Leader urges residents and businesses to seek help

Residents and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to seek help by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council.Cllr Sarah Rouse said staff and councillors were working flat out to support people through the outbreak. She said: "I have lost my job as a result of the outbreak so I know how difficult and worrying this situa...
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We're open for business – rallying cry from traders in Tenbury

Tenbury is 'open for business' is the message from traders in the town as they begin to recover from the impact of the recent severe flooding.Businesses have issued a rallying cry to local people to come out and show their support by paying the town a visit and discovering the array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and businesses on offer.M...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth Flag has been raised by Malvern Hills District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2020. Yesterday (Monday 9 March), Chairman Cllr Dean Clarke raised the flag above the Council House in Malvern.The flag was one of 1,000 Commonwealth Flags flown in countries around the world as a celebration of the organisation's values of peace, democ...
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Free advice available for landlords in Malvern Hills

Landlords are being given the opportunity to receive advice on a range of topics relating to the private rented sector at a free forum.Malvern Hills District Council's first ever landlord forum will take place at the Council House, on Avenue Road, in Great Malvern from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday 31 March. The event will introduce landlords to some of th...
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New music festival comes to Upton-upon-Severn

A brand new music festival is set to spring into action in Upton-upon-Severn next week.The Spring Fling, which will be held from 7pm on 13-15 March, will feature 48 gigs in 48 hours across ten local venues.Venues will include The Swan, The Anchor, The Boathouse, The King's Head, The White Lion and more.The family-friendly event has been organised b...
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Make the most of your business at the next Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum

Businesses will have the chance to find out more about how Malvern Hills District Council can support them in attracting more visitors at a Tourism Forum next week.The free Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum will take place at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel from 1.15pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 26 February and will feature talks, a workshop and Q&A session.T...
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£100,000 fund for flood hit communities

A financial support package has been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council to help residents, businesses and communities affected by the impact of Storm Dennis. Councillors confirmed at a meeting on Thursday (20 February) £100,000 was being made available to support projects that help the long-term recovery of areas impacted by flooding.This i...
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Flooding - major incident declared

Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. A major incident has been declared.There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury ...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return this Saturday offering fresh seasonal produce from across the district.The much-loved market, which has temporarily changed its venue to the Lyttelton Rooms on 6 Church Street during the winter months, will be held from 9am to 2pm on 15 February. Organised by Boffy Arts Markets, the market will offer lo...
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Theme for Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival revealed

Organisers of the Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival have revealed the theme for the next event.At an annual meeting, Malvern Spa Association announced the theme for 2020 will be 'yellow' to fit in with the Spring season.The popular free event will be held from Saturday 2 May to Sunday 10 May across the Malvern Hills and the historic town of ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
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Applications open to become the Council's first ever Youth Chairperson

Passionate young people from across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to apply to be the council's first ever Youth Chairperson.Malvern Hills District Council is searching for 11 to 17 years olds who live in the district and are interested in improving and supporting their community.The Youth Chairperson will hold the position for one...
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Business support centre a blooming success

A centre created to provide support to small businesses and new start-ups has proved so successful it is expanding with help from Malvern Hills District Council.BLOOM.SPACE first leased the ground floor of The Grange in Malvern from the council for a two year period back in 2018. The company provides hot desks, fixed desks, meeting rooms and privat...
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Businesses across the Malvern Hills district sign up to Refill scheme

More than 45 businesses across the Malvern Hills district have signed up to the Refill scheme in a bid to reduce the use of plastic bottles.The national campaign encourages refilling reusable water bottles from taps in local cafes, restaurants, pubs and more, rather than buying single-use plastics.Businesses who sign up will get a sticker to put in...
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New plan sets out vision for the district

Improving mental health support for the homeless, regenerating the district's town centres and tackling litter and fly-tipping are amongst the key aims outlined in Malvern Hills District Council's new Five Year Plan.The plan sets out where the council will focus its time, money and energy over the next 12 months and beyond with actions focused on t...
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Plan revealed to cut district’s carbon emissions

A new plan to cut carbon emissions across the district has been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council.The Destination Zero plan sets an overall vision for the district to become carbon neutral as quickly as possible, but by 2050 at the latest, and with a minimum 50% reduction by 2030. It also commits the council to making its own operations ca...
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Suckley ‘Litter Hero’ recognised for her environmental efforts

 A Suckley 'Litter Hero' has been nominated for a prestigious award for her efforts in keeping her local area clean and tidy.Catherine Armstrong, who set up Suckley Wombles, has been shortlisted for the #LitterHeroes Award by the national environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.The award celebrates an outstanding contribution by an individual ...
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Malvern Splash set for £2million revamp

Malvern Splash is set for a major overhaul as part of a £2million transformation by Malvern Hills District Council and Freedom Leisure.The scheme will include full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms including dedicated changing facilities for people with disabilities and additional family changing areas. There will also be a new inte...
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Students visit Council House for Local Democracy Day

From improving public transport to planting more trees, students came up with ideas to reduce carbon emissions in the Malvern Hills District as part of Local Democracy Day.During a visit to the Council House in Malvern, the 25 Key Stage Three students from The Chase School, Dyson Perrins Academy, Hanley Castle High School and Tenbury High Ormiston ...
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Volunteers sought for Malvern Tourist Information Centre

Malvern Tourist Information Centre is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to help out.The centre, which is now located in the Lyttelton Well Courtyard on Church Street, provides information on the area's attractions, events, accommodation and things to do.There are three regular volunteer vacancies available: Tuesday an...
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