Worcester City Council News

Advice for EU citizens and businesses on Brexit

Advice for EU citizens living in the UKIf you're an EU citizen, you and your family will be able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. If your application is successful, you'll get either settled or pre-settled status.You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you're an Irish...
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Councils urged to be brave to transform high streets

 Councils across South Worcestershire have been urged to be 'brave' by a regeneration expert to help the area's high streets become fit for the future.Jackie Sadek, Chief Executive of UK Regeneration, told a Retail Seminar hosted by Wychavon that local government was at the heart of the debate about how to help town centres find their place in...
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City Council considers acquiring flats and houses to help people at risk of homelessness

Worcester City Council is considering long term proposals to purchase or lease 62 flats and houses, in a bid to provide more temporary accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness.The City Council has seen a 40% increase in demand from people in need of housing assistance since the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came in to force last A...
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Council considers £144K investment in ‘green’ litter bins

Councillors will consider purchasing 28 new bins for Worcester's city centre – including a number of recycling bins and solar powered bins designed to hold more - when the Environment Committee meets on 29 January.In the summer the Council conducted a seven-week trial of "Big Belly" solar-powered compaction litter bins, which hold up to eight times...
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Government awards £3m to transform Worcester’s railway arches

Worcester's railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city, providing a hub for business and creative skills development.The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has today awarded £3m in funding to this ambitious £4.5m project, from the Cultural Development Fund. Th...
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Worcester City Council bans single-use plastics

Worcester City Council has agreed to end the purchase and use of 'single-use plastic' products, such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws, for any council-related activity.And the organisation has joined forces with the Plastic Free Worcester action group in a bid to encourage other organisations, businesses and event planners to take acti...
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Resolve to make time to talk to others in New Year

 An innovative new campaign launches in Worcester this week, to encourage local residents to spend more time talking to friends, family members, neighbours and people in the wider community.The Talk to Me Worcester initiative aims to bridge generational and cultural divides in a bid to tackle the growing problem of isolation. According to cent...
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Good causes to benefit from launch of Worcester Community Lottery

Worcester City Council is getting ready to launch a local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes. The new Worcester Community Lottery will give players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The City Council's Income Genera...
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