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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Worcester in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Worcester to keep the electoral register up to date...

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Worcester is ready to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday

The timings and full line-up for The Queen's Baton Relay's route through Worcester have been revealed – with many exciting events taking place across the city. The Relay – part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – will arrive on Friday afternoon, with local Batonbearers carrying the Baton around the city, encountering a packe...

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New Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy launched by Worcester City Council

Worcester City Council has published a new strategy aimed at tackling inequality, challenging discrimination, promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity in the city. The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy is designed to help reduce inequalities in the city and safeguard the rights of people protected by the Equality Act 2010. The new...

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Grand National winner to join Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

The most unusual participant in The Queen's Baton Relay when it reaches Worcester this week has been revealed – former Grand National winner Pineau De Re. Pineau De Re was trained by Richard Newland in Claines in the city, and hit the national headlines when he won the legendary race in 2014 by five lengths. The famous horse, now 19-years-old and r...

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Action to support free school meals announced at Worcester cost of living conference

Worcester City Council is to pay for free lunches over the majority of the summer holidays for children who would normally receive free meals in term-time. The initiative, funded by £215,000 from the Council's hardship fund, was announced at a conference it organised to discuss how the cost of living emergency is being handled in the city. Announci...

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New electoral wards proposed in Worcester

Worcester City Council has proposed that the city's largest electoral area is split in two, as part of its response to a public consultation on the city's electoral arrangements. The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council. The current ...

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New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

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Howzat! Good news for cricket fans as Worcester’s first public wicket set to open

Budding cricketers across Worcester will be able to try out the sport free of charge as the city's first public cricket wicket is set to open. Worcester City Council plans to install the £9,000 synthetic wicket at the King George V Playing Fields this week, meaning it will be open for the latter half of the cricket season, which runs until late Sep...

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Where to watch The Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

Preparations are underway for The Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Worcester – and there are plenty of vantage points for all to watch the Batonbearers carry the Baton through the city. The Baton will arrive in Worcester at around 5.30pm on Friday July 22, as part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Relay will begin at The ...

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South Worcestershire showcase their Safer Streets project at partnership event

A number of partner organisations from across South Worcestershire have today formally launched a new campaign to encourage everyone in the county to play their part in ending male violence against women and girls. The West Mercia Wide partnership event was hosted at Sixways on Thursday 23rd June, listening of the voices of victims and survivors of...

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