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Have your say on proposals to permanently close pedestrian railway crossings

Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on the draft orders to permanently close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. The orders are being made in response to concerns that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields ...

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Next stage of £19.6m investment in Worcester

Active travel, enhancing Worcester's heritage offer, and improvements to the city's Riverside Park will be on the agenda when councillors meet to discuss the next stage of the investment of £19.6 million into the city. Two more business cases to release cash from the Government's Towns Fund will be debated by Worcester City Council's Policy and Res...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The briefing will be held at 6pm on Thursday March...

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City Council takes to pedal power to help keep Worcester moving

Worcester City Council's team of civil enforcement officers are now travelling by bike to swiftly resolve issues at traffic and parking hotspots. The move has been introduced as part of the City Council's environmental sustainability strategy, which aims for Worcester to be carbon neutral by 2030. Officers have been equipped with e-bikes and have r...

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Worcester to hold candle-lit vigil for the people of Ukraine

A candle-lit vigil will be held in Worcester on Thursday to show support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The event will take place in Cathedral Square for 30 minutes from 7pm and people from all the city's communities are welcome to attend. The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, is currently being hos...

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Ukraine: joint statement from Worcester City Council’s party leaders

There can be no one in Worcester who is unmoved by the plight of Ukraine at this terrible time. Our city and county are home to a strong and proud Eastern European population and we know that they will stand with us when we say that our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Many refugees from this conflict will make their way to the UK under the ...

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Worcester food businesses urged to cut out single-use plastics

Worcester City Council is encouraging local cafes, takeaways and restaurants to take action now in the light of Government proposals to phase out single-use plastic plates, cutlery, polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers. According to estimates, England uses 1.1 billion single-use plates and 4.25 billion items of single-use cutlery — mos...

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City Council acts to tackle untidy empty homes in Worcester

Worcester City Council has taken action to tidy up four empty and neglected properties in the city over the past 12 months. The work has included the removal of household waste the and the clearance of very overgrown gardens, in an effort to prevent the houses becoming a blight on their neighbourhoods. Using its planning powers, the Council has the...

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Knife Angel arrives in Worcester with message of hope

The Knife Angel, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, will be in Worcester for the month of March 2022, to spread its message of hope for social change. The imposing 27ft-tall statue has been created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. It was designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Cen...

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Worcester City Council sets £12.26m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £12.26 million net budget for 2022-23, including a range of initiatives to boost the city's economy as the recovery from the Covid pandemic picks up pace. Major initiatives to regenerate parts of the city centre, new play and community facilities, and celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee and the Commonweal...

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