Council to consider £35k spending boost on controlling city’s gulls

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Worcester City Council's Environment Committee is set to consider increasing the budget for work to control gull numbers in the city by £35,300 next year. The proposal is included in a report that will be considered by the committee on Tuesday 1 November, which sets out the impact of steps taken this year to keep the birds' population under control...

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Council to consider extra help for residents on the cost of living crisis

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Worcester City Council is set to consider taking extra steps to help local residents cope with the cost of living crisis. Rising energy prices and food bills are affecting everyone, but it is vulnerable low-income families which are being hit hardest by the situation. In July this year, the Council declared a cost of living crisis and is now workin...

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First payments of £150 energy rebate made to Worcester Council Tax payers

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Worcester City Council has issued the first payments of the £150 energy rebate to residents. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and is being paid out by local councils.Everyone in Worcester who pays their Council Tax by direct debit should now have received the payment directly into their bank a...

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£150 energy rebate for Worcester Council Tax payers

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Worcester City Council is making final arrangements to pay the £150 energy rebate to households in the city that are registered to pay Council Tax. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and it is to be paid out by local councils. In Worcester, households that pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit w...

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Worcester City Council sets £12.26m budget

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Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.26 million net budget for 2022-23, including a range of initiatives to boost the city's economy as the recovery from the Covid pandemic picks up pace. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, new play and community facilities, and celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee and the Commonweal...

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City Council takes action to support Worcester CAB

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Worcester City Council has awarded a grant of £20,000 to the city's Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) to help it increase its capacity to support local people during what is expected to be an exceptionally busy period. The start of the new year always brings a surge in inquiries to Worcester CAB, particularly in the areas of debt, benefits, housing and...

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City Council commits funding to support arts and community organisations through challenging times


Worcester City councillors have agreed to continue to commit over £527,500 worth of funding to support a range of arts and community organisations over the next five years. "Arts organisations have faced a particularly challenging time across the UK this year," said Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council. "The arts play an import...

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