Worcester City Council News

Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

 Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60.He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018.Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell's ...
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Free listing on new website is a great opportunity for local organisations

 Organisations are being encouraged to sign up their a free listing on Worcester City Council's new website, Find It Do It, which launches at the end of June. As the name suggests, the site aims to be the go-to resource for residents looking for local places and activities in Worcester. Listing is free and will allow organisations to be discov...
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Mayor presents prizes to first winners of Worcester Community Lottery

 The Mayor of Worcester has presented prizes to winners of the new Worcester Community Lottery.Launched last month, Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription.The city's first citizen, Coun...
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Opportunities, funding advice and more at Worcester Volunteer Expo

 If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday June 7.Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day, as part of the national Volunteers' Week, running June 1-7.Starting at 10am, the free event will see around ...
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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

 A 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council. The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wild flowers.The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of ke...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz. This will be Cllr Ditta's second mayoral term in office; he became the city's first Asian Mayor in 2004.Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester...
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Results are in for Worcester City Council election

The results are in for the elections for members of Worcester City Council, held on May 2. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives won seven of the 11 seats that were being contested, Labour won three and the Greens one. This means the political balance on the City Council is now:Conservatives – 17 seatsLabour – 15 seatsGreens – 3 seats. Worc...
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Historic cricket pavilion set to be dismantled and moved

 The historic pavilion at the original home of Worcestershire County Cricket Club is preparing to move to its new home.As part of work to bring the Cinderella sports ground back into use, the dismantling of the ornate 19th Century pavilion has now begun. It will be moved to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, the first open...
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Putting the planet first this Easter

 Worcester City Council is offering residents handy hints to help them crack down on domestic waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families come together over the bank holiday weekend.To help, Let's Waste...
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Seeing the wood, not the trees, in city’s history

 What do Costa Coffee (High Street), the Commandery Museum and Lush Cosmetics all have in common? They are just a few of the many timber-framed buildings which still exist today, thanks to the conservation work of architects FWB 'Freddie' and Mary Charles from the 1950s to the 1980s.A fascinating new walking trail has now been created, which t...
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