Plan to support tourism businesses

Tourism businesses will be supported to rebuild from the Covid-19 outbreak Malvern Hills District Council has pledged.The visitor economy is incredibly important to the district with more than 3.5million day trips taken to The Malverns every year and 211,000 overnight stays. It adds more than £137million to the local economy and supports 2,780 jobs...
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Pledge to flood hit communities

Residents and businesses devastated by February's severe flooding have been told they 'have not been forgotten' by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council.Cllr Sarah Rouse has promised helping residents and businesses recover and build future resilience to events like Storm Dennis remains one of the council's top priorities, despite the ongoin...
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Residents encouraged to make face coverings for volunteers

People are being encouraged to make their own face coverings to donate to community volunteers who are helping to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.Malvern Hills District Council is asking people to sew up to 300 face coverings which will be donated to Here2Help volunteers - a campaign led by Worcestershire County Council.Th...
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Malvern Hills District Covid-19 Memory Bank launched

Malvern Hills District Council has launched a call out for people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic.The Covid-19 outbreak is undoubtedly a landmark moment in human history and it is important to capture information about what happened locally, to help inform future generations.That is why the council has launched t...
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New Chief Executive appointed

Vic Allison has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils.Mr Allison, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Wychavon, was confirmed in the role at a virtual meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on Wednesday (6 May). Wychavon councillors had already agreed the appointment at a meeting in Ma...
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Residents urged to celebrate VE Day at home

Residents across Malvern Hills District are being urged to join together from the safety of their doorsteps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.The special anniversary is reached on Friday, 8 May and although local and national commemorative events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak, people a...
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Bin crews say thank you by transforming collection trucks

Malvern Hills District Council's bin lorries are being transformed to carry special thank you messages to key workers and the public.Staff decided they wanted to replace the usual promotional messages on the side of lorries with a thank you to all NHS and adult social care staff, as well as other key workers,for their efforts in tackling the corona...
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Malvern Hills District Council provides financial support to businesses affected by coronavirus

More than £3.5million in grant money has been given to businesses across the Malvern Hills District to support them through the coronavirus outbreak.Malvern Hills District Council is urging eligible businesses affected by the pandemic to register online so grants can be paid quickly.Grants of either £10,000 or £25,000 have been sent to more than 30...
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Join the #WeBeatCorona challenge

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging people to look after their hearts, bodies and minds whilst at home with the weekly #WeBeatCorona challenge.The council's Physical Activity and Wellbeing Officer, Rachel Nicholls, has developed a 12 week challenge which includes activities people can do in their own homes to help them become more active ...
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Leader urges residents and businesses to seek help

Residents and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to seek help by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council.Cllr Sarah Rouse said staff and councillors were working flat out to support people through the outbreak. She said: "I have lost my job as a result of the outbreak so I know how difficult and worrying this situa...
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We're open for business – rallying cry from traders in Tenbury

Tenbury is 'open for business' is the message from traders in the town as they begin to recover from the impact of the recent severe flooding.Businesses have issued a rallying cry to local people to come out and show their support by paying the town a visit and discovering the array of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and businesses on offer.M...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth Flag has been raised by Malvern Hills District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2020. Yesterday (Monday 9 March), Chairman Cllr Dean Clarke raised the flag above the Council House in Malvern.The flag was one of 1,000 Commonwealth Flags flown in countries around the world as a celebration of the organisation's values of peace, democ...
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Free advice available for landlords in Malvern Hills

Landlords are being given the opportunity to receive advice on a range of topics relating to the private rented sector at a free forum.Malvern Hills District Council's first ever landlord forum will take place at the Council House, on Avenue Road, in Great Malvern from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesday 31 March. The event will introduce landlords to some of th...
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New music festival comes to Upton-upon-Severn

A brand new music festival is set to spring into action in Upton-upon-Severn next week.The Spring Fling, which will be held from 7pm on 13-15 March, will feature 48 gigs in 48 hours across ten local venues.Venues will include The Swan, The Anchor, The Boathouse, The King's Head, The White Lion and more.The family-friendly event has been organised b...
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Make the most of your business at the next Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum

Businesses will have the chance to find out more about how Malvern Hills District Council can support them in attracting more visitors at a Tourism Forum next week.The free Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum will take place at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel from 1.15pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 26 February and will feature talks, a workshop and Q&A session.T...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return this Saturday offering fresh seasonal produce from across the district.The much-loved market, which has temporarily changed its venue to the Lyttelton Rooms on 6 Church Street during the winter months, will be held from 9am to 2pm on 15 February. Organised by Boffy Arts Markets, the market will offer lo...
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Theme for Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival revealed

Organisers of the Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival have revealed the theme for the next event.At an annual meeting, Malvern Spa Association announced the theme for 2020 will be 'yellow' to fit in with the Spring season.The popular free event will be held from Saturday 2 May to Sunday 10 May across the Malvern Hills and the historic town of ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
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Applications open to become the Council's first ever Youth Chairperson

Passionate young people from across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to apply to be the council's first ever Youth Chairperson.Malvern Hills District Council is searching for 11 to 17 years olds who live in the district and are interested in improving and supporting their community.The Youth Chairperson will hold the position for one...
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Business support centre a blooming success

A centre created to provide support to small businesses and new start-ups has proved so successful it is expanding with help from Malvern Hills District Council.BLOOM.SPACE first leased the ground floor of The Grange in Malvern from the council for a two year period back in 2018. The company provides hot desks, fixed desks, meeting rooms and privat...
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