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Have your say on proposed new political map for Worcester City Council

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New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Worcester City Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 9 January 2023. The Commission is the independent body that draws thes...

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Help shape Worcester’s new electoral boundaries

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Worcester residents are being given the chance to help shape the city's electoral boundaries. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current arrangements have not been reviewed for 20 years, and now the independent Local Gover...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

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If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The briefing will be held at 6pm on Thursday March...

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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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Jeff Carpenter (1935 - 2021)

Former councllor and Mayor Jeff Carpenter

The death has been announced of former Worcester city councillor and Mayor of the city Jeff Carpenter. He passed away peacefully on 20 December, with his family at his bedside. He was aged 86. Originally hailing from South Wales, Jeff lived in Worcester for much of his life and was a Labour member of the City Council for 27 years from 1973 to 2000,...

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Watch Worcester City Council meetings from home

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Residents will be able to watch Worcester City Council meetings from the comfort of their own homes from next week, as council and committee meetings are streamed live on YouTube for the first time. The aim of the initiative is to make the business of the council more public and accessible than ever before, by enabling people to watch council busin...

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Results for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 6. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won five of the 12 seats that were being contested, Labour won three, the Greens won three and the Liberal Democrats won one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now Conservatives – 18 seatsLab...

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Worcester polling stations ready to safely welcome voters

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When voters arrive at Worcester's polling stations on Thursday (May 6) they will find a range of measures in place to help protect them from any risk of Covid infection while they are exercising their democratic right. Hand sanitiser dispensers will be in place alongside signs reminding people to maintain social distancing and – where possible – on...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

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If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session.The events will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections.The briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday March 15...

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Worcester City Council sets £10.7m budget

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Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.75 million budget for 2021-22, including a range of initiatives to help the city recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, more and improved housing, and improvements to the Astwood Crematorium will all be supported by the 2021-...

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Memorial bench honours popular Worcester councillor

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A memorial bench has been installed on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester, in honour of Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. The popular local councillor sadly passed away on 10 June 2019, at the age of 60. The bench, located on Kleve Walk opposite the west door of Worcester Cathedral, was unveiled on Tuesday 15 September – which would have b...

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Worcester City Council to start holding virtual committee meetings

Worcester City Council is set to hold its first "virtual" committee meeting next week, to ensure local democracy continues despite the Coronavirus outbreak. The Planning Committee will be the first to meet via an online video conference on Thursday April 23 from 1.30pm, and the public and press will be able to listen in to the meeting via our websi...

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Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

 Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60. He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018. Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell'...

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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

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The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Conservatives – 17 seatsLabour – 15 seatsGreens – 3 seats. Wor...

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