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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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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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Worcestershire’s district councils raise concerns about proposals to close ticket offices

A ticket office at a train station

The leaders of the six district councils in Worcestershire have united to express concern about proposals that would see all but one railway station in Worcestershire lose its ticket office. The councils have submitted joint responses to the consultations by West Midlands Railway and Great Western Railway. All tickets offices across the county woul...

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

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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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Catch the free Christmas bus to enjoy Worcester’s amazing festive shopping

Richard Chinnock, Operations Manager at First Worcester, and The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson, launching Worcester’s free Christmas bus offer

Worcester City Council and First Bus have joined forces to give shoppers and residents a fantastic early Christmas present – a whole day of free travel to the city centre to make the most of the city's amazing shops. Fares on First Bus routes in the city will be completely free on Saturday 10 December, giving shoppers the chance to leave the car at...

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Work to improve Worcester’s car parks

Parking space with newly painted lines

With many Worcester residents on holiday during August, Worcester City Council is taking the opportunity to carry out important maintenance at some of the city centre car parks it operates, while fewer people are using them. Between Monday and Thursday next week (8-11 August) the Council will be repainting the parking space lines in some of the cit...

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Help shape Worcester’s new transport strategy

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Worcester residents are being asked to help shape a new transport strategy for the city centre. The City Council is preparing the new policy to help decide what improvements and changes to transport routes and infrastructure will be needed in the future. The completed strategy will operate within the context of the county-wide Local Transport Plan....

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Next stage of £19.6m investment in Worcester

Bicycle hire scheme

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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