City honour for ex-councillors

City honour for ex-councillors

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Two long-serving former city councillors could become honorary alderman if plans are accepted. Former councillors Geoff Williams and Liz Smith – who completed more than 40 years of service between them – would be...
Car parks in Worcester could become cashless

Car parks in Worcester could become cashless

Car parking in the city could soon become cashless if new plans are approved by councillors. The city council hopes to replace outdated machines with modern pay and display machines capable of accepting card payments and give drivers the option to ‘top up’ their time...
Homelessness plan criticised

Homelessness plan criticised

A new strategy for tackling homelessness was criticised by the chief executive of the city’s main hostel. Jonathan Sutton, chief executive of St Paul’s Hostel, said the document titled ‘Worcestershire’s Strategic Direction for Tackling Homelessness’ lacked an...
200 jobs could go at County Hall

200 jobs could go at County Hall

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter As many as 200 jobs are set to go at the county council as the cash-strapped authority has asked staff if they want to take voluntary redundancy. An email sent out by chief executive Paul Robinson told all of the...
Skip service could return

Skip service could return

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter A suspended skip service which has been deemed a health and safety hazard could return but only after it has been reviewed. The skips which were placed in four different spots around the city every Saturday and has...