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NEWS

Car parking charges in Worcester could rise by 10%

Car parking charges in Worcester could rise by 10%

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter Car parking charges in Worcester could go up by as much as ten per cent if councillors approve plans. The proposed increase would fill a gap left by ‘unachievable’ savings in the council’s saving targets. A target of...

Just three CCTV cameras in Worcester are HD

Just three CCTV cameras in Worcester are HD

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter Work is gathering pace to update the city’s ageing CCTV cameras – as councillors look set to order a report into the cost of upgrading. Most of the council-owned CCTV cameras across the city are almost a decade old and...

KFC decision due today

KFC decision due today

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter A decision will be made on whether or not a KFC will be built in the city centre later. The plans for the popular fast food restaurant to move into an empty building in The Cross were put on hold during last month’s city...

£30,000 fund to tackle gull problem

£30,000 fund to tackle gull problem

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter A fund to tackle gulls in the city looks set to be doubled to £30,000 if councillors approve plans. Worcester City Council’s environment committee has been asked the increase the annual kitty to pay for a dedicated...

£50,000 for public art

£50,000 for public art

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter Artwork to honour one of Worcestershire’s most famous cricketing sons and a famous visit by two American presidents could both be part of a £50,000 scheme to promote art in the city’s public spaces. A new action plan to...

Cyclists banned from Worcester City Centre

Cyclists banned from Worcester City Centre

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter A ban on cycling on the city centre’s pedestrianised streets has been welcomed by the county’s councillor for highways. Councillor Alan Amos said he was delighted a ban on cycling through Worcester city centre’s streets...

Four care homes to close

Four care homes to close

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter Four residential homes for some of the county’s most vulnerable children will be closed, the council has said. Worcestershire County Council said it is closing the homes to pay for services that would stop children going...

EVENTS

Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

Get your dancing shoes on for hospice ball

The most glamourous event in the St Richard’s Hospice calendar is now just weeks away. This year’s Snowdrop Ball will be held at Sixways Stadium in Hindlip, near Worcester, on Saturday, 25th November. Guests will be treated to some special St Richard’s hospitality –...

Mello Festival 2017

The biggest chilled festival is back! Mello Festival will be happening again next year, taking place on May's bank holiday, from Friday the 26th till Sunday the 28th at Throckmorton's Airfield. The family friendly festival is going to be even better than the one...

#WorcestershireHour Social Media Awards 2016

#WorcestershireHour may be a familiar hashtag to you on twitter. If you haven't heard of it before, then this is your chance to get involved with the weekly chats, connecting the community across Worcestershire, but most importantly its your chance to vote for your...