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Worcester arrives on national Dscvr tourism app

Worcester has joined a growing number of towns and cities on the Dscvr tourism app – a fantastic resource for visitors and residents. The app, available on all smartphones, gives users access to information on shopping, eating, drinking, staying and enjoying themselves in the city – all at their fingertips! From today (9 June) everyone with the Dsc...

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Event will showcase volunteering opportunities in Worcester

People looking to make a difference by volunteering are invited to a special event showcasing opportunities available with local charities. Worcester Volunteer Expo 2022 has been organised jointly by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Action and runs from 10am to 2pm on Friday June 17 at the Guildhall. Over 30 stalls are expected at the...

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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

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First payments of £150 energy rebate made to Worcester Council Tax payers

Worcester City Council has issued the first payments of the £150 energy rebate to residents. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and is being paid out by local councils.Everyone in Worcester who pays their Council Tax by direct debit should now have received the payment directly into their bank a...

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Tourist Information Centre extends summer opening hours

Tourist information, guides and maps will be available to Worcester visitors seven days a week this summer. The Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall on the High Street will be opening on Sundays from this weekend (29 May) until Sunday 25 September 2022. The centre will be open from 11am to 3pm on Sundays throughout the summer season – ...

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Meet Worcester’s new Mayor

A new Mayor of Worcester has been voted in by members of Worcester City Council. Councillor Adrian Gregson has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Stephen Hodgson. Cllr Louis Stephen is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Adrian Gregson said: "I am pleased and humbled to have been elected to the position of Mayor by my colle...

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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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