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New electric vehicle charging points installed in Worcester

New electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed in Worcester City Council's King Street car park. The move will build on the success of the 12 EV charging points which are already in place at St Martin's Gate car park. Four fast chargers have been installed in King Street car park and residents living within 1 kilometre of any City Co...

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New Worcester swordbearer is sworn in, in 400-year-old tradition

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } A new bearer of the Sword of State for Worcester has been sworn in, continuing a 400-year traditio...

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Worcester’s landmark tourism buildings to be open Sundays in 2024

Public opening hours to two city museums are to be reshaped following a decision made by Worcester City Council. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Commandery are key destinations for visitors to the city, attracting a combined 80,000 visitors each year. Proposals have been agreed for the Art Gallery & Museum to open on Sundays, to...

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Last chance to have your say in review of Worcester’s Public Space Protection Orders

Residents have until 27 November to make their views known on Worcester City Council's review of powers to combat anti-social behaviour in the city. Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) are used by local councils to protect the public from behaviour that can have a detrimental effect on people's quality of life. PSPOs have to be reviewe...

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New creative consortium to work with Council on Worcester’s new arts venue

A new consortium of arts and creative organisations has been formed to work with Worcester City Council on the delivery and management of a new arts venue in the city centre. Based in the Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, the new venue will be funded by part of the £17.9 million award to the City Council from the Government's Futur...

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Festive fun on the way in Worcester

Christmas is coming to Worcester and preparations are well underway for a whole host of festive events and entertainment. The festive fun will begin with the switching on of the Christmas lights on 25 November. At 4pm a starlight lantern parade will make its way from The Hive to Cathedral Square, where the light switch-on will take place. The parad...

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Mayor of Worcester sends poppies to Paddington

The Mayor of Worcester has helped to set the wheels rolling on an unusual commemoration of Armistice Day. Councillor Louis Stephen joined Cllr Pat Agar, Worcester City Council's Armed Forces Champion, and members of the Royal British Legion and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters to place commemorative wreaths on a Poppy Train at Worcester Sh...

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How to deal with damp and condensation

Tenants in rented accommodation are being reminded of the steps that can be taken to deal with damp and condensation in their homes – and to know when to contact a landlord to take action. Most homes suffer from damp to some degree, but the good news is that it can usually be dealt with by making a few simple changes. However, if the problem is exc...

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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

A special memorial service is being held at Worcester Crematorium and Cemetery on Thursday 14 December. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 105, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for tic...

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Contract awarded for Worcester’s bike share scheme

Plans to introduce a bike share scheme across Worcester have stepped up a gear, with the City Council awarding a contract for the project to Beryl, the UK's largest shared sustainable transport provider. The bike share scheme will see 225 bicycles - 175 of them electric bikes – available to hire, from numerous locations across the city. The propose...

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