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Help and advice for dealing with damp and mould in the home

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Tenants and homeowners in Worcester are urged to keep an eye out for damp and mould in their houses; to know how to make simple changes which can reduce the issue - and when to call in the experts. Most homes suffer from damp to some degree, usually caused by condensation in the home. However, if the problem is excessive, it could be caused by issu...

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Councillors to consider steps to address costs of running Worcester’s leisure centres

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Worcester city councillors are to be asked to support a range of measures to tackle the increased running costs at the city's three leisure centres, to ensure that residents will continue to have access to sport, fitness and exercise facilities. The proposals are in response to the recent rises in energy bills that have left Freedom Leisure, the no...

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City Council supports free kids’ meals at Christmas and funds cost of living schemes

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Worcester City Council is making free meal vouchers available over the Christmas period to nursery and sixth form children who qualify for free school meals.The City Council will use part of the £190,000 Household Support Fund cash it has received from the Government to pay for the vouchers. Separately, vouchers for school-age children are being pr...

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Public urged not to touch sick or dead wild birds – as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Worcester

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The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has now confirmed there is avian influenza A(H5N1) in wild bird populations in Worcester. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging people not to touch any sick or dead wild birds following die off in wildfowl including swans at th...

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Next step in £19.6m investment in Worcester

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Worcester city councillors have backed the first of five business cases for projects that will bring £19.6m of Government investment to Worcester. The City Council has secured the funding from the national Towns Fund, after drawing up proposals to support five major schemes to boost Worcester's economy, promote active travel and provide new skills ...

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Council to consider £320,000 investment in Worcester’s litter bins

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A major programme of investment to improve litter bins across Worcester is to be considered by City Councillors. More than £320,000 will be spent across the next four years on replacing existing public bins with larger and better-designed ones, if the Environment Committee backs the plan when it meets on Tuesday 2 November. The proposals are in add...

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New action plan to tackle gull numbers in Worcester

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A comprehensive action plan to reduce the numbers of gulls nesting in Worcester next year is to be considered by councillors, including boosting spending by £40,000. The creation of three gull nest exclusion zones, subsidising property owners to make their buildings "gull-proof" and campaigning for a change to the national rules that limit what can...

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Children’s summer sports sessions are a success

Councillor James Stanley joins children for a free multi-sports session

The free summer sports sessions for Worcester children running across the summer holidays have been declared a success by the Chairman of Worcester City Council's Communities Committee. Councillor James Stanley dropped in one of the sessions at the Countryside Centre to see kids aged from three to 18 trying out sports from football to tennis, kwik ...

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City Council secures financial boost for Worcester’s leisure centres

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Worcester City Council has successfully secured a grant from Sport England's National Leisure Recovery Fund to help support the re-opening of the city's three leisure centres. The Council will use the £214,000 grant to continue supporting its leisure partner, Freedom Leisure, in providing a full range of sports and leisure activities to visitors on...

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Worcester charities receive grants to help people facing winter hardship

Grants of up to £3,000 have been paid to nine city charities and community groups which will deliver services to Worcester residents suffering from hardship or poor health this winter. Over £23,000 has been paid from the City Council's Health and Hardship Grant Fund, designed to help residents cope with the impact of Covid-19 and to tackle key heal...

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