Garden waste collections back in action

Worcester City Council is resuming collections of customers' garden waste on Tuesday 14 April. The paid-for service had to be suspended on 19 March so that the Council could focus on emptying black bins in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Council has put extra resources into bin collections over the past week to catch up with all black and...
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Free parking in Worcester for health workers, carers and volunteers

 Worcester City Council is allowing NHS staff, health and social care workers, and NHS Volunteer Responders to park for free in the city – in line with Government guidance. The free parking has been in place since the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, but the Government is now providing official parking passes to health workers and volunteers...
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Extra CCTV installed in bid to protect NHS staff cars

Worcester City Council's Community Safety team has joined forces with West Mercia Police to install extra CCTV cameras at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital, following recent thefts from nurses' cars while they worked. Thieves stole catalytic converters, which contain precious metals, from the cars when they were parked in the hospital's car park on...
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Support for school leavers to discuss next steps

Are you aged 16 - 24?  If you haven't decided your next step yet, and need help to secure a place in education, training or to apply for apprenticeships from September, help is at hand! Contact the team of qualified advisers by calling 0300 666 3 666 to discuss your options - or go to the Skillls4Worcestershire website for more infor...
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£3.575m to be paid in grants lifeline to Worcester businesses

Worcester City Council is processing £3.575m worth of grant applications from local businesses, with payments arriving in bank accounts from today (6 April). 267 grants are being paid to a wide range of local businesses - including hairdressers, estate agents, restaurants, mechanics, printers and recruitment agencies. Grants of £10,000 are availabl...
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Action to ensure waste and recycling services continue

Worcester City Council's waste and recycling collection team is working hard to make sure the city's bins are emptied during the corona virus pandemic. Eleven crews were out in operation today, and are aiming to complete all outstanding black bin collections by the end of tomorrow (Friday 4 April). From next week, residents should continue to leave...
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Have your say on proposed changes to social housing allocation in South Worcestershire

Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon District Councils are joining forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. The South Worcestershire Partnership will move away from Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system, and is seeking views from local people on its proposed new allocations policy. The policy h...
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Coronavirus: Support for Worcester residents struggling to pay Council Tax

Worcester City Council is encouraging residents who are facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 virus to apply for Council Tax Support. Worcester residents also have the option to spread their Council Tax payments over 12 months instead of the usual ten - as long as you start paying in April. To set this up, please email march@southwo...
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Support for Worcester residents struggling to pay Council Tax

Worcester City Council is encouraging residents who are facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 virus to apply for Council Tax Support. Applications can be made here:  https://www.worcester.gov.uk/council-tax/pay-my-council-tax Worcester residents also have the option to spread their Council Tax payments over 12 months inste...
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Coronavirus: Registration opens for grants to Worcester businesses

Registration is open now for Worcester businesses that qualify for grants to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak. Grants of £10,000 are available to small businesses that already qualify for small business rate relief or rural rate relief. Grants of £25,000 will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property that has...
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