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Taxis must comply with new laws on helping disabled passengers

Worcester City Council officers are to carry out checks on local taxis and private hire vehicles to ensure that they are complying with new and updated laws on helping disabled passengers. The Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022 came into force in England in June this year and aims to ensure that disabled people can use taxi...

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Cripplegate Christmas Cracker promises festive fun

Mince pies, mulled apple juice and a visit from Santa himself are just part of a festive celebration that's free to attend at Cripplegate Park later this month. The Cripplegate Christmas Cracker event is to be held at the popular park on Sunday December 18 from midday until 3pm. The community event will include a Christmas singalong of carols and p...

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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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AccessAble guide makes planning a trip to Worcester easy for all

Planning a trip to Worcester has never been easier with an ever-expanding number of shops, cafes and businesses being added to the city's accessibility guide. AccessAble is a free service which offers detailed information about the accessibility of a whole host of places across the city including leisure centres, shops, restaurants and tourist attr...

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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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