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

By Patrick | 19 May 2024

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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Green Party Is Now The Main Opposition To Labour In Worcester

By Patrick | 15 May 2024

At a crucial first meeting of the council following the recent local elections in Worcester, the Green Party offered to work collaboratively for a cooperatively run city council. However, the Labour Party took control of the council, with support from the Lib Dems and the remaining sole Conservative councillor, despite the council being in no […]

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Call for easy-to-find county councillor attendance records

By Patrick | 14 May 2024

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

By Patrick | 14 May 2024

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

By Patrick | 5 May 2024

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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Green social at the Dice Box

By Patrick | 5 May 2024

Join activists and members for fun and games at The Dice Box. Bring along family and friends for an hour or two of board games and catch up with other Green-minded people. Light bites, burgers and sweet treats are available as well as kids meals. Some vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Swap tables and meet […]

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Great election result for Worcester Green Party

By Patrick | 5 May 2024

Worcester’s Green Party is celebrating its highest ever number of Green Party councillors, increased from 11 to 12. Greens say this is a “vote of confidence” in the work of Green councillors and candidates in the city. City-wide, the Green Party won the largest vote share in the city (the so called popular vote) but the […]

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MAYOR’S WEEK: 14 – 20 APRIL 2024

By Patrick | 23 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

By Patrick | 19 April 2024

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

By Patrick | 19 April 2024

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 Party Candidate for PCC election 2024

By Patrick | 16 April 2024

Green councillors showing their support for the Green Party West Mercia PCC candidate Julian Dean when he visited Worcester.  Voters will elect a PCC on Thursday, May 2, the same day as the local elections. West Mercia is the fourth largest geographic police force area in England and Wales and covers three counties – Worcestershire, […]

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

By Patrick | 15 April 2024

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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