Election deadlines looming

Key deadlines are looming for anyone wanting to vote or become a district, town or parish councillor ahead of May's local elections. All 38 seats on Malvern Hills District Council will be up for grabs when voters got to the polls on Thursday, 2 May as well as places on various town and parish councils, if contested.Would-be councillors intending on...
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Unsung heroes of Malvern Hills celebrated at awards

Unsung heroes from across the district were recognised at the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards last night (19 March).Guests packed out the HD Anywhere Stadium, the home of Malvern Town FC, to celebrate the selfless dedication of volunteers, charities and organisations who have made a positive impact on our community.The awards, which were pr...
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Council staff go plogging to raise funds for Red Nose Day

Staff from Malvern Hills District Council did 'something funny for money' and went plogging to raise funds for Red Nose Day. Today (Friday, 15 March), the group donned red noses and deely-boppers to jog along Worcester Road in Malvern in an attempt to pick up as much litter as they could in one hour.Five bags of litter were collected and more than ...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2019

The Commonwealth Flag has been raised by Malvern Hills District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2019.Yesterday (Monday 11 March), Chairman Cllr Andrea Morgan raised the flag above the Council House in Malvern.The flag was one of 1,000 Commonwealth Flags flown in countries around the world as a celebration of the organisation's values of peace, dem...
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Route to the Hills shortlisted for Heritage UK Awards

A popular walking route which takes in the history of Great Malvern has been recognised by the Heritage UK Awards.Great Malvern: The Route to the Hills has been shortlisted for the 'Must Visit', 'Contribution to Heritage' and 'Best Family Day Out' categories at the event on 25 March.The prestigious awards recognise places contributing to the world ...
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‘Outrageous offers’ needed to end rough sleeping

 A dedicated group is being set-up to devise a new way to tackle rough sleeping across Worcestershire following a meeting of experts in Malvern. The task and finish group will pull in representatives from across the public, housing, charitable and voluntary sectors including national homelessness charity Shelter. The group's role will be to co...
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Malvern Hills businesses show support with Dementia Friendly stickers

Businesses and organisations across the Malvern Hills are being asked to display stickers in their windows to show they are Dementia Friendly. The free stickers will show that the business is taking steps to make sure people living with the condition are understood, respected and supported.This move comes after the district was recognised by The Al...
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Unsung heroes of Malvern Hills to be celebrated at awards

The nominees of the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards have now been revealed. 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.The nominees range from litter pickers, volunteers and charity fundraisers to local ...
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Council chairman takes on church choir challenge for charity

 The Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council is raising the roof, and money for charity, with a church choir challenge. Cllr Andrea Morgan is raising funds for Worcestershire Cancer Aid, a charity based in Upton-Upon-Severn, by visiting as many churches in the district and singing with the choirs over the next few weeks.She kicked off the c...
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Top toilets deliver premier league experience

Spending a penny in Malvern Hills is officially a premier league experience after the district's toilets scooped a host of top honours at the Loo of the Year Awards. Malvern Hills District Council won one silver, six golds and a prestigious platinum award for the eight public conveniences they look after, with Market Street in Tenbury being named t...
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Residents urged to take part in Great British Spring Clean

Malvern Hills District Council is asking residents to help take on the litter louts as part of this year's Great British Spring Clean. The nationwide clean-up takes place from March 22 to April 23 and will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.Residents are being asked to join the di...
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Views wanted on Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Broadwas and Cotheridge can have their say on proposed plans for future development in their parishes. The draft Broadwas and Cotheridge Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2018 and 2030 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the two areas.The draft Plan includes policies regarding new housing in the parish...
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Councillor donates ward budget to help keep much-needed SaturDads sessions running

 A Malvern Hills district councillor has donated £500 from his council ward budget to a special programme which helps local dads and other male carers spend quality time with their children. The free SaturDads sessions, which are held at Sport Dyson Perrins, are aimed at dads, grandads, male guardians and carers, to help build bonds with their...
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Play area set for £500,000 revamp

 Exciting plans have been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council to give Malvern's Priory Park play area a £500,000 revamp. Under proposals approved at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday (12 February) the current park, which is more than 20-years-old, would be replaced with a modern design.New features would include playable water f...
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Become an explorer for the day with fun adventure challenge

Children and families from across the district will have the chance to become explorers for the day with a fun adventure challenge. 'Xplorer' is a free event which will be held from 10.30am to 12noon on Wednesday 20 February at Priory Park. Participants are asked to meet at the bandstand on the day.The family-friendly navigation challenge will see ...
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Lots on offer at first Tourism Forum of the year

Malvern Hills District Council is inviting tourism businesses to the first Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum of the year. The free event will take place in the Perry Suite at the Three Counties Showground on Thursday 28 February and will run from 1.45pm until 5pm, with a 2pm start.Guests will be able to listen to a presentation of the new Three Coun...
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New look for Great Malvern Farmers’ Market

Exciting plans are being developed to revamp Great Malvern's Farmers' Market. The regular market usually takes place every third Saturday in the month and has proved popular with residents and visitors looking to buy local produce since it moved to Abbey Road in 2000. However, in recent times the market has attracted fewer traders and with Worceste...
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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 even...
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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 ...
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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 focu...
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