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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 14 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 105, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for tic...

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Sunday opening for Worcester museums up for debate

Public opening hours to two city museums could be reshaped following recommendations made to Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development (PED) Committee on Monday 6 November. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Commandery are key destinations for visitors to the city, attracting a combined 80,000 visitors each year. Proposal...

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City centre car park to be spruced up for Christmas shopping season

One of Worcester's most popular car parks is to be resurfaced, to get it ready for a busy Christmas shopping season. Copenhagen Street car park is just two minutes' walk from High Street and its 167 parking spaces are always busy. As a result, the car park's surface is subject to wear and tear. The City Council will be resurfacing the car park over...

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Israel / Palestine - a joint message from all political group leaders at Worcester City Council

We, like so many other people across the world, have been deeply aware of the current conflict in Israel and Palestine and our hearts go out to all those innocent communities on both sides who are suffering. The events that have unfolded in recent weeks have seen countless lives lost and families destroyed in terrible bloodshed. We have received a ...

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Council agrees action to close £2.25 million funding gap and deliver services for Worcester

Councillors have agreed a series of measures to ensure Worcester City Council can reach its £2.25 million savings target and continue to deliver services to city residents. Rising costs had put the Council in a position where it would potentially not be able to set a balanced budget for the 2024-25 financial year without using a significant amount ...

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Next steps for creating new multi-use arts centre in historic Worcester city centre buildings

regeBacking has been given to proposals to develop a new arts venue in the heart of Worcester's city centre, with a raft of local arts organisations involved. Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee has authorised the continuation of design work for The Scala and Corn Exchange in Angel Place as a multi-use arts venue, as part of the...

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Bike share scheme could be rolled out across Worcester

Worcester's residents and visitors will be able to travel around the city by pedal and electric power next spring, if a proposed new bike share scheme gets the go-ahead. If backed by councillors, the scheme would see 225 bicycles - 175 of them electric bikes – available to hire by various means, including by the minute, from numerous locations acro...

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Plans for more solar panels on Worcester car park

installProposals for more solar panels on the roof of a city centre car park will help Worcester City Council reduce its electricity costs, a report to be considered by councillors next week says. The report to the Policy and Resources Committee, which meets on Monday 16 October, sets out plans for installing five new sets of photovoltaic panels on...

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Strong support for new multi-use arts centre in historic Worcester city centre buildings

An independent consultation with members of the arts and creative communities in Worcester and beyond has shown strong support for the creation of a new multi-use arts centre in two historic city centre buildings. Worcester City Council engaged independent expert Candice Pearson to carry out a stakeholder consultation, after plans to create a 500-s...

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Visit England Gold Visitor Attraction Accolade for Worcester’s Commandery

It's an exciting start to October for the team at The Commandery, one of Worcester's most historic buildings, as it is awarded Visit England's Gold Visitor Attraction Accolade for the first time. From visitor welcome and customer care to exhibitions, cleanliness and catering, the accolade celebrates the high-quality experience offered to visitors t...

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