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Mayor of Worcester welcomes Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester outside the Guildhall with Ukrainian guests and their hosts

The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester have welcomed nearly 100 Ukrainian guests to the Guildhall, along with their host families. Councillor Adrian Gregson and his partner Rachel Hall organised the event as a formal welcome to the city for people who have fled the war in their home country. The free event at the historic city centre building included...

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Civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester

A civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson was held at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday. A procession from the Guildhall to the cathedral marked the start of the annual event, which this year had the theme of 'Tackling mental health and wellbeing through the arts and culture.' The congregation included local dignitaries,...

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UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

Cherry picker in action in Angel Place

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...

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Visit a former Worcester prison on a Heritage Open Day

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Follow in the footsteps of former prisoners who were locked up in the holding cells at Worcester's Guildhall (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY). The Guildhall was once the seat of justice for the city and is throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday 11 September from 9.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12 September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This is your ...

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Worcester City Council services in the lockdown

The new national lockdown has had an impact on some of the services the City Council provides to the people of Worcester.However, the Council is working hard to keep as many services as possible running normally, within the restrictions imposed by the Government's lockdown rules.Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of the City Council, said: "This is no...

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Explore Worcester’s treasures on National Heritage Days

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The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during the national Heritage Open Day festival (www.heritageopendays.org.uk) from 11 – 20 September. The Grade 1 listed Guildhall (www.worcesterguildhall.co.uk) on Worcester's High Street is open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am...

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VJ Day 75th anniversary to be marked in Worcester

VJ Day 75th anniversary

The Mayor of Worcester will lead a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan), the day on which the Second World War finally came to an end, on Saturday 15 August. Councillor Jo Hodges will open the event at 11am at the Guildhall in High Street. It will include prayers, poetry and a minute's silence. Social distancing requir...

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Worcester’s historic Guildhall reopens to visitors

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Worcester Guildhall is reopening to the public on Monday July 13, with a range of measures in place to ensure visitors can enjoy the historic building safely. A maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed into the High Street attraction at any one time and a one-way system will be in place to guide people around its Grade I listed splendour. The main en...

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Couples say ‘I do’ again as weddings return to Worcester

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 Couples wishing to marry can now plan with greater certainty, with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 4 July 2020 allowing wedding ceremonies to take place with up to 30 people present. Worcester's historic Commandery and sumptuous Guildhall have now re-opened for wedding bookings. Petra Milecova and Paul Bland tied the knot at the ...

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Tie the knot in Guildhall’s haunted cells

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Worcester's historic Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) has a new option with a twist to offer to couples considering tying the knot in 2020 and beyond. The City Council now has a licence to conduct marriage ceremonies in The Guildhall's cells – an atmospheric option for those who want a wedding with a difference! This week saw the first we...

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