Mayor Louis Stephen at black history month event

Mayor at black history month events

By Matthew | 31 October 2023

On Saturday, I was delighted to attend an event celebrating the lives of Black residents in Worcester as part of Black History Month. Held in the Guildhall, ‘Our Cultural Heritage’ was an exciting and vibrant event organised by local community groups including the Worcester Anti Racism Initiative, Worcester Afro Caribbean Association and the Association of […]

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Worcester’s Greens look to May after double by-election boost

By Patrick | 28 October 2023

JUBILANT Worcester Green Party chiefs have vowed to look ahead to next May’s City Council elections after the party’s success in Warndon Parish by-elections. The party once again turned a former Conservative city council heartland in Worcester from blue to green with an overwhelming success in Warndon Parish South. And the success was doubled with […]

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Green Party wins two council by-elections in Worcester

By Patrick | 28 October 2023

he Green Party increased its representation in local government last week. Two by-elections in Worcester saw the Greens win seats from the Tories. In Warndon Parish South for Worcester City Council, the Green Party’s Katie Collier picked up 53.7 per cent of the vote to win the seat. That saw the Green vote share increase […]

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Greens defeat Tories for place on Worcestershire County Council

By Patrick | 23 October 2023

The Green Party earned another impressive win against the Conservatives for a place on the county council. Andrew Cross came out on top in the Warndon division for a place on Worcestershire County Council in a by-election held following the death of long-standing councillor Andy Roberts. The impressive victory for the Greens saw Cllr Cross […]

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Green Party success at Warndon Parish by-elections

By Patrick | 20 October 2023

On the 19th of October, Worcester had two by-elections: one for the Worcester City Council ward of Warndon Parish South, and one for the Warndon Parish division of Worcestershire County Council. The results saw Worcester Green Party’s Katie Collier claim victory in Warndon Parish South and city Green Councillor Andrew Cross in Warndon Parish division. […]

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Blue plaque unveiled for Worcester pilot Sheila Scott

By Patrick | 20 October 2023

A blue plaque was installed at a Worcester school in honour of pioneering woman pilot Sheila Scott OBE. RGS Worcester celebrated the installation of their third blue plaque, unveiled by the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Louis Stephen, that marks the achievements of Sheila – who broke more than 100 aviation records. The plaque for Sheila […]

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Victorian Christmas Fayre to be sponsored by First Bus

By Patrick | 17 October 2023

Preparations are well underway for the 2023 Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre – and this year why not leave the family car at home – and all take the bus? This year’s Fayre is being sponsored by First Bus which is offering a special £10 ticket which will allow five people to have unlimited travel all […]

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Councillor working with Worcester museum to create more inclusive city

By Patrick | 4 October 2023

WORCESTER Museum and Art Gallery will be taking steps towards making the city a more inclusive place to live by creating a British Sign Language-interpreted tour of the Paint the Streets exhibition. The museum is working with Green city councillor Hannah Cooper on the project, who is helping to fund a Deaf awareness training session […]

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Mayor tries hand at boxing for city gym's grand opening

Mayor tries hand at boxing for city gym’s grand opening

By Matthew | 2 October 2023

Cllr Louis Stephen spoke of his admiration for TSC Centre owner Trent Smith and praised his and his team’s achievements with the new business. Louis said: “It is always great to support local businesses. Trent’s enthusiasm for bringing this gym together is infectious. “He has really created something special here and has also supported lots […]

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Worcester pupils and parents celebrate Cycle to School Week

By Patrick | 30 September 2023

Pupils and parents have been celebrating Cycle to School Week in Worcester. Group bike rides in aid of safer cycling conditions – called Kidical Mass events – took place in Worcester on Sunday (September 24) and 33 other towns and cities across the UK, the most ever held in a single weekend. Cycle to School […]

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Plans for Worcester traveller site rejected after objections

By Matthew | 23 September 2023

Proposals for a ten-pitch site next to the A4440 in St Peter’s were rejected by Worcester City Council’s planning committee on Thursday. Councillor Patricia Agar said safety issues at the proposed site, next to a “busy” dual carriageway, would be “horrendous,” adding she “wouldn’t want a human being next to that road”. Councillor Richard Udall […]

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Parts of Worcester’s County Hall shut over Raac

By Patrick | 11 September 2023

Top-floor areas have been closed at County Hall in Worcester where the roof has potentially dangerous concrete. County council chief executive Paul Robinson said he had been made aware the venue had reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac). The top floors of each pavilion, the area around the council chamber and parts of the atrium area […]

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