Statement about Malvern Hills College

At the Council meeting last night (23 May), Councillors were updated on the ongoing litigation with Warwickshire College Group concerning the lifting of the covenant which restricts the use of Malvern Hills College to education purposes only. Councillors were also updated on the proposed sale of the College to Malvern Hills Arts and Community Colle...

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MHDC officially elects Leader

Malvern Hills District Council has officially elected a Leader and Chairman. At the Annual Council meeting last night (23 May), Cllr Tom Wells was re-elected as the council's Leader. Cllr Barbara Jones-Williams was elected as Chairman, the former Chairman Cllr John Michael, passed over his chains during the meeting. Cllr Natalie McVey was re-electe...

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Results for Malvern Hills District and Parish Council elections

The results are in for the Malvern Hills District and Parish Council elections. Counting took place at the Bank House Hotel in Bransford, Worcester, today (Friday, 5 May). Following the Local Government Boundary review, there were 31 seats up for election to represent 18 district wards. No overall party or group is currently in control of Malvern H...

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88 candidates to contest local elections

More than 80 candidates are standing in local elections taking place in Malvern Hills next month. Voters will go to the polls on 4 May 2023 where 88 candidates will contest 31 seats available on Malvern Hills District Council. Elections to town and parish councils and the Malvern Chase Division of Worcestershire County council will take place on th...

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Hallow fields 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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Easter trail ready to entertain youngsters over the holidays

Easter fun will soon be arriving in Tenbury Wells to ensure youngsters have a cracking time during the Easter holidays. The free trail, supported by Tesco, runs from Monday, 3 April until Monday, 10 April, and takes place in the town centre of Tenbury Wells from 10am to 4pm. The trail involves youngsters searching for 18 bunnies hidden around the t...

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Look out for your elections poll card

Poll cards will start landing on doormats across the Malvern Hills District this week as the countdown to this year's local elections begins. Residents are being urged to look out for the cards and if they haven't received one by 6 April 2023 to contact Malvern Hills District Council's (MHDC) elections team as it could be a sign they are not regist...

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Malvern Hills District Council launches new £1,500 upskilling grants for businesses

Local businesses could receive up to £1,500 towards the cost of taking on a new apprentice or trainee thanks to a new Upskilling Grant. Businesses in any sector can apply for up to two upskilling grants from Malvern Hills District Council, as long as the trainees started after 1 October 2022. The grant can be used to support the training of any app...

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Council provides funding to support Warm Spaces across Malvern Hills District

A number of organisations across the Malvern Hills District have received funding from the council to create or support warm spaces for their local communities. Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has provided 'Warm and Welcoming Grants' up to £500 to go towards the creation or improvement of a warm space. A warm space is a free, safe and support...

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Funding boost proposed for town centres, tourism, and businesses in the district

A series of projects to enhance town centres, as well as support tourism and businesses across the Malvern Hills District are set to receive a funding boost. The funding proposal was approved by Malvern Hills District Council's Executive Committee last night (Tuesday, 14 February), and the money will be allocated from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund....

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The Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns next weekend

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns next weekend to its temporary winter venue. The popular market takes place on Saturday 18 February from 9am to 2pm at the Lyttelton Rooms on 6 Church Street, to accommodate the changing weather conditions. On offer at the market will be local fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, salads, breads, cheese...

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Council acts on Upton residents' concerns about Hanley Road access

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has listened to concerns from Upton residents and is proposing two new, fully accessible paths at Hanley Road car park. In the proposals, a wheelchair-friendly path would be installed to provide access to Warner's, a shop located on Hanley Road, and a second between the car park and toilets and Hanley Road, ena...

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Malvern Hills District Council reveals results of annual Residents' Survey

Residents within the Malvern Hills District have said they are satisfied with the area they live, local parks, and leisure facilities, according to a council survey. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, more than 1,400 people took part in the Annual Residents' Survey, which is a record number compared to previous years. The survey, which ra...

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Malvern Hills residents will need photo ID to vote at elections in May

Malvern Hills District residents will for the first time need to show photo ID to vote at this year's local elections. Residents are being urged to check they have an accepted form of photo ID ahead of polling day on Thursday, 4 May 2023 to make sure they can cast their vote. There are many accepted forms of ID including a UK, European Economic Are...

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Funding to support growth and innovation in Malvern Hills District

Nearly £300,000 of funding will go towards supporting growth and innovation within the Malvern Hills District. Last night (24 January), the Malvern Hills District Council Executive Committee approved funding for two projects as part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan. Up to £150,000 will go towards the delivery of the BetaDen programm...

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Work starts to improve biodiversity in council's Covid memorial wood

Work has started on improving the biodiversity of a community woodland in Malvern which will be used as a memorial area for people who lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic. Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is partnering with Malvern Community Forest (MCF) to make the improvements to 'The Wood of Thanks' which will act as a natural tribute...

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'Talk to Tom' comes to Tenbury Wells

Tenbury Wells residents will have the chance to talk to the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council when he holds his next 'Talk to Tom' session in the town. Cllr Tom Wells will be holding his next Leader's Surgery on Friday, 3 February from 10am to 12pm, instead of the usual sessions in Great Malvern. Residents are being encouraged to book a slot...

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Malvern Theatres to receive Levelling Up funding

Malvern Theatres is set to receive up to £20m in Levelling Up funding to develop it into a world-class cultural facility. Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) submitted the application for the money from the Levelling Up Fund Round Two and has been successful in its bid. Malvern Theatres attracts around 300,000 visitors each year. It is operated b...

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Call out for information after Leigh Sinton road targeted by fly-tippers

Community and Environmental Protection Officers at Malvern Hills District Council are calling out for information after fly-tippers blocked a road in Leigh Sinton with rubbish. Dragons Lane is a narrow road in the village and has been the target of fly-tips multiple times over the past few years. The most recent occurrence which was cleared on 10 J...

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Council's updated Business Plan proposes money saving measures

More Investment income, savings on pensions and seven fewer Councillors are just some of the areas that are proposed to help Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) meet the savings required in its Business Plan. The annually updated plan sets out how the council could achieve the savings it needs to find to remain financially sustainable at a time o...

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