Worcester City Council News

Worcester shortlisted for Government’s £1 billion high streets fund

Worcester's city centre is in the running for a share of a £1 billion Government funding pot.The plan for regenerating the northern part of the city centre – from The Cross up to Foregate Street train station – has made it through to the next round of the competition to secure a share of the Future High Streets Fund.Worcester City Council has been ...
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Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

Two prominent trees in Worcester's Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park's visitors.The large cedar by the Pump House has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging – a common issue with this species of tree. As a result, the cedar's crown is not able to provide enough energy to sustain the res...
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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome.At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too.Afternoon teas will be on sale, tha...
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New technology improves quality of service at Worcester Crematorium

Funeral directors are singing the praises of a new improved sound system which has been installed at the Worcester Crematorium this month.The City Council has upgraded the Crematorium's loud speakers and amplification system. Outdoor speakers have also been fitted this summer, providing clear and high quality sound that allows services to reach a w...
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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments.The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London.It was bo...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited.The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE. There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children."The event w...
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Have your say on where you can vote

Worcester City Council is reviewing the locations currently being used as polling stations for elections – and wants to hear your feedback on them.Have your say in a quick online survey at www.worcester.gov.uk/voiceit about polling stations in your area. The Council would like to hear your views on proximity to transport links, safety, ease of iden...
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Big turnout for Show which celebrates Worcester’s creative spirit

Around 10,000 people are estimated to have attended this year's Worcester Show in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August – and the occasional shower didn't dampen their spirits. An enhanced line up of musical entertainment proved a big draw throughout the day, with rock 'n' roll from The Strays, ska from The Social Ignition, punk from the VHT's and aco...
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New defibrillator for Cripplegate Park

A new defibrillator with the potential to save lives has been installed in Worcester's Cripplegate Park.A defibrillator is a machine that sends a high energy electric shock through the heart - the aim is to return a heart to its normal working state if it goes into cardiac arrest.The Cripplegate Park defibrillator, provided by West Midlands Ambulan...
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City Council supports sweet success for Worcester start-up business

Dreams of owning a sweet shop often start in childhood – but few people turn these in to reality. Michelle and Mark Rasdall have though, with the help of a business start-up grant from Worcester City Council. Now the couple have celebrated the first year anniversary of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe's opening on Worcester's High Street.Michelle and Mar...
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