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Coronavirus: Worcester City Council cancels meetings

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic Worcester City Council has cancelled several upcoming meetings. The decision has been agreed by the Leaders of all of the Council's political groups. All meetings up to and including March 24 have been cancelled. This includes the Policy & Resources Committee (March 17), Audit & Governance Committee (...
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Council allows night-time deliveries to shops & stores

Worcester City Council is temporarily relaxing the enforcement of planning conditions restricting night-time and early morning deliveries to retailers of food, sanitary and other essential items. The move will provide the retailers with greater flexibility and help them minimise disruption to supply chains amid the coronavirus outbreak. The announc...
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CCTV upgrade begins in Worcester

A major programme of improvements to the CCTV network in Worcester city centre has begun. The £600,000 project will take four months to complete and will see 93 new high definition cameras installed, connected by high-speed fibre optic cabling. The improvements – which will provide much clearer camera images and the ability for some cameras to view...
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Curry house serves up five-star food hygiene rating

 A popular Worcester curry house has made sweeping improvements – and following an independent inspection has seen its food hygiene rating progress from one star to five stars; the highest possible rating. The Anarkali Indian Restaurant, based on The Tything in Worcester, was re inspected by Worcestershire Regulatory Services in early 2020.The...
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Project to reduce rough sleeping launches in Worcestershire

Housing First, a new approach to helping rough sleepers back into permanent accommodation, is being launched in Worcestershire this month. Worcester City Council, working with each of the five district councils across Worcestershire, led a successful bid for funding from the Government to trial the service for one year. Additional money from the Ci...
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Historic Worcester road set to be given special status

A historic Worcester street, with many late 19th and early 20th Century houses, could be set to be formally designated as a Conservation Area. Worcester City Council's Planning Committee will be asked to give Park Avenue, in the Barbourne area to the north of the city centre, the special status when they meet on March 19. Conservation Area status i...
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Tie the knot in Guildhall’s haunted cells

Worcester's historic Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) has a new option with a twist to offer to couples considering tying the knot in 2020 and beyond. The City Council now has a licence to conduct marriage ceremonies in The Guildhall's cells – an atmospheric option for those who want a wedding with a difference! This week saw the first we...
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Councillors to act on proposals to address anti-social behaviour in Worcester’s city centre

Worcester City Council is considering introducing new measures to discourage the intentional feeding of gulls; aggressive begging and dangerous cycling and skateboarding in the city centre. Members of the City Council's Communities Committee, which meets on Tuesday 10 March, will review the findings of a 12-week public consultation on the potential...
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Official figures show fall in rough sleeping in Worcester

Official figures released by the Government show a fall in the number of rough sleepers recorded as sleeping in Worcester. Nineteen people were found to be sleeping rough in November last year according to the official figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The figure is a snapshot taken from a count ...
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Worcester City Council provides support to flood victims

Worcester City Council has announced that immediate financial support will be provided to homes and businesses that have been hit by flooding following the impact of Storm Dennis. Householders who have been flooded will be given 100% Council Tax relief and firms will also get 100% relief on Business Rates if they have been hit by the extreme weathe...
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