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COVID: Applications open for new grants to support Worcester businesses

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A new grant scheme for businesses affected by the impact of the Covid pandemic, and which are continuing to face premises costs while they recover, has been launched by Worcester City Council.Businesses and organisations that are based in a premises in the city, either their own or one belonging to a client, can apply for up to £2,700 from the new ...
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Winner scoops £2,000 on Worcester Community Lottery

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A local resident has won £2,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – with a second person winning £250 at the beginning of the month. Both winners had chosen the Friends of Tudor Grange Academy as the local cause to benefit from their lottery subscription.The school is one of 78 local causes which people can raise funds for when they play...
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Competition to mark 400th Anniversary of Worcester City Charter

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On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. But what difference did that make?  Now's your chance to do some research and find out why the Charter matters - and what difference it has made to the running of the...
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Popular Saturday Skip service returns to Worcester

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Worcester residents can once again use mobile skips to dispose of furniture and household goods. The Saturday Skip service is designed to provide a free local disposal point for residents who are unable to transport bulky household waste items to Worcester's Household Recycling Centres Cllr Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council said:" We a...
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Festival celebrates landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

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On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A series of events are being held to celebrate the 400th anniversary and explore the significance of the Charter.Over the summer you can join a walking tour to explore the stor...
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Flower Power will help attract visitors to Worcester

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 Thousands of flowers are being planted in hanging baskets this week, in a bid to brighten up the city centre and entice visitors back to Worcester. Petunias, busy lizzies, begonias and geraniums will fill 160 baskets, adding a splash of colour to central areas including High Street, Broad Street, Cathedral Square, Cornmarket, Friar Street, Ne...
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Council steps in to tidy up eyesore property

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Worcester City Council has used special powers to step in and clear up an unkempt and overgrown garden at a property in Somers Road, which had been empty for over ten years. The absent owner, whose whereabouts are unknown, had not kept up with general maintenance of the Worcester property. The garden had become extremely overgrown, causing a headac...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

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The Deputy Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson, was joined by military personnel on Tuesday 22 June to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. "We are raising the flag today in advance of Armed Forces day on Saturday to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community," said Councillor A...
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Cleaner streets, economic recovery, major investment – Worcester City Council Leader sets out his priorities

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Having secured a Conservative majority at last month's election, Worcester City Council Leader Marc Bayliss is today setting out his priorities for the year ahead.Cleaner streets, support for the city's post-pandemic recovery, managing the investment of more than £40 million of Government funding in the city, tackling parking problems in residentia...
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Victorian Christmas Fayre to make its comeback

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As Worcester recovers from the pandemic, plans are being put in place to make sure Christmas 2021 will be one to remember. After being cancelled last year, the traditional Victorian Fayre will be back from December 2 to 5, with unique traders in place across the city centre alongside music and street entertainers. It will be awash with all the Dick...
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Worcester secures £19.6m to build back better after COVID

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Worcester is to receive £19.6m to deliver long-term economic growth for the city and support recovery after COVID. The award follows the submission of a successful bid by Worcester City Council to the Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund. Worcester was one of 101 towns across the UK to be given the opportunity to create a Town Investment Plan,...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Councillor Jo Hodges, offering up her robes to Cllr Stephen Hodgson, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Adrian Gregson was voted in as Deputy Mayor. With the Conservatives securing a majority in May's election, the meeting al...
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NRLA & Worcestershire District Councils Joint Landlord Meeting

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For this year's Landlords' Forum we have gone bigger and better by working with all Worcestershire district councils and the National Residential Landlords Association! We are bringing you a joint Worcestershire forum for all landlords and letting agents across Worcestershire. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the forum will be streame...
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Meet Worcester’s new Mayor

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A new Mayor for Worcester was voted in at Worcester City's Annual Council meeting on Tuesday (18 May). Cllr Stephen Hodgson has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jo Hodges. Cllr Adrian Gregson is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Stephen Hodgson said: "It's a great privilege to be chosen as Mayor of Worcester, having liv...
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Site for Mobile Refreshment Facility: Copenhagen Street Car Park

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Worcester City Council is inviting offers for the use of land at Copenhagen Street car park for a 'pop-up' / mobile refreshment facility. The land is in a prime position, overlooking the river and Quay Head Fountains and adjacent to the busy riverside footpath. The successful applicant will be expected to provide a variety of hot and cold drinks an...
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Watch Worcester City Council meetings from home

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Residents will be able to watch Worcester City Council meetings from the comfort of their own homes from next week, as council and committee meetings are streamed live on YouTube for the first time. The aim of the initiative is to make the business of the council more public and accessible than ever before, by enabling people to watch council busin...
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Not received your postal voting papers? Please contact us now!

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 Worcester City Council is asking anyone who has requested a postal vote for Thursday's elections and has not yet received their voting papers to contact them as quickly as possible. The City Council's elections team can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01905 722022. The City Council has become aware that a number of pe...
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Results for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 6. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won five of the 12 seats that were being contested, Labour won three, the Greens won three and the Liberal Democrats won one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now Conservatives – 18 seatsLab...
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Worcester groups urged to bid for share of loan sharks’ confiscated cash

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Cash seized from loan sharks is once again up for grabs, in the latest round of funding from the Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund. Community organisations, charities and groups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. In...
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New local charity partner lines up for the 2021 Worcester City Runs

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 The organisers of the Air Products Worcester City Runs have announced that Worcestershire Ambassadors will be the official charity partner for the 2021 event. This year, the popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of 4-5 September by Paula Radcliffe's Families on Track initiative. All of ...
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