Free parking across Malvern Hills in the run up to Christmas

  Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking in the run up to Christmas thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks on selected days during December. Visitors to the area will be able to park for free all day on Sunday 15 and 22 Decembe...
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Visit The Malverns offer prizes for festive competition

  Prizes will be up for grabs this festive season for eagle-eyed Malvern Hills residents who can guess where in the district a Christmas elf is hiding. Visit The Malverns has teamed up with a number of attractions and accommodation providers to offer Christmas gifts, afternoon teas and fun days out as part of a festive Facebook competition. Du...
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Mistletoe Festival returns to Tenbury Wells

From storytellers and musicians to street entertainers and a Santa Parade, there is something for everyone at the Mistletoe Festival this weekend. Held at Tenbury Wells, hailed as 'England's Capital of Mistletoe', the free event will run from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday 7 December across such areas as the library, the Round Market, the Pump Rooms an...
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Still time to register for a proxy vote

Residents unable to get to a polling station to vote in the upcoming General Election but who still want to have their say, are being reminded they can still register for a proxy vote. Although the deadline for applying to vote by post has now passed, those already registered can still nominate someone else to make their mark on the ballot paper fo...
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Photos celebrating the Malvern Hills district now on display

  A selection of photographs celebrating the Malvern Hills district are now being showcased at Great Malvern Priory. The exhibition, which will run until 16 December, displays the winning photos chosen from a competition held as part of the district's second annual Malvern Enviro Week. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the week-long...
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Free security advice on offer to businesses

Free advice is on offer to businesses to help protect their staff, premises and equipment at a special event later this month. A range of organisations will be attending the Protect Your Business, Protect Your Staff event which takes place on Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 7pm at Sixways Stadium. Business owners will have the chance to find out ...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

  Residents do not have long to ensure they are registered to vote or apply for a postal vote in the upcoming General Election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Anyone who has not applied by that date will lose their right to have their say in who becomes the next MP for West Worcestershire, when the n...
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Popular artisan market returns to Great Malvern this weekend

More than 40 stalls will be offering local food, gifts, art and jewellery at an artisan market in Great Malvern this weekend. The Great Malvern Arts, Crafts and Food Market will be held on Saturday 9 November, from 10am to 5pm, in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church. From ceramics, jewellery and photography to artisan food, textiles and wood...
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Festive fun with the return of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival

The countdown to the festive period will begin this month with the return of the much-awaited Great Malvern Christmas Festival. The festival will be held from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, 23 November, in Great Malvern Town Centre. Various events will be held around the town on Church Street, Belle Vue Island, Priory Grounds, Abbey Road, Great Malvern P...
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Consultation starts on SWDP sites

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for new housing, employment and retail sites across South Worcestershire. A six week public consultation begins today (Monday, 4 November) on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (...
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Help shape the future of tourism in The Malverns

Businesses are being asked to help shape the future of tourism across the Malvern Hills district. Malvern Hills District Council is developing a new Visitor Economy Action Plan to support tourism across the district up until 2025 and is asking businesses to take part in a survey. The survey will ask questions about the issues businesses are facing,...
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FEAST offers four days of extraordinary theatre in Great Malvern

  FEAST will return to Great Malvern next month offering four days of extraordinary theatre and experiences. Held from 14 to 17 November, the 'Festival of Equality in Arts and Society through Theatre' aims to challenge, move and inspire audiences. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers the best of regional and national contemporary theatr...
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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 Grea...
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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 th...
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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...
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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 v...
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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 ...
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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 a...
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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,...
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