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Make sure you are registered to vote in May’s local elections

Worcester residents are urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 14 April so that they can have their say in the upcoming local elections. Worcester City Council currently holds elections in three out of every four years, with a third of councillors being elected each time. This year voters will go to the polls in 12 of the cit...

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Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Fun for all the family is promised at this year's event, which is set to return on Sunday August 14 in the spacious surroundings of Pitchcroft Racecourse. Last year's show attracted record numbers and organisers are hoping that this year's event ...

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Helping hand to increase bird numbers in Worcester

Worcester City Council declared a biodiversity emergency in 2020, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of our native species. As part of our work, we've joined forces with the RSPB (Worcester and Malvern branch) to help boost bird numbers in the city. In March RSPB volunteers met up with Darren and Josh – member...

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Grant help extended for those affected by 2020 floods

Owners of properties which flooded in February 2020 may still be eligible for grant help towards the cost of flood resilience work. Worcester City Council has been able to extend the deadline for claiming reimbursement of previously agreed work to June 30, 2022. Properties and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their buildings more ...

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The race is on for local elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 5. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the formal start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 12 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds ele...

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Dog owners can now pick up a ‘woof’ guide to Worcester

Dog owners can now plan fun-packed days out with their four-legged friends by checking out a new guide: 'Worcester Woofs,' available from the Tourist Information Centre in the city's Guildhall. Leaflets detailing the best places for locals and visitors to take their dogs for walks, along with a list of dog-friendly places to eat and drink, have now...

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Footpath closed for work on historic wall

Part of the pavement on Worcester's London Road, alongside Fort Royal Park, has been temporarily closed so that repairs can be carried out to a damaged wall. The closure has been put in place opposite Green Hill, next to 55 London Road. Signs are in place asking pedestrians to cross to the other side of the road. The closure has been put in place s...

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New memorial garden to open in Worcester

A newly-created memorial garden will open at Worcester's Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery next week, coinciding with the National Day of Reflection on 23 March. The centrepiece of the nature-themed Forget You Not Garden is a stone postbox designed to look like a beehive, and it is intended to act as a unique opportunity to remember those who were l...

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Help shape Worcester’s new transport strategy

Worcester residents are being asked to help shape a new transport strategy for the city centre. The City Council is preparing the new policy to help decide what improvements and changes to transport routes and infrastructure will be needed in the future. The completed strategy will operate within the context of the county-wide Local Transport Plan....

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Over 50 Worcester street parties planned to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Worcester residents are planning to come together and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style – with 58 applications for street parties received by the City Council to date. Worcester City Council has offered grants to organise community events which mark this historic anniversary. £30,000 has been set aside to fund decorations ...

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