worcester City Council is taking action to encourage wildflowers to flourish in areas across the city - in a bid to boost the numbers of bees, butterflies, and other insects, that play an important role in our ecosystem. "The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the Second World War – which is incredibly worrying because they provide ess...
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Hawks will fly daily to deter gulls in Worcester

Hawks are to be flown around Worcester five days a week for the next two months, in a bid to deter gulls from settling in the city. From July 19 the birds will fly in select parts of Worcester for up to eight hours a day - the biggest exercise of its type to have been undertaken in the city. Hawk flying was trialled in Britannia Square and other pa...
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Have your say on proposals to close pedestrian railway crossings

Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. There are fears that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields Park and the Laugherne Brook Nature Reserve (known as...
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