Become a Time to Change champion

People across the Malvern Hills district are being sought to become Time to Change champions to help challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.Malvern Hills District Council is holding a free, informal information session from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Council Chamber on 7 February.The session will be held on Time to Talk day, an annual event...
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Councils urged to be brave to transform high streets

Councils across South Worcestershire have been urged to be 'brave' by a regeneration expert to help the area's high streets become fit for the future.Jackie Sadek, Chief Executive of UK Regeneration, told a Retail Seminar hosted by Wychavon that local government was at the heart of the debate about how to help town centres find their place in the 2...
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Expert advice sought to tackle rough sleeping

 A panel of experts is being brought together by Malvern Hills District Council to help develop a new approach to tackling rough sleeping, particularly in rural areas.The event, which will take place sometime in February, will draw on expertise from both national and local organisations from the housing, health and voluntary sectors. The focus...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire.A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) Review.Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take ...
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Unsung heroes are the ‘Pride of Malvern Hills’

 Unsung heroes are once again being sought for the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards.The awards, which were previously named the Our Malvern Hills Community Awards, recognise dedicated members of the community that have improved the lives and well-being of residents.Now in its third year, the event was created by Malvern Hills District C...
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Young people invited to have their say on the future of Malvern Hills

 Malvern Hills District Council is looking for young people to have their say on the future of the district.People aged 11 to 18 are invited to two workshops on 17 and 21 January to look at the results of the district council's Bigger Picture Survey.Participants will look at the feedback from the 29-question survey to help come up with ways to...
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Fine for failing to tackle anti-social behaviour

A landowner who failed to take action to prevent an abandoned caravan being used to support drug taking and other anti-social activities on his site has been ordered to pay more than £1,600 in fines and court costs.Malvern Hills District Council has also been granted permission to remove and destroy the caravan and secure an abandoned building on t...
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The weight of 9,600 Lions saved from household bins

The amount of waste thrown away by households across Malvern Hills District has fallen by more than 1,680 tonnes since the introduction of Alternate Weekly Collections (AWC).AWC was launched in April and saw collections switched to waste being picked up one week and recycling the next on a rotating basis.Between April and November this year househo...
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Become a ‘new you’ this new year with the return of Couch to 5k

 Malvern Hills residents are being encouraged to get active after the festive season by taking part in 'Couch to 5k' in the new year.The fun and informal running group is aimed at complete beginners of all ages and will be returning to the district at a number of different locations from January.The courses will run from:Thursday 10 January 20...
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Budding politicians from Malvern St James visit the Council

A group of budding politicians from Malvern St James Girls' School paid a visit to the Council House last week to share their ideas for the future.The 11 year nine students attended a full council meeting held on Tuesday 4 December where they met with councillors and presented their own political party manifestos. The pupils Alexandra, Cecelia, Chl...
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