Changes to customer services as new reception opens

Changes have been made to the way residents access face-to-face support for some services following the opening of Malvern Hills District Council's new reception building. From Tuesday, 7 May enquiries for district council services such as Council Tax payments, housing issues and waste and recycling collections, are no longer dealt with at The Hub ...
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Couch to 5k returns to Malvern Hills

Residents are being encouraged to spring into action and join a running group to get them from 'Couch to 5k'. Ideal for adult (18+) beginners, the 12-week programme has been set up by Malvern Hills District Council and aims to help build confidence, stamina, fitness and well-being.The fun and informal sessions will be held weekly at:Upton Primary S...
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May Day family fun in Priory Park

From live music and treasure hunts to circus acts and unicorn rides, there is something for all the family to enjoy in Great Malvern this Bank Holiday Monday.Families are invited to Priory Park from 10am to 5pm on Monday, 6 May, to enjoy a fun-filled day of activity as part of the annual Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival opening weekend.Ther...
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Dedicated volunteers come together to restore derelict water mill at Shelsley Walsh

 A group of enthusiastic volunteers have come together to lovingly restore a derelict Malvern Hills landmark. Shelsley Water Mill, located near the foot of the famous Shelsley Walsh hill-climb course, has been restored to working order by a small group of retirees.The Grade II listed mill is Worcestershire's only working water powered corn mil...
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Walking Netball comes to Malvern

Freedom Leisure is working together with England Netball to bring a series of Walking Netball sessions to Malvern. The £3 classes take place every Saturday at 10am-11am and are being held at the Sport Dyson Perrins sports hall.Walking Netball is a slower version of the ever popular game and has been designed to suit all ages and fitness levels. The...
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Malvern’s heritage celebrated with Well Dressing and Water Festival

Malvern's rich heritage is set to be celebrated with the return of the inspiring Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival in May. The annual free festival celebrates Malvern's history, from its iconic spring water and Victorian Water Cure to the area's ancient Pagan traditions.Up to 60 wells, springs and spouts will be decorated with imaginative de...
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Have a waste free Easter

Residents in Malvern Hills District are being offered handy hints to help them crack down on their waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families sit down for Easter Sunday lunch together. Much of the waste generate...
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Nominations now open for Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards

Some of the district's most dedicated sports men and women will come together to celebrate their achievements when the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards returns for another year. The event, which is organised in association with Freedom Leisure, will return for its ninth year to recognise the hard work of coaches, clubs, volunteers and...
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Uncontested elections in some areas

Residents in some parts of Malvern Hills District will not need to vote due a lack of candidates standing for election in their area. There are three wards in Malvern Hills District – Tenbury, Teme Valley and Woodbury - where elections won't take place because the number of people standing is the same as the number of seats available. Instead the f...
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Great Malvern’s Route to the Hills trail recognised by prestigious awards

A much-loved walking trail which takes in Great Malvern's rich history has been celebrated at the Heritage UK Awards 2019.The Great Malvern: Route to the Hills project was highly commended for the 'Must Visit' category at the event on 25 March. The popular heritage trail was also shortlisted for the 'Contribution to Heritage' and 'Best Family Day O...
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Keep your items safe with free property marking

Residents will have the chance to keep their belongings safe from thieves with a series of property marking events across the Malvern Hills. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering free property security marking and home security advice for all residents to help prevent theft.People can bring in trailers, horse boxes, power tools,...
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New cycling proficiency lessons for adults and children

Youngsters and adults across the Malvern Hills will have the chance to learn all the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the 'Bikeability' programme.The nationally accredited course, also known as the 21st Century Cycling Proficiency programme, aims to develop better and safer cycling habits.The sessions will be available to both adults and...
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Malvern TIC on the move in May

Malvern Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will be on the move from May after a deal was reached with Great Malvern Priory and Lyttelton Well to relocate it.Work has already begun on converting the former Great Malvern Priory Parish Office at Lyttleton Well to become the TIC's new home, with an opening date scheduled for Friday 17 May.The TIC will co...
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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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