Celebrate history and heritage at the Midsummer Malvern Festival

Celebrate the unique and varied history of the Malvern District with the return of the annual Midsummer Malvern Festival. The event, which will run from 19 to 27 June, has been organised by Malvern Civic Society and is a one-week celebration of community activity. Malvern is famous for its stories relating to the Victorian Water Cure, Benedictine M...
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Independent shops to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest

Independent shops and businesses in the Malvern Hills District will be joining thousands of others across the country to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest. The Totally Locally National Fiver Fest, which runs from 12 to 16 June, will see Great Malvern, Barnards Green, Malvern Link, Upton and Tenbury celebrate the high street by putting on special...
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Youth Chair's fund supports projects across the district

More than £700 has been awarded by Malvern Hills District Council to organisations across the district to support young people's initiatives. Since being chosen to represent youth priorities as Malvern Hills District Council's Youth Chairperson, Matthew Knight, and its three advisors, Meg Alley, Lexi Ward and Finn Jones have supported several proje...
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New county-wide online Landlords' Forum offers Covid-19 advice

Helping landlords understand the latest changes to regulations due to Covid-19 is one of the aims of a Worcestershire online Landlords' Forum. The free event is open to all landlords and letting agents in the county and is being held on Tuesday, 8 June at 2pm. It is being organised by the six district councils along with the National Residential La...
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More than £800,000 to help cut carbon emissions

More than £800,000 is being spent by Malvern Hills District Council upgrading the energy efficiency of buildings as part of efforts to combat climate change. A grant of £167,000 has been secured from the Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which will help improve the energy efficiency of Malvern Theatres. The money will be used to upg...
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Free property marking event will help keep your items safe

Residents will have the chance to protect their property from thieves at a free property marking event next week. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the event will be held on Wednesday, 2 June from 3pm to 7pm at Pendock Primary School car park. Officers will be on hand to offer free property security marking and home security advice. Peop...
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Aiming to benefit from staycation surge

The Malverns could be set to benefit from a surge in summer staycations providing a boost to the district's tourism sector. Research by market intelligence agency Mintel, found summer holiday sales in the UK were set to reach a ten year high with many people saying they would choose to stay in a rural or countryside area. Malvern Hills District Cou...
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Upton's iconic Pepperpot undergoes restoration

A popular historic landmark in Upton-upon-Severn has been restored to its original glory. The Pepperpot, which is situated on Church Street next to Upton Tourist Information Centre, has undergone a renovation to strip the paint to reveal the original brickwork beneath and reflect the feel of the original tower. Work on the Grade II listed landmark ...
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Malvern Spring Arts Market returns this weekend

Local artists and designers will be offering their goods once again when the Malvern Spring 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, 1 May at 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visitors alike ...
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Malvern Well Dressing Festival returns with 'Planets and Stars' theme

The Malvern Well Dressing Festival will return next weekend and this year's theme promises to be out of this world. The popular festival, which will be held from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 9 May 2021, will see up to 49 wells and spouts creatively decorated in the theme of 'Planets and Stars'. The annual event celebrates Malvern's history, from its ic...
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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...
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Shop local, shop safely call from Council Leader

Shop local and shop safely is the message from the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council ahead of the next stage of the country's lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, and cafes will also be able to serve people outside and o...
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Crack On With Easter But Follow The Rules

Worcestershire residents are being urged to follow Government guidelines this Easter to make sure Covid cases continue to decrease across the County. Yesterday saw Government lockdown restrictions ease in time for the Easter break but Worcestershire Regulatory Services Enforcement Officers fear a combination of good weather and school holidays coul...
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There's still time to take part in the census

There is still time for residents across the Malvern Hills District to fill in the census questionnaire. Census Day, which was on Sunday March 21, marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best informat...
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New ClueQuest Challenge comes to Malvern Hills District

Have you got what it takes to solve the ClueQuest Challenge? A series of clues have been hidden across the Malvern Hills District for children to find as part of a new treasure hunt challenge. Launching on 6 April, the ClueQuest Challenge (previously known as Photoboxing) is a fun form of orienteering suitable for all ages. There are 25 clues to so...
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Census in full swing in the Malvern Hills District

With 21 March fast approaching, Census 2021 is in full swing in the Malvern Hills District. Letters with unique access codes have been sent out to residents across the district and responses are already being sent in. Residents are required by law to complete the census on Sunday, 21 March or as soon as possible after. There is a risk of a £1,000 f...
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Farmers' Market to offer click and collect

The popular Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return next week with a drive-through click and collect event. The event will be held from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, 20 March in the Malvern Splash Leisure Centre car park on Priory Road. Shoppers will have the chance to choose from a range of local businesses offering fresh food and drink. It is essen...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2021

The Commonwealth Flag has been raised by Malvern Hills District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2021. Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March each year and is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the values that the Commonwealth stands for. The flag, which was raised above the Council House, is on...
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Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households across the Malvern Hills District will be asked to take part in the next census in spring. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census will be held on 21 March and is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Letters will soon be sent out with...
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Council receives prestigious award for litter picking scheme

Malvern Hills District Council has been recognised for its litter-picking efforts and dedication to keeping the district clean. The council's Adopt a Street scheme received the prestigious 'Litter Initiative of the Year 2021' award by Keep Britain Tidy which recognises projects that have successfully reduced litter through sustained behaviour chang...
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