£670,000 for Worcestershire rough sleeper services

A bid by Worcester City Council has secured Government funding of more than £670,000 to help rough sleepers come off the streets. The grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guarantees the continuation and development of services that support rough sleepers across Worcestershire and help them to get back into accommodat...
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It’s ‘7 on the Severn’ as dragon boats launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs

A dragon boat trip has helped to launch the 2020 Air Products Worcester City Runs. Members of Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club joined event organisers and sponsors to celebrate '7 on the Severn' as the event prepares to grow for its seventh year. The popular Worcester City Half Marathon, 10K and Young Athletes Run will be joined on the weekend of ...
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Play area revamps to be considered

More than £300,000-worth of improvements to play areas in Worcester are set to be considered by councillors. New fencing around the Splashpad, improvements to the play area at Cripplegate Park and a new basketball practice area are among the improvements to be considered by the City Council's Environment Committee on January 28. The improvements, r...
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Residents and businesses to be asked for views on how Worcester tackles climate emergency

A strategy for how Worcester can become a carbon-neutral city is set to be considered by councillors – with the city's residents, businesses and charities also expected to be asked to give their views. Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July last year and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral b...
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Plan to create new cultural destination at The Arches-Worcester takes shape

The creation of a new cultural quarter for Worcester has moved a step closer, with the submission this week of a planning application to redesign and refurbish a number of Worcester's Victorian railway arches. The application, which has been submitted by Worcester firm KKE Architects on behalf of the University of Worcester, is an important mi...
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Seven-year-old James designs the Mayor’s Christmas card

James Allison from Hollymount School in Worcester has beaten off competition from across the city to design the Mayor's Christmas card. The seven-year-old's colourful drawing – showing Santa Claus flying over the Guildhall with his reindeer – was chosen as the winner in this year's primary school competition to design the Mayor's festive greetings ...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Some bin collections in Worcester will run later than ​usual​ over Christmas and New Year. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone's bins are emptied. Residents are being asked to put a date in their diaries to make sure they don't miss their collection.  Residents are being asked to put a date in thei...
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Have your say on the future of scheme designed to raise standards in Worcester’s Houses in Multiple Occupation

Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on an existing scheme introduced to help raise standards in the city's Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). An HMO is a house that has been split into separate living areas so that several different households can live in it. The council is particularly keen to hear the views from tenant...
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Buy local and support the Worcester economy this Christmas

The final two weeks of 2019 will be crucial for Worcester's small businesses, with many retailers and restaurants making the bulk of their profit over the festive period. The Mayor of Worcester joined forces with members of the City Council's Economic Development Sub Committee to visit a number of new businesses on Small Business Saturday (7 Decemb...
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In-principle agreement announced to bring Worcester City Football Club home

Worcester City Football Club are on course to be playing back in their home city in time for the 2020/21 season, thanks to the announcement of an in-principle agreement. Following discussions initiated by Worcester City Council and involving the Club, Worcestershire Football Association and the Club's Supporters' Trust, Worcester City FC are set to...
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