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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 4. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 11 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds e...

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Mayor to unveil Belgium memorial to Worcestershire soldiers who died at the Battle of Gheluvelt

Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson is to visit Belgium next week for the unveiling and re-dedication of the memorial to the actions of The Worcestershire Regiment in the Battle of Gheluvelt in the First World War. Cllr Gregson will be joined by representatives from Worcestershire Ambassadors, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Reg...

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City Council car parks all awarded Park Mark

Worcester motorists can park with confidence at any of the city council's 14 car parks, knowing that each has been awarded with a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks which have a low crime rate as well as measures in place to ensure the safety of both people and of vehicles. The...

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Worcester’s plan to deal with Ash Dieback

Work is about to begin in Worcester to remove diseased and dangerous trees affected by Ash Dieback. Ash Dieback leads to leaf loss and dead branches and can cause lesions at the base of the tree, while also making it more prone to secondary infections. Once infection is apparent, few trees survive longer than four years and become increasingly dang...

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Cost of living and child poverty support in Worcester

Councillors are to be asked to support more cost-of-living support for Worcester residents and the investment of more than £46,000 in steps to tackle child poverty in the city. Worcestershire has been allocated £7.9 million from the Department of Work and Pensions's Household Support Fund to help people deal with the cost-of-living crisis, and Worc...

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New licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation will benefit tenants

Additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in Worcester will be rolled out to all remaining wards, if councillors back the scheme. When the City Council's Communities Committee meets next week, councillors will be asked to approve the change which will mean that HMO properties with fewer than five occupants will need to be license...

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Council secures £68k funding for more electric vehicle charging in Worcester

Worcester City Council has been successful in its bid to a national fund to provide more electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Worcester. The Government's Office for Zero Emission Vehicles(OZEV) has offered the Council up to £68,560 to help with the cost of installing EV charging points at Tallow Hill and King Street car parks. When th...

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Evening patrols stepped up following residents’ concerns over illegal parking

Worcester City Council civil enforcement officers are stepping up evening street patrols in a bid to crack down on illegal parking. The patrols have been stepped up following complaints from residents who are being encouraged to alert the parking team to areas where there is a problem. On just one evening last month, 41 £70 fines were handed out to...

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Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show classes

Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Show classes are now open and include everything from floral displays and fruit and vegetables to cakes, jam, photography and handicrafts. Worcester Show began as a craft and flower show and although it has now grown into a huge family event, cre...

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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor in Worcester

If you're thinking of standing as a councillor for Worcester City Council or a parish council, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The online briefing will be held at 6pm on M...

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