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New five-year Worcester City Plan published

A proposed new five-year City Plan for Worcester is being published for consultation by the City Council, setting out proposed themes and policies that will guide the authority's work until 2026.The draft City Plan has been supported by all four political parties represented on the City Council – Conservative, Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat.The...
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Council to review plans for £19.6m investment in Worcester

Worcester city councillors are set to approve major plans which could see £19.6m invested in the city. On 7 September the Policy and Resources Committee will review revised proposals recommended by Worcester's Towns Board. This follows the announcement in June that the city has been offered a £19.6m investment from central Government's £3.6 billion...
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£300,000 donation offered to Worcester Art Gallery

A Worcester philanthropist has offered to boost the collection of art works at Worcester Art Gallery and Museum, and the city's broader cultural status, by donating £300,000. If the plan is approved by Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee, the donation will be used to purchase new works of art, to allow displays in the gallery to...
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Elephant trail hailed a success by Council Leader

The Leader of Worcester City Council has praised Worcester's Big Parade, which has seen colourful and eye-catching elephant sculptures brightening up the city streets across the summer. Councillor Marc Bayliss visited the elephant named The Pears, which is sponsored by the City Council as part of the St Richard's Hospice initiative, and stands on t...
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Free parking for health workers, carers and volunteers to end on August 31

The national temporary scheme that provided free parking to NHS workers, social care staff and NHS volunteer responders ended on 21 June this year, but Worcester City Council has kept it in place within the city. Introduced in April 2020 as part of the national response to the pandemic, the initiative has already been stopped by many other councils...
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Worcester Show is best attended ever

This year's Worcester Show (held at Pitchcroft on Sunday 15 August) attracted an estimated 15 – 20,000 visitors– exceeding the highest estimate of 13,000 at previous Shows. This year the event moved from Gheluvelt Park to Pitchcroft Racecourse – allowing more space between over 100 stalls, performers, volunteers and visitors. Many stalls sold Worce...
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Going green to keep the city green

Worcester City Council has bought its first set of electric grounds maintenance equipment as part of a continuing drive to reduce carbon emissions from its daily work to keep the city looking beautiful. The new electric gear includes hedge-trimmers and grass strimmers, all powered by batteries which the council workers wear strapped to their backs....
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Mayor of Worcester to mark VJ Day anniversary

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, will release a video message on Sunday to mark the anniversary of VJ Day, the last day of the Second World War. VE Day in May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe, but the fighting continued in the Far East for more than three more months. It was only with the announcement of Impe...
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Final countdown to popular Worcester Show

The popular Worcester Show is coming back to the Pitchcroft Racecourse (WR1 3EJ) on Sunday 15 August (10.00am – 5.00pm). There will be live bands; fair-style attractions; a have-a-go sports zone; the judging of over 130 competitive creative classes; a dog competition; local food and drink – and much, much more! "We're looking forward to welcom...
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Butterflies, bunting and pop-up parks in Worcester, as visitors head back to city

Worcester's recovery from the lockdown – already one of the most successful in the country – is set to move up a gear, with the city centre getting even more colourful and welcoming in the next few days. Colourful bunting on shops and buildings, striking butterfly decorations in trees, and pop-up "parks" where residents & visitors can unwind ar...
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