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Worcester City Council sets £12m budget

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Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.7 million net budget for 2024-25, including a range of initiatives to support residents' top priority of enhancing and sustaining this beautiful city for future generations. The year ahead will see the City Council investing in the city's heritage and riverside, a new bike hire scheme for the city, new...

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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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Israel / Palestine - a joint message from all political group leaders at Worcester City Council

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We, like so many other people across the world, have been deeply aware of the current conflict in Israel and Palestine and our hearts go out to all those innocent communities on both sides who are suffering. The events that have unfolded in recent weeks have seen countless lives lost and families destroyed in terrible bloodshed. We have received a ...

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Council agrees action to close £2.25 million funding gap and deliver services for Worcester

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Councillors have agreed a series of measures to ensure Worcester City Council can reach its £2.25 million savings target and continue to deliver services to city residents. Rising costs had put the Council in a position where it would potentially not be able to set a balanced budget for the 2024-25 financial year without using a significant amount ...

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Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election

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Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party. The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330. The full results of the by-election are: Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes David Carney (independ...

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New Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy launched by Worcester City Council

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Worcester City Council has published a new strategy aimed at tackling inequality, challenging discrimination, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity in the city. The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is designed to help reduce inequalities in the city and safeguard the rights of people protected by the Equality Act 2010. The new...

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New Mayor for Worcester

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Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Stephen Hodgson offering up the chain of office to Cllr Adrian Gregson, who was voted in at tonight's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Louis Stephen was voted in as Deputy Mayor.New Mayor, Cllr Gregson, told the meeting: "My charities will be Ons...

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Ukraine: joint statement from Worcester City Council’s party leaders

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There can be no one in Worcester who is unmoved by the plight of Ukraine at this terrible time. Our city and county are home to a strong and proud Eastern European population and we know that they will stand with us when we say that our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Many refugees from this conflict will make their way to the UK under the ...

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