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Grants to make your local community greener up for grabs in 2023

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Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £1,000 to community groups, charities and voluntary organisations that wish to take action to protect the environment. "The impact of climate change is very real, with record temperatures recorded in many countries at the start of this year and Worcester's highest ever temperature recorded last sum...

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City Council takes to pedal power to help keep Worcester moving

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Worcester City Council's team of civil enforcement officers are now travelling by bike to swiftly resolve issues at traffic and parking hotspots. The move has been introduced as part of the City Council's environmental sustainability strategy, which aims for Worcester to be carbon neutral by 2030. Officers have been equipped with e-bikes and have r...

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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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City Council sets out support for locally generated electricity

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Worcester City Council has agreed to support the Local Electricity Bill that is making its way through Parliament. The aim of the Bill is to establish a Right to Local Supply that would promote local renewable electricity supply by making the set-up and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate to the size of t...

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New five-year Worcester City Plan published

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A proposed new five-year City Plan for Worcester is being published for consultation by the City Council, setting out proposed themes and policies that will guide the authority's work until 2026.The draft City Plan has been supported by all four political parties represented on the City Council – Conservative, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat.The...

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Worcester’s wildflowers give boost to biodiversity

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Worcester City Council is taking action to encourage wildflowers to flourish in areas across the city - in a bid to boost the numbers of bees, butterflies, and other insects, that play an important role in our ecosystem. "The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the Second World War – which is incredibly worrying because they provide ess...

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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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Consultation on SWDP Review sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades. The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which ...

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Have your say on how Worcester tackles climate emergency

Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July 2019 and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by 2030.The authority has written a draft strategy setting out options to achieve this – and now we'd like local people to have their say on it. It sets out proposed policies in six areas: Reducing carbon emi...

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