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Hawks return to Worcester early to crack down on Gulls

The hawks that were released in Worcester last year to deter gulls from the city centre are returning earlier this year as extra funding has been provided to tackle the issue. The Harris' hawk will appear around the city from the end of February until May to discourage the birds from nesting when they migrate to the UK for the spring and summer mon...

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Grants for beleaguered city centre traders

Worcester City Council is offering financial support to traders in a city centre street that has been badly affected by repair works to an at-risk building which led, at one stage, to the road being closed. Grants of between £1,200 and £2,700 are being made available to businesses in the lower part of Broad Street, whose trade was hit in November w...

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Member of “Cricket Dynasty” launches Worcester as QGC “Champion City”

Brett D'Oliveira, Worcestershire County Cricket Club Captain, will help to plant a series of Jubilee trees to restore an Edwardian Avenue at Worcester Racecourse on Friday 11th February, in celebration of Worcester becoming a QGC "Champion City". Brett – who is part of the city's "cricket dynasty" and the grandson of legendary England and Worcester...

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First chance to see inside Worcester’s revamped Arches

Local artists and creatives are being offered the chance to get an early preview of the five refurbished spaces which are about to open as part of the £4.5 million project, The Arches – Worcester. Open days will be held on February 9 and 14 at the newly fitted-out Victorian railway arches between The Hive and Netherton Court. Four of the five refur...

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Worcester swimming pool to close for 12 weeks for tiles upgrade

The timetable for the replacement of the poolside tiles at Worcester's Perdiswell Leisure Centre has been revealed, with the swimming pools set to close for 12 weeks over the summer. The temporary closure will allow new tiling to be installed in the pool hall, providing a new improved anti-slip surface for users of both the main eight-lane pool and...

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£1m investment in city at heart of Worcester City Council budget plans

An investment of £1.1m in new play, sport, community facilities, the city's appearance and environment, alongside celebrations of the Jublilee and the Commonwealth Games, is at the heart of proposals for Worcester City Council's budget for 2022-23. Initiatives including a new BMX pump track in St Peter's, a new play area in Warndon, electric vehicl...

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£30,000 proposed to celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Worcester

Worcester city councillors have backed the investment of £30,000 in events across the city to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - including funding street parties and other community activities. In June this year the nation will celebrate The Queen's 70th year on the throne, with the centrepiece of events being an extended bank holiday ...

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Environmental Group digs deep for wildlife feast

Volunteers from Worcester Environmental Group, Worcester City Council Conservation Team and Nunnery Wood High School Eco Club have been braving the cold this week. They have taken on the daunting task of digging over a thousand holes in which to plant an edible hedge for wildlife, in Aconbury Orchard. Thanks to a grant from Councillor Andy Roberts ...

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Public asked how often Worcester City elections should take place

 Worcester City Council is asking the public how often they think elections should take place. City Council elections are currently held three years out of every four, with a third of its councillors elected each year. Worcestershire County Council's election is normally held in the "off" year. Now city councillors are set to consider whether ...

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New grants for city businesses hit by Omicron restrictions

Applications are open now for three new grant schemes that aim to help Worcester businesses whose trade was damaged by the restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron Covid variant or who have struggled to adapt to the impact of the pandemic. Funded by the Government, the three schemes are being administer by Worcester City Council, and city...

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