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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Great Malvern’s monthly vintage fair offers something for everyone

From jewellery and furniture to collectibles and clothing, there is something for everyone at Malvern Vintage, Retro and Craft Fair.The free event is held monthly from 10am to 4pm along Abbey Road in Great Malvern.The fair offers an eclectic mix of vintage antique and modern furniture, as well as art, crafts, CDs, books and more.The upcoming events...
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Have your say on polling stations in Malvern Hills district

 Residents from across the Malvern Hills district are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to polling stations in their area. Malvern Hills District Council is carrying out a review of polling districts and places to ensure reasonable facilities are being provided for voting and that polling stations are accessible to all ele...
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Malvern Hills District Council appoints member champions to engage with the community

Malvern Hills District Council has appointed new member champions to promote and support various interests of the community. The roles will focus on four themes including Heritage, Rural, Young People and the Armed Forces.Acting as a positive focus for the local community, they will make contact with local organisations, familiarise themselves with...
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Leader calls for review of NHS funding to support housing growth

 The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has called on the Government to review the way funding is provided to hospitals to cope with the development of new homes. Cllr Sarah Rouse said the current situation was unfair on healthcare providers and councils shouldn't be forced to choose between their local NHS and funding the infrastructure...
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Community dog walk event in Malvern aims to bring people together

 Malvern Hills District Council is showing its support for a community dog walk event which aims to get people 'walking and talking'. Dogs and their owners are invited to the Reconnections Big Community Dog Walk at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 August.Meeting at the H20 Café car park at the Wyche Innovation Centre, the walk will last up to 1.5 hours an...
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Popular courses helps budding cyclists develop skills

Budding cyclists can learn the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the 'Bikeability' programme.The nationally accredited course is available to both adults and children ensuring they gain practical cycle skills and have a better understanding of how to cycle on today's roads.The Level Two (An Introduction to Bikeability) course is aimed at ...
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Malvern cyber apprentices are helping to keep the UK safe

A duo of talented software engineers are helping to keep the UK safe by taking on apprenticeships at a Malvern business. Based at Malvern Hills Science Park, IQHQ design and manufacture high tech military hardware and secure communication equipment for the Ministry of Defence to use in war zones.Reece Husselbee and Callum White are currently undert...
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Students learn about democracy during visit to Malvern Hills District Council

 Malvern Hills District Council welcomed children from two local primary schools to take part in a fun-filled day of activities to learn about democracy. The two separate sessions saw children from St Matthias School and St Joseph's School talk to councillors and officers at the council house about citizenship and democracy before holding a de...
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Voter registration reminders to hit doormats

 Residents are being urged to lookout for their annual voter registration reminder which will be dropping through letterboxes over the next few weeks. Letters have been sent to every household across Malvern Hills District as part of the annual canvass of electors. The letter contains details of everyone who is registered to vote at a particul...
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Council declares climate emergency

An action plan is being drawn up to set Malvern Hills District on the path to becoming carbon neutral after a climate emergency was declared by councillors. At a Council meeting on Tuesday (23 July) councillors backed a motion put forward by Cllr John Raine, responsible for environmental services on Malvern Hills District Council, to move as quickl...
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Delay to play area revamp

Work to revamp the play area in Priory Park has been delayed after the chosen contractor dropped out of the project.Malvern Hills District Council had hoped the £500,000 scheme would be completed in time for the start of the school summer holidays. The proposals included playable water fountains, a slide, trampoline and balancing equipment.Attempts...
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Letterboxing is back for another year

The popular Malvern Hills Letterboxing challenge is returning to the district to encourage children and families to enjoy the outdoors.Letterboxing is an orienteering challenge where participants use a notebook with clues and a free map to find 25 rubber stamps hidden in letterboxes across the hills.Created by Malvern Hills District Council in part...
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Celebration of sports success at district awards

Nearly 200 people joined together to celebrate the district's outstanding sporting success at the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards last night (Thursday).The ninth annual event, which was held on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel in Bransford, recognised the area's best sports men and women, as well as the commitment of the volunteers an...
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New Couch to 2km course encourages youngsters to get active

 A new four-week 'Couch to 2km' programme is set to encourage children across the Malvern Hills district to get active through running. At just £15, the course aims to motivate children aged 7 to 11 to build fitness, stamina and confidence in a social environment.Accompanied by a parent or guardian, the children will meet at The Cob House Coun...
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Nominees for Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards revealed

 Some of the district's best sports men and women will come together to celebrate their achievements at this year's prestigious Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards. The ninth annual event, which will be held on Thursday, 11 July, at The Bank House Hotel in Bransford, recognises sporting success as well as the commitment of the volun...
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Can you lend a hand at Upton Tourist Information Centre?

Upton Tourist Information and Heritage Centre is seeking friendly volunteers who can spare a couple of hours a week to help out. Located in the oldest surviving building in Upton - The Pepperpot on Church Street - it is open throughout the year to welcome visitors to the Town.The centre provides a wealth of information on the area's attractions, ev...
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