Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households across the Malvern Hills District will be asked to take part in the next census in spring. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census will be held on 21 March and is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Letters will soon be sent out with...
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Council receives prestigious award for litter picking scheme

Malvern Hills District Council has been recognised for its litter-picking efforts and dedication to keeping the district clean. The council's Adopt a Street scheme received the prestigious 'Litter Initiative of the Year 2021' award by Keep Britain Tidy which recognises projects that have successfully reduced litter through sustained behaviour chang...
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Education provision must be maintained on college site says Leader

Steps are being taken by Malvern Hills District Council to make sure training and education provision continues at the Malvern Hills College site. Warwickshire College Group (WCG) announced in November 2020 it would cease operations at its site on Albert Road North in Summer 2021. A taskforce including district councillors Beverley Nielsen and Tom ...
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Apply early to vote by post or proxy in May’s elections

Residents are being urged to apply early if they are thinking of voting by post or proxy in the upcoming May elections. 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. Arrangements are being made to make sure people can vote in per...
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Council flies Pride flag for LGBT+ History Month

Malvern Hills District Council has been flying the rainbow flag in celebration of LGBT+ History Month. LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration which runs throughout February and aims to promote equality and inclusivity, as well as teach people about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related c...
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Families across the district receive 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits

Food packs and 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits have been handed out across the Malvern Hills District to support families during half term. The project, which has been set up by the Malvern Hills District Youth Advisory Network (MYAN), also aims to encourage children to take an active role in growing and preparing food. Working with MYAN and using funding...
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Free webinar to help businesses go online

Businesses across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to join a free webinar on how to set up an online shop. Malvern Hills District Council is working with the Small Business Clinic (owned by Nepeta Consulting Ltd) to deliver the webinar and Q&A at 2.30pm 18 February 2021. The free event, which was first held in November, is suitab...
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SWDP review to be published following COVID-19 delay

The South Worcestershire Development Plan will be published in the autumn following a 12 month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Worcestershire Councils have agreed a revised timetable for the document which sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon...
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Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites proposed

New sites to provide accommodation for Travelling Showpeople and Travellers are being put forward by councils in South Worcestershire. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils need to provide 59 Traveller pitches and 8 Travelling Showpeople plots by 2030 to meet demand. Wychavon needs to provide 37 of these but has already appro...
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Plan to make The Malverns a green tourism destination

The Malverns is ideally placed to benefit from changes in people's leisure habits after the Covid-19 pandemic by becoming a green tourism destination. Malvern Hills District Council's new Visitor Economy Action Plan sets out how the tourism sector will be supported to rebuild up until 2025 with a focus on making the most of its beautiful scenery, h...
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Council takes action to clear abandoned building site in Kempsey

Malvern Hills District Council has taken direct action to clear an abandoned building site in Kempsey. The council cleared the former Baptist Chapel site on Church Street after the landowner was prosecuted and fined for not complying with an enforcement notice. A 'tidy up' enforcement notice was served on 21 May 2018 and required the landowner to d...
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Business centre set to expand

A coworking space created to provide support to small businesses and new start-ups can now expand further after securing a long-term commitment from Malvern Hills District Council. Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, BLOOM.SPACE is still proving tremendously popular with businesses and people that can't work from home, with more than 30...
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Covid-19 recovery at heart of revised plan

Supporting the district's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been made a key part of Malvern Hills District Council's blueprint for the future. A revised version of the council's Five Year Plan was approved by the Executive Committee on Tuesday (19 January) and includes several new actions focused on supporting communities and local businesses...
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Commemorative space to mark pandemic

A commemorative space to mark the Covid-19 pandemic is planned by Malvern Hills District Council. The council wants to work with partners to plant trees to create a natural tribute to those who have lost their lives to the virus. It will also serve as a reminder of the dedication of key workers and communities who pulled together to help the distri...
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Chairman receives Covid-19 vaccine

The Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council is urging those being called for the Covid-19 vaccine to make sure they attend their appointment, after receiving the jab himself. Cllr Dean Clarke was vaccinated on Thursday, 7 January 2021 after being informed by the NHS it was his turn. Cllr Clarke said: "I was impressed with the whole process and t...
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Views wanted on Hallow Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Hallow can have their say on proposed plans for future development in their parish. The draft Hallow Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2020 and 2041 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the parish. The draft Plan proposes a site allocation for around 40 new dwellings at Greenhill Lane and includes polic...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market cancelled

Great Malvern Farmers' Market has been cancelled until further notice. The popular market, which is held on the third Saturday of the month, has been cancelled following the Government's announcement of a national lockdown on 4 January 2021. The next market was set to be held on 16 January in the winter location of the Lyttelton Rooms on Church Str...
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A message from Dr Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire

Dear Residents, I know that the news of a new lockdown for England, will be frustrating and upsetting for many people. Worcestershire has tried very hard to keep Covid-19 cases down, and many of you have made sacrifices to protect yourselves and others. We have all had to make changes to the way we live our lives in recent months, and that included...
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Follow the rules to save lives, Leader urges

Residents are being urged to cut their social contacts in a bid to reduce Covid-19 infections, protect the NHS and help save lives. The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown for England on Monday (4 January). It means people must now stay at home and can only leave for certain reasons including to get food and essentials and for exercise...
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Help us support rough sleepers this Christmas

Residents are being urged to help rough sleepers this Christmas by letting Malvern Hills District Council know about people they see on the streets. People can play their part this festive season by remembering to see, say, support. See – if you spot someone sleeping rough. Say – tell StreetLink what they look like and where they are online at www....
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