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Tourist Information Centre extends summer opening hours

Worcester's Tourist Information Centre Worcester's Tourist Information Centre

Tourist information, guides and maps will be available to Worcester visitors seven days a week this summer. The Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall on the High Street will be opening on Sundays from this weekend (May 29th) until Sunday September 25th 2022. The centre will be open from 11am to 3pm on Sundays throughout the summer seaso...

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Beacon lighting will mark the start of Worcester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

A beacon is to be lit in Worcester to mark the start of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. The beacon will be lit at Fort Royal Park on the evening of Thursday, June 2 – one of more than 2,022 lit all over the UK as part of the official programme of celebrations announced by Buckingham Palace. On the same evening there...

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Worcester all set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Worcester residents are all set for a right royal celebration next month with street parties and a host of celebratory events to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend on 2-5 June will see the city decked out in red, white and blue as the fun gets underway – and shops are encouraged to join in the f...

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Worcester as full England route revealed

The Queen's Baton Relay in Worcester

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Worcester during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen's Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games. In Englan...

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Mosaic welcome sign for the ‘village in the city’

Councillor Alan Amos (left) and Councillor Richard Udall, with the new mosaic sign. Councillor Alan Amos (left) and Councillor Richard Udall, with the new mosaic sign.

Visitors to the St John's area of Worcester are now greeted with a striking and colourful mosaic sign – thanks to two local councillors. The sign welcoming people to the area was commissioned by Richard Udall and Alan Amos, who serve as councillors both on Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. It has been installed on the Bullri...

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Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

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Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Fun for all the family is promised at this year's event, which is set to return on Sunday August 14 in the spacious surroundings of Pitchcroft Racecourse. Last year's show attracted record numbers and organisers are hoping that this year's event ...

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Dog owners can now pick up a ‘woof’ guide to Worcester

Worcester Woofs leaflet

Dog owners can now plan fun-packed days out with their four-legged friends by checking out a new guide: 'Worcester Woofs,' available from the Tourist Information Centre in the city's Guildhall. Leaflets detailing the best places for locals and visitors to take their dogs for walks, along with a list of dog-friendly places to eat and drink, have now...

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Next stage of £19.6m investment in Worcester

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Active travel, enhancing Worcester's heritage offer, and improvements to the city's Riverside Park will be on the agenda when councillors meet to discuss the next stage of the investment of £19.6 million into the city. Two more business cases to release cash from the Government's Towns Fund will be debated by Worcester City Council's Policy and Res...

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£30,000 proposed to celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Worcester

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Worcester city councillors have backed the investment of £30,000 in events across the city to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - including funding street parties and other community activities. In June this year the nation will celebrate The Queen's 70th year on the throne, with the centrepiece of events being an extended bank holiday ...

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Plans afoot to celebrate landmark 2022 events in style

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City councillors are reviewing proposals to ensure Worcester makes the most of two landmark events in 2022: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (28 July – 8 August). At Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee meeting on 1 November, councillors will discuss proposals to support the celebration...

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Elephant trail hailed a success by Council Leader

Councillor Marc Bayliss with The Pears elephant, decorated by Sue Guthrie

The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...

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Butterflies, bunting and pop-up parks in Worcester, as visitors head back to city

Butterfly installations in Worcester city centre

Worcester's recovery from the lockdown – already one of the most successful in the country – is set to move up a gear, with the city centre getting even more colourful and welcoming in the next few days. Colourful bunting on shops and buildings, striking butterfly decorations in trees, and pop-up "parks" where residents & visitors can unwind ar...

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Festival celebrates landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

Pupils-from-Perry-Wood-Primary-School-join-the-Mayor-and-Deputy-Mayor-of-Worcester-to-launch-the-Charter-Festival Pupils from Perry Wood Primary School, holding a replica of the 1621 Charter - joined by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Worcester.

On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A series of events are being held to celebrate the 400th anniversary and explore the significance of the Charter.Over the summer you can join a walking tour to explore the stor...

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Creatives sought to celebrate landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

Image-of-Worcesters-City-Charter-held-at-The-Hive Image of Worcester's City Charter, held at The Hive

On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A Charter Festival is planned during 2021 - and commissions are being offered for artworks inspired by significant aspects of Worcester's history over the last 400 years. The a...

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Worcester set to bid for £28m to transform city

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Worcester councillors are expected to be asked to approve a plan to bid for almost £28m when the Council's Policy & Resources Committee meets next week. Worcester City Council will submit a bid to Government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund at the end of January, setting out how a potential £27.9m investment could deliver long-term economic growth for...

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Street market operation in Worcester to be reviewed

 Councillors are set to review the way street markets will operate in Worcester's city centre in the future. When Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Sub Committee meets on 29 October, councillors will examine the role street markets play in the city and how they can most effectively be managed when the current contract wit...

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Artists selected for Worcester’s city centre Outdoor Gallery

Mark Riley's design for Hop Market unit 17 Mark Riley's design for Hop Market unit 17

The artists whose work will dress the windows of shop units to create an outdoor gallery for Worcester's city centre have been revealed. Worcester City Council, Worcester BID and Severn Arts have commissioned eight artists to create engaging bespoke designs to dress the frontage of seven vacant retail units, as well as lower floor wi...

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Worcester’s Victorian Fayre postponed until 2021

The traditional carousel at Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year's Victorian Christmas Fayre, which was scheduled to take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020.The Fayre normally attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors to the city over the four-day period and contributes an additional £7.3 million to the Worcester economy (source:  V...

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The gates are open! Walking and cycling path links The Hive and The Arches - Worcester

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A significant milestone has been reached today in the development of the £4.5m The Arches – Worcester project, with the opening of the gates next to The Hive to create a new walking and cycling pathway. The new route creates a quick and easy way to get from the River Severn to the growing number of attractions at the arches in Netherton Court and C...

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Pubs, restaurants & cafes can apply now for outdoor seating licences

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Worcester's pubs, restaurants and cafes can now apply to put tables and chairs on the pavements outside their premises, so they can serve more customers while sticking to social distancing rules. Parliament has approved a new fast-track system for approving pavement licence applications, to help support the hospitality sector in England recover fro...

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