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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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 tak...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 house...
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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 2...
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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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