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Three-year plan sets out strategy for managing trees affected by Ash Dieback

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A three-year plan for managing trees affected by Ash Dieback has been drawn up by Worcester City Council. The council plans to remove or prune trees which pose a health and safety risk, but will try to avoid large scale felling, so that people can continue to enjoy the city's parks, open spaces and woodlands. Ash Dieback leads to leaf loss and dead...

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Car Club scheme expands in Worcester

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Local residents are now able to sign up to drive more pay-as-you-go cars, as a further three vehicles have been added to Worcester's Car Club. The additional vehicles - a Nissan Juke, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Ford Fiesta – have been added to the Enterprise Car Club and are located at the City Council's Tallow Hill car park (WR5 1JT). A fourth car is ...

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Heat network unleashes potential for renewable energy from river

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Buildings in Worcester could benefit from an underground heat network powered by the River Severn – subject to the outcome of a proposed study. A heat network or district heating scheme supplies heat in the form of hot water from a central source to numerous consumers, either business or domestic, via a network of underground pipes. Heat networks c...

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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

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Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

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A 15-strong herd of hand-reared cross-bred cattle are about to be released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council. The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wildflowers. The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effecti...

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