Council launches poetry competition

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging budding poets of all ages to get creative and take part in a poetry competition. In celebration of National Poetry Day today (1 October), the council is asking residents - and those who regularly work or go to school in the district- to submit a poem on the theme: The Year 2020. This can be anything abo...
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Margo is Malvern's top mutt

Malvern's top mutt has been revealed after beating 250 other dogs in a photo competition. Jude and James Wild, from Malvern, scooped the prize in the #MalvernMutts photo competition and were the lucky winners of the FISH4DOGS hamper full of dog treats and dog food worth £100. The winning shot featured 18-month-old Margo, their fox red Cockerdor (ha...
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New Bikeability Learn to Ride classes for youngsters

Children can now ditch those stabilisers and learn the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the 'Bikeability Learn to Ride' programme. The nationally accredited course is aimed at children aged 4+ years old who cannot ride a bike. The child will develop balance, co-ordination, gliding and stopping skills, ultimately achieving a key lifetime ...
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Commemorate Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday with Great Malvern walking tour

History fans will have the chance to walk in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale with a new walking tour in Great Malvern as part of her 200th birthday commemorations. The free walks, which were previously cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now be held on the following dates to coincide with Heritage Open Days (a national celebration of...
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Couch to 5k returns to Malvern Hills District

Residents of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with Couch to 5k. Ideal for adult (18+) beginners, the 12-week programme has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council and aims to help build confidence, stamina, fitness and well-being. Couch to 5k is a national running initiative that has been designed...
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Flag flown to mark Merchant Navy Day

Britain's proud seafaring tradition has been honoured by Malvern Hills District Council. Today (Thursday), Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, and Vic Allison, Chief Executive of Malvern Hills District Council, raised the Red Ensign flag above the Council House to mark Merchant Navy Day. The Red Ensign is the recognised flag of the Bri...
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Interest in The Malverns soars amid tourism boost

Visitors to The Malverns' tourism website have rocketed as the area benefits from the number of people opting for a staycation this year. The number of people using visitthemalverns.org increased by 44% during July and 66% so far in August, compared to the same period in 2019. Almost 80% of website traffic came from people visiting the site for the...
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Malvern Splash revamp set to commence

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash swimming pool is on course to start at the end of August. Malvern Hills District Council has appointed LST Projects as the main contractor, who will bring 125 years of expertise to the project. The project will involve the full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms and toilets, including dedicated ...
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Malvern Hills District Council to support community transport projects

Malvern Hills District Council is providing funding to support innovative and sustainable community transport projects across the district. Working in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the council has launched the People Make Places: Ticket to Ride Fund which will support transport projects that are citizen-led and community-based. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Plan to support tourism businesses

Tourism businesses will be supported to rebuild from the Covid-19 outbreak Malvern Hills District Council has pledged. The visitor economy is incredibly important to the district with more than 3.5million day trips taken to The Malverns every year and 211,000 overnight stays. It adds more than £137million to the local economy and supports 2,780 job...
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Residents encouraged to make face coverings for volunteers

People are being encouraged to make their own face coverings to donate to community volunteers who are helping to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. Malvern Hills District Council is asking people to sew up to 300 face coverings which will be donated to Here2Help volunteers - a campaign led by Worcestershire County Council. ...
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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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