Leader welcomes 'lifeline' grant for theatres

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has welcomed a 'lifeline grant' that will help Malvern Theatres weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Malvern Theatres has been awarded £971,251 from the Government's £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund to help it adapt to socially distanced performances and plan more confidently over the next 1...
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Council issues notices to Persimmon Homes to stop building works temporarily at Malvern site

Building works at a housing development in Malvern has been forced to temporarily stop due to the developer breaching planning permission conditions. Malvern Hills District Council served an Enforcement Notice and a Temporary Stop Notice on Persimmon Homes on 8 October 2020. The development, which is for 310 homes on the former QinetiQ site off St ...
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Changes to festive celebrations in Great Malvern this year

The popular Great Malvern Christmas Festival will not go ahead this year but there will be plenty of activities to help kick-start the festive season. Due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, both the festival and lights switch on will be cancelled. The Christmas Market will still go ahead from 10am to 6.30pm on Saturday, ...
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Council supports local community projects in their response to Covid-19

Malvern Hills District Council has provided funding to a number of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. In July, the People Make Places Fund was launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. This offered a way to raise funds by connecting people with local causes. Malvern Hills District Council ...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of free bike marking events across the Malvern Hills District. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Registe...
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Malvern Festival of Innovation goes virtual

Local innovators are set to come together virtually to celebrate intelligence as part of the Malvern Festival of Innovation next week. The annual festival, which will be held on Facebook and Zoom from 5 to 10 October 2020, will focus on the themes science, technology, design and entrepreneurship. Kicking off the week will be Andy Stanford-Clark, Ch...
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Last chance to have your say

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to take part in an annual survey before the deadline on Sunday. The Residents' Survey, which ends at midnight on Sunday 4 October, gives people the chance to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted...
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Council launches poetry competition

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging budding poets of all ages to get creative and take part in a poetry competition. In celebration of National Poetry Day today (1 October), the council is asking residents - and those who regularly work or go to school in the district- to submit a poem on the theme: The Year 2020. This can be anything abo...
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Councillors show support to The Inn at Welland

Councillors from Malvern Hills District Council have shown their support to a Welland restaurant which has reopened to the public following a temporary closure. The Inn at Welland, which opened its doors on Wednesday 16 September, is welcoming back customers once again after implementing extra safety measures to their existing stringent cleaning pr...
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Is your business ready for the new NHS Covid-19 app?

From Thursday (24 September 2020) the NHS Covid-19 contract tracing app will be launched. This is part of the test and trace service and will be important in helping control the spread of coronavirus and protecting each other. All businesses in the following sectors must by law display a QR code poster from 24 September: Hospitality Leisure and tou...
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Margo is Malvern's top mutt

Malvern's top mutt has been revealed after beating 250 other dogs in a photo competition. Jude and James Wild, from Malvern, scooped the prize in the #MalvernMutts photo competition and were the lucky winners of the FISH4DOGS hamper full of dog treats and dog food worth £100. The winning shot featured 18-month-old Margo, their fox red Cockerdor (ha...
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New Bikeability Learn to Ride classes for youngsters

Children can now ditch those stabilisers and learn the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the 'Bikeability Learn to Ride' programme. The nationally accredited course is aimed at children aged 4+ years old who cannot ride a bike. The child will develop balance, co-ordination, gliding and stopping skills, ultimately achieving a key lifetime ...
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Commemorate Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday with Great Malvern walking tour

History fans will have the chance to walk in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale with a new walking tour in Great Malvern as part of her 200th birthday commemorations. The free walks, which were previously cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be held on the following dates to coincide with Heritage Open Days (a national celebration of...
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Couch to 5k returns to Malvern Hills District

Residents of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with Couch to 5k. Ideal for adult (18+) beginners, the 12-week programme has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council and aims to help build confidence, stamina, fitness and well-being. Couch to 5k is a national running initiative that has been designed...
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Flag flown to mark Merchant Navy Day

Britain's proud seafaring tradition has been honoured by Malvern Hills District Council. Today (Thursday), Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, and Vic Allison, Chief Executive of Malvern Hills District Council, raised the Red Ensign flag above the Council House to mark Merchant Navy Day. The Red Ensign is the recognised flag of the Bri...
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More than 250 join fight against the litter louts

More than 250 residents and businesses have now signed up to Malvern Hills District Council's (MHDC) Adopt a Street volunteer litter picking scheme to help take on the litter louts. The scheme, which has been running for nine months has 80 individuals and 20 groups (each group includes approximately ten people) volunteering across the district. MHD...
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Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Malvern Hills District Council's Residents' Survey. The annual questionnaire, which will run from 6 September to 4 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey...
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New business openings a boost for high street

A number of new shop openings across the district have been hailed by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council as a welcome boost for the high street. Seven new businesses have either opened or are planning to open in Malvern Town Centre. They include vintage clothing store The Reclaimers, The Watercure, a new bar and restaurant which will be t...
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Interest in The Malverns soars amid tourism boost

Visitors to The Malverns' tourism website have rocketed as the area benefits from the number of people opting for a staycation this year. The number of people using visitthemalverns.org increased by 44% during July and 66% so far in August, compared to the same period in 2019. Almost 80% of website traffic came from people visiting the site for the...
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Malvern Splash revamp set to commence

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash swimming pool is on course to start at the end of August. Malvern Hills District Council has appointed LST Projects as the main contractor, who will bring 125 years of expertise to the project. The project will involve the full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms and toilets, including dedicated ...
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