Current Consultations

Worcester Riverside Park - Proposed Improvements

Worcester Riverside park is a 5km long continuous open space running along the east and west banks of the River Severn between Diglis Island in the south and Gheluvelt Park in the north.

The proposals will include ideas for developing a new ‘identity’ for Riverside Park and our plans for improvements to public spaces along the river edge. The Riverside Park project will celebrate the rich history of the River Severn in Worcester and uncover some of the river’s many stories and secrets.

To help us develop the final proposals, we need to know what you value and how it might be improved.

Complete the Riverside Park survey

Closing date: Midnight Monday 15 April 2019

Proposal to introduce a Anti-Social Behaviour Public Space Protection Order for Worcester City Centre 

Worcester City Council is aware that the effects of anti-social behaviour can be costly in different ways. It causes distress to members of the public; it affects local businesses and puts huge pressure on services through calls on police time, hospital visits and 999 calls.

The Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) can restrict activities in a certain area, thus prohibiting negative behaviours that affect the quality of life of residents and visitors to the city centre. A breach of a PSPO is a criminal offence and can be enforced.

 Let us know what you think of this proposal by completing the consultation survey. Closing date is 24 April 2019. 

Complete the Anti-Social Behaviour PSPO Survey

Have your say on the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy

Worcester City Council is currently conducting a periodic review of its statement of licensing policy under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.  The policy statement sets out how the Council will approach its functions as a licensing authority under the Act.

Before determining and publishing its policy for the next five year period, the Council is required to consult with:

  1. the chief officer of police for the licensing authority’s area
  2. the fire and rescue authority for that area
  3. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of premises licences issued by that authority,
  4. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of club premises certificates issued by that authority,
  5. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of personal licences issued by that authority, and
  6. such other persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in its area.

A draft revised statement of licensing policy has been produced and can be downloaded from this page.

Draft Revised Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 - 2024

The draft revised policy has been updated to reflect changes to the law and guidance since the existing statement of policy came into effect in 2014.  The changes between the draft revised version and the existing statement of licensing policy are shown with the use of red text. 

Please note that the Council’s special policy on Cumulative Impact although referred to in the draft revised statement of licensing policy, is subject to a separate consultation which is due to take place shortly.

Comments on the draft revised statement of licensing policy can be sent by email to or posted to:

Worcester Licensing Policy Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services

Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
DY11 7WF

The consultation will remain open for comments until Friday 24 May 2019 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Licensing Policy.

Past consultation results