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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor Councillor Louis Stephen handing over the chain of office to Cllr Mel Allcott, who was voted in at last night's Annual Council meeting. Cllr Matt Lamb was voted in as Deputy Mayor. Cllr Allcott's chosen charity for her mayoral year will be Perdiswell Yo...

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Council sets out air quality actions

Worcester City Council has produced a draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) setting out the actions it will take to improve air quality over the next five years. A review in 2018 established that air quality over the majority of Worcester is generally good but there are a number of areas in and around the city centre that have elevated levels of nit...

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Electric cremators to be considered for crematorium

A scheme to replace gas cremators at Astwood Crematorium with a greener alternative is set to progress, if approved by councillors. The cremators currently used at the Worcester City Council-owned crematorium are reaching the end of their operational life. Councillors will consider a report next week which suggests taking out the three gas cremator...

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Results for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the election of members of Worcester City Council, held on 2 May 2024. The votes were counted on Friday 3 May at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. For the first time, the council held an all-out poll, with the full 35 seats up for election. With all the votes counted, Labour won 17 seats, the Greens took 12, the Liberal Democrats se...

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Work starts on all-weather pitch at Perdiswell

The start of work to create a much-needed all-weather pitch in Worcester has been marked by a ceremonial sod-cutting event. Worcester City Council marked the start of the project with the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, declaring the project officially underway. The event – which took place next to Perdiswell Leisure Centre, where the pitch...

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Event to celebrate all things European

An event to celebrate European traditions and culture is coming to Worcester next month. Eurofest - which is being organised by Worcester City Council - will be held at The Guildhall in High Street on Saturday 11 May between 11.00am and 3.00pm. As part of the free community event, Bulgarian, Irish and Breton dance troupes will perform on the day al...

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'Make all of your votes count’, Worcester residents reminded

Worcester residents are being reminded that they will be voting for more than one city councillor in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. In past years, people have been asked to vote for only one councillor each year, but this time all 35 seats on Worcester City Council are facing the polls at the same time, which means that voters can vote for ...

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Worcester’s £5 million Levelling-Up plans revealed

Proposals for how Worcester City Council could spend £5 million of Levelling-Up funding for cultural projects in the city have been revealed. The funding was announced by the Government in March as part of the Spring Budget, with the Council given a deadline of 10 May to submit its plans for how it wants to spend the money. The Government has said ...

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Time is running out to make sure you are registered to vote in Worcester’s elections

Worcester residents are being urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 16 April so that they can have their say in the local elections on Thursday 2 May. The elections are for all 35 seats on Worcester City Council and also for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first time that Worcester residents will b...

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Funding success for swimming pool solar panels

A local council is celebrating following the announcement of a successful funding bid. Worcester City Council has been awarded £195,000 from the Government's Swimming Pool Support Fund (SPSF) to add solar panels to the roof of Perdiswell Leisure Centre, alongside an upgrade to the leisure facility's building management system. The panels, to be ins...

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