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Funding success for swimming pool solar panels

Engineers installing solar panels on a roof

A local council is celebrating following the announcement of a successful funding bid. Worcester City Council has been awarded £195,000 from the Government's Swimming Pool Support Fund (SPSF) to add solar panels to the roof of Perdiswell Leisure Centre, alongside an upgrade to the leisure facility's building management system. The panels, to be ins...

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Funding bid success will drive council vehicles to go electric

An electric lorry fitted with a charging hose, parked in front of a landscape with trees in the foreground and tower blocks behind.

A joint bid by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council has successfully secured £25,000 for an important research project to support an electric future for council vehicles. The feasibility study will look at whether the depot at Warndon – home to the two councils' waste collection, highway maintenance and other vehicles – can be f...

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New electric vehicle charging points installed in Worcester

Councillor Zoe Cookson at one of the EV charging points in King Street car park Councillor Zoe Cookson at one of the EV charging points in King Street car park

New electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Worcester City Council's King Street car park. The move will build on the success of the 12 EV charging points which are already in place at St Martin's Gate car park. Four fast chargers have been installed in King Street car park and residents living within 1 kilometre of any City Co...

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Bike share scheme could be rolled out across Worcester

Cycles lined up in a parking pay for a bike share scheme

Worcester's residents and visitors will be able to travel around the city by pedal and electric power next spring, if a proposed new bike share scheme gets the go-ahead. If backed by councillors, the scheme would see 225 bicycles - 175 of them electric bikes – available to hire by various means, including by the minute, from numerous locations acro...

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

An electric vehicle connected to a charging point

Work starts this week to create 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in Worcester car parks. Eight new charging bays are to be created in King Street car park, and a further 12 at Tallow Hill car park. Work was scheduled to get underway at King Street on Thursday 27 July, with Tallow Hill to follow from Friday 4 August. It is expected to...

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