Chairman receives Covid-19 vaccine

The Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council is urging those being called for the Covid-19 vaccine to make sure they attend their appointment, after receiving the jab himself. Cllr Dean Clarke was vaccinated on Thursday, 7 January 2021 after being informed by the NHS it was his turn. Cllr Clarke said: "I was impressed with the whole process and t...
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Views wanted on Hallow Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Hallow can have their say on proposed plans for future development in their parish. The draft Hallow Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2020 and 2041 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the parish. The draft Plan proposes a site allocation for around 40 new dwellings at Greenhill Lane and includes polic...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market cancelled

Great Malvern Farmers' Market has been cancelled until further notice. The popular market, which is held on the third Saturday of the month, has been cancelled following the Government's announcement of a national lockdown on 4 January 2021. The next market was set to be held on 16 January in the winter location of the Lyttelton Rooms on Church Str...
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A message from Dr Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire

Dear Residents, I know that the news of a new lockdown for England, will be frustrating and upsetting for many people. Worcestershire has tried very hard to keep Covid-19 cases down, and many of you have made sacrifices to protect yourselves and others. We have all had to make changes to the way we live our lives in recent months, and that included...
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Follow the rules to save lives, Leader urges

Residents are being urged to cut their social contacts in a bid to reduce Covid-19 infections, protect the NHS and help save lives. The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown for England on Monday (4 January). It means people must now stay at home and can only leave for certain reasons including to get food and essentials and for exercise...
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Council committed to tackling holiday hunger

Malvern Hills District Council is working with schools and partner organisations to make sure families in need do not go hungry during the Christmas holidays. More than £53,000 from the Government's Winter Covid-19 Grant has been made available to voluntary and charitable organisations working with those in need and will be distributed through Worc...
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Help us support rough sleepers this Christmas

Residents are being urged to help rough sleepers this Christmas by letting Malvern Hills District Council know about people they see on the streets. People can play their part this festive season by remembering to see, say, support. See – if you spot someone sleeping rough. Say – tell StreetLink what they look like and where they are online at www....
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Late-night shopping continues in town centres across the district

Shops across the district are staying open later to give people the chance to support local businesses this Christmas. A selection of traders will be offering late-night shopping on the following dates: Tenbury Wells: 17 December until 7pm Upton-upon-Severn: 22 December until 7pm Great Malvern: 23 December until 7.30pm Late-night shopping has been ...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market chosen as finalist in prestigious awards

A popular market in Great Malvern is in the running to become Farmers' Market of the Year. The monthly Great Malvern Farmers' Market, which is run by Boffy Markets Ltd in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council, has been chosen as one of four finalists in the Farm Retail Awards. Organised by the Farm Retail Association (FRA), the national a...
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Budding poets recognised in council competition

The winners of Malvern Hills District Council's first ever poetry competition have been announced. Nearly 70 people sent in their poems based on the theme 'The Year 2020', with entrants ranging from five to 88-years-old. The judges included Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of the Council, Ellie Dart, Worcestershire's Young Poet Laureate, and Tracy Kelly-Fr...
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Don't let your festive food go to waste

According to Love Food Hate Waste, more than a third of us admit we throw away more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year. In fact, the UK throws out the equivalent of: 2 million turkeys5 million Christmas puddings74 million mince pies That's a lot of wasted energy and water needed to make that food, as well as your money, going in t...
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A Christmas jumper is for life

Christmas jumpers have joined mince pies, ice skating and Noddy Holder in becoming an integral part of the festive season. Sadly, they are also adding to the shocking environmental damage Christmas does too. In the UK we spend about £220 million on Christmas jumpers but according to the environmental charity Hubbub a quarter of them end up in the b...
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Should you buy a real Christmas tree or an artificial one?

In terms of waste prevention, opting for a plastic tree may seem the obvious way to go as if you look after it, then it can be used again and again. In comparison, about 250 tonnes of Christmas trees end up in landfill each year, even though there are better ways to dispose of them. However, opting for an artificial tree seems a little odd given we...
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Alternative advent calendars, wrapping paper and other tips

Here are a few ideas to help you apply the reduce, reuse and recycle principles to the spirit of the festive season. Advent calendars They are great fun and the chocolate ones are very tasty but do create waste in terms of the cardboard outer box, foil cover and plastic inner. So why not make your own this year? Make it reusable and you can use it ...
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Your naughty and nice Christmas recycling guide

Here is our guide to help you get your recycling right and cut your waste this Christmas. Visit what can i put in my green bin for information about all the items you can recycle at home. The Nice List These go in your green bin/cherry sack or can be taken to a Household Recycling Centre where indicated. Wrapping paper – if it is not glittery ...
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Views wanted on Abberley Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Abberley can have their say on proposed plans for future development in their parish. The draft Abberley Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2020 and 2030 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the parish. The draft Plan includes policies to guide the development of new housing, employment and retail propos...
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Leader disappointed by Malvern Hills College closure

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has expressed surprise and disappointment at the news Malvern Hills College is to close. Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "This news is hugely disappointing for the town and all the students involved. The college is in a difficult position due to the impact of the coronav...
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New Christmas shop window trails to launch next week

Malvern Hills District Council has joined forces with Malvern, Upton, and Tenbury Town Councils to launch this year's festive shop window dressing competition with a twist.New for 2020, the competition will include a fun children's trail to encourage local shoppers onto the high streets, whilst following social distancing guidel...
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Festive markets and late-night shopping come to the Malvern Hills District

Festive markets and late-night shopping will take place across the Malvern Hills District to encourage people to shop local this Christmas. Malvern Hills District Council is working closely with Boffy Arts Markets Ltd and Worcestershire Regulatory Services to ensure the markets take place in line with the latest government guidance to help keep res...
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Get help funding your apprenticeship

New grants have been made available to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to enrol in an apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship Bursary, funded by Malvern Hills District Council, offers apprentices the chance to claim: Maximum of £50 per month for up to 12 months for travel expenses One-off grant payment with a maximum value of £7...
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