Anxious pets need home remedies this Bonfire Night

 Remember, remember: the 5th of November is stressful every year for pets, but this year, especially, could have a major impact on our furry friends. Pets are even more anxious this year than previously due to owners returning to work after spending so much time at home during the pandemic. Worcestershire's Animal Welfare Officer, Pip Singleto...

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Last chance to take part in Residents' Survey

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to take part in an annual survey before the deadline on Sunday. The Residents' Survey, which ends at midnight on Sunday 31 October, gives people the chance to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacte...

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Pumpkin trail comes to Upton

 A spooky pumpkin trail is all set to arrive in Upton next week as part of the half term Halloween celebrations. The free pumpkin trail, hosted by Upton upon Severn Tourist Information Centre (TIC), will take place on Friday 29 October and Saturday 30 October. There will be 15 pumpkins with ghoulish faces hiding around the town, where children...

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Outdoor cinema coming to Tenbury with a spooky spectacular classic

 Prepare to be spellbound when the outdoor cinema comes to Tenbury with a special Halloween viewing of Hocus Pocus. The free open air showing takes place on Saturday 30 October 2021 at the Burgage, Tenbury Wells. There will be two screenings, with the first one showing at 6pm, and second at 9pm. Viewers are asked to arrive up to an hour before...

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Council approves £250k fund to help the environment

A quarter of a million pounds in funding is set to be used to help reduce carbon emissions across the district. Malvern Hills District Council has allocated £250,000 to the Destination Zero Fund (DZF) to support the delivery the environmental actions within its Destination Zero plan. The Destination Zero plan was approved in 2020 following the...

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Council set to install 20 more charging points for electric vehicles

An additional 20 electric vehicle charging points will be installed in Malvern Hills District Council owned car parks across the district. The new additions, which were approved at an Executive Committee meeting yesterday (19 October), will include four in The Council House car park off Avenue Road, six in Link Top, off Newtown Road, in Great Malve...

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Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of free bike marking events across the Malvern Hills District. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Registe...

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New grants of up to £1,000 available for early stage businesses in the Malvern Hills District

Early stage and start-up businesses within the Malvern Hills District can now benefit from a new business grant scheme. The Malvern Hills Enterprise Scheme, launched by Malvern Hills District Council, offers grants of up to £1,000 to businesses that have been trading less than three years. Support is also available which includes access to free bus...

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Preparation underway for pond desilting in Priory Park

Preparation work has now started for the desilting of the pond in Priory Park, Great Malvern. Removal of the silt is due to start on Monday 18 October, and when completed the flow of the waterfall will help to improve water quality. The banks will also be repaired and reprofiled to benefit wildlife and vegetation replanted. The major draining works...

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Enjoy the Great Malvern Farmers' Market this weekend

A variety of top quality local produce will be on offer this weekend when the Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns. The market takes place on Saturday 16 October in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose fr...

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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 until 31 October will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and council services. This year, the survey inclu...

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Special Comedy Festival heading to The Malverns next month

 A festival of laughter and wit will be taking place next month with some of the biggest names in British comedy. The Malvern Hills Comedy Festival spans across 11 days starting from 8 October through to 19 October. Venues include Malvern Theatres, The Regal Theatre in Tenbury, The Boat House Upton upon Severn and the Malvern Con Club. To kick...

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Malvern Festival of Innovation returns for its tenth year

Local entrepreneurs and students will soon be inspired as the Malvern Festival of Innovation returns for its tenth successive year. The annual festival takes place from 4 to 9 October 2021 at the Coach House Theatre in Great Malvern. The event will focus on the themes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) along with entrepreneursh...

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Have your say on the future of the town centres

Residents, businesses and visitors are being encouraged to have their say on the future of the town centres within the Malvern Hills District. Malvern Hills District Council has now launched a consultation to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells...

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Council aims to build relationships with communities

Malvern Hills District Council has adopted a new approach to work with communities to build stronger, resilient, and sustainable communities across the district. The asset-based community development (ABCD) policy, which was approved at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday (21 September), will see the council working more effectively with comm...

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Get set for Upton's Day of Jazz

A free day of Jazz is all set to swing into action when it arrives in Upton upon Severn next weekend. Upton's Day of Jazz will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021 from 11.30am to 11pm. The event takes place after the town faced two Jazz Festival cancellations due to the Coronavirus outbreak, giving the opportunity for something new and different. Ja...

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Work starts to drain upper pond in Priory Park

Officers from Malvern Hills District Council pulled on their waders and started work on draining the pond in Priory Park this week. The draining of the upper pond in the Great Malvern park started on Monday (20 September) to prepare it for essential repairs and maintenance. Any fish are being relocated to the swan pool and the draining will take at...

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Council is committed to promoting equality across the district

Malvern Hills District Council is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion across the district. In Autumn 2020, the council set up a working group to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies and practices are updated and to take action with others to ensure that it is fully embedded in its services. As...

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Great Malvern Farmers’ Market takes place this weekend

An abundance of top quality local produce will be on offer this weekend when the Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns. The market takes place on Saturday 18 September in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, the market is a popular destination f...

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Deadline to submit project ideas to Spacehive fast approaching

Organisations and charities across the Malvern Hills District have just over a week left to submit their project ideas for the latest round of funding on Spacehive. Project ideas need to be submitted to the crowdfunding platform by the deadline of 22 September 2021. The funds available from Malvern Hills District Council are the new £150,000 People...

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