200 new trees for Cripplegate Park

Cllr Joy Squires, centre, meets Taskforce volunteers planting trees in Cripplegate Park Cllr Joy Squires, centre, meets Taskforce volunteers planting trees in Cripplegate Park
Volunteers are planting 200 new saplings in Cripplegate Park, in a bid to improve air quality and to make sure the city centre remains clean and green for generations to come.Members of Taskforce, a volunteer group which gives men with learning disabilities the chance to get involved with positive activities in the community, planted hawthorn, haze...
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Another chance to help Oscar at Worcester’s Guildhall

 Worcester's Guildhall is to host a donor registration event this Saturday (March 9), giving city residents another chance to sign up to be a potential match for five-year-old Oscar Saxelby-Lee, who has a rare form of blood cancer.A similar event at Oscar's school, Pitmaston Primary, attracted over 4,800 people last weekend, and the event at t...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

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 Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills.The Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester's High Street.In advance ...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

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Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills.Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering 'Tomorrow Zone' at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March. The annual event, which is hosted b...
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Buy your tickets now for the Worcester Community Lottery

The Mayor launches Worcester Community Lottery with Graham Heath of Worcester Wheels and Helen Simmons of Crossroads Caring for Carers The Mayor launches Worcester Community Lottery with Graham Heath of Worcester Wheels and Helen Simmons of Crossroads Caring for Carers
 Tickets are on sale now for the Worcester Community Lottery - a new local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes. The new Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscriptio...
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Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

L to R - Ian Vicki and Ellie Jones L to R - Ian Vicki and Ellie Jones
 A new riverside bench has been put in place by Worcester City Council, at the request of the family of Thomas Jones. The life of the student, who had recently moved to Worcester, ended in tragic circumstances after a night out in September 2018.The new bench is located on Grandstand Road, between Sabrina Bridge and the Worcester Rowing Club. ...
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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

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 What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common? They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB 'Freddie' and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s.A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which t...
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Putting the planet first this Easter

 Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend.To help, Let's Waste...
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Historic cricket pavilion set to be dismantled and moved

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 The historic pavilion at the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club is preparing to move to its new home.As part of work to bring the Cinderella sports ground back into use, the dismantling of the ornate 19th Century pavilion has now begun. It will be moved to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, the first open...
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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

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The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now:Conservatives – 17 seatsLabour – 15 seatsGreens – 3 seats. Worc...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Mayor of Worcester, Allah Ditta Mayor of Worcester, Allah Ditta
Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz. This will be Cllr Ditta's second mayoral term in office; he became the city's first Asian Mayor in 2004.Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester...
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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows
 A 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council. The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wild flowers.The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of ke...
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Opportunities, funding advice and more at Worcester Volunteer Expo

 If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday June 7.Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day, as part of the national Volunteers' Week, running June 1-7.Starting at 10am, the free event will see around ...
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Mayor presents prizes to first winners of Worcester Community Lottery

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 The Mayor of Worcester has presented prizes to winners of the new Worcester Community Lottery.Launched last month, Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription.The city's first citizen, Coun...
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Free listing on new website is a great opportunity for local organisations

 Organisations are being encouraged to sign up their a free listing on Worcester City Council's new website, Find It Do It, which launches at the end of June. As the name suggests, the site aims to be the go-to resource for residents looking for local places and activities in Worcester. Listing is free and will allow organisations to be discov...
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Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell
 Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60.He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018.Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell's ...
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Worcester businesses take action to combat gulls

officer Dan Walker, Konrad Szymanski, Director at Humberstones and Cllr Joy Squires officer Dan Walker, Konrad Szymanski, Director at Humberstones and Cllr Joy Squires
 Local businesses are being urged to act now to deter gulls from nesting on or near their premises.Worcestershire Regulatory Services' new gull officer, Dan Walker, has extensive experience in controlling gull populations and has visited over 25 local businesses this year to help curb the problem.One of them is Humberstones, a business transfe...
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Worcester celebrates army of volunteers – and recruits even more

L to R -Volunteers Ray Morgan, Gerry Lowman and Paul Manley from St Paul's Hostel Creative Group with Mayor of Worcester and Consort Parveen Akhtar (centre) L to R -Volunteers Ray Morgan, Gerry Lowman and Paul Manley from St Paul's Hostel Creative Group with Mayor of Worcester and Consort Parveen Akhtar (centre)
The amazing contribution made by people who give up their time to help make Worcester a better place was celebrated during National Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June 2019).Over 140 local volunteers attended a mayoral reception at The Commandery on Tuesday 4 June – and 360 people attended a Volunteer Expo at The Guildhall on Friday 7 June, meeting represe...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

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 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, was joined by military personnel and councillors yesterday to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall.Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June, but commemorations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks aro...
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Mayor appeals for support for Pakistan Earthquake victims

Mayor of Worcester, Allah Ditta Mayor of Worcester, Allah Ditta
 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is asking local people to reach out and help the victims of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake which struck the southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on 24 September. At least 125 people, including women and children, died and around 630 others were injured, many of them seriously.Altaf's B...
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