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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City Council ready to support Worcester through virus crisis

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The Leader and Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council say that critical services to the public will be maintained during the on-going Coronavirus outbreak. Waste and recycling collections, street cleaning, bereavement services and support for vulnerable people including rough sleepers and flood victims will be prioritised as the Council works to s...
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CCTV upgrade begins in Worcester

Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan of West Mercia Police; Janet Barrett, Internal Account Manager & Sales support at contractors Tellemachus Ltd; Cllr Lynn Denham, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee; and Cllr James Stanley, Chair of the Communities Committee in front of the new CCTV camera on Worcester Bridge Chief Inspector Gareth Morgan of West Mercia Police; Janet Barrett, Internal Account Manager & Sales support at contractors Tellemachus Ltd; Cllr Lynn Denham, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Communities Committee; and Cllr James Stanley, Chair of the Communities Committee in front of the new CCTV camera on Worcester Bridge
A major programme of improvements to the CCTV network in Worcester city centre has begun. The £600,000 project will take four months to complete and will see 93 new high definition cameras installed, connected by high-speed fibre optic cabling. The improvements – which will provide much clearer camera images and the ability for some cameras to view...
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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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£670,000 for Worcestershire rough sleeper services

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A bid by Worcester City Council has secured Government funding of more than £670,000 to help rough sleepers come off the streets. The grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guarantees the continuation and development of services that support rough sleepers across Worcestershire and help them to get back into accommodat...
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Action proposed to reduce anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour is being proposed to make sure Worcester city centre is an even better place to visit and work in. The City Council's Communities Committee is set to consider a report on October 30 to introduce extra powers to encourage people not to feed gulls and pigeons in the city, to reduce incidents of dangerous cycling...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited. The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE. There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children. "The event...
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Worcester hotels and bars look out for signs of exploitation

Worcester based hotels with bars and restaurants are being trained this week to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerability and involvement with County Lines drug operations. Staff at a number of Hotels and B&B premises including the Diglis Hotel and the Whitehouse have all received specialist training from Worcester City Cou...
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New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website Find It Do It at finditdoit.worcester.gov.uk, launched by the City Council, aims to help residents find activities in and around Worcester. It also lists rooms and spaces which can be used to host m...
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Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children

Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children
Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Footsteps – a local charity which provides free support to bereaved children, young people and their families. The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management's metals recycling scheme, which the City Council's crematorium is part of. Helen Dolton...
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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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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 aroun...
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Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

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 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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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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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 ...
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Consultation on anti-social behaviour powers to be considered

 Worcester city councillors are set to consider consulting the public on the potential introduction of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre. The move could lead to fines or exclusion orders for people who are under the influence of drugs in the city centre, cycling or skateboarding in an inconsiderate way in the daytim...
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Advice for EU citizens and businesses on Brexit

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Advice for EU citizens living in the UK If you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status. You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you're an Iri...
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Government awards £3m to transform Worcester’s railway arches

Members of the Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches Members of the Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches
Worcester's railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city, providing a hub for business and creative skills development. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has today awarded £3m in funding to this ambitious £4.5m project, from the Cultural Development Fund. T...
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Resolve to make time to talk to others in New Year

 An innovative new campaign launches in Worcester this week, to encourage local residents to spend more time talking to friends, family members, neighbours and people in the wider community. The Talk to Me Worcester initiative aims to bridge generational and cultural divides in a bid to tackle the growing problem of isolation. According to cen...
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