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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Are you passionate about Priory Park?

People who are passionate about Priory Park are being encouraged to become volunteers to help maintain it as a treasure for years to come. The Friends of Priory Park (FOPP) group is looking for more volunteers to help with litter-picking, weeding, planting bulbs and creating insect habitats at the popular park in Great Malvern, as well as to discus...
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Increase to help attract future councillors

An independent recommendation to increase councillors' allowances has been accepted. The Independent Renumeration Panel, which recommends the level of allowances paid to councillors across Worcestershire, proposed the basic allowance paid to councillors on Malvern Hills District Council was increased from £4,437 to £4,650. This recommendation was a...
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Further delay to SWDP review

The review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed again. The decision is to give more time for vital technical studies to be completed. It means the plan now won't be published in October 2021 ready for public consultation and submission for independent examination in February 2022. A new timetable is being drawn up for the p...
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£500,000 fund to strengthen communities

A £500,000 fund has been created to strengthen and develop the district's communities following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Connected Communities Fund will be used to support Malvern Hills District Council's aim to transform the way it works with residents, voluntary and community organisations. Traditionally the council has identified...
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Up to 20 bags of rubbish collected during litter pick

The environment was lovin' it as staff from Malvern's branch of McDonald's joined forces with staff from Malvern Hills District Council to help clean up the area. Some 20 bags of rubbish were cleared from the woodland and paths around Malvern Retail Park on Roman Way as part of the community litter pick on Wednesday, 14 July. Some carpet and a pair...
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New funding to help tackle skills shortage

New funding and support is on offer to businesses and those entering the job market as part of a scheme launched by Malvern Hills District Council. The Future Workforce Programme pulls together the council's activity around skills and training to make it easier for people and companies to find the help they need to meet their ambitions. As part of ...
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Return of food festival delights crowds

Thousands of people enjoyed some of the finest tastes the local area has to offer at this year's Great Malvern Food Festival. More than 40 market stalls and street vendors served up everything from delicious sweet treats to fine cheeses. Visitors also enjoyed live cookery demonstrations with top local chefs on hand to show people how to create fabu...
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Futureproof to return to help young people gain life skills

Young people will have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills with the return of the Futureproof campaign. Returning for its second year from 12 to 25 July, Futureproof is a two-week long event encouraging young people aged 11 to 17 years old to build resilience and feel part of the community. A range of different topics will be covered from ...
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First Tackling Poverty Summit held by Malvern Hills District Council

Tackling poverty was at the heart of discussions this week as part of a summit organised by Malvern Hills District Council. The virtual Tackling Poverty Summit event, held on 29 June, aimed to raise awareness, agree practical actions, as well as encourage others to be strong advocates and use their collective voice to tackle poverty. Despite its be...
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Community projects appeal for donations

Bringing an electric vehicle service to Tenbury is one of several new crowdfunding projects in the district appealing for donations. The project, by community transport charity Teme Wheels, aims to raise nearly £44,000 to set up and implement an electric MPV (with wheelchair capability) service for the local rural community. The charity has just ov...
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Great Malvern Food Festival set to return

Great Malvern Food Festival is set to return next week to tickle the tastebuds once again. More than 40 market stalls and street vendors will be offering a wide selection of locally sourced produce when the festival returns to the town for its 10th year. The free, two-day festival will run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 10 July and 10am to 5pm on Sun...
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Wood of Thanks to mark Covid-19 pandemic

A deal has been agreed to create a community woodland in Malvern to mark the Covid-19 pandemic. The Madresfield Estate will provide to Malvern Hills District Council an area of woodland next to Goodson Road, by the retail park in Malvern, for an initial 10 year period. The aim will be to create an enhanced green space for the community to enjoy as ...
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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Malvern Hills District Council has shown its support for Armed Forces Day by raising the flag above the Council House. Today (Tuesday), Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Chairman of the Council, along with Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, and Peter Storry, Leader of Malvern Hills Veterans Breakfast Club, raised the flag to recognise the contribu...
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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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