Have your say on the future of outdoor play in Worcester

Children, young people and their parents and carers are being asked for their views on the outdoor spaces they use or would like to use in Worcester.

Worcester City Council has launched a consultation and is urging residents to voice their opinions on play areas for children and social spaces for young people in a bid to find out which areas are popular and also whether there are areas of the city where people would like to see better space for play or socialising.

An online consultation is now open, where people can use an interactive map of Worcester to make their views known – go to  https://app.placechangers.co.uk/s/294

There will also be a series of drop-in events held in the city in the coming weeks.

Councillor Robyn Norfolk, vice chair of Worcester City Council’s Place and Economic Development Committee, said: “We would like to hear the views of children, young people and their parents and carers. If you have particular needs or special requirements, we want to hear from you about them. This project is a chance for us to rethink what the city’s outdoor spaces might look like, and make them as safe, accessible, and fun as possible.”

Councillor Matthew Lamb, Worcester City Council’s Children and Young People’s Champion, said: “This survey isn’t just about playgrounds. Playing and meeting up with friends can mean different things depending on your age and what you like doing. If it’s outdoors, it’s for fun and it’s your choice, then it counts.”

The consultation does not cover indoor spaces to play and socialise, as these places are mostly run by organisations other than the City Council.

On Tuesday January 24 a drop-in event will be held between 9am and 11am at Tudor Way Children’s Centre in Dines Green and also between 4pm and 6pm at Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club.

On Friday 3 February, a drop in event will be held between 4pm and 6pm at Perdiswell Leisure Centre and on Saturday February 4 between 10am and 2pm at The Hive.

The consultation will run until the end of February, 2023.

National Moment of Reflection

There will be a National Moment of Reflection, including a one-minute silence, at 8pm on Sunday.

The Government is encouraging people to mark this in their own way with friends and family, with suggestions including standing on doorsteps or gathering with neighbours in the street. The Council will be promoting this event and the Mayor will be observing the Moment of Reflection on the steps of the Guildhall

Find out more about the National Moment of Reflection


Warndon Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

We offer our deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this very difficult time and pay tribute to the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

A Book of Condolence is open for residents to sign at the Guildhall in High Street

A Book of Condolence is also open at the Lyppard Hub, Ankerage Green for Warndon Parish residents to sign.

A Book of Condolence is also open at Warndon St Nicholas Church,

Other Books of Condolence will also be opened at Worcester Cathedral, St George’s Catholic Church, County Hall, the University of Worcester, Worcester Hospital, Warndon Library, St John’s Library, and The Hive.

Alternatively, you may wish to sign the official e-book of condolence on The British Monarchy website.  

The Union Flag at the Guildhall is being flown at half-mast.


Bat Watching

Want to find out more about these secretive creatures?


Join us on a Bat Watch

with Liz Yorke

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust


Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please dress appropriately for the weather on the evening. A torch may also be useful!

For further information please contact


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Trotshill Lane East play area

Update  from Worcester City Council.

The swings at Trotshill Lane East play area which were damaged a some weeks ago and removed for safety reasons are being replaced. However, as with everything at the moment there is a long lead time when orders are placed. The City Council may have to consider replacing with an alternative type of swing subject to availability.

Wildflower Notices and Green Spaces

Residents will see notices being installed around the parish by Worcester City Council informing residents why some greenspaces are being left to bloom.

As residents we can all do our bit by leaving an area in our gardens unmown or undisturbed or add some insect friendly plants.

‘One small step’ for each household, but together ‘one big step’ for our natural environment’.

Police and Communities Together (PACT) Drop-in Sessions

With immediate effect the PACT surgery currently held at Woodgreen Church (corner of Woodgreen Drive/Hastings Drive) on Thursdays will be replaced.You can now find us at the church every other Sunday between 10:45-11:30am starting from Sunday 26th June.

This is an opportunity to meet the Safer Neighbourhood Team, discuss local priorities, complete crime surveys or just for an informal chat.

We hope that the change will allow a more diverse and inclusive range of people to be able to meet with us.

If you are not able to see them in person, but have a crime, anti-social behaviour or neighbourhood concerns then please report it online or call 101 or email .

In an emergency always call 999.

New Wildlife Habitats

Worcester City Council are currently creating new wildlife habitats on some of our green spaces in the parish. They are building log piles to encourage insects, small mammals and fungi, so they too can make this area their home!

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West Mercia Police seeking your help

We are appealing for information after a pair of Rayban Sunglasses were stolen from a car in Corfe Avenue, Worcester after the driver’s side window was smashed.

The theft occurred between 9pm on 28/03/2022 and 4am on 29/03/2022 when the sunglasses were stolen from the vehicle whilst it was parked on Corfe Avenue, Worcester.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information relating to the theft of these items or that may have been in the area around the time of the incident and heard or seen anything suspicious.

There are some simple but effective things you can do to help protect your property – where possible remove all valuable items from your vehicle before leaving it unattended.

We are also encouraging the community to call us on 101 if they see anyone acting suspiciously around a vehicle.

If you have information about this or any other suspected crime, please let us know using the online ‘Tell Us About’ form on our website www.westmercia.police.uk  quoting crime reference 22/30291/22 or email your local Safer Neighbourhood Team .

Play equipment – Trotshill Lane East

Sadly due to vandalism, the Parish Warden has today removed the netting from the play equipment at Trotshill Lane East for safety reasons.

It has been referred to Worcester City Council who will be replacing it in due course.