Worcester City Council News

Plan to create new cultural destination at The Arches-Worcester takes shape

The creation of a new cultural quarter for Worcester has moved a step closer, with the submission this week of a planning application to redesign and refurbish a number of Worcester's Victorian railway arches.The application, which has been submitted by Worcester firm KKE Architects on behalf of the University of Worcester, is an important mil...
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Seven-year-old James designs the Mayor’s Christmas card

James Allison from Hollymount School in Worcester has beaten off competition from across the city to design the Mayor's Christmas card.The seven-year-old's colourful drawing – showing Santa Claus flying over the Guildhall with his reindeer – was chosen as the winner in this year's primary school competition to design the Mayor's festive greetings c...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Some bin collections in Worcester will run later than usual over Christmas and New Year. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone's bins are emptied.Residents are being asked to put a date in their diaries to make sure they don't miss their collection.  ​Usual day of collection ​Revised day of collectio...
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Have your say on the future of scheme designed to raise standards in Worcester’s Houses in Multiple Occupation

Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on an existing scheme introduced to help raise standards in the city's Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).An HMO is a house that has been split into separate living areas so that several different households can live in it. The council is particularly keen to hear the views from tenants...
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Buy local and support the Worcester economy this Christmas

The final two weeks of 2019 will be crucial for Worcester's small businesses, with many retailers and restaurants making the bulk of their profit over the festive period.The Mayor of Worcester joined forces with members of the City Council's Economic Development Sub Committee to visit a number of new businesses on Small Business Saturday (7 Decembe...
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In-principle agreement announced to bring Worcester City Football Club home

Worcester City Football Club are on course to be playing back in their home city in time for the 2020/21 season, thanks to the announcement of an in-principle agreement.Following discussions initiated by Worcester City Council and involving the Club, Worcestershire Football Association and the Club's Supporters' Trust, Worcester City FC are set to ...
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Make sure you check where your polling station is before you vote on 12 December

Worcester residents are being urged to check the location of their polling station ahead of the general election on December 12 – as some polling stations have changed from previous elections.Every voter's polling card lists where they need to go to cast their vote on Thursday.Shane Flynn, Electoral Registration Officer for Worcester City Council, ...
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Mayor opens mediation centre for ex-partners

 A new centre to help couples resolve disputes has opened in Worcester – with a little help from the City Council.Based in Worcester, the Centre for Resolution is the brainchild of local resident Ryan Compton, a qualified mediation and mentoring practitioner. Ryan set up the practice in 2016, originally hiring community facilities for mee...
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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

 A special memorial service is being held at Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday December 5.This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year.Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for ti...
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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

​Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year's Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December.The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable ...
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