Worcester City Council News

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 wit...
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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 must...
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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 free...
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Dig will reveal Worcester’s forgotten industry

 The industrial past of one of Worcester's most popular parks is set to be uncovered next week when archaeologists set out to dig up the remains of a clay pipe factory.From Monday (September 16) a team will be onsite at the Green Flag-winning Cripplegate Park in the heart of the city, digging to unearth the kiln where the Russell Pipe Manufact...
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Trial payments of Council Tax at the corner shop is a success

A trial scheme giving Worcester residents the option to pay their Council Tax at their local shop has been a big success – and could now get even more useful, with extra payment options added.Since November last year Worcester City Council has been working with the national payment network PayPoint to give residents the option to pay their Council ...
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New ways to pay and stay at Worcester car parks

Next month will bring new ways to pay and stay in Worcester's 14 City Council-run car parks.New payment machines will be installed during October, giving customers more options on how to pay than ever before.As well as still being able to use coins, for the first time drivers will be able to pay by card – including contactless.There will also be a ...
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