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Receive confidential advice at Loan Shark event

You can receive confidential advice from experts and learn about the fight against Loan Sharks at an event in Worcester next week. Bite Back – an event organised by Worcester City Council - will be held at the Guildhall in High Street on Thursday 30 May between 11am and 2pm. Drop-in to the Guildhall on the day and talk to the team anonymously and c...

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Outgoing Mayor donates funds to charity

The outgoing Mayor of Worcester, Louis Stephen, has handed over a cheque of £7,092 to his chosen charity. Councillor Stephen chose Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills and Hereford Localities as the charity to raise money for during his year in office and raised a total of £7,399.47 – including money sent directly to the organisation through a QR code. ...

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Help us re-tell stories from D-Day

To commemorate the D-Day Normandy landings we want to re-tell your family stories. Worcester City Council are preparing to commemorate D-Day and are inviting people to share their family anecdotes. They could be stories about the military action itself, or tales of life living in Worcester during and immediately after the Second World War. We would...

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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Louis Stephen handing over the chain of office to Cllr Mel Allcott, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Matt Lamb was voted in as Deputy Mayor. Cllr Allcott's chosen charity for her mayoral year will be Perdiswell Yo...

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Council sets out air quality actions

Worcester City Council has produced a draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) setting out the actions it will take to improve air quality over the next five years. A review in 2018 established that air quality over the majority of Worcester is generally good but there are a number of areas in and around the city centre that have elevated levels of nit...

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Electric cremators to be considered for crematorium

A scheme to replace gas cremators at Astwood Crematorium with a greener alternative is set to progress, if approved by councillors. The cremators currently used at the Worcester City Council-owned crematorium are reaching the end of their operational life. Councillors will consider a report next week which suggests taking out the three gas cremator...

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Results for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the election of members of Worcester City Council, held on 2 May 2024. The votes were counted on Friday 3 May at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. For the first time, the council held an all-out poll, with the full 35 seats up for election. With all the votes counted, Labour won 17 seats, the Greens took 12, the Liberal Democrats se...

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Work starts on all-weather pitch at Perdiswell

The start of work to create a much-needed all-weather pitch in Worcester has been marked by a ceremonial sod-cutting event. Worcester City Council marked the start of the project with the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, declaring the project officially underway. The event – which took place next to Perdiswell Leisure Centre, where the pitch...

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Event to celebrate all things European

An event to celebrate European traditions and culture is coming to Worcester next month. Eurofest - which is being organised by Worcester City Council - will be held at The Guildhall in High Street on Saturday 11 May between 11.00am and 3.00pm. As part of the free community event, Bulgarian, Irish and Breton dance troupes will perform on the day al...

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'Make all of your votes count’, Worcester residents reminded

Worcester residents are being reminded that they will be voting for more than one city councillor in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. In past years, people have been asked to vote for only one councillor each year, but this time all 35 seats on Worcester City Council are facing the polls at the same time, which means that voters can vote for ...

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