Make a difference in your community with Neighbourhood Watch

Residents are being encouraged to make a difference in their community by setting up a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Malvern Hills District Council is offering support to communities within the district to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in their area to help make it a safer and stronger place to live. The national scheme, which is now in i...

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Hallow meadow recognised as major biodiversity opportunity

Malvern Hills District Council has joined forces with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to improve biodiversity and protect vulnerable bird species at a meadow in Hallow. The council bought 18 hectares of degraded arable land in the River Severn floodplain at Hallow in 2020 and is embarking on a project to restore the land to a s...

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Great Malvern Arts Market returns

Local designer makers and artists will be offering their goods once again when the Great Malvern 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, 6 August from 10am to 5pm. Located in the beautiful grounds of Great Malvern Priory, residents and visit...

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Young people encouraged to apply for council youth roles

Young people from across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to apply to be the council's Youth Chairperson and Youth Advisors. Malvern Hills District Council is searching for 11- to 17-year-olds who live or study in the district and are interested in improving and supporting the community. The Youth Chairperson and Advisors will hold t...

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Talk to Tom sessions continue next week

The next Talk to Tom session will continue next week giving Malvern Hills District residents more opportunity to have their say. 'Talk to Tom' is an opportunity for residents to meet the Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, Cllr Tom Wells, and chat face-to-face about any issues they believe the council can assist them with. Cllr Tom Wells will...

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Council approves grant towards purchase of former Malvern Hills College site

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has approved a £400k grant to Malvern Hills Arts and Community College (MHACC) to help buy the former Malvern Hills College. The funding request was approved at a Council meeting tonight (Tuesday) to help MHACC's purchase the Albert Road North property from the current owners, Warwickshire College Group. MHACC ...

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Malvern Hills District Council continue support for Ukraine

Malvern Hills District Council has employed two liaison officers as part of its commitment to supporting people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The council is working with partner organisations and will be supporting up to 313 Ukrainian guests, as well as the sponsors accommodating them under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. The Ukraine Liaison Officers, ...

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Don’t lose your vote – residents in the Malvern Hills District urged to check voter registration details

Malvern Hills District Council residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. With elections taking place in Malvern Hills District in May 2023, this is an opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part. The annual canvass allows Malvern Hills Dis...

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New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

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The Great Malvern Farmers’ Market returns this weekend

The Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend with plenty of fresh local produce on offer. The popular market takes place on Saturday 16 July in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose from a wide ra...

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Queen's Baton Relay coming to the Malvern Hills District soon

Crowds will soon be filling the streets in town centres across the Malvern Hills District to catch a glimpse of the Queen's Baton. The 16th official Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay will be coming through the district on 22 July, a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. ...

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Summer of Fun launched across the Malverns

Get ready for a whole host of fun summer activities and events planned across the Malvern Hills District with new Summer of Fun campaign. The campaign, which started on 1 July 2022, has been created by Malvern Hills District Council to attract more visitors (particularly families) to The Malverns on a day trip, a short break, or a family holiday to...

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Colourful rainbow benches installed ahead of Malvern Pride event

Two rainbow benches have been permanently installed in Great Malvern ahead of the upcoming Malvern Pride event. The benches, which are situated in Priory Park Great Malvern, are a result of a project led by the Malvern Pride Committee and funded by Malvern Hills District Council. They are a symbol of diversity and inclusion for all communities with...

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Great Malvern Food Festival returns

Calling all foodies! Prepare to be inspired as The Great Malvern Food Festival is set to return. 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 11th year. The free, two-day festival will run from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 9 July and 10am to 5pm o...

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Final chance to have your say on a new political map for Malvern Hills District Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Malvern Hills District Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the new proposals. A final 6-week consultation on the proposals will run until 8 August 2022. This follows two previous periods of consultation. The Commissi...

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Councillors at Malvern Hills District Council reject pay rise

Councillors at Malvern Hills District Council have rejected a proposal to increase their allowance. The 1.75% increase to the basic allowance for 2022/23 was recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel at a Council meeting on 21 June. This was rejected by councillors who didn't want to accept the rise during the current cost of living crisis....

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Businesses invited to learn how to make the most of social media

Businesses across the Malvern Hills District will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of social media at an upcoming event near Tenbury. Malvern Hills District Council and Community First have joined forces with Esther Partridge-Warner from Online Media Works for a session on Friday, 1 July from 1pm to 3.30pm at Lindridge Village ...

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Midsummer Malvern Festival returns

Celebrate the unique history and hidden heritage of the Malvern Hills District with the return of the Midsummer Malvern Festival. The event, which will run from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July 2022, has been organised by Malvern Civic Society and is a one-week celebration of community activity. Malvern Hills District Council has supported the eve...

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Council Leader gives residents more say with new face to face surgery

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has opened a new regular Leader's Surgery giving residents more opportunity to have their say. Cllr Tom Wells, who has been in the position as Leader for just over a month, will be holding a regular surgery on the first Monday of each month, between 10am - 12pm at the Council House in Malvern, beginning ...

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Funding boost helped town centres on route to Covid recovery

 Town centres and local businesses within the Malvern Hills District have benefitted from £140,000 of funding to help recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Since June 2020, two consecutive funds have supported local businesses and town centres; the Reopening High Streets Safely fund and the Welcome Back Fund. MHDC was allocated a share of £56 mi...

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