Improvement work starts to Priory Park

A series of improvements are being made to Malvern's Priory Park over the coming months to provide an even better experience for visitors. Work got underway this week on repairing and redecorating the shelters by the pond. They will be out of use for about four weeks. Early in June surfacing works will be carried out to paths around the park along ...
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Free property marking event will help keep your items safe

Residents will have the chance to protect their property from thieves at a free property marking event next week. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the event will be held on Wednesday, 2 June from 3pm to 7pm at Pendock Primary School car park. Officers will be on hand to offer free property security marking and home security advice. Peop...
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Aiming to benefit from staycation surge

The Malverns could be set to benefit from a surge in summer staycations providing a boost to the district's tourism sector. Research by market intelligence agency Mintel, found summer holiday sales in the UK were set to reach a ten year high with many people saying they would choose to stay in a rural or countryside area. Malvern Hills District Cou...
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Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites proposed

New pitches and plots are being proposed to increase the amount of accommodation available for Traveller and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcestershire. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils need to provide about 72 extra pitches and 9 additional plots by 2033 to meet demand. A public consultation has now star...
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Fun sessions return as Splash officially opened

Families will be able to try out Malvern Splash's new water play features for the first time this weekend. Although the pool reopened on 12 April after a £2million revamp by Malvern Hills District Council, only basic swimming was allowed because of lockdown restrictions. With these having been lifted this week, the Freedom Leisure team – which runs...
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Upton's iconic Pepperpot undergoes restoration

A popular historic landmark in Upton-upon-Severn has been restored to its original glory. The Pepperpot, which is situated on Church Street next to Upton Tourist Information Centre, has undergone a renovation to strip the paint to reveal the original brickwork beneath and reflect the feel of the original tower. Work on the Grade II listed landmark ...
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£500,000 Economic Recovery Fund approved

A £500,000 Economic Recovery Fund is being created to support the rebuilding of the district's economy from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will support the delivery of actions in Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan. The money will be used to provide: A programme to support businesses to take on apprentices, graduates ...
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Malvern Spring Arts Market returns this weekend

Local artists and designers will be offering their goods once again when the Malvern Spring 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, 1 May at 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visitors alike ...
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Malvern Well Dressing Festival returns with 'Planets and Stars' theme

The Malvern Well Dressing Festival will return next weekend and this year's theme promises to be out of this world. The popular festival, which will be held from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 9 May 2021, will see up to 49 wells and spouts creatively decorated in the theme of 'Planets and Stars'. The annual event celebrates Malvern's history, from its ic...
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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...
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Shop local, shop safely call from Council Leader

Shop local and shop safely is the message from the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council ahead of the next stage of the country's lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants, and cafes will also be able to serve people outside and o...
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Check your polling station before you vote

Residents are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council. To make sure people can vote sa...
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£140,000 boost as leisure centres prepare to reopen

The district's leisure centres have received a £140,000 funding boost as they prepare to reopen their doors to customers. The money comes from the Government's National Leisure Recovery Fund, which supports the recovery of publicly owned leisure centres and gyms from the Covid-19 pandemic. Freedom Leisure, which runs Malvern Hills District Council'...
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Crack On With Easter But Follow The Rules

Worcestershire residents are being urged to follow Government guidelines this Easter to make sure Covid cases continue to decrease across the County. Yesterday saw Government lockdown restrictions ease in time for the Easter break but Worcestershire Regulatory Services Enforcement Officers fear a combination of good weather and school holidays coul...
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There's still time to take part in the census

There is still time for residents across the Malvern Hills District to fill in the census questionnaire. Census Day, which was on Sunday March 21, marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best informat...
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New ClueQuest Challenge comes to Malvern Hills District

Have you got what it takes to solve the ClueQuest Challenge? A series of clues have been hidden across the Malvern Hills District for children to find as part of a new treasure hunt challenge. Launching on 6 April, the ClueQuest Challenge (previously known as Photoboxing) is a fun form of orienteering suitable for all ages. There are 25 clues to so...
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Natural space to mark lives lost to Covid-19

A natural commemorative space will be created in Malvern Hills District in memory of the lives lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, confirmed talks were underway with a landowner who was willing to offer use of land for free. The space would be developed as a natural place of reflection, whe...
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Census in full swing in the Malvern Hills District

With 21 March fast approaching, Census 2021 is in full swing in the Malvern Hills District. Letters with unique access codes have been sent out to residents across the district and responses are already being sent in. Residents are required by law to complete the census on Sunday, 21 March or as soon as possible after. There is a risk of a £1,000 f...
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£2million revamp of Malvern Splash complete

These pictures are the first look at the completed £2million revamp of Malvern Splash. The project, which began in September 2020, marks the centre's biggest transformation since it opened in 1989. It has been funded as part of Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan commitment to encourage people to be more active.  Users will now ben...
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Farmers' Market to offer click and collect

The popular Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return next week with a drive-through click and collect event. The event will be held from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, 20 March in the Malvern Splash Leisure Centre car park on Priory Road. Shoppers will have the chance to choose from a range of local businesses offering fresh food and drink. It is essen...
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