Donate your unwanted sports kit to help young people in need

Two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District are on a mission to 'Kit Out The Nation' and support young people in need. Freedom Leisure is working with BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester to support the month-long campaign to help provide sports equipment to children and young people who need it most. Up until 2 October 2021, people will be able ...
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Heritage Open Days event to celebrate the culture of the Malvern Hills District

A series of tours, markets and events are being held across the Malvern Hills District as part of England's largest festival of history and culture. Held from 10 to 19 September, Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of England's heritage. This year's theme will be 'Edible England', with several local farms hosting visits. The local events h...
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Cash boost for high street traders

Independent businesses can get a cash boost to help their Covid-19 recovery with the launch of Malvern Hills District Council's Town Centre Support Scheme. Traders in any of the district's five retail centres – Great Malvern, Malvern Link including Link Top, Barnards Green, Upton and Tenbury – can apply for the grant. Funding is on offer to pay for...
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Step back in time with Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair

Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair is set to make its much-awaited return after a two-year break. Held on 28 August, the Abbey Road fair will offer its usual eclectic mix of collectables, jewellery, furniture, clothes, books and more. It will run from 10am to 4pm and amongst the regular stallholders will be Halcyon Crafts offering luxury fragrance prod...
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Plans are being drawn up to transform town centres

Plans are being drawn up to help get the district's town centres fit for the future. Malvern Hills District Council is producing five town centre transformation plans for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. The documents will set out a vision for the future of each retail centre, identifying the differe...
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Farmers market returns this weekend

Great Malvern Farmers Market returns this weekend selling the usual range of top-quality produce. The market takes place on Saturday (21 August) in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory and runs between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, the market is a popular destination for people look...
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Jobs match event a huge success

Some 50 job seekers were lined up for potential roles as part of Malvern Hills District Council's first jobs match. The event, run in partnership with Malvern Job Centre, has been hailed a huge success with a waiting list of companies keen to take part in future job match schemes. Job seekers registered their interest in one of the broad role types...
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Malvern Summer Arts Market returns this weekend

Local artists and designers will be offering their goods once again when the Malvern Summer Arts Market returns this weekend. The popular market, which is one of the longest running markets of its kind in the area, will be held on Saturday, 14 August at 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visitors al...
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Search for hidden animals as part of Malvern's Lockdown Zoo Trail

Youngsters are being asked to take part in a free adventure trail to find out which 'zoo animals' have been spotted across the Malvern Hills District. The Lockdown Zoo Trail, which launched over the weekend on 31 July and runs until 31 August, will see a number of clues hidden across Great Malvern, Malvern Link and Barnards Green. During lockdown, ...
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Malvern Hills District Council announce new funding on Spacehive

Malvern Hills District Council has announced new funding to support innovative community projects that aim to enhance the lives of people across the district. The new £150,000 People Make Places Fund is being launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive and is part of the overall £500k Connected Communities Fund package to support t...
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Are you passionate about Priory Park?

People who are passionate about Priory Park are being encouraged to become volunteers to help maintain it as a treasure for years to come. The Friends of Priory Park (FOPP) group is looking for more volunteers to help with litter-picking, weeding, planting bulbs and creating insect habitats at the popular park in Great Malvern, as well as to discus...
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Up to 20 bags of rubbish collected during litter pick

The environment was lovin' it as staff from Malvern's branch of McDonald's joined forces with staff from Malvern Hills District Council to help clean up the area. Some 20 bags of rubbish were cleared from the woodland and paths around Malvern Retail Park on Roman Way as part of the community litter pick on Wednesday, 14 July. Some carpet and a pair...
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Return of food festival delights crowds

Thousands of people enjoyed some of the finest tastes the local area has to offer at this year's Great Malvern Food Festival. More than 40 market stalls and street vendors served up everything from delicious sweet treats to fine cheeses. Visitors also enjoyed live cookery demonstrations with top local chefs on hand to show people how to create fabu...
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Futureproof to return to help young people gain life skills

Young people will have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills with the return of the Futureproof campaign. Returning for its second year from 12 to 25 July, Futureproof is a two-week long event encouraging young people aged 11 to 17 years old to build resilience and feel part of the community. A range of different topics will be covered from ...
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First Tackling Poverty Summit held by Malvern Hills District Council

Tackling poverty was at the heart of discussions this week as part of a summit organised by Malvern Hills District Council. The virtual Tackling Poverty Summit event, held on 29 June, aimed to raise awareness, agree practical actions, as well as encourage others to be strong advocates and use their collective voice to tackle poverty. Despite its be...
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Community projects appeal for donations

Bringing an electric vehicle service to Tenbury is one of several new crowdfunding projects in the district appealing for donations. The project, by community transport charity Teme Wheels, aims to raise nearly £44,000 to set up and implement an electric MPV (with wheelchair capability) service for the local rural community. The charity has just ov...
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Great Malvern Food Festival set to return

Great Malvern Food Festival is set to return next week to tickle the tastebuds once again. More than 40 market stalls and street vendors will be offering a wide selection of locally sourced produce when the festival returns to the town for its 10th year. The free, two-day festival will run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 10 July and 10am to 5pm on Sun...
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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

Malvern Hills District Council has shown its support for Armed Forces Day by raising the flag above the Council House. Today (Tuesday), Cllr Cynthia Palmer, Chairman of the Council, along with Cllr Martin Allen, Armed Forces Member Champion, and Peter Storry, Leader of Malvern Hills Veterans Breakfast Club, raised the flag to recognise the contribu...
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Celebrate history and heritage at the Midsummer Malvern Festival

Celebrate the unique and varied history of the Malvern District with the return of the annual Midsummer Malvern Festival. The event, which will run from 19 to 27 June, has been organised by Malvern Civic Society and is a one-week celebration of community activity. Malvern is famous for its stories relating to the Victorian Water Cure, Benedictine M...
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Independent shops to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest

Independent shops and businesses in the Malvern Hills District will be joining thousands of others across the country to offer £5 deals as part of Fiver Fest. The Totally Locally National Fiver Fest, which runs from 12 to 16 June, will see Great Malvern, Barnards Green, Malvern Link, Upton and Tenbury celebrate the high street by putting on special...
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