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Worcester to hold candle-lit vigil for the people of Ukraine

A candle-lit vigil will be held in Worcester on Thursday to show support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The event will take place in Cathedral Square for 30 minutes from 7pm and people from all the city's communities are welcome to attend. The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is currently being hos...

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Ukraine: joint statement from Worcester City Council’s party leaders

There can be no one in Worcester who is unmoved by the plight of Ukraine at this terrible time. Our city and county are home to a strong and proud Eastern European population and we know that they will stand with us when we say that our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Many refugees from this conflict will make their way to the UK under the ...

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Worcester food businesses urged to cut out single-use plastics

Worcester City Council is encouraging local cafes, takeaways and restaurants to take action now in the light of Government proposals to phase out single-use plastic plates, cutlery, polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers. According to estimates, England uses 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery — mos...

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City Council acts to tackle untidy empty homes in Worcester

Worcester City Council has taken action to tidy up four empty and neglected properties in the city over the past 12 months. The work has included the removal of household waste the and the clearance of very overgrown gardens, in an effort to prevent the houses becoming a blight on their neighbourhoods. Using its planning powers, the Council has the...

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Knife Angel arrives in Worcester with message of hope

The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, will be in Worcester for the month of March 2022, to spread its message of hope for social change. The imposing 27ft-tall statue has been created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. It was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Cen...

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Worcester City Council sets £12.26m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.26 million net budget for 2022-23, including a range of initiatives to boost the city's economy as the recovery from the Covid pandemic picks up pace. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, new play and community facilities, and celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee and the Commonweal...

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Hawks return to Worcester early to crack down on Gulls

The hawks that were released in Worcester last year to deter gulls from the city centre are returning earlier this year as extra funding has been provided to tackle the issue. The Harris' hawk will appear around the city from the end of February until May to discourage the birds from nesting when they migrate to the UK for the spring and summer mon...

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Grants for beleaguered city centre traders

Worcester City Council is offering financial support to traders in a city centre street that has been badly affected by repair works to an at-risk building which led, at one stage, to the road being closed. Grants of between £1,200 and £2,700 are being made available to businesses in the lower part of Broad Street, whose trade was hit in November w...

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Member of “Cricket Dynasty” launches Worcester as QGC “Champion City”

Brett D'Oliveira, Worcestershire County Cricket Club Captain, will help to plant a series of Jubilee trees to restore an Edwardian Avenue at Worcester Racecourse on Friday 11th February, in celebration of Worcester becoming a QGC "Champion City". Brett – who is part of the city's "cricket dynasty" and the grandson of legendary England and Worcester...

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First chance to see inside Worcester’s revamped Arches

Local artists and creatives are being offered the chance to get an early preview of the five refurbished spaces which are about to open as part of the £4.5 million project, The Arches – Worcester. Open days will be held on February 9 and 14 at the newly fitted-out Victorian railway arches between The Hive and Netherton Court. Four of the five refur...

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