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The race is on for Worcester City Council elections

Local elections have officially begun, with candidates of all parties hoping to secure Worcester residents' votes on Thursday May 4. Formal notices have been published for the City Council elections, marking the official start of the contests. Voters will be going to the polls in 11 of the city's 15 wards, because the City Council currently holds e...

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Cost of living and child poverty support in Worcester

Councillors are to be asked to support more cost-of-living support for Worcester residents and the investment of more than £46,000 in steps to tackle child poverty in the city. Worcestershire has been allocated £7.9 million from the Department of Work and Pensions's Household Support Fund to help people deal with the cost-of-living crisis, and Worc...

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Your chance to find out how to be a councillor in Worcester

If you're thinking of standing as a councillor for Worcester City Council or a parish council, you won't want to miss an upcoming special online briefing session. The event will give prospective candidates – and their potential agents – all the essential information they need to know about the elections. The online briefing will be held at 6pm on M...

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£240k boost for air quality monitoring

Real-time public alerts on local air quality incidents are just one of the new air quality monitoring services set for areas in Worcestershire, after a bid for government funding was successful. The bid for over £240,000, made to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) by all six Worcestershire district councils in the autum...

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Worcester City Council ends car parks contract

Worcester City Council has informed Flowbird, provider of the payment machines in its 14 car parks, that it is terminating the latter's contract. The decision has been taken by the Council's Policy & Resources Committee following a review of arrangements, including two major issues at Flowbird payment machines in Worcester car parks. In Septemb...

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Have your say on housing strategy

Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on a new housing strategy that sets out how the needs of city residents will be met over a 20-year period in Worcester and the wider county. The draft Worcestershire Housing Strategy sets out proposed policies for meeting the future housing needs of people who live in the city and county and a...

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60 at 60 – Mayor of Worcester to celebrate city’s historic pubs

The Mayor of Worcester is marking his 60th birthday by visiting 60 of the city's historic pubs, to highlight the central role they play in their communities. Councillor Adrian Gregson will also use his three-month "Mayor-ale trail" to highlight his charity appeal in aid of two local community organisations, and encourage donations to them. Cllr Gre...

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Three chances to tell us face-to-face – what is the future of play in Worcester?

Children, young people, and their parents and carers are being given the chance this week to have their say face-to-face on the playgrounds and outdoor spaces they want to see in Worcester. As part of a major consultation on the future of play in the city, Worcester City Council is hosting three drop-in sessions for people to come along and give th...

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New information signs to be installed at Worcester’s riverside park

Work will get underway this spring to install new information signs at the entrances to Worcester's beautiful Riverside Park. Fifteen new totem-style signs will be put in place to welcome visitors to the park, and will include maps, information on walking and cycling routes, stories from the rich history of the area, and family-friendly facts on th...

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Additional funding confirmed for planned Scala arts centre development

Additional funding has now been confirmed for the proposed redevelopment of Worcester's Scala Theatre, taking the ambitious plans a step closer to becoming reality. The proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed boost to local businesses. A plannin...

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