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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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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£865k to be invested across communities in the Malvern Hills District

Up to £865,000 is set to be invested in communities across the Malvern Hills District to help reduce the cost-of-living for residents and improve wellbeing. On 22 November, the Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) Executive Committee approved to invest the three-year UK Shared Prosperity Funds (UKSPF) in four projects. The projects are within the ...

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Festive fun on offer with the return of popular Christmas events

Festive fun will be on offer in Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Upton as the Christmas celebrations return. The popular Great Malvern Christmas Festival will be back at the town centre on Saturday, 26 November from 10am to 7pm. Organised by Malvern Town Council, in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council and Boffy Events and Markets, the fr...

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Final chance for public to help reshape constituency map

The Boundary Commission for England today (8 November) published new revised proposals for constituencies across the country and has opened a final month-long consultation, giving the public a last opportunity to send in their views.  The Commission has taken into consideration over 45,000 comments sent in by the public during the pr...

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Malvern Hills District Council to launch 'Bee Together' project to support local wildlife

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is set to launch an exciting new project to help local schools support B-Lines and local bug corridors. Working in partnership with Buglife, the 'Bee Together' project will be launched at Great Malvern Primary School this month, engaging with Reception pupils and the school's Eco-Council. Buglife is the only or...

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Have your say on sites for Travellers and Travelling Show People in South Worcestershire

The South Worcestershire Councils are inviting comments on the provision of sites for Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. Worcester City, Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils have prepared a Development Plan Document which includes information on the accommodation needs of Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcest...

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Consultation starts on SWDP Review

A six-week public consultation has started on a key planning document that will shape the future development of South Worcestershire. The revised South Worcestershire Development plan allocates land for 13,240 additional new homes and 290.7 hectares of employment land to be delivered by 2041. This will help meet the Government requirement to alloca...

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Great Malvern Festival of Stories a great success

The Great Malvern Festival of Stories for Children has been deemed a great success after over 1,000 people flocked to enjoy a line-up of internationally renowned authors and storytellers. The brand-new festival was the first of its kind in Great Malvern and was held across a number of venues including a Festival Marquee and Storytelling Yurt in the...

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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 appoin...

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Council to support Freedom Leisure amidst rising energy costs

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) will support Freedom Leisure to keep centres running amidst rising energy costs. Last night (25 October), the Executive Committee agreed to accept a reduction in their management fee from Freedom Leisure this year and next year. Since April 2015, MHDC has had a 15-year contract with Freedom Leisure to operate t...

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Council wins award for supporting town centres during Covid pandemic

Malvern Hills District Council has recently been awarded regional champion for its work on supporting businesses and town centres during the Covid pandemic. The Local Government Awards, created by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), aim to recognise and celebrate the efforts of those that had made the biggest impact on small businesses during...

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Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Plan put to public vote

Residents in the parishes of Leigh and Bransford will have the chance to vote on whether or not they support the parishes' Neighbourhood Plan during a public vote on 3 November. The Leigh and Bransford Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the parishes up to the year 2041 and includes 28 planning policies to guide development. To ensure that a s...

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Malvern Hills District Council makes progress on carbon reduction plan

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has announced it is on track with its plan to reduce its own carbon emissions and achieve net-zero by 2030. During the council's Executive Committee meeting (20 September) a progress report of the Destination Zero Plan was put forward, as well as an update on the achievements during 2021/22. In 2019, MHDC appro...

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Council to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil in refuse collection fleet

Malvern Hills District Council will soon be replacing diesel with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in five of its waste and street cleaning fleet. The switch from diesel to HVO will reduce carbon emissions in each vehicle by 90% and forms part of the council's ambition to be net-zero carbon by 2030. The council's strategy to tackle climate change a...

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