Historic Worcester road set to be given special status

A historic Worcester street, with many late 19th and early 20th Century houses, could be set to be formally designated as a Conservation Area. Worcester City Council's Planning Committee will be asked to give Park Avenue, in the Barbourne area to the north of the city centre, the special status when they meet on March 19. Conservation Area status i...
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Tie the knot in Guildhall’s haunted cells

Worcester's historic Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) has a new option with a twist to offer to couples considering tying the knot in 2020 and beyond. The City Council now has a licence to conduct marriage ceremonies in The Guildhall's cells – an atmospheric option for those who want a wedding with a difference! This week saw the first we...
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Councillors to act on proposals to address anti-social behaviour in Worcester’s city centre

Worcester City Council is considering introducing new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls; aggressive begging and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. Members of the City Council's Communities Committee, which meets on Tuesday 10 March, will review the findings of a 12-week public consultation on the potential...
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Official figures show fall in rough sleeping in Worcester

Official figures released by the Government show a fall in the number of rough sleepers recorded as sleeping in Worcester. Nineteen people were found to be sleeping rough in November last year according to the official figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The figure is a snapshot taken from a count ...
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Worcester City Council provides support to flood victims

Worcester City Council has announced that immediate financial support will be provided to homes and businesses that have been hit by flooding following the impact of Storm Dennis. Householders who have been flooded will be given 100% Council Tax relief and firms will also get 100% relief on Business Rates if they have been hit by the extreme weathe...
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Worcester City Council sets £10.7m budget

 Worcester City councillors have unanimously approved a £10.7 million budget for 2020/21, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan. The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year's budget to attract more visitors to the city, encourage environmental sust...
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Three historic Worcester sites saved for future generations

Three historic Worcester sites that were once at risk of being lost have been fully restored – and another six are in line for vital repairs. The annual Worcester Heritage At Risk Register records buildings, scheduled monuments or historic areas that have suffered from neglect, decay or unsympathetic work and which need restoration work. The latest...
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Animal lover scoops Worcester Community Lottery prize

An animal lover from Pershore has scooped a £250 prize in the Worcester Community Lottery (www.worcesterlottery.org), set up in 2019 to raise funds for local charities and good causes. Players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize, up to a maximum of £25,000.Since the lottery was launched in April 2019 it has raised over £25,000 for local good...
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£179m tourism boost to Worcester’s economy, figures show

Tourism contributed more than £179 million to Worcester's economy in 2018, according to figures released today by the City Council.Research under the respected Cambridge Economic Impact Model shows an 8.5 per cent increase in tourism income between 2015 and 2018, with the figure growing from £165,844,000 to £179,943,000.That's the result of a 5.9% ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days. The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and ...
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