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Temporary changes to Worcester taxi ranks as the next phase of street improvements begin

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Temporary changes to taxi ranks in Worcester city centre will begin from Monday (1 August) as work starts on the latest phase of street improvements. The eight-week programme of work is the third phase of a scheme to revitalise the city centre and will include new surfacing, lighting and seating. During the next two months, The Cross taxi rank will...

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Ambitious plans for city centre improvements are unveiled

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to back proposals to seek Government funding for several major improvement schemes across the city. The City Council can bid for up to £20 million under the latest round of the national Levelling Up funding for projects which tie in with key themes of transport, town centre regeneration, and cultural and h...

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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets. Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets.

Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

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Architects appointed for Worcester’s new arts centre

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Worcester City Council has taken an important step forward in the creation of a new performance arts and theatre venue in the northern part of the city centre, with the appointment of architects and consultants. The City Council secured £17.9 million from the Government's Future High Streets Fund to revamp the area around Angel Place and Angel Stre...

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Worcester to hold candle-lit vigil for the people of Ukraine

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A candle-lit vigil will be held in Worcester on Thursday to show support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The event will take place in Cathedral Square for 30 minutes from 7pm and people from all the city's communities are welcome to attend. The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is currently being hos...

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Hawks return to Worcester early to crack down on Gulls

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The hawks that were released in Worcester last year to deter gulls from the city centre are returning earlier this year as extra funding has been provided to tackle the issue. The Harris' hawk will appear around the city from the end of February until May to discourage the birds from nesting when they migrate to the UK for the spring and summer mon...

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Grants for beleaguered city centre traders

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Worcester City Council is offering financial support to traders in a city centre street that has been badly affected by repair works to an at-risk building which led, at one stage, to the road being closed. Grants of between £1,200 and £2,700 are being made available to businesses in the lower part of Broad Street, whose trade was hit in November w...

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First chance to see inside Worcester’s revamped Arches

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Local artists and creatives are being offered the chance to get an early preview of the five refurbished spaces which are about to open as part of the £4.5 million project, The Arches – Worcester. Open days will be held on February 9 and 14 at the newly fitted-out Victorian railway arches between The Hive and Netherton Court. Four of the five refur...

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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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Exciting opportunity to help secure first tenants for The Arches-Worcester

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A brand new marketing and management opportunity has arisen to help find tenants for Worcester's nearly-refurbished Victorian railway arches. The Arches-Worcester initiative, which has received an investment of over £3 million from central government's Cultural Development Fund, aims to create a new cultural quarter for Worcester.A number of railwa...

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UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

Cherry picker in action in Angel Place

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...

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Elephant trail hailed a success by Council Leader

Councillor Marc Bayliss with The Pears elephant, decorated by Sue Guthrie

The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...

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New measures and fines introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in city centre

Worcester City Council is introducing new measures and £100 fines to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) will be in place from 28 March, giving City Council officers and delegated partners the option to issue a f...

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£17.9m boost to regenerate Worcester’s city centre

An artist’s impression of how the restored and reopened Scala Theatre and Corn Exchange could look An artist’s impression of how the restored and reopened Scala Theatre and Corn Exchange could look

A major regeneration of Worcester's city centre is set to go ahead, after a bid by the City Council secured £17.9 million. The investment has been awarded from the Government's Future High Streets Fund, with the announcement made today (26 December 2020) by Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. Th...

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Have your say on measures to tackle anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

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Worcester residents are being asked for their views on proposed new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls, aggressive begging, and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. The City Council plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that would give City Council officers and delegated partners the o...

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Worcester Tourist Information Centre re-opens

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The Worcester Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is re-opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 8 July. The Centre, which is located on the High Street next to the Guildhall, will initially open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10.00am – 3.00pm and aims to extend the opening hours in August. Staff at Worcester's TIC have conducted a thorough COVID...

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Help us to keep Worcester open, healthy and safe

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With the majority of Worcester's shops expected to reopen on Monday June 15, Worcester City Council is asking residents and businesses to work together to ensure the city is open, healthy and safe. The City Council is putting up signs in all the city's main shopping areas and its own car parks to remind people of the importance of social distancing...

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What are your ideas for investment in Worcester’s future?

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 Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent. The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund. Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Counci...

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Councillors to act on proposals to address anti-social behaviour in Worcester’s city centre

Worcester City Council is considering introducing new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls; aggressive begging and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. Members of the City Council's Communities Committee, which meets on Tuesday 10 March, will review the findings of a 12-week public consultation on the potential...

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