Popular Malvern Arts and Food Market to return

Local artists, designers and artisan food producers will be offering their goods once again with the return of The Malvern Arts and Food Market. The popular market, which is now in its 14th year, will be held alongside the Great Malvern Farmers' Market from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, 15 August. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory,...
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Explore the great outdoors with the Photoboxing challenge

Children, families and adults alike are being encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors with Malvern Hills District Council's Photoboxing challenge. Launching tomorrow (5 August), Photoboxing is a temporary replacement for the popular Letterboxing project which is a family and adult fun form of orienteering. The challenge will be available until the e...
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Businesses across Malvern Hills District sign up for 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

More than 70 businesses across the Malvern Hills District have signed up to the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. Residents and visitors will have the chance to save money when dining in pubs, cafes and restaurants signed up to the Government scheme in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-upon-Severn. The list includes such places as The Picnic Box, Terrac...
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Help get rough sleepers off the streets for good

Property and landowners are being urged to come forward to help Worcestershire's councils ensure homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets, as lockdown restrictions are eased. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the county's six district, borough and city councils helped 137 people off the streets and into temporary ac...
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Covid-19 causes delay to SWDP Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering needed to support...
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Does your dog have what it takes to be a #MalvernMutt?

Dog owners are being asked to take a snap of their pet enjoying a day out in The Malverns as part of a new photo competition. The #MalvernMutts competition, which will run from Friday 24 July to Monday 31 August, has been organised by Visit The Malverns in partnership with Worcestershire-based dog food company Fish4Dogs. To get involved, participan...
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Enjoy the Great Malvern Farmers' Market this weekend

Great Malvern Farmers' Market has returned to the town for residents and visitors to enjoy. The popular market, which is organised by Boffy Arts Markets, returned on 20 June and will run monthly again in The Priory Grounds. The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will be held on the following dates and will run from 9am to 2pm: 18 July 2020 15 August 202...
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Blog post- Three things I wish I knew when starting photography

Photography has been a hobby of mine for four years, but I only started exploring it properly about a year ago. I've spent the last year developing my skills in the craft and would like to share three things I've learnt. 1) Start shooting in manual ASAP For the first three years I took photos in auto mode and it wasn't until June last year tha...
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Leader welcomes flood defence investment for Tenbury

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has welcomed a government commitment to invest millions of pounds in flood defence schemes for Tenbury Wells and the Severn Valley area. The Government has allocated £4.9million towards a scheme which is estimated to cost between £5million and £6milllion to protect Tenbury Wells. Tree planting and habita...
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Crowdfunding scheme supporting community response to Covid-19

Residents are being encouraged to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. Malvern Hills District Council has launched the People Make Places Fund in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes...
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Make sure you are registered to vote

Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections. Malvern Hills District Council is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added. Over the n...
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Take on the Run RouteQuest challenge

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging runners to take part in a new virtual running challenge called Run RouteQuest. There are two virtual challenges to choose from, one in Malvern and one in Upton-upon-Severn and each has ten locations to visit using a map. When participants find each location they need to take a photo or selfie. Once they...
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Work to start to remove dangerous spire

Work to remove an unstable spire from the Emmanuel Hall in Malvern is due to take place on Thursday (9 July), weather permitting. People living near to the former Evangelical Church on Wells Road have been advised to leave the area while the spire is removed using a crane. The crane is expected to arrive about 8am. Work to remove the spire sho...
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Support for reopening the high street

Free parking will be on offer in all Malvern Hills District Council car parks on every Sunday during July. Residents can also buy 2 hour permits which will allow them to park for two hours, in any four hour period, in any council owned car park. They cost just £25 and if people buy them during July and August, they will get 15 months for the price ...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Residents struggling to pay their Council Tax bill are being urged to seek help from Malvern Hills District Council. The Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who cannot pay their Council Tax bill should check to see if they can apply for Cou...
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Campaign to help young people build life skills

A new campaign will be launched next month, which aims to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to gain valuable life skills. Malvern Hills District Council has partnered with Malvern Youth Advisory Network to deliver 'Futureproof' which will run from 13 to 26 July. The campaign is being championed by the council's new Youth Chai...
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Malvern Splash revamp to happen sooner

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash is still on track and will now happen sooner than expected, Malvern Hills District Council has confirmed. The centre has been closed since 20 March when lockdown was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Prime Minster announcing this week indoor gyms and swimming pools must remain closed un...
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Council's first ever Youth Chairperson announced

Malvern Hills District Council has chosen 15-year-old Matthew Knight to be its first ever Youth Chairperson. As part of the role, Matthew, a student at Hanley Castle High School, will lead on campaigns, get involved with local decision-making and receive a budget to support local youth projects. As well as this, he will consult the district's young...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free event

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering the free service in response to a rise in bike theft during the coronavirus outbreak. Bike marking is a method that consists of applying a ...
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New support funding for businesses

Businesses that missed out on initial grant support funding to help them through the Covid-19 outbreak, could benefit from a new scheme from Malvern Hills District Council. More than £17million has been paid out by the council to over 1,500 businesses across the district, as part of a government funded scheme to help companies deal with the impact ...
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