Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 offered a packed programme of events

A number of walks, talks and workshops were held last week as part of Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 to promote the importance of being kinder to the planet.Held from 14 to 20 October, the week was the second of its kind and offered a number of events and activities to the public.The first ever Greener Living Fair was held on Saturday 19 October in Great ...
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Intrepid councillors take on mystery trek challenge for charity

 wo intrepid Malvern Hills councillors will be racing against the clock to trek their way back to Malvern from a mystery location as part of a charity challenge. Starting on Friday (25 October), the 48-hour 'Drop the Councillors' challenge will see Cllr Natalie McVey and Cllr Daniel Walton blindfolded and taken to an unknown destination in the...
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Are you recycling the right thing?

Residents are being urged to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce the amount of recycling which ends up being lost due to contamination.Every year, about ten per cent of the content of Malvern Hills District's green bins, has to be sent for incineration instead of being turned into new products.This is because it either c...
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Malvern Hills District Council to donate £5k to homeless centre

Malvern Hills District Council is donating £5,000 towards a project which provides a direct access day centre for rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness.Maggs Day Centre Malvern, which will be based at the Salvation Army Hall on Newtown Road in Malvern, will be open on two mornings each week to provide help and support to homeless and vu...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors.The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes a...
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Blog- A typical day in the life of a housing officer

Our housing team works incredibly hard every day helping people who find themselves homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. It is a difficult and demanding job but one that is carried out with dedication and compassion. To mark World Homeless Day one of our housing officers describes a typical day in the job. I arrive at work at 9am, have a ...
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Great Malvern’s popular artisan market to return this weekend

 The Great Malvern Arts, Crafts and Food Market will be returning to the town this weekend. The artisan street market will take place on Saturday 12 October, from 10am to 5pm, in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church.More than 40 stalls will be showcasing the work of new artists, as well as a wide range of the finest fresh food, drink and...
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Councils appoint new Director of Planning and Infrastructure

 A new Director of Planning and Infrastructure has been appointed to Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Holly Jones will take on the role at the end of October after leaving South Oxfordshire District and Vale of White Horse District Councils where she worked as Planning Policy Manager.With 20 years worth of experience behind her, H...
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Plenty on offer during Malvern EnviroWeek 2019

 Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 will return next week and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held from 14 to 20 October, the week is the second of its kind and will offer a number of events and activities to the public.As part of the week, the first ever Greener Living Fair will be held from 1pm to 3.30pm on Saturday 19 October in Great Malv...
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Free event aims to help people live well for longer

Organisations from across the Malvern Hills district will come together to showcase their services to help residents age well and live independently for longer.The Living Well for Longer event will be held from 10am to 1pm on 10 October at The Regal Cinema in Tenbury Wells.The free event has been organised by Malvern Hills District Council as part ...
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Programme of activities and events on offer as part of Wellbeing Week 2019

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are teaming up with local organisations to offer the public a week of activities to improve health and wellbeing.Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from 7 to 13 October and will offer residents of different ages and abilities across both districts the chance to take part in various activities and events...
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Applefest returns to Tenbury Wells next week

Tenbury Wells is set to celebrate all things apples with the return of the popular Applefest next week.The annual event, which will be held from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, 5 October, at the Burgage Recreational Area, will see visitors enjoy a wide range of entertainment, food, drink, classic cars, animals, and of course, apples.More than 300 apple...
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Council helps local businesses take on apprentices and graduates

 Malvern Hills District Council has provided funding to support 90 apprentices and graduates as part of its two grant schemes. Since 2015, 84 local businesses have benefited from the Apprenticeship Grant scheme and the Malvern Hills Graduate Internship and Recruitment Grants scheme.As part of the Apprenticeship Grant Scheme, funding of up to £...
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Action on Empty Homes

Reducing the number of empty homes across the district will be the focus of a week long campaign by members of Malvern Hills District Council's housing team. As part of Action on Empty Homes Week, which runs from 23 to 29 September, officers will be taking to the streets to hear from residents about the impact empty homes are having on their commun...
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Chance to Have Your Say

Residents have the chance to influence Malvern Hills District Council's future priorities by taking part in a new survey. The Malvern Hills District Residents' Survey gives people an opportunity to say what really matters to them and what they think of local services.Feedback will be used to help the council decide where to focus its resources as i...
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Free event to support new and existing Neighbourhood Watch schemes

Residents from across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts will have the chance to learn how to create a successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their community.The Neighbourhood Watch Together event will be held from 5pm to 8pm on 25 September at Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall on Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton.The drop-in market place eve...
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Malvern Enviro Week photo competition returns for 2019

Malvern Hills residents are being challenged to capture the beauty of the district once again with the return of a popular photo competition. Malvern Hills District Council is asking amateur photographers to get snappy and share their best photos of the district's environment.They can be anything from stunning landscapes and rich heritage to wildli...
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Flag flown to mark Merchant Navy Day

Britain's proud seafaring tradition has been honoured by Malvern Hills District Council.Today (Tuesday), Chairman Cllr Dean Clarke raised the Red Ensign flag above the Council House to mark Merchant Navy Day.Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of the Council, and Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, were also in attendance.The Red Ensign is the re...
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Visitors urged to come see Malvern’s marvellous trees

Visitors to Malvern can now enjoy what has been hailed as the country's 'finest classical urban arboretum' thanks to the launch of a series of new guides. Mike Goodfellow-Smith, founder of Malvern's Marvellous Trees, and a band of dedicated volunteers have produced four new walks showcasing the town's leafy promenades.The guides were produced with ...
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Volunteers needed to lead popular walking group

Malvern Hills District Council is looking to recruit two enthusiastic volunteers to lead a popular monthly walking group.Walking 4 Health is a free group which meets on the last Monday of every month with the aim of helping people across the district lead a more active lifestyle.Held at the Cob House Country Park in Wichenford, the walks are short,...
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