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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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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Malvern Hills District Covid-19 Memory Bank launched

Malvern Hills District Council has launched a call out for people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak is undoubtedly a landmark moment in human history and it is important to capture information about what happened locally, to help inform future generations. That is why the council has launched...
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Leader urges residents and businesses to seek help

Residents and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to seek help by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council. Cllr Sarah Rouse said staff and councillors were working flat out to support people through the outbreak. She said: "I have lost my job as a result of the outbreak so I know how difficult and worrying this situ...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth Flag has been raised by Malvern Hills District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2020. Yesterday (Monday 9 March), Chairman Cllr Dean Clarke raised the flag above the Council House in Malvern. The flag was one of 1,000 Commonwealth Flags flown in countries around the world as a celebration of the organisation's values of peace, demo...
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£100,000 fund for flood hit communities

A financial support package has been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council to help residents, businesses and communities affected by the impact of Storm Dennis. Councillors confirmed at a meeting on Thursday (20 February) £100,000 was being made available to support projects that help the long-term recovery of areas impacted by flooding. This ...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return this Saturday offering fresh seasonal produce from across the district. The much-loved market, which has temporarily changed its venue to the Lyttelton Rooms on 6 Church Street during the winter months, will be held from 9am to 2pm on 15 February. Organised by Boffy Arts Markets, the market will offer l...
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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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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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Malvern Splash set for £2million revamp

Malvern Splash is set for a major overhaul as part of a £2million transformation by Malvern Hills District Council and Freedom Leisure.The scheme will include full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms including dedicated changing facilities for people with disabilities and additional family changing areas. There will also be a new inte...
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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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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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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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