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New Worcester Cemeteries website launched

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A new website has been launched to bring together everything people need to know about Worcester City Council's crematorium and cemeteries. WorcesterCemeteries.co.uk gives city residents a new easy-to-use resource where they can find essential information about the Astwood Road crematorium, chapel, cemetery and gardens of rest, St John's Cemetery, ...
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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

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There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...
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Young people to be at heart of future City Council decisions

A Young Person's Champion is to be appointed to Worcester City Council, putting issues such as child poverty, youth employment and young people's well-being at the heart of future decision-making. The decision, which was made following a motion presented by Cllr Joy Squires to Full Council on 23 February 2021, will see all future City Council polic...
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Veterans’ charity presents Recognition Award to Worcester City Council

IMG_7811-01Mar2021 Pictured left to right at the award presentation are: Deputy Leader of the City Council Cllr Adrian Gregson; Stepway founders Perminder Kundi and Dawn Turner; City Council Leader Cllr Marc Bayliss; and City Council Managing Director David Blake.
Worcester-based armed forces veterans' charity Stepway has presented a Recognition Award to the City Council to acknowledge the support provided since it was founded in 2019. Stepway supports veterans in civilian life by providing drop-in centres, a skills programme, community projects and a range of other initiatives. The charity's founders visite...
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Census 2021 – Ensuring the big decisions are made on the best information

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Census 2021 will be key to making sure the big decisions across Worcestershire and the whole country on the future of our hospitals, schools, transport and other public services, following the pandemic and EU exit, are based on the best information possible. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census – taking place on March 21 - is...
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Have powers to tackle dog fouling in Worcester worked?

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Worcester City Council wants your views on whether tougher powers to tackle dog fouling, which were introduced two years ago, have made a difference. A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was introduced for Worcester in July 2018 and expires in July 2021. Its main purpose was to:  reduce the amount of dog mess on the street,reduce the number...
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Help at hand for Worcester families experiencing hardship this winter

A far-ranging package of support is available to support local families who are at risk of becoming homeless or are facing hardship this winter. Financial and practical assistance is available to help low income families in Worcester pay for food, heating, clothing and other essential items.Help is also on offer for people who are struggling with d...
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White Ribbon Day 2020: Shining a spotlight on domestic abuse

More than 40,000 calls were made to the National Domestic Abuse helpline (www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk) during the first three months of Covid-19 restrictions this year - and call numbers have risen sharply during the current lockdown. Every year thousands of people speak out about domestic abuse on White Ribbon Day (www.whiteribbon.org.uk/day) an...
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Worcester City Council services in the lockdown

The new national lockdown has had an impact on some of the services the City Council provides to the people of Worcester.However, the Council is working hard to keep as many services as possible running normally, within the restrictions imposed by the Government's lockdown rules.Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of the City Council, said: "This is no...
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Remembrance in the lockdown

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The Mayor of Worcester is asking city residents to remember the fallen and support the Poppy Appeal from home during the new lockdown. The normal war memorial ceremony and military parade have been cancelled and the new lockdown rules mean that Worcester Cathedral's remembrance service will not be open to the public. Veterans and other residents ar...
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Follow the rules and get the number of Covid cases down in Worcester

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Rising rates of Coronavirus across Worcester are currently causing concern for Public Health officers. The Director of Public Health in Worcestershire is appealing to the city's residents to follow the guidance and help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the city, as infection rates are increasing rapidly. Latest data shows that in Worcester ...
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Grants of up to £2K available to help support Worcester communities

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 Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help strengthen and enhance local communities. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Grants have already been paid to a wide var...
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£114,820 to help Worcester families pay for food and get access to accommodation

Worcester City Council has been awarded £114,820 by central government to help support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies allows local authorities in England to use their discretion, to identify and support those most in need w...
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£3,000 grants for Worcester community groups

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Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £3,000 to city charities, volunteer groups and community groups that can deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter.The aim of the new Health and Hardship Grant Fund is to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key health issues...
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New balls please – £377k investment brings state-of-the art tennis facilities to Worcester

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More people in Worcester can now enjoy the benefits that come from playing tennis thanks to a partnership between the sport's governing body, the LTA, Worcester City Council and its leisure operator Freedom Leisure, as new state-of-the art courts open in two of the city's most popular parks. The Tennis in the Park initiative is the start of a major...
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Making Worcester safe for vulnerable residents

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People who are exempt from the wearing of face coverings in indoor settings are guaranteed a warm welcome at shops and cafes in Worcester which have signed up to the national Safe Place scheme. The Safe Place initiative gives the elderly and people with a disability, illness or learning difficulty, or who just feel in danger, a range of safe places...
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Warning of loan shark dangers in Worcester

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Worcester City Council is supporting a national campaign to prevent vulnerable people falling victim to loan sharks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continued economic uncertainty during the pandemic, with many people facing redundancy, means loan sharks may look to take advantage of people in a vulnerable position who feel they have nowhere to turn f...
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City Council to help local communities recover from lockdown

Worcester City Council has drawn up a draft Community Recovery Strategy to help ensure people across the city get the support they need as the city and the nation start to come out of lockdown. The draft Strategy, which will be considered by the Communities Committee on Wednesday July 22, is a broad-ranging plan that includes promoting physical exe...
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City Council gives isolated Veterans a helping hand to keep in touch

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A Worcester charity has joined forces with the City Council to purchase five computer tablets, to help Veterans who are in isolation stay in contact with the wider world. Stepway, a local charity launched in 2019 to help Veterans readjust to civilian life, is lending the equipment to individuals who have no home access to a computer. Worcester City...
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Worcester Show cancelled due to coronavirus

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Worcester City Council, after discussions with the organising committee and other stakeholders, has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this year's Worcester Show because of uncertainty around the coronavirus lockdown. The show, which regularly attracts around 10,000 visitors and is a fixture of Worcester's vibrant events calendar, was due to ...
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