Future of city libraries in doubt

Future of city libraries in doubt

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter The future of some libraries in the city is in doubt after ranking low on a review of need by the county council. St John’s and Warndon libraries ranked in the bottom seven in an assessment of Worcestershire’s 23...
Affordable homes decision delayed

Affordable homes decision delayed

A decision on whether to build 37 affordable homes on green space in St John’s has been delayed again for further studies. Fortis Living plan to demolish an existing house on Hopton Street to gain access to the site and build the homes on roughly half of Sanctuary...
Children’s home consultation starts

Children’s home consultation starts

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter The county council has begun its review of children’s homes as it plans to close four homes to pay for preventative services. Worcestershire County Council plans to change its approach to vulnerable children and...
25 affordable homes in Tolladine approved

25 affordable homes in Tolladine approved

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter A row of shops synonymous with anti-social behaviour will be demolished to make way for affordable flats and houses, after plans were approved by council planners. The shops on both sides of Rose Avenue in...
No to £50,000 public arts fund

No to £50,000 public arts fund

By Christian Barnett – Local Democracy Reporter Plans for a £50,000 rolling scheme to promote art in the city’s public spaces hit a sizeable barrier after councillors decided it was too much money to commit at once. Despite rejecting the call for the money,...