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Worcester’s £5 million Levelling-Up plans revealed

Proposals for how Worcester City Council could spend £5 million of Levelling-Up funding for cultural projects in the city have been revealed. The funding was announced by the Government in March as part of the Spring Budget, with the Council given a deadline of 10 May to submit its plans for how it wants to spend the money. The Government has said ...

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Time is running out to make sure you are registered to vote in Worcester’s elections

Worcester residents are being urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 16 April so that they can have their say in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. The elections are for all 35 seats on Worcester City Council and also for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first time that Worcester residents will b...

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Funding success for swimming pool solar panels

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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Planning go-ahead for Worcester’s new arts venue

Planning permission has been given to create a new multi-purpose arts venue within two historic buildings in the heart of Worcester. Worcester City Council's Planning Committee has unanimously granted permission for the full redesign and internal refurbishment of the Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street. The decision is a significant s...

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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all political colours hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 2. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will, for the first time, be voting for all 35 city councillors on the same day. Previous...

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Funding bid success will drive council vehicles to go electric

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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Second major donation ensures future of new galleries at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

A significant financial donation is being made to Worcestershire Heritage, Art and Museums charity by a Worcester philanthropist, to enable the development of a new gallery specifically to display the city's collections of fine and decorative art, including its nationally significant gloving collection, one of the largest collections of its type in...

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Mayor meets fashion designers of the future

the Mayor with year 9 pupils Rhiannon Lewis and Melody Preston, who are preparing clothes to be modelled and auctioned in aid of Age UK at the charity fashion show at The Guildhall on Thursday 14 March 2024. The Mayor of Worcester has paid a special visit to Nunnery Wood High School to meet pupils who are preparing clothes and practising their catw...

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Worcester City Council sets £12m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.7 million net budget for 2024-25, including a range of initiatives to support residents' top priority of enhancing and sustaining this beautiful city for future generations. The year ahead will see the City Council investing in the city's heritage and riverside, a new bike hire scheme for the city, new...

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Inspectors provide update on SWDP Review process

Inspectors scrutinising the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review have provided an update to the three South Worcestershire Councils on their progress. The Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent scrutiny towards the end of last year, a process known as examination. Dates for public hearings to provide inspectors with...

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