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Young people to be at heart of future City Council decisions

A Young Person's Champion is to be appointed to Worcester City Council, putting issues such as child poverty, youth employment and young people's well-being at the heart of future decision-making. The decision, which was made following a motion presented by Cllr Joy Squires to Full Council on 23 February 2021, will see all future City Council polic...

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Tennis served up again in Worcester

Tennis courts in Worcester's Cripplegate and Gheluvelt Parks are set to re-open on 29 March, in line with current Government guidance. The five new tennis courts in Cripplegate Park, which re-opened in September 2020 following a £377,000 investment from Worcester City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association, is expected to be particularly popular. ...

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Local support to help people complete the Census

Worcester City Council is offering local residents additional support to help them complete Census 2021. "Billions of pounds are allocated to local services across the country using census-based information every year," says Adrian Gregson, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee. "However, money can't be allocated to ...

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Zero Carbon Worcester: further action considered

Worcester City councillors will next week consider adopting a detailed environmental sustainability action plan, setting out the first steps on the route for the city to become carbon neutral by 2030. The plan contains 23 actions to be taken over the next two years to reduce carbon emissions in the city.It reflects the objectives set out in the Cit...

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Plea to people making Covid self-isolation payment claims

Worcester residents on low incomes who are told to self-isolate because of Covid can apply for a £500 support grant from the City Council. Unfortunately around a third of applications for the Council's discretionary grant scheme are being rejected because people are not able to produce all the supporting information that's needed. Now the City Coun...

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Veterans’ charity presents Recognition Award to Worcester City Council

Worcester-based armed forces veterans' charity Stepway has presented a Recognition Award to the City Council to acknowledge the support provided since it was founded in 2019. Stepway supports veterans in civilian life by providing drop-in centres, a skills programme, community projects and a range of other initiatives. The charity's founders visite...

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Have powers to tackle alcohol consumption in public spaces worked?

Worcester City Council wants your views on whether tougher powers to tackle the consumption of alcohol in public spaces, which were introduced nearly three years ago, have made a difference. A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which currently applies to public spaces across the city centre and some parts of Blackpole, Brickfields and Warndon, ...

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Consultation on SWDP Review sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades. The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which ...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session.The events will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections.The briefing will be held at 6pm on Monday March 15...

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Worcester City Council sets £10.7m budget

Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.75 million budget for 2021-22, including a range of initiatives to help the city recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, more and improved housing, and improvements to the Astwood Crematorium will all be supported by the 2021-...

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