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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Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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Anyone who enjoys a visit to historic sites, whether intact or in ruins will love the next exhibition opening on 26 September at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Living Ruins features artworks from the eighteenth century to the present day which explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed.Curated in partnership wit...
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We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

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Worcester's main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday November 10 is our community's opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide.A service will take place at Worcester Cathedral at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying cerem...
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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

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 A special memorial service is being held at Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday December 5.This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year.Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for ti...
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Good causes to benefit from launch of Worcester Community Lottery

Worcester City Council is getting ready to launch a local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes. The new Worcester Community Lottery will give players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The City Council's Income Genera...
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Resolve to make time to talk to others in New Year

 An innovative new campaign launches in Worcester this week, to encourage local residents to spend more time talking to friends, family members, neighbours and people in the wider community.The Talk to Me Worcester initiative aims to bridge generational and cultural divides in a bid to tackle the growing problem of isolation. According to cent...
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Worcester City Council bans single-use plastics

Plastic Free Worcester Councillors and members of Plastic Free Worcester
Worcester City Council has agreed to end the purchase and use of 'single-use plastic' products, such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws, for any council-related activity.And the organisation has joined forces with the Plastic Free Worcester action group in a bid to encourage other organisations, businesses and event planners to take acti...
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Council considers £144K investment in ‘green’ litter bins

Cllr Joy Squires trying out one of the solar powered bins last summer Cllr Joy Squires trying out one of the solar powered bins last summer
Councillors will consider purchasing 28 new bins for Worcester's city centre – including a number of recycling bins and solar powered bins designed to hold more - when the Environment Committee meets on 29 January.In the summer the Council conducted a seven-week trial of "Big Belly" solar-powered compaction litter bins, which hold up to eight times...
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Councils urged to be brave to transform high streets

 Councils across South Worcestershire have been urged to be 'brave' by a regeneration expert to help the area's high streets become fit for the future.Jackie Sadek, Chief Executive of UK Regeneration, told a Retail Seminar hosted by Wychavon that local government was at the heart of the debate about how to help town centres find their place in...
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Council looks to support residents waiting for Universal Credit payments

City councillors are set to consider offering a £15,000 grant to the Worcester Foodbank every year for the next three years, when the Communities Committee meets on 4 February.Councillors will also decide whether to extend the reach of the City Council's Exceptional Hardship Fund, to include claims from residents who have applied for Universal Cred...
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History festival returns to Worcester

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 This February, the annual Love Worcester festival returns to the historic city. A variety of heritage venues are taking part in the two-week heritage festival, showcasing Worcester's shared history, creativity, culture and innovation, from the prehistoric to the mid-20th Century.From live re-enactments, special exhibitions and chances to get ...
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