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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Complaints lead to a crackdown Worcester’s illegal parkers

By Patrick | 11 September 2023

COUNCIL chiefs have launched a clampdown on illegal parking in the heart of the city following a spate of complaints from residents. Civil enforcement officers are stepping up evening street patrols in a bid to crack down on illegal parking. The patrols have been stepped up following complaints from residents who are being encouraged to […]

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New electric vehicle chargers to be installed at Worcester car parks

By Patrick | 11 September 2023

WORK is set to start to create 20 new electric vehicle (EV) charging bays in Worcester car parks. Eight new charging bays are to be created in King Street car park, and a further 12 at Tallow Hill car park. Work was set to get underway at King Street on Thursday (July 27), with Tallow […]

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Green backing for Astwood Crematorium refurb plan

By Patrick | 11 September 2023

GREEN Party councillors have backed a bid to install electric cremators at Astwood Crematorium as part of a £6million refurbishment of the site. Detailed designs for the modernisation and refurbishment of Astwood Crematorium are to be drawn up, after councillors back the proposed revamp in July. An initial study carried out earlier this year has […]

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Cllr Karen Lewing and Cllr Matthew Jenkins with a sight concern volunteer Photo Credit: Sight Concern Worcestershire

A-boards in city centre pose risk says Sight Concern

By Patrick | 11 September 2023

COUNCILLORS donned special glasses that mimic blindness to walk through the city centre and find out the risks posed by too many A-boards. The walk came after concerns were raised that the number of A-boards and other hazards outside businesses are making it difficult for disabled people to navigate the city centre safely. Sight Concern Worcestershire says the boards – often […]

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Katey and Louis Stephen with Matt Green

Mayor highlights universities sustainability

By Matthew | 31 August 2023

Green Party Mayor Louis Stephen has praised the city university’s drive towards greater sustainability. Speaking following a recent visit to the site, Councillor Louis Stephen said: “I’m very keen to see the university continue what it does in terms of supporting biodiversity and reducing its own carbon emissions. Read more. […]

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Top tips on recycling more after visit to county’s reclamation facility

By Patrick | 24 August 2023

Residents are being urged to double check the rules around what can go in their green bin to try and boost the city’s recycling rates. Worcester’s recycling is taken to the Envirosort Materials Reclamation facility in Norton where the materials are separated and despatched to reprocessors so that they can eventually be made into new […]

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Worcester Snoezelen marks 30 years with unique art display

By Patrick | 23 August 2023

A unique exhibition to mark Worcester Snoezelen’s 30th anniversary is on display at the Hive to showcase the work of artists and people with disabilities. Some 55 pieces of artwork are included in the exhibition as part of the Worcester Festival this month. The work has been donated by local artists and people with disabilities […]

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Resident says E-scooters are way forward for Worcester

By Patrick | 22 August 2023

AN 81-year-old E-scooter user has praised the transport method and has called for their implementation in Worcester. Ian Done, from Worcester, regularly uses E-scooters when visiting cities across the UK which have the schemes in operation. Mr Done said thinks that E-scooters are critically important for making the city greener. He said: “Some people may say […]

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Graffiti tags appear all over city suburb as ‘artist’ vandalises historic postbox

By Patrick | 22 August 2023

A VANDAL has sprayed ‘pointess’ graffiti tags all over an exclusive Worcester suburb, defacing one of the city’s oldest post boxes. The white tags have appeared on green electrical boxes, litter bins and even a vintage Edward VII post box in Battenhall Road which is over a century old. King Edward VII, the eldest son of […]

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Sculpture marks fatal bombing in city’s Meco Memorial Nature Park

By Patrick | 17 August 2023

A memorial sculpture to the victims of the only fatal German attack on Worcester in the Second World War has been unveiled. The leaf-shaped monument, created by local mosaic artist Victoria Harrison, is the centrepiece of the newly-regenerated Meco Memorial Nature Park, situated close to the Mining Engineering Co Ltd (Meco) works. The factory was […]

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Huge turnout for smash hit Worcester Show

By Patrick | 17 August 2023

An estimated 20,000 people enjoyed the fun and festivities at this year’s hugely successful Worcester Show, held on Sunday 13 August. Held once again at Pitchcroft, the home of Worcester Racecourse, the show put smiles on thousands of faces as people of all ages enjoyed the packed programme of live music, market stalls, fun fair […]

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