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New opportunities to volunteer on offer at Worcester Expo

If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday October 1. With more people than ever choosing to stop work or find a new direction as the nation recovers from the pandemic, Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the ...

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£1.5 million to insulate Worcester homes and save energy

Worcester City Council has successfully applied for £1,525,900 of Government funding to improve the energy efficiency of local properties – cutting CO2 emissions and helping to reduce fuel poverty. The funding, which has been received from Government's Green Homes Grant scheme, is being used to improve the energy efficiency of Worcester homes where...

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Visit a former Worcester prison on a Heritage Open Day

Follow in the footsteps of former prisoners who were locked up in the holding cells at Worcester's Guildhall (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY). The Guildhall was once the seat of justice for the city and is throwing its doors open to visitors on Saturday 11 September from 9.30am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12 September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This is your ...

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Winner scoops £25K on Worcester Community Lottery

A local resident is celebrating after winning £25,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – the biggest win since the lottery launched in 2019. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, signed up to the Worcester Community Lottery in March 2021 and is supporting the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre. The winner said: "I ...

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New waste lorries remind people not to feed gulls

Worcester residents and visitors will now be seeing regular reminders of how they can help control the number of gulls in the city, with two new waste lorries displaying 3.4-metre signs asking them to dispose of waste food properly. The display on the side of the two 26-tonne vehicles say, "Feed the bins, not the gulls", to encourage people to make...

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Community grants offered to help bring Worcester people back together

Worcester City Council is encouraging local community groups, charities and voluntary sector organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 if they are planning events, festivals or parties in the autumn or at Christmas. Community grants will be considered for any proposal which will clearly benefit people living in Worcester. Many of the city's...

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Popular Park at Cromwell Crescent gets makeover

Worcester City Council is undertaking several improvements at Cromwell Crescent Park (WR5 2JW), with work commencing today (Monday 6 September). New all-weather paths are to be created along with the installation of more bins, park benches, cycle hoops, picnic tables and natural play features in the play area. The iron entrance gate and posts which...

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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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