Shrub Hill Quarter re-development leaps forward

Another stride forward was taken today as Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet gave the green light to advance the next phase of development of the Shrub Hill Quarter in Worcester. At a meeting last week, the County’s Cabinet gave the go ahead to enter into a funding agreement with Worcester City Council to deliver the Towns […]

E-bike hire scheme proposed in Worcester

A new e-bike hire scheme has been proposed for Worcester. If approved by Worcestershire Country Council, the bike share scheme could see 225 bicycles – 175 of them electric – for hire across Worcester. The £700,000 project would be supported through a £4.5m grant from the government’s Active Travel Fund. The initiative is part of […]

Major improvements made to paths across Worcestershire

More than 13 miles of footpaths have been resurfaced so far this year as part of the County Council’s Footway Reconstruction Programme. A total of 80 schemes have been completed during this year’s programme, alongside more than nine miles of works to cut back overgrowth and reinstate footpaths to ensure improved access for all users. […]

£43 million for A38 to tackle congestion in Worcestershire

Improvements to A38 Bromsgrove will reduce journey times and boost connectivity for residents in the West Midlands, according to the Department for Transport. It has announced that construction on the upgrades will start in the coming weeks to radically improve the A38 Bromsgrove, reducing journey times, creating new opportunities for cycling and walking and boosting […]

Worcestershire active travel taskforce off to good start

Improvements to the cycling, walking and wheeling in Worcestershire was on the agenda last week at the first meeting of the newly created Active Travel stakeholder group. More than 30 participants from various backgrounds, representing groups and organisations from across the county. The group has been set up to help inform walking, cycling and wheeling […]

A successful, busy winter season comes to an end in Worcestershire

More than 5,000 tonnes of salt has been spread this winter covering almost 70,000 miles of roads in total across Worcestershire. The gritting season has now come to end after starting, as it does each year, in October and with the risk of sub-zero temperatures being unlikely. Worcestershire County Council has carried out 54 gritting […]

Worcestershire County Council focuses on potholes after cold snap and wet weather

Worcestershire County Council is acting promptly on repairing potholes following a mixture of unfavourable weather conditions in the past few months, it has said this week. Between October and December 2022, a total of 1,736 potholes were either reported by residents or identified by highways inspectors and swiftly repaired.  It follows the dry summer weather, […]

Pershore Northern Link Road formally opened 

The new Pershore Northern Link Road is now formally open, according to Worcestershire County Council. The road, which includes a new bridge over the North Cotswold railway line, opened in September 2022 and provides a link between the A44/B4083 and B4083 Wyre Road roundabouts north of Pershore. Councillors and officers from Worcestershire County Council were […]

Final eight columns being installed as historic bridge lantern refurb completes

A project to refurbish Worcester’s iconic street lantern columns on Worcester Bridge is expected to be completed by the end of next week as the final eight restored columns and lanterns are reinstated The columns, and their lanterns, were removed from the Grade II listed bridge earlier this year, so that the Worcestershire County Council […]

Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet decides on two new major road improvement schemes

Two new major road improvement schemes have been discussed at Worcestershire Council’s Cabinet meeting this week. On the agenda for discussion was the North West Worcestershire Corridor (NWWC) Kidderminster and Hagley scheme and the A44 / A4538 scheme between Evesham and Worcester. The two schemes could bring significant improvements to  the county’s major road network, […]


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