Don’t miss out on apprenticeship payment

Businesses are being urged not to miss out on funding to help them take on new apprentices to support their recovery and growth. The Government is providing an incentive payment of £3,000 for every new apprentice a company takes on. To receive the money the apprentice must have been employed between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021 and start thei...
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Free parking to support traders in Barnards Green

Malvern Hills District Council is introducing free parking in one of its car parks to support businesses in Barnards Green affected by roadworks. From now, and up to and including Sunday 4 July, people will be able to park for free in the council's pay and display car park on Geraldine Road. The decision follows the announcement by Severn Trent tha...
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Time running out to apply for EU Settlement Scheme

EU citizens living in the district are being reminded time is running out to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) if they want to remain lawfully in the UK. All EU, European Economic Area and Swiss citizens, and their family members, living in the UK before December 31 2020 must apply to the EUSS by 30 June 2021. Children, including new-born b...
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Celebrate history and heritage at the Midsummer Malvern Festival

Celebrate the unique and varied history of the Malvern District with the return of the annual Midsummer Malvern Festival. The event, which will run from 19 to 27 June, has been organised by Malvern Civic Society and is a one-week celebration of community activity. Malvern is famous for its stories relating to the Victorian Water Cure, Benedictine M...
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Independent shops to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest

Independent shops and businesses in the Malvern Hills District will be joining thousands of others across the country to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest. The Totally Locally National Fiver Fest, which runs from 12 to 16 June, will see Great Malvern, Barnards Green, Malvern Link, Upton and Tenbury celebrate the high street by putting on special...
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Youth Chair's fund supports projects across the district

More than £700 has been awarded by Malvern Hills District Council to organisations across the district to support young people's initiatives. Since being chosen to represent youth priorities as Malvern Hills District Council's Youth Chairperson, Matthew Knight, and its three advisors, Meg Alley, Lexi Ward and Finn Jones have supported several proje...
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New county-wide online Landlords' Forum offers Covid-19 advice

Helping landlords understand the latest changes to regulations due to Covid-19 is one of the aims of a Worcestershire online Landlords' Forum. The free event is open to all landlords and letting agents in the county and is being held on Tuesday, 8 June at 2pm. It is being organised by the six district councils along with the National Residential La...
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More than £800,000 to help cut carbon emissions

More than £800,000 is being spent by Malvern Hills District Council upgrading the energy efficiency of buildings as part of efforts to combat climate change. A grant of £167,000 has been secured from the Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which will help improve the energy efficiency of Malvern Theatres. The money will be used to upg...
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Improvement work starts to Priory Park

A series of improvements are being made to Malvern's Priory Park over the coming months to provide an even better experience for visitors. Work got underway this week on repairing and redecorating the shelters by the pond. They will be out of use for about four weeks. Early in June surfacing works will be carried out to paths around the park along ...
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Free property marking event will help keep your items safe

Residents will have the chance to protect their property from thieves at a free property marking event next week. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the event will be held on Wednesday, 2 June from 3pm to 7pm at Pendock Primary School car park. Officers will be on hand to offer free property security marking and home security advice. Peop...
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Aiming to benefit from staycation surge

The Malverns could be set to benefit from a surge in summer staycations providing a boost to the district's tourism sector. Research by market intelligence agency Mintel, found summer holiday sales in the UK were set to reach a ten year high with many people saying they would choose to stay in a rural or countryside area. Malvern Hills District Cou...
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Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites proposed

New pitches and plots are being proposed to increase the amount of accommodation available for Traveller and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcestershire. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils need to provide about 72 extra pitches and 9 additional plots by 2033 to meet demand. A public consultation has now star...
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Fun sessions return as Splash officially opened

Families will be able to try out Malvern Splash's new water play features for the first time this weekend. Although the pool reopened on 12 April after a £2million revamp by Malvern Hills District Council, only basic swimming was allowed because of lockdown restrictions. With these having been lifted this week, the Freedom Leisure team – which runs...
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Upton's iconic Pepperpot undergoes restoration

A popular historic landmark in Upton-upon-Severn has been restored to its original glory. The Pepperpot, which is situated on Church Street next to Upton Tourist Information Centre, has undergone a renovation to strip the paint to reveal the original brickwork beneath and reflect the feel of the original tower. Work on the Grade II listed landmark ...
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£500,000 Economic Recovery Fund approved

A £500,000 Economic Recovery Fund is being created to support the rebuilding of the district's economy from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will support the delivery of actions in Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan. The money will be used to provide: A programme to support businesses to take on apprentices, graduates ...
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Malvern Spring Arts Market returns this weekend

Local artists and designers will be offering their goods once again when the Malvern Spring Arts Market returns this weekend. The popular market, which is one of the longest running markets of its kind in the area, will be held on Saturday, 1 May at 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visitors alike ...
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Malvern Well Dressing Festival returns with 'Planets and Stars' theme

The Malvern Well Dressing Festival will return next weekend and this year's theme promises to be out of this world. The popular festival, which will be held from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 9 May 2021, will see up to 49 wells and spouts creatively decorated in the theme of 'Planets and Stars'. The annual event celebrates Malvern's history, from its ic...
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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...
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Shop local, shop safely call from Council Leader

Shop local and shop safely is the message from the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council ahead of the next stage of the country's lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, and cafes will also be able to serve people outside and o...
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Check your polling station before you vote

Residents are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council. To make sure people can vote sa...
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