Worcester City Council provides support to flood victims

Worcester City Council has announced that immediate financial support will be provided to homes and businesses that have been hit by flooding following the impact of Storm Dennis.Householders who have been flooded will be given 100% Council Tax relief and firms will also get 100% relief on Business Rates if they have been hit by the extreme weather...
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Worcester City Council sets £10.7m budget

 Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.7 million budget for 2020/21, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan.The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year's budget to attract more visitors to the city, encourage environmental susta...
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Three historic Worcester sites saved for future generations

Three historic Worcester sites that were once at risk of being lost have been fully restored – and another six are in line for vital repairs.The annual Worcester Heritage At Risk Register records buildings, scheduled monuments or historic areas that have suffered from neglect, decay or unsympathetic work and which need restoration work. The latest ...
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Animal lover scoops Worcester Community Lottery prize

An animal lover from Pershore has scooped a £250 prize in the Worcester Community Lottery (www.worcesterlottery.org), set up in 2019 to raise funds for local charities and good causes.Players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize, up to a maximum of £25,000.Since the lottery was launched in April 2019 it has raised over £25,000 for local good ...
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£179m tourism boost to Worcester’s economy, figures show

Tourism contributed more than £179 million to Worcester's economy in 2018, according to figures released today by the City Council.Research under the respected Cambridge Economic Impact Model shows an 8.5 per cent increase in tourism income between 2015 and 2018, with the figure growing from £165,844,000 to £179,943,000.That's the result of a 5.9% ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
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Apprenticeship helps Worcester school leaver gain degree – without student debt

Thanks to the growing popularity of higher and degree level apprenticeships, Worcester's buoyant IT sector is providing an increasing number of local young people with the opportunity to work in an exciting, fast paced environment without the need to gain a University degree first.Now a decade old, Worcester-based firm Airband (www.airband.co.uk) i...
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£670,000 for Worcestershire rough sleeper services

A bid by Worcester City Council has secured Government funding of more than £670,000 to help rough sleepers come off the streets.The grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guarantees the continuation and development of services that support rough sleepers across Worcestershire and help them to get back into accommodati...
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It’s ‘7 on the Severn’ as dragon boats launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs

A dragon boat trip has helped to launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs. Members of Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club joined event organisers and sponsors to celebrate '7 on the Severn' as the event prepares to grow for its seventh year. The popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of ...
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Play area revamps to be considered

More than £300,000-worth of improvements to play areas in Worcester are set to be considered by councillors.New fencing around the Splashpad, improvements to the play area at Cripplegate Park and a new basketball practice area are among the improvements to be considered by the City Council's Environment Committee on January 28.The improvements, rep...
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