Free pass to kick-start a healthy new you

Residents looking to get in shape in 2018 can kick-start their new healthy lifestyle for free thanks to Freedom Leisure.   Sport Dyson Perrins is currently offering free seven day exercise passes throughout January for anyone wanting to try out the various forms of physical activity the Yates Hay Road Centre offers. This includes anything from exercise classes and...

Farmers’ market returns

The first farmers market of 2018 kicks off in Malvern this weekend, with some of the area’s finest food and drink producers.   The regular market, supported by Malvern Hills District Council will be open from 9am until 2pm along Abbey Road, Great Malvern on Saturday 20 January.   Stalls at the market will be selling everything from fish and meat, fresh fruit and...

Protect your bike for free

Cyclists can get their bike protected for free thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. A special bike marking event is taking place on Saturday 20 January from 10am to 2pm at the Council Chamber in Avenue Road, Malvern. Each bike will be marked with a unique code which can then be registered on a national database. If the cycle is then lost or stolen it will be easier for...

Sessions to help children learn to ride a bike

Sessions are on offer in Tenbury Wells to help young children learn to ride a bike. The Balanceability sessions are designed for three to five-year-olds and combine specially designed balance bikes with a range of activities to build confidence, spatial awareness and balance skills. The aim is to allow young children to learn to ride a bike without ever needing to use...

Companies look to apprenticeships to fill skills gaps

Companies in Malvern Hills District are increasingly turning to apprenticeships to help fill key skills shortages and ensure they can continue to grow.   Latest figures from Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership show 610 people started an apprenticeship in the district in 2016/17 – up almost 11 per cent when compared with the previous 12 months. Malvern Hills District is...