Worcester City Council News

Riverside bench unveiled in memory of Thomas Jones

 A new riverside bench has been put in place by Worcester City Council, at the request of the family of Thomas Jones. The life of the student, who had recently moved to Worcester, ended in tragic circumstances after a night out in September 2018.The new bench is located on Grandstand Road, between Sabrina Bridge and the Worcester Rowing Club. ...
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Buy your tickets now for the Worcester Community Lottery

 Tickets are on sale now for the Worcester Community Lottery - a new local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes. The new 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 subscriptio...
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Record number of young people attend Worcestershire Skills Show

Worcester City Council is on a mission to ensure more young people are ready for jobs of the future which rely on technology and digital skills.Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering 'Tomorrow Zone' at the fifth Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 13 March. The annual event, which is hosted b...
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Worcester Sixth Form College triumphs at Young Enterprise challenge

 Students from six schools in Worcester, Malvern and Wychavon battled it out last Saturday (9 March 2019) in a competition designed to test their entrepreneurial skills.The Young Enterprise Spring Trade Fair saw twelve teams of sixth form students selling products which they had created to passers-by on Worcester's High Street.In advance ...
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Another chance to help Oscar at Worcester’s Guildhall

 Worcester's Guildhall is to host a donor registration event this Saturday (March 9), giving city residents another chance to sign up to be a potential match for five-year-old Oscar Saxelby-Lee, who has a rare form of blood cancer.A similar event at Oscar's school, Pitmaston Primary, attracted over 4,800 people last weekend, and the event at t...
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200 new trees for Cripplegate Park

Volunteers are planting 200 new saplings in Cripplegate Park, in a bid to improve air quality and to make sure the city centre remains clean and green for generations to come.Members of Taskforce, a volunteer group which gives men with learning disabilities the chance to get involved with positive activities in the community, planted hawthorn, haze...
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Worcester City Council sets £10.5m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £10.5 million budget for 2019/20, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan. The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year's budget to improve the city centre environment, reduce litter, help people facing hards...
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History festival returns to Worcester

 This February, the annual Love Worcester festival returns to the historic city. A variety of heritage venues are taking part in the two-week heritage festival, showcasing Worcester's shared history, creativity, culture and innovation, from the prehistoric to the mid-20th Century.From live re-enactments, special exhibitions and chances to get ...
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Council looks to support residents waiting for Universal Credit payments

City councillors are set to consider offering a £15,000 grant to the Worcester Foodbank every year for the next three years, when the Communities Committee meets on 4 February.Councillors will also decide whether to extend the reach of the City Council's Exceptional Hardship Fund, to include claims from residents who have applied for Universal Cred...
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Consultation on anti-social behaviour powers to be considered

 Worcester city councillors are set to consider consulting the public on the potential introduction of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre.The move could lead to fines or exclusion orders for people who are under the influence of drugs in the city centre, cycling or skateboarding in an inconsiderate way in the daytime...
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