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When to put your bins out in Worcester this Easter

Domestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over the Easter holiday. There will be no changes to collection days. If you need to check which day your black or green bin will be collected you can use the City Council's bin round look-up service. Don't forget to make sure your bins are placed out by 7am on your day of collection. For the...

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Have your say on proposed taxi licensing changes aimed at reducing carbon emissions across the city

Taxi drivers and passengers are being asked for their views on plans to change licensing rules to reduce carbon emissions across the city. Worcester City Council is the licensing authority for taxis and private hire vehicles and is working with local taxi operators with the aim of making it more cost-effective for them to switch to electric vehicle...

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Planning application is in for final phase of Worcester’s Arches regeneration

The planning application to demolish a former take-away in Foregate Street, creating a new walking and cycling route to The Arches – Worcester redevelopment, has been submitted. Residents can now have their say on the proposals, which would create a new direct link between Foregate Street railway station and The Hive and the river Severn.  Pla...

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Mayor to host Coronation Big Lunch at the city’s historic Guildhall

The Mayor of Worcester Councillor Adrian Gregson is to host a special lunch at the city's historic Guildhall to mark the coronation of King Charles III. The Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday May 7 is part of a whole weekend of celebrations for the coronation of King Charles III and the Mayor is inviting charity and volunteering organisations to n...

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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 4. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 11 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds e...

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Mayor to unveil Belgium memorial to Worcestershire soldiers who died at the Battle of Gheluvelt

Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Adrian Gregson is to visit Belgium next week for the unveiling and re-dedication of the memorial to the actions of The Worcestershire Regiment in the Battle of Gheluvelt in the First World War. Cllr Gregson will be joined by representatives from Worcestershire Ambassadors, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Reg...

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City Council car parks all awarded Park Mark

Worcester motorists can park with confidence at any of the city council's 14 car parks, knowing that each has been awarded with a Park Mark under the Safer Parking Scheme. The Safer Parking Scheme is a national standard for UK car parks which have a low crime rate as well as measures in place to ensure the safety of both people and of vehicles. The...

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Worcester’s plan to deal with Ash Dieback

Work is about to begin in Worcester to remove diseased and dangerous trees affected by Ash Dieback. Ash Dieback leads to leaf loss and dead branches and can cause lesions at the base of the tree, while also making it more prone to secondary infections. Once infection is apparent, few trees survive longer than four years and become increasingly dang...

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Cost of living and child poverty support in Worcester

Councillors are to be asked to support more cost-of-living support for Worcester residents and the investment of more than £46,000 in steps to tackle child poverty in the city. Worcestershire has been allocated £7.9 million from the Department of Work and Pensions's Household Support Fund to help people deal with the cost-of-living crisis, and Worc...

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New licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation will benefit tenants

Additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in Worcester will be rolled out to all remaining wards, if councillors back the scheme. When the City Council's Communities Committee meets next week, councillors will be asked to approve the change which will mean that HMO properties with fewer than five occupants will need to be license...

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