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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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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Check your polling station before you vote

Residents are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council. To make sure people can vote sa...
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£140,000 boost as leisure centres prepare to reopen

The district's leisure centres have received a £140,000 funding boost as they prepare to reopen their doors to customers. The money comes from the Government's National Leisure Recovery Fund, which supports the recovery of publicly owned leisure centres and gyms from the Covid-19 pandemic. Freedom Leisure, which runs Malvern Hills District Council'...
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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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Natural space to mark lives lost to Covid-19

A natural commemorative space will be created in Malvern Hills District in memory of the lives lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, confirmed talks were underway with a landowner who was willing to offer use of land for free. The space would be developed as a natural place of reflection, whe...
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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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£2million revamp of Malvern Splash complete

These pictures are the first look at the completed £2million revamp of Malvern Splash. The project, which began in September 2020, marks the centre's biggest transformation since it opened in 1989. It has been funded as part of Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan commitment to encourage people to be more active.  Users will now ben...
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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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Consultation on sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades. The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which ...
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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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Apply early to vote by post or proxy in May’s elections

Residents are being urged to apply early if they are thinking of voting by post or proxy in the upcoming May elections. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council. Arrangements are being made to make sure people can vote in per...
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Education provision must be maintained on college site says Leader

Steps are being taken by Malvern Hills District Council to make sure training and education provision continues at the Malvern Hills College site. Warwickshire College Group (WCG) announced in November 2020 it would cease operations at its site on Albert Road North in Summer 2021. A taskforce including district councillors Beverley Nielsen and Tom ...
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Council flies Pride flag for LGBT+ History Month

Malvern Hills District Council has been flying the rainbow flag in celebration of LGBT+ History Month. LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration which runs throughout February and aims to promote equality and inclusivity, as well as teach people about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related c...
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Families across the district receive 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits

Food packs and 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits have been handed out across the Malvern Hills District to support families during half term. The project, which has been set up by the Malvern Hills District Youth Advisory Network (MYAN), also aims to encourage children to take an active role in growing and preparing food. Working with MYAN and using funding...
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Free webinar to help businesses go online

Businesses across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to join a free webinar on how to set up an online shop. Malvern Hills District Council is working with the Small Business Clinic (owned by Nepeta Consulting Ltd) to deliver the webinar and Q&A at 2.30pm 18 February 2021. The free event, which was first held in November, is suitab...
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