Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Malvern Hills District Council's Residents' Survey. The annual questionnaire, which will run from 6 September to 4 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey...
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New business openings a boost for high street

A number of new shop openings across the district have been hailed by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council as a welcome boost for the high street. Seven new businesses have either opened or are planning to open in Malvern Town Centre. They include vintage clothing store The Reclaimers, The Watercure, a new bar and restaurant which will be t...
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Interest in The Malverns soars amid tourism boost

Visitors to The Malverns' tourism website have rocketed as the area benefits from the number of people opting for a staycation this year. The number of people using visitthemalverns.org increased by 44% during July and 66% so far in August, compared to the same period in 2019. Almost 80% of website traffic came from people visiting the site for the...
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Malvern Splash revamp set to commence

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash swimming pool is on course to start at the end of August. Malvern Hills District Council has appointed LST Projects as the main contractor, who will bring 125 years of expertise to the project. The project will involve the full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms and toilets, including dedicated ...
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Malvern Hills District Council to support community transport projects

Malvern Hills District Council is providing funding to support innovative and sustainable community transport projects across the district. Working in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the council has launched the People Make Places: Ticket to Ride Fund which will support transport projects that are citizen-led and community-based. ...
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Popular Malvern Arts and Food Market to return

Local artists, designers and artisan food producers will be offering their goods once again with the return of The Malvern Arts and Food Market. The popular market, which is now in its 14th year, will be held alongside the Great Malvern Farmers' Market from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, 15 August. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory,...
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Explore the great outdoors with the Photoboxing challenge

Children, families and adults alike are being encouraged to enjoy the great outdoors with Malvern Hills District Council's Photoboxing challenge. Launching tomorrow (5 August), Photoboxing is a temporary replacement for the popular Letterboxing project which is a family and adult fun form of orienteering. The challenge will be available until the e...
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Businesses across Malvern Hills District sign up for 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

More than 70 businesses across the Malvern Hills District have signed up to the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. Residents and visitors will have the chance to save money when dining in pubs, cafes and restaurants signed up to the Government scheme in Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton-upon-Severn. The list includes such places as The Picnic Box, Terrac...
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Help get rough sleepers off the streets for good

Property and landowners are being urged to come forward to help Worcestershire's councils ensure homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets, as lockdown restrictions are eased. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the county's six district, borough and city councils helped 137 people off the streets and into temporary ac...
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Does your dog have what it takes to be a #MalvernMutt?

Dog owners are being asked to take a snap of their pet enjoying a day out in The Malverns as part of a new photo competition. The #MalvernMutts competition, which will run from Friday 24 July to Monday 31 August, has been organised by Visit The Malverns in partnership with Worcestershire-based dog food company Fish4Dogs. To get involved, participan...
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Enjoy the Great Malvern Farmers' Market this weekend

Great Malvern Farmers' Market has returned to the town for residents and visitors to enjoy. The popular market, which is organised by Boffy Arts Markets, returned on 20 June and will run monthly again in The Priory Grounds. The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will be held on the following dates and will run from 9am to 2pm: 18 July 2020 15 August 202...
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Blog post- Three things I wish I knew when starting photography

Photography has been a hobby of mine for four years, but I only started exploring it properly about a year ago. I've spent the last year developing my skills in the craft and would like to share three things I've learnt. 1) Start shooting in manual ASAP For the first three years I took photos in auto mode and it wasn't until June last year tha...
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Take on the Run RouteQuest challenge

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging runners to take part in a new virtual running challenge called Run RouteQuest. There are two virtual challenges to choose from, one in Malvern and one in Upton-upon-Severn and each has ten locations to visit using a map. When participants find each location they need to take a photo or selfie. Once they...
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Malvern Splash revamp to happen sooner

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash is still on track and will now happen sooner than expected, Malvern Hills District Council has confirmed. The centre has been closed since 20 March when lockdown was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Prime Minster announcing this week indoor gyms and swimming pools must remain closed un...
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Council's first ever Youth Chairperson announced

Malvern Hills District Council has chosen 15-year-old Matthew Knight to be its first ever Youth Chairperson. As part of the role, Matthew, a student at Hanley Castle High School, will lead on campaigns, get involved with local decision-making and receive a budget to support local youth projects. As well as this, he will consult the district's young...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free event

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering the free service in response to a rise in bike theft during the coronavirus outbreak. Bike marking is a method that consists of applying a ...
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New support funding for businesses

Businesses that missed out on initial grant support funding to help them through the Covid-19 outbreak, could benefit from a new scheme from Malvern Hills District Council. More than £17million has been paid out by the council to over 1,500 businesses across the district, as part of a government funded scheme to help companies deal with the impact ...
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Free virtual programmes encourage Malvern Hills District residents to get active

Residents of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two free virtual programmes. Launching on Monday 8 June, Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC)is providing Couch to 5km and Walk Fit to help improve people's wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Following a successful response with 26 participants...
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Plan to support tourism businesses

Tourism businesses will be supported to rebuild from the Covid-19 outbreak Malvern Hills District Council has pledged. The visitor economy is incredibly important to the district with more than 3.5million day trips taken to The Malverns every year and 211,000 overnight stays. It adds more than £137million to the local economy and supports 2,780 job...
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Pledge to flood hit communities

Residents and businesses devastated by February's severe flooding have been told they 'have not been forgotten' by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council. Cllr Sarah Rouse has promised helping residents and businesses recover and build future resilience to events like Storm Dennis remains one of the council's top priorities, despite the ongoi...
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