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£2 million savings delivered by Worcester City Council

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More than £2 million of savings have been found by Worcester City Council over the last ten months, after it previously identified a funding gap of £2.25 million for the 2024-25 financial year. The figures from earlier this year also pointed to that gap widening to £2.76 million by 2025-26, due to rising costs that include a 94% jump in gas and ele...

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New savings proposed as work continues to close budget gap

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 Councillors are to be asked to re-consider the introduction of entry fees for next year's Worcester Show as the City Council continues work to close its budget gap. Members of the Policy and Resources Committee are to be asked to back the move to charge £2 admission at the annual summer Show as part of a package of measures designed to help e...

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Car park prices increase considered, to support services to Worcester residents

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Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider the first increase in car park charges in 14 years, in order to ensure services can continue to be delivered to residents. Prices at the 14 car parks operated by Worcester City Council have not gone up since 2009, and the Environment Committee is to be asked to support new prices that will stil...

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Council to consider £35k spending boost on controlling city’s gulls

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Worcester City Council's Environment Committee is set to consider increasing the budget for work to control gull numbers in the city by £35,300 next year. The proposal is included in a report that will be considered by the committee on Tuesday 1 November, which sets out the impact of steps taken this year to keep the birds' population under control...

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Worcester City Council sets £12.26m budget

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Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.26 million net budget for 2022-23, including a range of initiatives to boost the city's economy as the recovery from the Covid pandemic picks up pace. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, new play and community facilities, and celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee and the Commonweal...

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