Delay to play area revamp

Work to revamp the play area in Priory Park has been delayed after the chosen contractor dropped out of the project. Malvern Hills District Council had hoped the £500,000 scheme would be completed in time for the start of the school summer holidays. The proposals included playable water fountains, a slide, trampoline and balancing equipment. Attempts have been made to find...

Have your say on proposals for Malvern Wells Conservation Area

Residents from across the Malvern Hills district are being encouraged to have their say on potential changes to the Malvern Wells Conservation Area. As part of a review, Malvern Hills District Council is proposing to separate the existing Malvern Wells Conservation Area into two areas- Malvern Wells and Little Malvern. The Malvern Wells Conservation Area was designated in 1973...

Letterboxing is back for another year

The popular Malvern Hills Letterboxing challenge is returning to the district to encourage children and families to enjoy the outdoors. Letterboxing is an orienteering challenge where participants use a notebook with clues and a free map to find 25 rubber stamps hidden in letterboxes across the hills. Created by Malvern Hills District Council in partnership with Malvern Hills...

Celebration of sports success at district awards

Nearly 200 people joined together to celebrate the district’s outstanding sporting success at the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards last night (Thursday). The ninth annual event, which was held on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel in Bransford, recognised the area’s best sports men and women, as well as the commitment of the volunteers and coaches who support athletes and...

New Couch to 2km course encourages youngsters to get active

A new four-week ‘Couch to 2km’ programme is set to encourage children across the Malvern Hills district to get active through running. At just £15, the course aims to motivate children aged 7 to 11 to build fitness, stamina and confidence in a social environment. Accompanied by a parent or guardian, the children will meet at The Cob House Country Park in Wichenford every Tuesday...