Become an honorary elf as part of a Christmas Elf Adventure Trail across The Malverns

Youngsters will soon be able to be certified as honorary elves in a free digital adventure trail featuring Tiny the Elf all the way from the North Pole. The Elf Adventure Trail runs until Saturday 31 December within the high streets of Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Barnards Green, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. The trail is linked to the recen...

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£865k to be invested across communities in the Malvern Hills District

Up to £865,000 is set to be invested in communities across the Malvern Hills District to help reduce the cost-of-living for residents and improve wellbeing. On 22 November, the Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) Executive Committee approved to invest the three-year UK Shared Prosperity Funds (UKSPF) in four projects. The projects are within the ...

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Free festive parking on offer to support local traders

Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking during the festive period thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. From 1 to 24 December, visitors will be able to park for free from 3pm until 11pm in any of the council's pay and display car parks. The offer has been introduced as part of the Christmas Comes to Town campaign and Town Centre...

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Festive cheer comes to Tenbury

Get in the festive spirit as Christmas comes to Tenbury Wells with its merry markets, Christmas-themed entertainment, and a Mistletoe Queen. Tenbury Wells is all set for a Christmas celebration full of joy and merriment, starting with its annual Mistletoe Festival on Saturday 3 December from 10am to 6pm. The popular Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival...

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Festive fun on offer with the return of popular Christmas events

Festive fun will be on offer in Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Upton as the Christmas celebrations return. The popular Great Malvern Christmas Festival will be back at the town centre on Saturday, 26 November from 10am to 7pm. Organised by Malvern Town Council, in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council and Boffy Events and Markets, the fr...

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Get in the festive spirit with new Christmas Comes to Town campaign

From festive feasts to merry markets, residents are being encouraged to get in the festive spirit as a new Christmas campaign arrives across the district. Christmas Comes to Town, a new campaign by Malvern Hills District Council, takes place from November until Christmas Day, across all five town centres in the district. The campaign has been creat...

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Remembrance Day services in Malvern Hills District 2022

 Remembrance Sunday falls on 13 November this year and is an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost ...

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Final chance for public to help reshape constituency map

The Boundary Commission for England today (8 November) published new revised proposals for constituencies across the country and has opened a final month-long consultation, giving the public a last opportunity to send in their views.  The Commission has taken into consideration over 45,000 comments sent in by the public during the pr...

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Malvern Hills District Council to launch 'Bee Together' project to support local wildlife

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is set to launch an exciting new project to help local schools support B-Lines and local bug corridors. Working in partnership with Buglife, the 'Bee Together' project will be launched at Great Malvern Primary School this month, engaging with Reception pupils and the school's Eco-Council. Buglife is the only or...

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Have your say on sites for Travellers and Travelling Show People in South Worcestershire

The South Worcestershire Councils are inviting comments on the provision of sites for Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. Worcester City, Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils have prepared a Development Plan Document which includes information on the accommodation needs of Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcest...

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Consultation starts on SWDP Review

A six-week public consultation has started on a key planning document that will shape the future development of South Worcestershire. The revised South Worcestershire Development plan allocates land for 13,240 additional new homes and 290.7 hectares of employment land to be delivered by 2041. This will help meet the Government requirement to alloca...

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Great Malvern Festival of Stories a great success

The Great Malvern Festival of Stories for Children has been deemed a great success after over 1,000 people flocked to enjoy a line-up of internationally renowned authors and storytellers. The brand-new festival was the first of its kind in Great Malvern and was held across a number of venues including a Festival Marquee and Storytelling Yurt in the...

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Council to support Freedom Leisure amidst rising energy costs

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) will support Freedom Leisure to keep centres running amidst rising energy costs. Last night (25 October), the Executive Committee agreed to accept a reduction in their management fee from Freedom Leisure this year and next year. Since April 2015, MHDC has had a 15-year contract with Freedom Leisure to operate t...

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Council wins award for supporting town centres during Covid pandemic

Malvern Hills District Council has recently been awarded regional champion for its work on supporting businesses and town centres during the Covid pandemic. The Local Government Awards, created by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), aim to recognise and celebrate the efforts of those that had made the biggest impact on small businesses during...

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Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Plan put to public vote

Residents in the parishes of Leigh and Bransford will have the chance to vote on whether or not they support the parishes' Neighbourhood Plan during a public vote on 3 November. The Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the parishes up to the year 2041 and includes 28 planning policies to guide development. To ensure that a s...

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Sustainable tourism grant on offer to help local businesses

Local businesses have benefitted from a sustainable grant helping them adopt greener business practices in the Malvern Hills District. The Sustainable Tourism Grant Scheme forms part of Malvern Hills District Council's sustainable tourism programme which aims for the district to become a recognised green tourism destination. The grant provides fund...

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Talk to Tom sessions continue to give residents their say

The next Talk to Tom session will continue next month giving Malvern Hills District residents more opportunity to have their say. 'Talk to Tom' is an opportunity for residents to meet the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, Cllr Tom Wells, and chat face-to-face about any issues they believe the council can assist them with. Cllr Tom Wells wil...

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Malvern Hills District Council makes progress on carbon reduction plan

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has announced it is on track with its plan to reduce its own carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2030. During the council's Executive Committee meeting (20 September) a progress report of the Destination Zero Plan was put forward, as well as an update on the achievements during 2021/22. In 2019, MHDC appro...

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New discount book offers low-cost advertising for local businesses

 A new discount book is now available for local businesses to advertise for just five pounds to help encourage new customers and sales. District Discount 500 is a new initiative which aims to generate footfall and new sales for local businesses within the Malvern Hills District. The initiative forms part of Malvern Hills District Council's com...

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Council to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil in refuse collection fleet

Malvern Hills District Council will soon be replacing diesel with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in five of its waste and street cleaning fleet. The switch from diesel to HVO will reduce carbon emissions in each vehicle by 90% and forms part of the council's ambition to be net-zero carbon by 2030. The council's strategy to tackle climate change a...

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