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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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Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, said: "The Councillors and Officers of Worcester City Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time." Books of condolence A Book of Condolence is ope...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

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Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Worcester to keep the electoral register up to date...

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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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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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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 5. With all the votes counted, Labour won six of the 13 seats that were being contested, the Conservatives won four, the Greens won two and the Liberal Democrats won one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now: Conservatives – 15 seats Labou...

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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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Public asked how often Worcester City elections should take place

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 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

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

Postal Voting

 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

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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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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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