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Gold standard is one of three accolades for Astwood Cemetery

Astwood Cemetery has been granted an award of excellence by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management – the third award it has received this year. The cemetery and crematorium has secured ICCM Charter Gold standard for both its service and its outdoor work. The ICCM gold award is given to cemeteries and crematoria which not only provide ...

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Worcester gets set to light up for Christmas

Festive fun will officially begin in Worcester at 6pm on Saturday 25 November, when the city's Christmas lights are switched on by two special guests – the Mayor of Worcester and Santa Claus himself! The two will be accompanied by members of the cast of the Swan Theatre's Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. A fun-packed family evening to mark the eve...

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Worcester residents asked for views on plans to improve public space in Warndon

Local residents are being asked for their views on proposals to improve a public open space on the south side of Cotswold Way in Warndon, opposite the Mazak factory. Worcester City Council is preparing plans for a range of improvements to the 4.2-acre area of public open space that runs alongside Cotswold Way, between Cranham Drive and Chedworth Cl...

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New electric vehicle charging points installed in Worcester

New electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Worcester City Council's King Street car park. The move will build on the success of the 12 EV charging points which are already in place at St Martin's Gate car park. Four fast chargers have been installed in King Street car park and residents living within 1 kilometre of any City Co...

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New Worcester swordbearer is sworn in, in 400-year-old tradition

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } A new bearer of the Sword of State for Worcester has been sworn in, continuing a 400-year traditio...

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Worcester’s landmark tourism buildings to be open Sundays in 2024

Public opening hours to two city museums are to be reshaped following a decision made by Worcester City Council. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Commandery are key destinations for visitors to the city, attracting a combined 80,000 visitors each year. Proposals have been agreed for the Art Gallery & Museum to open on Sundays, to...

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Last chance to have your say in review of Worcester’s Public Space Protection Orders

Residents have until 27 November to make their views known on Worcester City Council's review of powers to combat anti-social behaviour in the city. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are used by local councils to protect the public from behaviour that can have a detrimental effect on people's quality of life. PSPOs have to be reviewe...

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New creative consortium to work with Council on Worcester’s new arts venue

A new consortium of arts and creative organisations has been formed to work with Worcester City Council on the delivery and management of a new arts venue in the city centre. Based in the Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, the new venue will be funded by part of the £17.9 million award to the City Council from the Government's Futur...

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Festive fun on the way in Worcester

Christmas is coming to Worcester and preparations are well underway for a whole host of festive events and entertainment. The festive fun will begin with the switching on of the Christmas lights on 25 November. At 4pm a starlight lantern parade will make its way from The Hive to Cathedral Square, where the light switch-on will take place. The parad...

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Mayor of Worcester sends poppies to Paddington

The Mayor of Worcester has helped to set the wheels rolling on an unusual commemoration of Armistice Day. Councillor Louis Stephen joined Cllr Pat Agar, Worcester City Council's Armed Forces Champion, and members of the Royal British Legion and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters to place commemorative wreaths on a Poppy Train at Worcester Sh...

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