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City Council invests £150,000 in giving Worcester a Christmas to remember

Worcester City Council has invested around £150,000 to give the city a Christmas to remember this year – despite the new restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant. The funding is behind the decorations that are bringing joy and colour to the city centre and many of the major festive events across the yuletide season, including the ...

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When to put your bins out this Christmas

 Domestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over Christmas. There will be no changes to collection days, thanks to City Council staff working on the bank holiday on Tuesday 28 December. Bins will also be collected on the normal days in the following week, commencing 3 January. If you need to check which day your black or green bi...

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City Council sets out support for locally generated electricity

Worcester City Council has agreed to support the Local Electricity Bill that is making its way through Parliament. The aim of the Bill is to establish a Right to Local Supply that would promote local renewable electricity supply by making the set-up and running costs of selling renewable electricity to local customers proportionate to the size of t...

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Phase one of Arches refurbishment nears completion

The first phase of an exciting refurbishment of several Victorian railway arches in Worcester is nearing completion. The Arches-Worcester initiative, which has received an investment of over £3 million from central government's Cultural Development Fund, aims to create a new cultural quarter for the City. A number of railway arches located between ...

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Help is at hand if you’re on the receiving end of controlling behaviour

Support is available locally for people who experience domestic abuse. We share the story of a brave Worcester resident - she reached out for help and her life has now moved on to a much better place. Break for Freedom "I first met my former husband through friends in Worcester, which is why I thought he would be OK. But he soon became very clingy ...

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Worcester City Council to support Broad St traders

Worcester City Council today announces a programme of support for traders affected by the closure of one of the city centre's busiest shopping streets. The lower part of Broad Street has been closed at its junction with Angel Place while emergency work is carried out to make safe a building owned by the Crown Estate. The road closure coincides with...

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Extra Christmas tree to be installed

Worcester City Council is set to bring even more festive joy to the city, with the installation of an additional decorated Christmas Tree at the bullring roundabout, on the border of the St John's and Bedwardine areas of the city. This will be in addition to the illuminations already in place on the large, permanent tree at the roundabout. Council ...

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Worcester’s festive parking offer for Christmas shoppers

Festive shoppers are being given a cracking deal by Worcester City Council in the run-up to Christmas. From Monday 6 to Friday 24 December 2021 inclusive, parking will be free after 3pm from Monday through to Saturday in all 14 of the City Council-run car parks in the centre of Worcester. Parking will also be free in them all day on Sunday 12 and S...

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Worcester’s Victorian Fayre: let us entertain you!

There's a raft of exciting and uplifting entertainment on offer at Worcester's traditional Victorian Christmas Fayre (2 – 5 December 2021). Everyone is welcome to join in with community carols at Worcester Cathedral on Thursday 2 December at 4.45pm.The Mayor of Worcester will process from the Cathedral to the Cornmarket, where the Fayre will be off...

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Zero tolerance for domestic abuse this Christmas

Worcester City Council is urging people to move from silence to action, in a bid to combat domestic abuse this Christmas. Financial pressures, alcohol on tap, trying to create the 'perfect' Christmas and being cooped up together for long periods all contribute to a regular rise in domestic violence at this time of year. The effects of lockdowns hav...

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