Freedom Leisure schemes support local sporting talent

Talented young athletes from across the Malvern Hills are being given the chance to win a £200 grant or a free gym membership for the year thanks to Freedom Leisure. Active Communities is excited to announce this year's ballot grant, where the winnings have been kindly donated by Malvern Splash.Groups are being encouraged to apply before Friday, 31...
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Early morning Couch to 5k programme now available

Kickstart your day with the Couch to 5k programme in Malvern.The 12-week course, which will run from 6am to 7am from Thursday 6 June, will allow participants to take part before work.Couch to 5k is a national running initiative that has been designed to get people from the couch and gradually work up to running five kilometres in just 12 weeks.The ...
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Inspirational Paralympian Mel Nicholls to speak at sports awards

 The key note speaker for the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards has been announced as Paralympian Mel Nicholls. A wheelchair racer, endurance handcyclist and adventurer, Mel will tell her inspiring tale to more than 200 nominees, dignitaries and guests at the annual event on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel. Before the event, on 13...
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New Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council announced

Councillor Dean Clarke has been elected as the new Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council. Cllr Andrea Morgan handed over the chain at the Council's Annual Meeting last night (Tuesday 14 May), which also saw Cllr Caroline Bovey elected as Vice-Chairman. During her time in the role, Cllr Morgan raised just over £3,000 for Worcestershire Cancer A...
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New leadership team takes charge of Malvern Hills District Council

The new leadership team in charge of Malvern Hills District Council has pledged to work positively with all councillors to improve the lives of residents. Cllr Sarah Rouse was elected leader at a Council meeting on Tuesday (14 May) after a partnership agreement was reached between her Democratic Group (Independent and Green Party councillors) and t...
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Great Malvern Food Festival will tickle the taste buds once again

The popular Great Malvern Food Festival is set to tickle the taste buds once again when it makes its return this month. Now in its ninth year, the free artisan food festival will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May, in the Priory Grounds. Attracting around 6,000 visitors each year, the fun-filled day will offer more than 60 carefully selected ar...
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Kick-off for £1.1million stadium revamp

Work has kicked-off on a £1.1million revamp of Malvern Town Football Club. An official groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, 2 May to celebrate the beginning of the project that will transform the HDANYWHERE Stadium. Under the scheme the pitch will be replaced with a state-of-the-art 3G artificial playing surface, there will be new modern c...
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Changes to customer services as new reception opens

Changes have been made to the way residents access face-to-face support for some services following the opening of Malvern Hills District Council's new reception building. From Tuesday, 7 May enquiries for district council services such as Council Tax payments, housing issues and waste and recycling collections, are no longer dealt with at The Hub ...
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Couch to 5k returns to Malvern Hills

Residents are being encouraged to spring into action and join a running group to get them from 'Couch to 5k'. Ideal for adult (18+) beginners, the 12-week programme has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council and aims to help build confidence, stamina, fitness and well-being.The fun and informal sessions will be held weekly at:Upton Primary S...
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May Day family fun in Priory Park

From live music and treasure hunts to circus acts and unicorn rides, there is something for all the family to enjoy in Great Malvern this Bank Holiday Monday.Families are invited to Priory Park from 10am to 5pm on Monday, 6 May, to enjoy a fun-filled day of activity as part of the annual Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival opening weekend.Ther...
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Dedicated volunteers come together to restore derelict water mill at Shelsley Walsh

 A group of enthusiastic volunteers have come together to lovingly restore a derelict Malvern Hills landmark. Shelsley Water Mill, located near the foot of the famous Shelsley Walsh hill-climb course, has been restored to working order by a small group of retirees.The Grade II listed mill is Worcestershire's only working water powered corn mil...
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Walking Netball comes to Malvern

Freedom Leisure is working together with England Netball to bring a series of Walking Netball sessions to Malvern. The £3 classes take place every Saturday at 10am-11am and are being held at the Sport Dyson Perrins sports hall.Walking Netball is a slower version of the ever popular game and has been designed to suit all ages and fitness levels. The...
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Malvern’s heritage celebrated with Well Dressing and Water Festival

Malvern's rich heritage is set to be celebrated with the return of the inspiring Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival in May. The annual free festival celebrates Malvern's history, from its iconic spring water and Victorian Water Cure to the area's ancient Pagan traditions.Up to 60 wells, springs and spouts will be decorated with imaginative de...
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Have a waste free Easter

Residents in Malvern Hills District are being offered handy hints to help them crack down on their waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families sit down for Easter Sunday lunch together. Much of the waste generate...
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Nominations now open for Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards

Some of the district's most dedicated sports men and women will come together to celebrate their achievements when the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards returns for another year. The event, which is organised in association with Freedom Leisure, will return for its ninth year to recognise the hard work of coaches, clubs, volunteers and...
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Uncontested elections in some areas

Residents in some parts of Malvern Hills District will not need to vote due a lack of candidates standing for election in their area. There are three wards in Malvern Hills District – Tenbury, Teme Valley and Woodbury - where elections won't take place because the number of people standing is the same as the number of seats available. Instead the f...
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Great Malvern’s Route to the Hills trail recognised by prestigious awards

A much-loved walking trail which takes in Great Malvern's rich history has been celebrated at the Heritage UK Awards 2019.The Great Malvern: Route to the Hills project was highly commended for the 'Must Visit' category at the event on 25 March. The popular heritage trail was also shortlisted for the 'Contribution to Heritage' and 'Best Family Day O...
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Keep your items safe with free property marking

Residents will have the chance to keep their belongings safe from thieves with a series of property marking events across the Malvern Hills. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering free property security marking and home security advice for all residents to help prevent theft.People can bring in trailers, horse boxes, power tools,...
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New cycling proficiency lessons for adults and children

Youngsters and adults across the Malvern Hills will have the chance to learn all the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the 'Bikeability' programme.The nationally accredited course, also known as the 21st Century Cycling Proficiency programme, aims to develop better and safer cycling habits.The sessions will be available to both adults and...
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Malvern TIC on the move in May

Malvern Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will be on the move from May after a deal was reached with Great Malvern Priory and Lyttelton Well to relocate it.Work has already begun on converting the former Great Malvern Priory Parish Office at Lyttleton Well to become the TIC's new home, with an opening date scheduled for Friday 17 May.The TIC will co...
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