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Worcester awarded funding to revamp football facilities

People living in Worcester are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities thanks to a £600,000 grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation. The investment of an additional £200,000 by Worcester City Council from its own funds will enable the creation of a brand new 3G all-weather pitch on ...

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Three-year plan sets out strategy for managing trees affected by Ash Dieback

A three-year plan for managing trees affected by Ash Dieback has been drawn up by Worcester City Council. The council plans to remove or prune trees which pose a health and safety risk, but will try to avoid large scale felling, so that people can continue to enjoy the city's parks, open spaces and woodlands. Ash Dieback leads to leaf loss and dead...

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Biodiversity boosting plans get underway after public consultation

 A scheme which will transform an unused strip of land in Warndon has been drawn up by Worcester City Council after consultation with local residents. The Cotswold Way public open space lies between Cranham Drive and Chedworth Close and the plans include biodiversity enhancements and new play equipment. A proposal to provide an 11-bay parking ...

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Next steps in ambitious plan for Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter

Ambitious plans for the major regeneration of Worcester's Shrub Hill Quarter are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. A formal Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out proposals for the revamp of the 14-hectare site, including more than 500 new homes, new public spaces, and the capacity for the creation of up to 5,000 new jobs....

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Revealed: Studio plans for Scala arts venue

Exciting visuals for the Scala's studio layout have been released, giving a glimpse of what the new Worcester arts venue will offer, subject to planning permission being granted. The designs show three multi-use studios, currently named The Stage, The Screen, and The Box, as well as a café that can provide additional performance space, and foyer an...

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Planning application for Worcester’s new arts venue is in

The planning application for Worcester's new Scala arts venue has been submitted, setting out an ambitious vision for a new performance and creativity hub in the heart of the city. The City Council has drawn up a revised scheme to revive the historic Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, following extensive consultation with stakeholde...

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Mayor to host Holocaust Memorial event at the Guildhall

 Worcester residents are invited to gather in the city's historic Guildhall later this month to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Hosted by Mayor of Worcester Cllr Louis Stephen, together with the Worcestershire Interfaith Forum, the event will be held on Monday 29 January at 10.30am. The theme of this year's Memorial Day is 'Fragility of Freedom',...

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Have your say on plans for Gillam St community space

Local residents are being asked for their views on proposed improvements to a green space and multi-use games area (MUGA) in Worcester's Arboretum. Worcester City Council has drawn up plans for a revamp of the community space on the corner of Gillam Street and Green Lane, including relining the ball court, new bike stands and improvements to hedges...

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Have your say on licensing reviews

Worcester City Council is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and its licensing policy on sex establishments and is inviting members of the public to have their say on the changes. The Licensing Act 2003 requires each licensing authority to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy, which it must review at least every five years. ...

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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking residents to let them know if they spot anyone sleeping rough on the city's streets. Anyone who does see a rough sleeper is urged to tell the Streetlink service. Streetlink will pass the details through to the Council and its partners, who will then find the rough sleeper to check if...

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