New timetable for SWDP Review

A proposed new timetable for the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been published for consideration by councillors. The plan was due to go out to public consultation next month (October), but it was announced in July it would be delayed. This is because important information from sewerage, transport and power infrastructure pr...
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Great Malvern Farmers’ Market takes place this weekend

An abundance of top quality local produce will be on offer this weekend when the Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns. The market takes place on Saturday 18 September in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, the market is a popular destination f...
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Deadline to submit project ideas to Spacehive fast approaching

Organisations and charities across the Malvern Hills District have just over a week left to submit their project ideas for the latest round of funding on Spacehive. Project ideas need to be submitted to the crowdfunding platform by the deadline of 22 September 2021. The funds available from Malvern Hills District Council are the new £150,000 People...
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Festival is a 'FEAST' for the senses

A festival of live theatre, dance, storytelling and more will be coming to Great Malvern for a week of extraordinary experiences. Running from 20-28 September, FEAST (Festival of Equality in Arts and Society through Theatre) has been organised by co-directors Tiffany Hosking and Michelle Pogmore from Reaction Theatre Makers. Their aim is to bring t...
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Residents congratulated for recycling efforts

Residents across the district generated almost 900 tonnes of extra recycling during the last financial year. Lockdown restrictions and the boom in online shopping saw crews collect 8,163 tonnes of recycling between 1 April 2020 and the end of March this year. There was more good news in June as the amount of waste recycled and composted hit a recor...
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New tourism website launched

Finding information on where to stay and what to do in the district is now even easier with the new Visit The Malverns website. The site has been completely revamped over the last year and now boasts a refreshed design with new high-quality images to showcase the area at its best. There is a new highlights section on the homepage picking out great ...
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Donate your unwanted sports kit to help young people in need

Two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District are on a mission to 'Kit Out The Nation' and support young people in need. Freedom Leisure is working with BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester to support the month-long campaign to help provide sports equipment to children and young people who need it most. Up until 2 October 2021, people will be able ...
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Heritage Open Days event to celebrate the culture of the Malvern Hills District

A series of tours, markets and events are being held across the Malvern Hills District as part of England's largest festival of history and culture. Held from 10 to 19 September, Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of England's heritage. This year's theme will be 'Edible England', with several local farms hosting visits. The local events h...
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Cash boost for high street traders

Independent businesses can get a cash boost to help their Covid-19 recovery with the launch of Malvern Hills District Council's Town Centre Support Scheme. Traders in any of the district's five retail centres – Great Malvern, Malvern Link including Link Top, Barnards Green, Upton and Tenbury – can apply for the grant. Funding is on offer to pay for...
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Step back in time with Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair

Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair is set to make its much-awaited return after a two-year break. Held on 28 August, the Abbey Road fair will offer its usual eclectic mix of collectables, jewellery, furniture, clothes, books and more. It will run from 10am to 4pm and amongst the regular stallholders will be Halcyon Crafts offering luxury fragrance prod...
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Plans are being drawn up to transform town centres

Plans are being drawn up to help get the district's town centres fit for the future. Malvern Hills District Council is producing five town centre transformation plans for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. The documents will set out a vision for the future of each retail centre, identifying the differe...
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Farmers market returns this weekend

Great Malvern Farmers Market returns this weekend selling the usual range of top-quality produce. The market takes place on Saturday (21 August) in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory and runs between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, the market is a popular destination for people look...
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Jobs match event a huge success

Some 50 job seekers were lined up for potential roles as part of Malvern Hills District Council's first jobs match. The event, run in partnership with Malvern Job Centre, has been hailed a huge success with a waiting list of companies keen to take part in future job match schemes. Job seekers registered their interest in one of the broad role types...
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Get set for the Great Malvern Gin Festival

Drinkers of gin are in for a treat as Malvern gets set to host its very own festival dedicated to the popular spirit. The Great Malvern Gin Festival takes place from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August. There are ten venues signed up to take part with more than 50 gins available to test out from classic tastes to the weird and wonderful. While people are...
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Malvern Summer Arts Market returns this weekend

Local artists and designers will be offering their goods once again when the Malvern Summer 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, 14 August at 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visitors al...
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Young people urged to consider apprenticeships

Young people receiving their A-Level and GCSE results this week are being urged to consider an apprenticeship as their next step. There has been significant demand for university places this year and the trend is expected to continue over the next four years. But Cllr Daniel Walton, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Tourism on Malvern Hills District...
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Search for hidden animals as part of Malvern's Lockdown Zoo Trail

Youngsters are being asked to take part in a free adventure trail to find out which 'zoo animals' have been spotted across the Malvern Hills District. The Lockdown Zoo Trail, which launched over the weekend on 31 July and runs until 31 August, will see a number of clues hidden across Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Barnards Green. During lockdown, ...
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Opportunities on offer at job match event

Job seekers looking for a new role or their first step into the world of work can get help with an event being run by Malvern Hills District Council. The job match event is being run in partnership with Malvern Job Centre and aims to help employers fill much needed gaps in their workforce while also helping people into employment. To take part, peo...
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Play area replacement plan for Priory Park

Plans are being finalised to replace the play area in Malvern's Priory Park. Malvern Hills District Council is working with a specialist play equipment company on the new design which will use planting and materials to give a natural feel, while also allowing for a range of play including inclusive and accessible elements. The design will also feat...
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Malvern Hills District Council announce new funding on Spacehive

Malvern Hills District Council has announced new funding to support innovative community projects that aim to enhance the lives of people across the district. The new £150,000 People Make Places Fund is being launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive and is part of the overall £500k Connected Communities Fund package to support t...
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