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Get ready for a fun-packed family day out at Worcester Show!

The ever-popular Worcester Show is back at the weekend, promising a day packed full of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages. This year's show will be held at Pitchcroft on Sunday August 13 between 10am and 5pm, offering a packed line-up of live music, market stalls, fun fair rides, a dog show, sports demos, free activities and plenty of f...

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Mayoral cash boost for two local charities

Local charities Onside Advocacy and Severn Arts received a welcome cash boost when former Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson, presented them with money raised during his year in office. Cllr Gregson's two mayoral charities were Severn Arts, which works to bring high-quality music and arts to a wide range of people across Worcestershire; and On...

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Saturday Skips service to end in September

Worcester City Council is set to close its Saturday Skip services in September, as part of a drive to meet a £2.5 million funding gap. Currently, skips are provided at seven city locations on a rota basis, allowing residents to dispose of large items conveniently and at no cost to them. The service is expensive to run and the Council's Policy and R...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in Worcester urged to check voter registration details

Worcester residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. The City Council is writing to all households in the city, asking residents to keep the electoral register up to date, to identify who risks losing their voice at elections, and to encourage them to re...

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Councillors welcome Worcester's first-ever Play Plan

Councillors have backed a scheme which will improve play facilities and spaces across Worcester. Members of the Place and Economic Development this week approved the city's first ever Play Plan. Designed in consultation with children, young people and their families and carers, it sets out ambitions to make major investment in play spaces across th...

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Memorial unveiled to victims of Second World War bombing in Worcester

A memorial sculpture to the victims of the only fatal German attack on Worcester in the Second World War has been unveiled. The leaf-shaped monument, created by local mosaic artist Victoria Harrison, is the centrepiece of the newly-regenerated Meco Memorial Nature Park, situated close to the Mining Engineering Co Ltd (Meco) works. The factory was t...

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

Work starts this week to create 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in Worcester car parks. Eight new charging bays are to be created in King Street car park, and a further 12 at Tallow Hill car park. Work was scheduled to get underway at King Street on Thursday 27 July, with Tallow Hill to follow from Friday 4 August. It is expected to...

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Maintenance work to be carried out on biggest tree in Worcester

Work is due to be carried out to control the growth of what is thought to be the largest tree in Worcester. The poplar is on Hylton Road, close to the river Severn and Sabrina Bridge, and opposite the University of Worcester's new Elizabeth Garrett Anderson medical centre. Several of its branches are growing out over the road and footpaths. A large...

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Five Green flags for Worcester to wave – again!

It's another win for Worcester City Council this year with the news that five of the city's parks and open spaces have been awarded prestigious Green Flag status once again, officially earmarking them as being among the country's best green spaces. Gheuvelt Park, Fort Royal Park, Cripplegate Park and Riverside Park have once again scooped the accol...

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Labour wins Worcester City Council by-election

Elaine Willmore has won the by-election in the Nunnery ward of Worcester City Council for the Labour party. The by-election was called following the death of Councillor Simon Cronin, who won the seat on 4 May this year with a majority of 330. The full results of the by-election are: Scott Butler (Liberal Democrat) – 102 votes David Carney (independ...

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