Blog post- Three things I wish I knew when starting photography

Photography has been a hobby of mine for four years, but I only started exploring it properly about a year ago. I've spent the last year developing my skills in the craft and would like to share three things I've learnt. 1) Start shooting in manual ASAP For the first three years I took photos in auto mode and it wasn't until June last year tha...
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Leader welcomes flood defence investment for Tenbury

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has welcomed a government commitment to invest millions of pounds in flood defence schemes for Tenbury Wells and the Severn Valley area. The Government has allocated £4.9million towards a scheme which is estimated to cost between £5million and £6milllion to protect Tenbury Wells. Tree planting and habita...
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Crowdfunding scheme supporting community response to Covid-19

Residents are being encouraged to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. Malvern Hills District Council has launched the People Make Places Fund in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes...
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Make sure you are registered to vote

Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections. Malvern Hills District Council is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added. Over the n...
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Take on the Run RouteQuest challenge

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging runners to take part in a new virtual running challenge called Run RouteQuest. There are two virtual challenges to choose from, one in Malvern and one in Upton-upon-Severn and each has ten locations to visit using a map. When participants find each location they need to take a photo or selfie. Once they...
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Work to start to remove dangerous spire

Work to remove an unstable spire from the Emmanuel Hall in Malvern is due to take place on Thursday (9 July), weather permitting. People living near to the former Evangelical Church on Wells Road have been advised to leave the area while the spire is removed using a crane. The crane is expected to arrive about 8am. Work to remove the spire sho...
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Support for reopening the high street

Free parking will be on offer in all Malvern Hills District Council car parks on every Sunday during July. Residents can also buy 2 hour permits which will allow them to park for two hours, in any four hour period, in any council owned car park. They cost just £25 and if people buy them during July and August, they will get 15 months for the price ...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Residents struggling to pay their Council Tax bill are being urged to seek help from Malvern Hills District Council. The Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who cannot pay their Council Tax bill should check to see if they can apply for Cou...
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Campaign to help young people build life skills

A new campaign will be launched next month, which aims to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to gain valuable life skills. Malvern Hills District Council has partnered with Malvern Youth Advisory Network to deliver 'Futureproof' which will run from 13 to 26 July. The campaign is being championed by the council's new Youth Chai...
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Malvern Splash revamp to happen sooner

The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash is still on track and will now happen sooner than expected, Malvern Hills District Council has confirmed. The centre has been closed since 20 March when lockdown was introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Prime Minster announcing this week indoor gyms and swimming pools must remain closed un...
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Council's first ever Youth Chairperson announced

Malvern Hills District Council has chosen 15-year-old Matthew Knight to be its first ever Youth Chairperson. As part of the role, Matthew, a student at Hanley Castle High School, will lead on campaigns, get involved with local decision-making and receive a budget to support local youth projects. As well as this, he will consult the district's young...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free event

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering the free service in response to a rise in bike theft during the coronavirus outbreak. Bike marking is a method that consists of applying a ...
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New support funding for businesses

Businesses that missed out on initial grant support funding to help them through the Covid-19 outbreak, could benefit from a new scheme from Malvern Hills District Council. More than £17million has been paid out by the council to over 1,500 businesses across the district, as part of a government funded scheme to help companies deal with the impact ...
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Free virtual programmes encourage Malvern Hills District residents to get active

Residents of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two free virtual programmes. Launching on Monday 8 June, Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC)is providing Couch to 5km and Walk Fit to help improve people's wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Following a successful response with 26 participants...
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Plan to support tourism businesses

Tourism businesses will be supported to rebuild from the Covid-19 outbreak Malvern Hills District Council has pledged. The visitor economy is incredibly important to the district with more than 3.5million day trips taken to The Malverns every year and 211,000 overnight stays. It adds more than £137million to the local economy and supports 2,780 job...
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Pledge to flood hit communities

Residents and businesses devastated by February's severe flooding have been told they 'have not been forgotten' by the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council. Cllr Sarah Rouse has promised helping residents and businesses recover and build future resilience to events like Storm Dennis remains one of the council's top priorities, despite the ongoi...
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Residents encouraged to make face coverings for volunteers

People are being encouraged to make their own face coverings to donate to community volunteers who are helping to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak. Malvern Hills District Council is asking people to sew up to 300 face coverings which will be donated to Here2Help volunteers - a campaign led by Worcestershire County Council. ...
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Malvern Hills District Covid-19 Memory Bank launched

Malvern Hills District Council has launched a call out for people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak is undoubtedly a landmark moment in human history and it is important to capture information about what happened locally, to help inform future generations. That is why the council has launched...
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New Chief Executive appointed

Vic Allison has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Mr Allison, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Wychavon, was confirmed in the role at a virtual meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on Wednesday (6 May). Wychavon councillors had already agreed the appointment at a meeting in M...
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Residents urged to celebrate VE Day at home

Residents across Malvern Hills District are being urged to join together from the safety of their doorsteps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. The special anniversary is reached on Friday, 8 May and although local and national commemorative events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak, people ...
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