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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

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With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking residents to let them know if they spot anyone sleeping rough on the city's streets. Anyone who does spot a rough sleeper is urged to tell the Streetlink service at www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914. Streetlink will pass the details through to the Council, who will then find the roug...

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Over 2,800 Worcester families to receive food parcels this Christmas

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Families of Worcester children who receive free school meals will be offered a free parcel containing approximately £40 worth of food over the festive period. The cost will be covered by central Government's new Household Support Fund (HSF) grant, designed to help the most in need this winter meet food, energy and water bills.  Worcester ...

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City Council invests £150,000 in giving Worcester a Christmas to remember

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Worcester City Council has invested around £150,000 to give the city a Christmas to remember this year – despite the new restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant. The funding is behind the decorations that are bringing joy and colour to the city centre and many of the major festive events across the yuletide season, including the ...

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Worcester City Council to support Broad St traders

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Worcester City Council today announces a programme of support for traders affected by the closure of one of the city centre's busiest shopping streets. The lower part of Broad Street has been closed at its junction with Angel Place while emergency work is carried out to make safe a building owned by the Crown Estate. The road closure coincides with...

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All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre is back – and promises to be a truly spectacular event, with over 180 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 December. Now in its 29th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,000 people ac...

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Countdown to Christmas celebrations begins in Worcester

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Final preparations are being made for a variety of festive celebrations in Worcester, as the city once again prepares to welcome visitors from across the UK and beyond this Christmas. The fun begins with a festive light switch-on event on Saturday 27 November. Excitement will build in Worcester's Cathedral Square from 2.00pm, with a range of perfor...

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New talent sought to perform at 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre

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Organisers of Worcester's 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre are looking for amateur choirs, bands, dance groups, soloists and ensembles to perform at the popular event, which regularly attracts over 100,000 visitors to the city centre. Selected groups will be invited to perform for 30 or 60 minutes on either the main stage in Cathedral Square or in Be...

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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 shops to be allowed to open for 24 hours

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Shops in Worcester are to be allowed to open 24 hours a day, Monday-to-Saturday, when they reopen after the lockdown ends at just after midnight on Wednesday December 2. Worcester City Council agreed to the measure after Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick MP called on councils across the country to allow round-the-clock opening to support the ret...

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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

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With the lockdown coming to an end, many of Worcester's shops are re-opening and the City Council is supporting them with a yuletide boost. Shoppers heading into the centre to look for gifts and to soak up the festive atmosphere during late night opening each Thursday in December before Christmas can take advantage of free parking after 6pm in the ...

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Street market operation in Worcester to be reviewed

 Councillors are set to review the way street markets will operate in Worcester's city centre in the future. When Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Sub Committee meets on 29 October, councillors will examine the role street markets play in the city and how they can most effectively be managed when the current contract wit...

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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

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​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable...

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Worcester Wolves and Snow White add extra drama to Christmas lights switch on

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 Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 21 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 4.00pm, with members of the Worcester Wolves basketball team on hand in Cathedral Square to give basketball demonstrations, sign autographs, have ph...

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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 Arti...

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All the fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

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 This year's Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the city's streets from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December. Now in its 27th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres in the Midlands. The event regularly attracts over 100,0...

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Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

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Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city. The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2019 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses. Primary schools across the city hav...

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