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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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Dog owners can now pick up a ‘woof’ guide to Worcester

Dog owners can now plan fun-packed days out with their four-legged friends by checking out a new guide: 'Worcester Woofs,' available from the Tourist Information Centre in the city's Guildhall. Leaflets detailing the best places for locals and visitors to take their dogs for walks, along with a list of dog-friendly places to eat and drink, have now...

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Footpath closed for work on historic wall

Part of the pavement on Worcester's London Road, alongside Fort Royal Park, has been temporarily closed so that repairs can be carried out to a damaged wall. The closure has been put in place opposite Green Hill, next to 55 London Road. Signs are in place asking pedestrians to cross to the other side of the road. The closure has been put in place s...

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New memorial garden to open in Worcester

A newly-created memorial garden will open at Worcester's Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery next week, coinciding with the National Day of Reflection on 23 March. The centrepiece of the nature-themed Forget You Not Garden is a stone postbox designed to look like a beehive, and it is intended to act as a unique opportunity to remember those who were l...

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Help shape Worcester’s new transport strategy

Worcester residents are being asked to help shape a new transport strategy for the city centre. The City Council is preparing the new policy to help decide what improvements and changes to transport routes and infrastructure will be needed in the future. The completed strategy will operate within the context of the county-wide Local Transport Plan....

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Over 50 Worcester street parties planned to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Worcester residents are planning to come together and celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in style – with 58 applications for street parties received by the City Council to date. Worcester City Council has offered grants to organise community events which mark this historic anniversary. £30,000 has been set aside to fund decorations ...

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Have your say on proposals to permanently close pedestrian railway crossings

Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on the draft orders to permanently close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. The orders are being made in response to concerns that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields ...

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Next stage of £19.6m investment in Worcester

Active travel, enhancing Worcester's heritage offer, and improvements to the city's Riverside Park will be on the agenda when councillors meet to discuss the next stage of the investment of £19.6 million into the city. Two more business cases to release cash from the Government's Towns Fund will be debated by Worcester City Council's Policy and Res...

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Your chance to find out how to be a city councillor

If you're thinking of standing as a councillor in May's Worcester City Council election, 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 briefing will be held at 6pm on Thursday March...

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City Council takes to pedal power to help keep Worcester moving

Worcester City Council's team of civil enforcement officers are now travelling by bike to swiftly resolve issues at traffic and parking hotspots. The move has been introduced as part of the City Council's environmental sustainability strategy, which aims for Worcester to be carbon neutral by 2030. Officers have been equipped with e-bikes and have r...

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