Councillors approve plans for Eco-friendly toilets in Great Malvern

One of the most-used toilet blocks in Great Malvern is set to undergo an eco-friendly refurbishment as part of a £200,000 project. Improvements for the Grange Road toilet block were approved at the Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday 18 January 2022. The plans form part of the council's Five Year Plan to invest in the refurbishment of five town ...

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Council announces plans for lower pond desilting and repairs at Priory Park

Plans are being put forward to clean out and enhance the lower pond in Priory Park for the first time in over 30 years. The works, which will see the pond desilted and repaired, will form part of the council's Five Year Plan to improve the play area and biodiversity enhancements in the popular Great Malvern park. Following the recent desilting and ...

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Council's Five Year Plan to undergo refresh

Mental health education, more investment in flooding prevention and encouraging sustainable travel are amongst the priorities that could be added to Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan. The plan, which is reviewed annually, sets out a number of actions to be completed by 2025 under its three priority areas - Our Communities, Our Economy...

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Council to hold virtual fair to support volunteering in the district

Malvern Hills District Council will be holding its very first virtual volunteer fair this week. The fair will be held on Facebook on 7 January 2022 and will showcase the many fantastic volunteering opportunities across the district throughout the day. Other organisations will also be involved and will share the vacancies they have using the hashtag...

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Council to hold virtual fair to support volunteering in the district

Malvern Hills District Council will be holding its very first virtual volunteer fair next month. The fair will be held on Facebook on 7 January 2022 and will showcase the many fantastic volunteering opportunities across the district throughout the day. Other organisations will also be involved and will share the vacancies they have using the hashta...

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Last chance to have your say on town centres

 Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to have their say on the future of the town centres before the deadline this month. The Town Centre Transformation Plans consultation ends on 31 December and more than 1,100 people have taken part. The consultation, which includes a survey and an online interactive board to place ideas, ...

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Council holds second Poverty Summit event

Malvern Hills District Council held its second Poverty Summit last month to discuss support needed in the district and to acknowledge the important role local partners have played in supporting residents. The summit saw 48 partner organisations focus on workshops around what poverty looks like in the district, what the impacts are, support in place...

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Businesses could win £1,000 by taking part in skills survey

Businesses are being encouraged to take part in a survey to find out what their skills and training needs are.The survey is being run by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils with telemarketing agency, Team Telemarketing, and will end on 31 January 2022.Businesses will be contacted via phone call to take part in the survey but it can also be...

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Council launches consultation on Dog Control PSPO

Malvern Hills District Council wants to hear from residents on how we continue to tackle dog fouling across the district. Today (2 December), the council launched a consultation to gather responses on its proposed Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that has now expired. The council continues to receive reports in relation to dog fouli...

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Free parking and festive events on offer across Malvern Hills District

Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking during the festive period thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks all day on Saturdays throughout December, starting this weekend. The offer has been introduced to encourage shopping locally dur...

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Malvern Hills District Council will continue in its efforts to secure college's future

At a full Council meeting last night (30 November), Councillors overwhelmingly supported a notice of motion to respect the covenant in place on Malvern Hills College. When the college was sold in 2008, the Council recognised its value to residents and put a covenant in place which requires the site be used only for educational purposes until there ...

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Council urges people to have their say on town centres

More than 900 people have had their say so far on the future of the town centres in the Malvern Hills District. Malvern Hills District Council launched a consultation at the end of September to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon...

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Great Malvern's Hobbit door will make you want to go there and back again

Take an unexpected journey to Great Malvern to see the new Hobbit door on Belle Vue Island. The new literary addition has been painted by local artist Phil Ironside from Phil Ironside Studio in Malvern Link as a nod to the town's Tolkien connections. Malvern Hills District Council organised the installation which is located on the Western Power doo...

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Farmer's Market returns to Malvern

Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend selling an abundance of top-quality local produce. The popular market takes place on Saturday 20 November from 9am to 2pm in The Priory Church Grounds. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose from a range of local ...

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Festive cheer with the return of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival

The long-awaited Christmas Festival is all set for a welcome return this month after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular event takes place on Saturday 27 November from 10am to 6.30pm in Great Malvern Town Centre. Various activities will be held around the town on Church Street, Belle Vue Island, Priory Church Ground...

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Kit Out the Nation campaign a success in the Malvern Hills District

Up to 20 bin bags of sports clothing and equipment has been donated to two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District to support young people in need. The Kit Out the Nation campaign, which ran throughout September, encouraged people to donate their used, good quality sports clothes and equipment. Freedom Leisure worked with BBC Radio Hereford a...

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Work to start on Priory Park play area

A popular play area in Great Malvern is set to be transformed as part of an exciting half a million-pound revamp. Building works on the play area in Priory Park will begin next week on 15 November and will continue until March next year. Malvern Hills District Council has worked with specialist play equipment company, Flights of Fantasy, on the new...

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Funding boost to support skills and training

More than £283,000 has been given to Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils to help people into work and create the skilled workforce businesses need to succeed. The money comes from the Government's Community Renewal Fund which supports projects trialling programmes and new approaches which will invest in skills, local businesses an...

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New fitness programmes encourage Malvern Hills residents to get active

Residents are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two new fitness programmes. Launching on Monday 8 November with Trail Running and 16 November with Wobble Board Workout, the new classes, provided by Malvern Hills District Council, aim to help improve people's health and wellbeing. Trail Running costs £20 and is a...

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Keep safe while having fun this Bonfire night – a message from WRS

Many of our staff are also our residents, so we'd like to draw your attention to safety guidance issued this week by Worcestershire Regulatory Services around handling fireworks safely and the wellbeing of our furry friends at this time. The cancellation of organised firework displays across the county will result in an increased number of home dis...

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