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Have your say on plans for Gillam St community space

Local residents are being asked for their views on proposed improvements to a green space and multi-use games area (MUGA) in Worcester's Arboretum. Worcester City Council has drawn up plans for a revamp of the community space on the corner of Gillam Street and Green Lane, including relining the ball court, new bike stands and improvements to hedges...

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Have your say on licensing reviews

Worcester City Council is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and its licensing policy on sex establishments and is inviting members of the public to have their say on the changes. The Licensing Act 2003 requires each licensing authority to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy, which it must review at least every five years. ...

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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking residents to let them know if they spot anyone sleeping rough on the city's streets. Anyone who does see a rough sleeper is urged to tell the Streetlink service. Streetlink will pass the details through to the Council and its partners, who will then find the rough sleeper to check if...

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New Worcester quiz book out in time for Christmas

There's a treat in store for local history enthusiasts this Christmas with a new Worcester Life Stories book out on December 20. Worcester Life Stories – The Big Quiz Edition is packed with more than 250 historic photos of the city, along with plenty of challenging quiz questions. Most of the photographs in the book form part of Worcester City Coun...

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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Most domestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over Christmas, with just one change of date for those who live in certain areas of the city. Green or black bin collections due on Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December) will be collected on Saturday 30 December. This affects homes in the Cathedral, Nunnery, St Peter's and Battenhall wards. A...

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Worcester joins charity shop gift card scheme

Worcester residents in need are to be given gift cards for local charity shops to enable them to buy clothes and other essentials. Worcester City Council is working with the national Charity Shop Gift Card scheme to deliver the 'essential items' part of its Discretionary Welfare Assistance Scheme (DWAS), which supports people with immediate financi...

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999-year lease will secure future of popular museum

A move that will secure the future of one of the city's popular museums will see Worcester City Council take the unusual step of extending a lease – for 999 years. A report to members of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee explains that the decision to extend the lease on the Tudor House Museum has been made by officers under delegated pow...

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£2 million savings delivered by Worcester City Council

More than £2 million of savings have been found by Worcester City Council over the last ten months, after it previously identified a funding gap of £2.25 million for the 2024-25 financial year. The figures from earlier this year also pointed to that gap widening to £2.76 million by 2025-26, due to rising costs that include a 94% jump in gas and ele...

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Get set for festive fun at Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Get set to be transported back in time for festive fun later this week when Worcester's Victorian Christmas Fayre returns. The spectacular event runs from Thursday 30 November until Sunday 3 December with more than 150 stalls filling the city's streets. Now in its 31st year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres...

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Festive cheer at Mayor’s charity Christmas concert

Christmas carols and readings will provide festive cheer when Mayor of Worcester Cllr Louis Stephen hosts a charity concert in the city's historic Guildhall. The event will be held on Wednesday December 13 at 7.30pm with music provided by The Elgar Chorale conducted by Piers Maxim. All proceeds will go to the mayor's charity, which is Age UK (Worce...

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