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Grants of up to £30K to help property owners enhance their premises

Worcester City Council is offering grants of up to £30,000 to encourage owners of underoccupied properties in the northern part of the city centre to invest in their buildings and attract new tenants. A major regeneration of the area is underway, following a successful £17.9m bid by Worcester City Council to Government's Future High Streets Fund. T...

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New talent sought to perform at 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre

Organisers of Worcester's 2021 Victorian Christmas Fayre are looking for amateur choirs, bands, dance groups, soloists and ensembles to perform at the popular event, which regularly attracts over 100,000 visitors to the city centre. Selected groups will be invited to perform for 30 or 60 minutes on either the main stage in Cathedral Square or in Be...

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Knife Angel to bring message of hope to Worcester

A 27ft-tall 'Knife Angel', created using over 100,000 knives and blades confiscated by 43 UK police forces, is set to visit Worcester in Spring 2022. The Knife Angel is designed by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, with the aim of bringing the issue of knife crime to the front of society's consciousness. Councillors will dis...

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Council to consider £320,000 investment in Worcester’s litter bins

A major programme of investment to improve litter bins across Worcester is to be considered by City Councillors. More than £320,000 will be spent across the next four years on replacing existing public bins with larger and better-designed ones, if the Environment Committee backs the plan when it meets on Tuesday 2 November. The proposals are in add...

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New action plan to tackle gull numbers in Worcester

A comprehensive action plan to reduce the numbers of gulls nesting in Worcester next year is to be considered by councillors, including boosting spending by £40,000. The creation of three gull nest exclusion zones, subsidising property owners to make their buildings "gull-proof" and campaigning for a change to the national rules that limit what can...

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Plans afoot to celebrate landmark 2022 events in style

City councillors are reviewing proposals to ensure Worcester makes the most of two landmark events in 2022: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (28 July – 8 August). At Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development Committee meeting on 1 November, councillors will discuss proposals to support the celebration...

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Charter 400 artist commissions go on display

Three new artworks, commissioned through the Charter 400 project, have gone on public display across Worcester this half-term and will be on display until December. Each artwork tells the story of Worcester's past and present. Adrian Gregson, County and Diocesan Archivist and Charter 400 Project Manager said: "Half-term is a fantastic time to get o...

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Have your say to improve safety for taxi passengers

New rules to help passengers feel even safer when they catch a taxi in Worcester are being considered – and city residents are urged to have their say on the plans. The City Council is proposing to launch a range of changes to taxi policies, including making it compulsory for drivers to do safeguarding training and to be registered with the nationa...

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Worcester pupils go Green for Halloween

A Worcester primary school has stepped up efforts this term to recycle and re-use more materials – and is encouraging residents across the city to do likewise. Cranham Primary School in Warndon has placed small recycling bins in every classroom which are emptied by pupils in to larger green bins at the end of each week, ready for collection by...

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Four Worcester parks named among the best in the country

Worcester's Gheulvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, Fort Royal Park and Riverside Park have all received the prestigious Green Flag Award, in this the scheme's Silver Jubilee year.The award is the quality mark for parks and green spaces across the UK. "Over the last eighteen difficult months more people than ever have enjoyed spending time in Worcester's...

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