Residents encouraged to have their say on local polling districts review

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on where polling stations should be in their area as part of a review. Malvern Hills District Council will be reviewing all polling districts and places within the Malvern Hills District. Residents, groups and organisations are all encouraged to put forward any proposals and comments they may have...

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Kempsey residents to receive free SmartWater kits to help protect valuables

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is supporting the residents of Kempsey to protect their valuables with the rollout of SmartWater kits. More than 1,600 free kits are being distributed to homes as part of a new scheme which aims to make Kempsey a 'SmartWater Village'. SmartWater is a way of keeping valuable items safe by marking them with an in...

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Festival of Innovation returns for 11th year

The annual Malvern Festival of Innovation returns next week for its 11th year with the aim of engaging and inspiring people across the town. The festival will take place from 4 to 8 October across different locations in Great Malvern and will cover topics including climate change, fusion energy, Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM). This...

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Councillors to consider bold plan for South Worcestershire's future

A key planning document that will shape the way South Worcestershire develops over the next 20 years is set to be considered by councillors. The Review of the existing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) sets out Worcester City, Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils' vision for the area up to 2041. It includes a government ...

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Tenbury Wells all set to celebrate the mighty apple with the return of Applefest

Tenbury Wells is set to celebrate all things apples with the return of the popular Applefest. The event will take place in Tenbury, also known as 'The Town in the Orchard', from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, 1 October, at the Burgage Recreational Area. More than 300 varieties of apple will be on display, together with local ciders made with fruit fro...

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Free gin festival returns to Great Malvern

Drinkers of gin are in for a treat as Great Malvern gets set to host its very own festival dedicated to the popular spirit. The Great Malvern Gin Festival is free and takes place from 6 to 8 October. There are nine popular venues signed up to take part with more than 100 gins available to test out from the classic tastes to the weird and wonderful....

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Deadline for apprentice grants fast approaching

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is encouraging apprentices to apply for support grants before the deadline at the end of September. Last year, MHDC received £283,000 of funding from the Government's Community Renewal Fund (CRF) to invest in skills, training and employment opportunities, and this funding comes to an end this month. As well as ...

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Take part in Residents' Survey and influence council decisions

Malvern Hills District Council's Annual Residents' Survey has returned and is offering people the chance to have their say and influence council decisions. The survey asks questions on a variety of different topics, including what people think of their local area and the services the council provides. It launched today (21 September) and will be av...

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New political map for Malvern Hills District Council

News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for EnglandMalvern Hills is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Malvern Hills to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, ...

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Work to start on Malvern Theatres development next week

Building works on the exciting new development at Malvern Theatres is set to start next week. The £2.25 million project, designed by Malvern Theatres and Glazzard Architects, will see a 310 square metre extension built creating a new vibrant and inviting entrance to the theatre, as well as more space for educational and community use. The work...

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Jobs Fair to return to Great Malvern

Job seekers will have the chance to find a new career when the Malvern Jobs Fair returns this month. The free jobs fair will be held from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday, 7 September, at Malvern Library on Graham Road. Visitors can drop in and chat to a diverse range of local employers who have vacancies and opportunities in the area or make an appointmen...

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Eco-friendly renovation works completed on toilets in Great Malvern

Renovation works on one of the most-used toilet blocks in Great Malvern has now been completed. The toilets on Grange Road will open to the public on Friday, 26 August, ready for the Bank Holiday Weekend. The impressive renovation, which started in April this year, was part of a £176,000 eco-friendly project from Malvern Hills District Council. The...

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Heritage Open Days returns with battle re-enactments and celebration of technology heritage

Re-enactors will soon be taking over the streets of Upton to commemorate one of the final battles of the English Civil War. As part of the celebrations for Heritage Open Days, held from 9 to 18 September, Malvern Hills District Council is working in partnership with Worcester Re-enactors to help commemorate the Battle of Upton which took place on 2...

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£200k invested in Malvern Splash fitness facilities

The fitness facilities at Malvern Splash Leisure Complex are set to be replaced as part of an exciting £200k project. Freedom Leisure has invested the funding into the project which will see a refresh of the fitness equipment in the gym, new spin bikes and an exciting new virtual cycling offering. Working with Life Fitness and Origin Fitness on the...

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Open day to showcase Tenbury Swimming Pool refurbishment

Tenbury Swimming Pool is all set for a fun packed open day to showcase its refurbished facilities. The open day takes place on Friday, 19 August, from 10am to 2pm, at Tenbury Swimming Pool, which is operated by Freedom Leisure. The event is being run in partnership with Tenbury Community Pool Trustees. The Trustees raised £200,000 from local fundra...

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Hallow meadow recognised as major biodiversity opportunity

Malvern Hills District Council has joined forces with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to improve biodiversity and protect vulnerable bird species at a meadow in Hallow. The council bought 18 hectares of degraded arable land in the River Severn floodplain at Hallow in 2020 and is embarking on a project to restore the land to a s...

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Talk to Tom sessions continue next week

The next Talk to Tom session will continue next week giving Malvern Hills District residents more opportunity to have their say. 'Talk to Tom' is an opportunity for residents to meet the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, Cllr Tom Wells, and chat face-to-face about any issues they believe the council can assist them with. Cllr Tom Wells will...

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Council approves grant towards purchase of former Malvern Hills College site

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has approved a £400k grant to Malvern Hills Arts and Community College (MHACC) to help buy the former Malvern Hills College. The funding request was approved at a Council meeting tonight (Tuesday) to help MHACC's purchase the Albert Road North property from the current owners, Warwickshire College Group. MHACC ...

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Malvern Hills District Council continue support for Ukraine

Malvern Hills District Council has employed two liaison officers as part of its commitment to supporting people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The council is working with partner organisations and will be supporting up to 313 Ukrainian guests, as well as the sponsors accommodating them under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The Ukraine Liaison Officers, ...

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New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

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