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Tributes to former Worcester councillor

Tributes to former Worcester councillor

By Christian Barnett - Local Democracy Reporter Tributes from across the political spectrum have been made to a “first class councillor” and “local political legend” who has died. Former long-serving city councillor and deputy leader Geoff Williams, who only retired...

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 awarded...

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 The city council hopes to replace outdated machines with modern pay and display machines capable of accepting card payments and give drivers the option to ‘top up’ their time...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 been...

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 emulate...

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 Tolladine,...

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