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Splash of colour along roadside verges as nature is allowed to take its course

More roadside verges in Worcester are to become a riot of colour this summer as Worcester City Council rolls out its wildflower verges initiative. In 2020 the City Council declared a biodiversity emergency, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of native species. Since then it has been looking to boost biodiversi...

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Nominations are open for the Mayor of Worcester’s Big Jubilee Lunch

The Mayor of Worcester will be holding a special Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June as part of the city's celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first monarch in history to reign for 70 years. The event at the Guildhall will see the city's first citizen joined by local residents who have contributed to the wellbeing of the city over the...

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Knife Angel’s Worcester stay had huge impact in the city

The Knife Angel, the national monument against violence and aggression, drew crowds in to Worcester throughout its month-long stay, helping to spread a message of hope for social change. The 27ft-tall statue was created from over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces. Designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre i...

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Enjoy a night out – and help raise charity cash

Tickets are still available for the Mayor of Worcester's charity dinner, so if you fancy getting dressed in your best AND helping to raise money for worthy causes, why not buy tickets and go along? The event is to be held on the evening of April 29 in the splendour of the Guildhall and will include a three-course meal and a charity auction. Mayor C...

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Mayor plants a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

.With preparation well underway for celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Worcester City Mayor Stephen Hodgson planted a cherry tree this week as part of the Queen's Green Canopy scheme. Three pupils from Nunnery Wood High School's Eco Club helped the mayor plant the tree outside Waitrose in London Road, accompanied by store manager Sc...

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Make sure you are registered to vote in May’s local elections

Worcester residents are urged to ensure they're registered to vote by the deadline of 14 April so that they can have their say in the upcoming local elections. Worcester City Council currently holds elections in three out of every four years, with a third of councillors being elected each time. This year voters will go to the polls in 12 of the cit...

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Get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

Competitors of all ages are invited to start submitting their entries for this summer's Worcester Show. Fun for all the family is promised at this year's event, which is set to return on Sunday August 14 in the spacious surroundings of Pitchcroft Racecourse. Last year's show attracted record numbers and organisers are hoping that this year's event ...

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Helping hand to increase bird numbers in Worcester

Worcester City Council declared a biodiversity emergency in 2020, recognising that action needs to be taken immediately to stop the decline of our native species. As part of our work, we've joined forces with the RSPB (Worcester and Malvern branch) to help boost bird numbers in the city. In March RSPB volunteers met up with Darren and Josh – member...

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Grant help extended for those affected by 2020 floods

Owners of properties which flooded in February 2020 may still be eligible for grant help towards the cost of flood resilience work. Worcester City Council has been able to extend the deadline for claiming reimbursement of previously agreed work to June 30, 2022. Properties and businesses can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their buildings more ...

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The race is on for local elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 5. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the formal start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 12 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds ele...

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