Outgoing Mayor of Worcester donates over £7,000 to Age UK

The outgoing Mayor of Worcester has donated thousands of pounds to his chosen charity. Mayor Louis Stephen presented Age UK Worcester, Malvern Hills and Hereford Localities with a check of £7,092. A sum of £7,399.47 was raised over the year while Councillor Stephen was in office, which included donations sent directly to the organisation via […]

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Call for easy-to-find county councillor attendance records

Green and independent councillors want to make it easier for residents to view the attendance records of county councillors. A motion has been submitted to Worcestershire County Council by Greens Matt Jenkins, Martin Allen, Andrew Cross and Natalie McVey, and independents Tom Wells and Beverley Nielsen. It says: “There should be a clear way for […]

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Worcester hosts first-ever Eurofest event at Guildhall

A FREE community event celebrating European traditions has taken place in Worcester’s city centre. Eurofest is a brand new event designed to celebrate the city’s European communities, with the inaugural running taking place at The Guildhall in Worcester High Street. Crowds flocked to the city centre today (Saturday) to embrace this new event, with a range […]

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Worcester Elections – Labour come close to majority as Tories lose big

The makeup of Worcester City Council has changed drastically after this years elections, with Labour now one seat off an overall majority while the Conservatives are now down to just one councillor. The Green Party and the Liberal Democrats also gained seats as all 35 councillors were elected on the same day for the first […]

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MAYOR’S WEEK: 14 – 20 APRIL 2024

Last weekend I attended a charity event for Worcestershire’s Children First fostering service. It was an event organised by Kyle Daisley, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council. I’ve attended many charity events during my Mayoral year. Every event is a chance to learn something new. We heard about how foster parents help and support the most […]

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Green Councillors support walking to school

Dear Editor We are writing in support of national charity Living Streets’ call to see 60% of children walking to school by 2029. Fewer than half of primary school aged children walk to school in England, this is a drop from 70% a generation ago. When we design streets for children, we create places that […]

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Worcester fans react to potential County Cricket New Road move

WORCESTER cricket fans are reeling after it was revealed County Cricket may soon be played away from the city’s iconic New Road due to ‘unprecedented’ flooding and concerns over the long-term future of its famous tenants. Chiefs at Worcestershire County Cricket Club have revealed it is exploring every option, including a move away from New […]

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Green councillors frustrated by the continuing mouldy and damp homes in Worcester

Green councillors Hannah Cooper and Karen Lewing have been visiting homes in the Arboretum where private tenants have damp or mould but are very worried about complaining. Hannah says, ‘In February, I raised my concern for extensive black mould in the communal staircase of a residential building in the Arboretum managed by a private landlord. […]

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Lansdowne Park Seesaw Swings Back into Action Thanks to Local Councillors!

Local families in Lansdowne Park have been rejoicing as a beloved seesaw has been brought back to life after years of being out of action. Previously surrounded by Heras fencing, the metal seesaw has been repaired and is now ready for playful adventures. This successful outcome is thanks to the dedicated efforts of Arboretum Ward […]

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Green party hopes for record number of seats in England local elections

The Green party has said it is confident that its candidates will hold a record number of seats after next month’s local elections in England, but also opened up the possibility of cooperating with other parties during the general election and with Labour if it wins power in Westminster. Launching its local election campaign in […]

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