Worcester City Council News

Have your say on improvements to Perdiswell Park

Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on what improvements they'd like to see at Perdiswell Park in the north of the city. The park is a popular destination for walkers, joggers, dog owners, kids and people looking for a little peace and quiet. Now the City Council is keen to hear how residents and visitors would like to see the p...
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New homelessness centre set to open in Worcester

A new homelessness centre is set to open in Worcester's city centre, following a successful bid for Government funding.The £242,601 grant will support the opening in September of a "Somewhere Safe to Stay" hub at the Salvation Army's base in The Trinity.The scheme will be a major boost to support for people across the county who are already sleepin...
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Council launches Inclusive Employer Award scheme to help out of work residents

 A gourmet burger bar based in Worcester's Arches is the first business to receive an Inclusive Employer Award from the City Council, after giving work experience to two young people who were struggling to get into work.One of them, Lizzie Smith, worked with Mike, Head Chef at The Burger Shop for two weeks in May and has now secured a Commis C...
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Worcester hotels and bars look out for signs of exploitation

Worcester based hotels with bars and restaurants are being trained this week to look out for signs of Child Sexual Exploitation, vulnerability and involvement with County Lines drug operations.Staff at a number of Hotels and B&B premises including the Diglis Hotel and the Whitehouse have all received specialist training from Worcester City Coun...
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New website is a one-stop-shop for finding activities and venues in Worcester

A new online directory promises to be the go-to place to find local hobby groups, support, fun activities and venues for hire in Worcester. The website Find It Do It at finditdoit.worcester.gov.uk, launched by the City Council, aims to help residents find activities in and around Worcester. It also lists rooms and spaces which can be used to host m...
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Demolition of former swimming pool to be considered

Proposals for the demolition of the old swimming pool in Sansome Walk are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors.Work at the site was delayed after surveys showed a greater level of asbestos was present than had previously been revealed.Council officers have worked with specialists to reappraise the process for demolishing the building....
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Mayor’s concert will support Worcester charities

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Allah Ditta, is holding a concert at the Guildhall on Wednesday, July 31, as part of his fundraising drive to support four local charities.Cllr Ditta is devoting his year in office to supporting St Richard's Hospice, Worcester Wheels, Headway Worcestershire and Worcester Cathedral.The concert at the Guildhall, sta...
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The Arches – Director appointed to create enticing new Worcester festivals

 Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester.Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arche...
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Worcester’s a riot of colour – thanks to wildflowers

Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council's wild flower planting programme."Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful. However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants," explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council's Environment Comm...
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Worcester’s Riverside and three other city parks are among best in UK

​Worcester's Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one of the best in the UK by the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. A prestigious Green Flag has been awarded to the park, an 83.9-hectare green area around the River Severn, running through the heart of the city. The Riverside Park joins the roster of Worcester...
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