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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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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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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