Worcester City Council News

A Walk amongst Urban Ruins - Saturday 9 November 2019

 On Saturday 9 November artist Andrew Howe invites families to explore Worcester's living ruins in a fun walk and workshop using photography, creative writing and drawing. The Urban Tour is part of the Living Ruins exhibition currently showing at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.From 11.00am – 2.00pm Andrew will lead a gentle walk aroun...
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Action proposed to reduce anti-social behaviour in Worcester city centre

Action to tackle anti-social behaviour is being proposed to make sure Worcester city centre is an even better place to visit and work in.The City Council's Communities Committee is set to consider a report on October 30 to introduce extra powers to encourage people not to feed gulls and pigeons in the city, to reduce incidents of dangerous cycling ...
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Recommendations from rough sleeper death review have been put into practice

Worcester City Council and its partner agencies that support rough sleepers have worked together to successfully implement all the recommendations made in an independent review into the death of a rough sleeper in the city.The independent review into the death of 74-year-old rough sleeper Cardon Banfield, who died in 2016, was published in May last...
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City Council agreement with Bloor Homes creates new job opportunities

Ensuring businesses and residents benefit from new housing developments is a key priority for Worcester City Council. The authority is now applying economic benefit conditions to major planning applications - such as job creation and provision of apprenticeship opportunities.As a result, the City Council has reached a unique agreement with Bloor Ho...
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Local firms appointed to reshape The Arches - Worcester

Two local businesses have been appointed to redesign and refurbish Worcester's Victorian railway arches, transforming a central city area into a modern, 21st Century workplace for creative industries. The appointments of KKE Architects and structural engineering firm Shire are important milestones in the ambitious £4.5m redevelopment know...
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Poppy Appeal to be launched at Guildhall

The Mayor of Worcester will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion to launch the annual Poppy Appeal at Worcester's Guildhall on Saturday, October 26.City residents are encouraged to come along to the poignant event, which will start at 10.25pm and see standard bearers and cadets gathering outside the Guildhall gates before a poppy drop a...
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Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city.The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2019 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses.Primary schools across the city have ...
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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 a...
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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 b...
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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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