Public asked how often Worcester City elections should take place

 Worcester City Council is asking the public how often they think elections should take place. City Council elections are currently held three years out of every four, with a third of its councillors elected each year. Worcestershire County Council's election is normally held in the "off" year. Now city councillors are set to consider whether ...
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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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Don’t lose your vote! Residents in Worcester urged to check their voter registration details

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Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2022, the City Council is contacting residents to make sure they can vote on the big day.Worcester City Council is sending out letters to households...
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Watch Worcester City Council meetings from home

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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Not received your postal voting papers? Please contact us now!

 Worcester City Council is asking anyone who has requested a postal vote for Thursday's elections and has not yet received their voting papers to contact them as quickly as possible. The City Council's elections team can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01905 722022. The City Council has become aware that a number of pe...
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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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Want to vote, but not in person? Act now!

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If you want to have a say in who represents you in the big decisions that will affect your life in the future, but don't want to go to a polling station on election day – you need to act now! Three local elections take place on 6 May and you can cast your vote in one of three ways – at a polling station on the day, by post or by appointing to someo...
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The race is on for local elections

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Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 6. Formal notices have been published for the three elections taking place in the city – for city councillors, county councillors and the Police and Crime Commissioner – marking the formal start of the contests. Steps ar...
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Creatives sought to celebrate landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

Image-of-Worcesters-City-Charter-held-at-The-Hive Image of Worcester's City Charter, held at The Hive
On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A Charter Festival is planned during 2021 - and commissions are being offered for artworks inspired by significant aspects of Worcester's history over the last 400 years. The a...
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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

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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How will you vote in May’s local elections?

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Worcester residents are being encouraged to think about how they want to vote in the local elections in May.Three elections will take place in the city on Thursday May 6, with voters asked to choose their County Councillor, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia and – in some areas of the city – their City Councillor.Polling stations wil...
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Don’t lose your vote – Worcester residents urged to look out for their voter registration letter

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Worcester residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date. With elections taking place in the city in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. Worcester City Council is sending out letters to all the c...
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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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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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Coronavirus: Worcester City Council cancels meetings

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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Worcester City Council has cancelled several upcoming meetings. The decision has been agreed by the Leaders of all of the Council's political groups. All meetings up to and including March 24 have been cancelled. This includes the Policy & Resources Committee (March 17), Audit & Governance Committee (...
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