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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets. Councillor Andy Stafford with some of the hanging baskets.

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

Cattle on Ronkswood Meadow

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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Worcester food businesses urged to cut out single-use plastics

20220303-131658L-to-R---Peter-Robinson-from-Plastic-Free-Worcester-Jose-Goncalves-owner-of-Taste-of-Portugal-and-Cllr-Andy-Stafford A growing number of Worcester cafes, bars and restaurants are cutting out plastic for good.

Worcester City Council is encouraging local cafes, takeaways and restaurants to take action now in the light of Government proposals to phase out single-use plastic plates, cutlery, polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers. According to estimates, England uses 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery — mos...

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

A 15-strong herd of hand-reared Hereford cattle has been 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-effective way of ...

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6,650 new trees planted in Worcester this winter

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6,650 new trees have been planted in Worcester this winter, with the final saplings being planted this week in Perdiswell Park (WR3 7SN). A ten-strong team of staff from Worcester City Council completed the mammoth task of planting 4,000 native broadleaved trees in Perdiswell this week.The species have been selected by the Forestry Commission to ma...

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Litter collection service goes greener, thanks to more recycling stations and solar-powered bins

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Worcester City Council has introduced 20 eye-catching new recycling-on-the-go units and 22 solar-powered 'Smart' compaction bins to the city centre to increase the environmental sustainability and efficiency of its street litter collection service. The new facilities have replaced 54 smaller cast iron bins which have historically been used to colle...

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£1m to boost skills, create additional employment space and fund new electric charging points

Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1m in central government funding to pay for ten more electric charging points, new employment space and facilities to help boost skills in local communities. The funding, which has been made available through the government's Town Fund Accelerated Fund, must be spent by 31 March 2021. Six new rap...

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