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Public Consultation for Worcester’s Scala Theatre - Wednesday, December 14 at The Guildhall

Plans for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre will be revealed to the public on Wednesday, December 14 from 1pm to 8pm at The Guildhall in High Street. Everyone is welcome to attend this public consultation, view the plans, and share feedback with Worcester City Council and other representatives. The plans will be on di...

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Extra time to have your say on SWDP Review

The consultation on the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been extended. People can now submit comments before the new deadline of 11.59pm on 23 December 2022. The consultation was due to end next week but has been extended because small misprints have been found in paper copies of the Plan. A formatting issue in the Spatial D...

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Extra support for Ukrainian guests in Worcester

 Extra financial support is to be provided to Ukrainian guests and the families who are hosting them in Worcester. The City Council has agreed to use its share of a Government funding pot to help with rising energy bills and the additional costs that Christmas will bring for Ukrainian guests living in the city, among other support. For host fa...

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Worcester secures £2.96m Government investment

Worcester City Council has secured £2.96 million to invest in the city from the Government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The money will be used for a wide range of initiatives in the city, including boosting Worcester's profile as a visitor destination; support for community schemes, the arts and business; and energy efficiency. The UK Shared Prospe...

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Plans unveiled for Worcester’s new arts centre

Draft plans have been revealed for an exciting new arts venue in the heart of Worcester city centre, and a new image of how the building could look has been released. Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee will next week be asked to give its approval for a planning application for the scheme to be submitted. The ambitious proposals...

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Mayor digs in to launch Worcester’s tree-planting programme

The Mayor of Worcester has launched the city's latest tree-planting programme by helping to create an arboreal tribute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Worcester is set to get greener over the winter months, with over 800 saplings being planted at locations across the city. As a Champion City in the Queen's Green Canopy initiative, it is appropr...

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

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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Worcester’s political leaders make joint statement on asylum seekers in the city

 A joint statement about the presence of asylum seekers in Worcester has today been issued by the leaders of the four political groups represented on Worcester City Council. Councillors Mel Allcott (Liberal Democrat), Marjory Bisset (Green), Lynn Denham (Labour) and Chris Mitchell (Conservative) said: "People seeking asylum in the UK are often...

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What the Dickens? Worcester’s fun-packed Victorian Christmas Fayre is back

Brush off your bonnet, bust out your top hat and get ready to step back in time again for Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre! The truly spectacular event returns from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 December, with over 150 stalls filling the city's streets. Now in its 30th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres i...

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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

A special memorial service is being held at Worcester Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday 8 December. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for tick...

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