Plans to strengthen communities within the Malvern Hills District approved

A new Connected Communities strategy has been given the go ahead to help support communities to become strong, resilient, and sustainable. The new Connected Communities strategy, created by Malvern Hills District Council, was approved by councillors at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021. The strategy forms part of their Five...
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Council launches consultation on Dog Control PSPO

Malvern Hills District Council wants to hear from residents on how we continue to tackle dog fouling across the district. Today (2 December), the council launched a consultation to gather responses on its proposed Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that has now expired. The council continues to receive reports in relation to dog fouli...
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Free parking and festive events on offer across Malvern Hills District

Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking during the festive period thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks all day on Saturdays throughout December, starting this weekend. The offer has been introduced to encourage shopping locally dur...
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Malvern Hills District Council will continue in its efforts to secure college's future

At a full Council meeting last night (30 November), Councillors overwhelmingly supported a notice of motion to respect the covenant in place on Malvern Hills College. When the college was sold in 2008, the Council recognised its value to residents and put a covenant in place which requires the site be used only for educational purposes until there ...
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Festive cheer with new Tenbury Wells Christmas Markets

Christmas joy and festivities will soon be heading to Tenbury Wells when the town hosts two Christmas Markets. Tenbury Christmas Markets take place on Thursday 9 December from 2pm to 7pm, they will be held at Tesco Market Place and the historic Round Market in Market Square. Stall holders at Tesco Market Place will be selling local artisan produce,...
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Council launches grants to help tourism businesses become sustainable

Over 50 people attended a recent Tourism Forum, inspiring local tourism businesses to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. The Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum held by Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) took place on Thursday 18 November at new The Morgan Experience Centre. The free event took a special focus on how Malvern Hil...
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Great Malvern's Hobbit door will make you want to go there and back again

Take an unexpected journey to Great Malvern to see the new Hobbit door on Belle Vue Island. The new literary addition has been painted by local artist Phil Ironside from Phil Ironside Studio in Malvern Link as a nod to the town's Tolkien connections. Malvern Hills District Council organised the installation which is located on the Western Power doo...
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Council urges people to have their say on town centres

More than 900 people have had their say so far on the future of the town centres in the Malvern Hills District. Malvern Hills District Council launched a consultation at the end of September to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon...
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Get active with festive challenge

A festive challenge returns this December which encourages residents across the Malvern Hills District to improve their wellbeing every day leading up to Christmas. The Active Advent challenge, which will run from 1 to 24 December, has 24 daily virtual challenges designed to help physical and mental health in the run up to the festive period. Aimed...
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Search for hidden animals as part of Malvern’s Christmas Santa Needs You Trail

 Youngsters will soon be able to take part in a free adventure trail to track down ten Christmas animals across the Malvern Hills District. The Santa Needs You Trail will run from Saturday 20 November to Friday 31 December within the high streets of Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Barnards Green, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. Children will...
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Farmer's Market returns to Malvern

Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend selling an abundance of top-quality local produce. The popular market takes place on Saturday 20 November from 9am to 2pm in The Priory Church Grounds. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose from a range of local ...
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Festive cheer with the return of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival

The long-awaited Christmas Festival is all set for a welcome return this month after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular event takes place on Saturday 27 November from 10am to 6.30pm in Great Malvern Town Centre. Various activities will be held around the town on Church Street, Belle Vue Island, Priory Church Ground...
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Kit Out the Nation campaign a success in the Malvern Hills District

Up to 20 bin bags of sports clothing and equipment has been donated to two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District to support young people in need. The Kit Out the Nation campaign, which ran throughout September, encouraged people to donate their used, good quality sports clothes and equipment. Freedom Leisure worked with BBC Radio Hereford a...
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Funding boost to support skills and training

More than £283,000 has been given to Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils to help people into work and create the skilled workforce businesses need to succeed. The money comes from the Government's Community Renewal Fund which supports projects trialling programmes and new approaches which will invest in skills, local businesses an...
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Work to start on Priory Park play area

A popular play area in Great Malvern is set to be transformed as part of an exciting half a million-pound revamp. Building works on the play area in Priory Park will begin next week on 15 November and will continue until March next year. Malvern Hills District Council has worked with specialist play equipment company, Flights of Fantasy, on the new...
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Tourism Business Forum returns to Malvern Link

Businesses will have the chance to learn how to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious as the Tourism Forum returns to Malvern Link. The free Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum takes place on Thursday 18 November from 11am to 1.30pm, at The Morgan Experience Centre in Malvern Link. This year's event has a special focus on how businesse...
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Halloween events are a spooktacular success

Hundreds of people got into the spooky spirit over the weekend and took part in Halloween events across the Malvern Hills District. A free Pumpkin Trail, hosted by Upton upon Severn Information Centre, ran from 29 to 30 October. Nearly 500 people took part in the event, which saw 15 pumpkins with ghoulish faces hidden across the town and the former...
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Remembrance Day services in Malvern Hills District 2021

Remembrance Sunday falls on 14 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 their ...
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New fitness programmes encourage Malvern Hills residents to get active

Residents are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two new fitness programmes. Launching on Monday 8 November with Trail Running and 16 November with Wobble Board Workout, the new classes, provided by Malvern Hills District Council, aim to help improve people's health and wellbeing. Trail Running costs £20 and is a...
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Keep safe while having fun this Bonfire night – a message from WRS

Many of our staff are also our residents, so we'd like to draw your attention to safety guidance issued this week by Worcestershire Regulatory Services around handling fireworks safely and the wellbeing of our furry friends at this time. The cancellation of organised firework displays across the county will result in an increased number of home dis...
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