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 o...
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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 ...
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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 o...
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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 priva...
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Businesses across the Malvern Hills district sign up to Refill scheme

More than 45 businesses across the Malvern Hills district have signed up to the Refill scheme in a bid to reduce the use of plastic bottles. The national campaign encourages refilling reusable water bottles from taps in local cafes, restaurants, pubs and more, rather than buying single-use plastics. Businesses who sign up will get a sticker to put ...
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New plan sets out vision for the district

Improving mental health support for the homeless, regenerating the district's town centres and tackling litter and fly-tipping are amongst the key aims outlined in Malvern Hills District Council's new Five Year Plan. The plan sets out where the council will focus its time, money and energy over the next 12 months and beyond with actions focused on ...
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Plan revealed to cut district’s carbon emissions

A new plan to cut carbon emissions across the district has been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council. The Destination Zero plan sets an overall vision for the district to become carbon neutral as quickly as possible, but by 2050 at the latest, and with a minimum 50% reduction by 2030. It also commits the council to making its own operations c...
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Suckley ‘Litter Hero’ recognised for her environmental efforts

 A Suckley 'Litter Hero' has been nominated for a prestigious award for her efforts in keeping her local area clean and tidy. Catherine Armstrong, who set up Suckley Wombles, has been shortlisted for the #LitterHeroes Award by the national environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The award celebrates an outstanding contribution by an individua...
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Students visit Council House for Local Democracy Day

From improving public transport to planting more trees, students came up with ideas to reduce carbon emissions in the Malvern Hills District as part of Local Democracy Day. During a visit to the Council House in Malvern, the 25 Key Stage Three students from The Chase School, Dyson Perrins Academy, Hanley Castle High School and Tenbury High Ormiston...
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Volunteers sought for Malvern Tourist Information Centre

Malvern Tourist Information Centre is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to help out. The centre, which is now located in the Lyttelton Well Courtyard on Church Street, provides information on the area's attractions, events, accommodation and things to do. There are three regular volunteer vacancies available: Tuesday ...
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Temporary change of venue for Great Malvern Farmers’ Market

The popular Great Malvern Farmers' Market will have a temporary new home during the winter months. The much-loved market, which is usually held on Abbey Road, will change its venue to the Lyttelton Rooms, on 6 Church Street, to accommodate the changing weather conditions. The next two events, organised by Boffy Arts Markets, will be held from 9am t...
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Nominations now open for Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards

Unsung heroes are once again being sought for the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards. The awards recognise dedicated members of the community that have improved the lives and well-being of residents. Now in its fourth year, the event was created by Malvern Hills District Council and has been a huge success in the past. Organisers are now appea...
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Views sought on apprenticeships

Businesses are being asked for their views on how to boost the number of apprenticeships across the district. Promoting and creating apprenticeships is a key priority for Malvern Hills District Council and is seen as essential to helping address the skills shortage facing local employers. The council currently offers grant funding to support busine...
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Plastic pool overshoes removed from Splash

Pool overshoes have been permanently removed from Malvern Splash as part of efforts to combat the environmental damage caused by single-use plastics. Freedom Leisure, which runs the Priory Road centre on behalf of Malvern Hills District Council, stopped providing the blue disposable shoe covers at all of its sites from New Year's Day.The move will ...
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Malvern Hills District Council reveals results of annual Residents’ Survey

Health services, improving town centres and flytipping were voted the top priorities for Malvern Hills residents as part of an annual survey. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the Residents' Survey asked residents for their comments on their local area, what is important to them and how satisfied they are with the council and its service...
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New walking programme coming to Malvern Hills district in the new year

A new walking programme is coming to the Malvern Hills district next year to encourage people to get active whilst making new friends. Walking To Fitness is an interval based walking programme aimed at complete beginners which is held over the course of eight weeks. The weekly sessions, run by UKA qualified supportive leaders, generally take betwee...
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