Volunteers sought for Malvern Tourist Information Centre

Malvern Tourist Information Centre is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to help out.The centre, which is now located in the Lyttelton Well Courtyard on Church Street, provides information on the area's attractions, events, accommodation and things to do.There are three regular volunteer vacancies available: Tuesday an...
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Temporary change of venue for Great Malvern Farmers’ Market

The popular Great Malvern Farmers' Market will have a temporary new home during the winter months.The much-loved market, which is usually held on Abbey Road, will change its venue to the Lyttelton Rooms, on 6 Church Street, to accommodate the changing weather conditions.The next two events, organised by Boffy Arts Markets, will be held from 9am to ...
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Nominations now open for Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards

Unsung heroes are once again being sought for the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards.The awards recognise dedicated members of the community that have improved the lives and well-being of residents.Now in its fourth year, the event was created by Malvern Hills District Council and has been a huge success in the past.Organisers are now appealin...
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Views sought on apprenticeships

Businesses are being asked for their views on how to boost the number of apprenticeships across the district.Promoting and creating apprenticeships is a key priority for Malvern Hills District Council and is seen as essential to helping address the skills shortage facing local employers.The council currently offers grant funding to support business...
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Plastic pool overshoes removed from Splash

Pool overshoes have been permanently removed from Malvern Splash as part of efforts to combat the environmental damage caused by single-use plastics.Freedom Leisure, which runs the Priory Road centre on behalf of Malvern Hills District Council, stopped providing the blue disposable shoe covers at all of its sites from New Year's Day.The move will p...
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Malvern Hills District Council reveals results of annual Residents’ Survey

Health services, improving town centres and flytipping were voted the top priorities for Malvern Hills residents as part of an annual survey.Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the Residents' Survey asked residents for their comments on their local area, what is important to them and how satisfied they are with the council and its services...
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New walking programme coming to Malvern Hills district in the new year

A new walking programme is coming to the Malvern Hills district next year to encourage people to get active whilst making new friends.Walking To Fitness is an interval based walking programme aimed at complete beginners which is held over the course of eight weeks.The weekly sessions, run by UKA qualified supportive leaders, generally take between ...
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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:• Tuesday 14 January, 1...
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Free parking across Malvern Hills in the run up to Christmas

 Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking in the run up to Christmas thanks to Malvern Hills District Council.The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks on selected days during December.Visitors to the area will be able to park for free all day on Sunday 15 and 22 December a...
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Visit The Malverns offer prizes for festive competition

 Prizes will be up for grabs this festive season for eagle-eyed Malvern Hills residents who can guess where in the district a Christmas elf is hiding.Visit The Malverns has teamed up with a number of attractions and accommodation providers to offer Christmas gifts, afternoon teas and fun days out as part of a festive Facebook competition.Durin...
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Mistletoe Festival returns to Tenbury Wells

From storytellers and musicians to street entertainers and a Santa Parade, there is something for everyone at the Mistletoe Festival this weekend.Held at Tenbury Wells, hailed as 'England's Capital of Mistletoe', the free event will run from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday 7 December across such areas as the library, the Round Market, the Pump Rooms and...
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Still time to register for a proxy vote

Residents unable to get to a polling station to vote in the upcoming General Election but who still want to have their say, are being reminded they can still register for a proxy vote.Although the deadline for applying to vote by post has now passed, those already registered can still nominate someone else to make their mark on the ballot paper for...
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Photos celebrating the Malvern Hills district now on display

 A selection of photographs celebrating the Malvern Hills district are now being showcased at Great Malvern Priory.The exhibition, which will run until 16 December, displays the winning photos chosen from a competition held as part of the district's second annual Malvern Enviro Week.Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the week-long ev...
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Free security advice on offer to businesses

Free advice is on offer to businesses to help protect their staff, premises and equipment at a special event later this month.A range of organisations will be attending the Protect Your Business, Protect Your Staff event which takes place on Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 7pm at Sixways Stadium.Business owners will have the chance to find out mo...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

 Residents do not have long to ensure they are registered to vote or apply for a postal vote in the upcoming General Election.The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Anyone who has not applied by that date will lose their right to have their say in who becomes the next MP for West Worcestershire, when the nat...
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Popular artisan market returns to Great Malvern this weekend

More than 40 stalls will be offering local food, gifts, art and jewellery at an artisan market in Great Malvern this weekend.The Great Malvern Arts, Crafts and Food Market will be held on Saturday 9 November, from 10am to 5pm, in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church.From ceramics, jewellery and photography to artisan food, textiles and woodwo...
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Festive fun with the return of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival

The countdown to the festive period will begin this month with the return of the much-awaited Great Malvern Christmas Festival.The festival will be held from 10am to 9pm on Saturday, 23 November, in Great Malvern Town Centre.Various events will be held around the town on Church Street, Belle Vue Island, Priory Grounds, Abbey Road, Great Malvern Pri...
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Consultation starts on SWDP sites

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for new housing, employment and retail sites across South Worcestershire.A six week public consultation begins today (Monday, 4 November) on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (S...
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Help shape the future of tourism in The Malverns

Businesses are being asked to help shape the future of tourism across the Malvern Hills district.Malvern Hills District Council is developing a new Visitor Economy Action Plan to support tourism across the district up until 2025 and is asking businesses to take part in a survey.The survey will ask questions about the issues businesses are facing, w...
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FEAST offers four days of extraordinary theatre in Great Malvern

 FEAST will return to Great Malvern next month offering four days of extraordinary theatre and experiences.Held from 14 to 17 November, the 'Festival of Equality in Arts and Society through Theatre' aims to challenge, move and inspire audiences.Now in its fourth year, the festival offers the best of regional and national contemporary theatre b...
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