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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes ...
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More couples than ever say ‘I do’ at Worcester’s Guildhall

Worcester's historic Guildhall is increasing in popularity as a place to tie the knot, with twelve weddings already booked at the popular venue for 2020. The City Council has a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies at the Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY). With its impressive décor dating...
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Countdown to city’s new festivals

Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work. The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the evening of Thursday 16 January from 5.30 - 10.00pm, just 100 days from now! Light Night...
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Festival of Water 2020 to be held in Worcester

August 2020 is a significant date for The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) as it is the start of the organisation's 75th Anniversary year. Where better to start the celebrations than with the annual Festival of Water on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal? Back in August 1945, Robert Aickman and Tom Rolt met on t...
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Worcester is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status as it takes action on Single-Use Plastic

Worcester has joined a network of communities across the UK which are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. Worcester has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environmen...
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New facilities to help people recycle ‘on the go’

 Worcester City Council has introduced eye-catching new recycling stations in four of the city's most popular locations, in a bid to cut down on littering and help people to recycle more when they are out and about. The new recycling facilities were installed in Fort Royal Park, Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park and the Riverside last week.They...
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Worcestershire authorities award contract for homeless prevention service

Worcestershire councils have awarded a contract to support people at risk of homelessness to Caring for Communities and People (CCP). Funding for the county's single person's and childless couple's homeless prevention service will rise to £301,500 per annum – an increase over the previous level of £240,000 per annum. The county-wide service has bee...
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Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Anyone who enjoys a visit to historic sites, whether intact or in ruins will love the next exhibition opening on 26 September at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Living Ruins features artworks from the eighteenth century to the present day which explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Curated in partnership wi...
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Dare you visit The Commandery after dark this Halloween?

As one of the oldest buildings in Worcester, The Commandery is THE place to go for a truly spooky time this Halloween! On Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November The Commandery will be opening after dark to give torch lit tours of one of Worcester's oldest buildings. Said to be one of the most haunted building in the city, The Commandery is a mus...
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Thousands of cities to mark World Car Free Day

Worcester is officially marking World Car Free Day on 22 September by closing Lowesmoor to cars from midday to 3.00pm to hold a special event. Instead a giant astro turf play area will take over the road and staff from Freedom Leisure will run free multi sports and tennis sessions. The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust will also be on hand to offer fr...
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