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Beacon lighting will mark the start of Worcester’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

A beacon is to be lit in Worcester to mark the start of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. The beacon will be lit at Fort Royal Park on the evening of Thursday, June 2 – one of more than 2,022 lit all over the UK as part of the official programme of celebrations announced by Buckingham Palace. On the same evening there...

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Final schemes under £19.6m Worcester Towns Fund to be considered

Worcester city councillors will meet next week to approve the final two schemes to be launched with the £19.6m investment into the city from the Government's Towns Fund. A total of five projects will be funded, following the City Council's successful bid to the national initiative. Business cases have already been approved for the first three and, ...

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£150 energy rebate for Worcester Council Tax payers

Worcester City Council is making final arrangements to pay the £150 energy rebate to households in the city that are registered to pay Council Tax. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and it is to be paid out by local councils. In Worcester, households that pay their Council Tax by Direct Debit w...

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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Stephen Hodgson offering up the chain of office to Cllr Adrian Gregson, who was voted in at tonight's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Louis Stephen was voted in as Deputy Mayor.New Mayor, Cllr Gregson, told the meeting: "My charities will be Ons...

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Worcester all set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Worcester residents are all set for a right royal celebration next month with street parties and a host of celebratory events to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The special four-day Bank Holiday weekend on 2-5 June will see the city decked out in red, white and blue as the fun gets underway – and shops are encouraged to join in the f...

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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

A 15-strong herd of hand-reared cross-bred cattle are about to be released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council. The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wildflowers. The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effecti...

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Help shape Worcester’s new electoral boundaries

Worcester residents are being given the chance to help shape the city's electoral boundaries. 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 arrangements have not been reviewed for 20 years, and now the independent Local Gover...

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Worcester as full England route revealed

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Worcester during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen's Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games. In Englan...

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Show how much you #LoveWorcester – and win a £20 voucher!

Worcester residents are being urged to help spruce up their neighbourhood – and be in with a chance of winning a prize.Worcester City Council is offering e-vouchers worth £20 to the first 50 Worcester residents who post photos of themselves out litter picking in the run-up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.The competition is open to all ...

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Mosaic welcome sign for the ‘village in the city’

Visitors to the St John's area of Worcester are now greeted with a striking and colourful mosaic sign – thanks to two local councillors. The sign welcoming people to the area was commissioned by Richard Udall and Alan Amos, who serve as councillors both on Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council. It has been installed on the Bullri...

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