Trial recycling bins installed near Malvern schools to help reduce waste

Malvern Hills District Council and Malvern Town Council have joined forces to help reduce waste by installing new recycling bins outside schools within the district. The installation of five trial recycling bins have been put in place outside the two main secondary schools within Malvern, Dyson Perrins and The Chase. It is hoped that engagement wit...

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Businesses can learn how to support community-led environment initiatives at event

Businesses across the Malvern Hills District interested in supporting carbon reduction initiatives are being invited to a special crowdfunding launch event. The Destination Zero Community Fund launch event will see crowdfunding experts Spacehive talk about the council's £100,000 funding pot which will support community-led projects that contribute ...

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Tyre tagging introduced to tackle illegal fly-tipping

Malvern Hills District Council has teamed up with West Mercia Police and Smartwater to introduce 'tyre tagging' in a bid to help tackle illegal fly-tipping. The initiative will see garages across the district being given a kit to mark tyres scheduled for disposal, using an invisible but forensically traceable liquid. Tagging tyres will allow author...

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Malvern Hills and Wychavon businesses looking to expand, survey shows

Businesses in Malvern Hills District and Wychavon are actively looking to take on more staff and are increasingly turning towards apprenticeships as a way of filling vacancies.The findings are part of the Malvern Hills and Wychavon Upskilling Project business survey, which was aiming to establish the skills and training needs of local employers.In ...

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Calling all young people to have a say on the district’s future

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) is launching its biggest ever youth survey and young people are being encouraged to have their say on the changes they would like to see in their area. The Bigger Picture Survey is open to 11 to 18-year-olds who live, work or study in the district. This includes Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton, as well as surr...

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Malvern Theatres could receive £1m funding boost towards expansion

Malvern Theatres could receive a funding boost of £1million from Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) to extend its educational and community space. The popular venue, which attracts around 300,000 visitors each year, is the second most visited attraction in the Malvern Hills District. It is operated by the charitable body, Malvern Theatres Trust,...

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Malvern Hills District Council express support for Ukraine

Malvern Hills District residents are being urged to back a national appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing conflict in their country. The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee is coordinating the efforts of 15 agencies to help people who have fled Ukraine or been displaced to other parts of the country, following the invasion b...

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First Connected Transport Summit of the year held in Malvern

Organisations supporting transport solutions across the district came together last month for Malvern Hills District Council's first Transport Summit of the year. The summit's theme was 'Connected Transport', which took place on 17 February and provided information, and updates from across public, private, community and voluntary sector organisatio...

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Cash boost for high street traders

There's still time for independent businesses to get a cash boost to help their Covid-19 recovery with 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...

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Council staff launch new environment podcast

Malvern Hills District Council's famous double act Dan and Jude have swapped the big screen for the microphone with the launch of their very own podcast. Community and Environment Protection Officers, Dan Bayliss and Jude Allen, who were stars of Channel 5's 'Grime and Punishment', started the podcast in January this year to get their important env...

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Free age-friendly employment workshops on offer in Wychavon and Malvern Hills

Free help is on offer to companies to recruit and retain older workers as part of efforts to close the skills gap.Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils are working with award-winning consultancy Cherington HR, to deliver workshops to help businesses introduce age-friendly working practices.Older workers are the fastest growing part ...

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Get funding for your Platinum Jubilee celebration

From street parties to community events, Malvern Hills District Council and Spacehive are working together to bring ideas to life to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. Individuals, community groups and schools are being encouraged to pitch their project ideas to the crowdfunding platform Spacehive, to begin raising funds for their ev...

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Council to support eco-friendly projects in the district

Malvern Hills District Council is providing funding to community projects which aim to make a greener and more sustainable district. The Destination Zero Community Fund is a dedicated funding pot available through the crowdfunding platform, Spacehive, to support local, community-led projects that help to reduce carbon emissions. The £100,000 fund, ...

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Council Tax increase recommended to protect key services

Malvern Hills District Council's Executive Committee has recommended a £5 Council Tax per year increase on Band D houses to help protect front line services. The rise, which is far below the rate of inflation, is the equivalent of less than 10 pence per week. Residents in the Malvern Hills district pay £3.31 per week for district council services, ...

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The Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market will return this Saturday in its new winter venue. The popular market takes place on Saturday 19 February from 9am to 2pm at the Lyttelton Rooms on Church Street, Great Malvern. The market will be offering local fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, salads, breads, cheeses, meats and a range of tasty goods. Am...

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Electric bicycle scheme to support access to work and training for young people

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) and Malvern Hills Community Car Club have joined forces to launch a small fleet of electric bicycles to support access to work and training. The Ebike to Work scheme provides young people starting work or training with an electric bike to help solve their transport problems. Transport options are often more lim...

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Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of free bike marking events across the Malvern Hills District. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Registe...

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Car share scheme gets funding boost from council

A popular car share scheme has been given a funding boost of more than £100k from Malvern Hills District Council to continue to support rural communities and reduce carbon emissions. The Malvern Hills Community Car Club is a voluntary organisation, run by volunteers and members themselves, providing access to pay-as-you-go vehicles. The scheme aims...

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Work to start on Priory Park pond next week

 Work is set to start next week on cleaning out and enhancing the lower pond in Priory Park. Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) approved plans in January to desilt and repair the pond as part of the Five Year Plan to improve the popular Great Malvern park. As part of preparations this week, the surrounding trees are being pruned and drainin...

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Malvern Hills businesses could benefit from £2,000 upskilling grants

Local businesses could receive up to £2,000 towards the cost of taking on a new apprentice or trainee thanks to a new Upskilling Grant. Malvern Hills District Council has introduced the grant as part of the Upskilling Project, which is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The £283,000 project involves a range of a...

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