Malvern Hills offers £500 incentive to new apprentices and trainees

Payments of £500 are on offer to anyone starting an apprenticeship or training course as part of a new incentive scheme. The 'golden hello' has been introduced by Malvern Hills District Council to encourage the take up of apprenticeships and trainee programmes, which help many people take their first steps in the world of work or embark on new care...

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Council leader backs bid to buy Malvern Hills College

Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) leader has backed a bid to buy Malvern Hills College and would be prepared to consider offering up to £200k towards its purchase. The Leader of MHDC, Cllr Sarah Rouse, showed her support at a full Council meeting on Tuesday 25 January as part of the Leader's Questions and has now invited the Bransford Trust to ...

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Malvern Well Dressing Festival returns with new theme

 The Malvern Well Dressing Festival is set to return with a theme fit for all the keen bookworms out there. The popular festival, which will be held from Saturday, 30 April to Sunday, 8 May 2022, will see up to 45 wells creatively decorated in the theme of 'Literature'. The festival starts with dressing the wells on Friday, 29 April, Judging t...

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Youth Chair Fund offers young people up to £500 project support

Young people can now apply for up to £500 to fund projects that will benefit communities within the Malvern Hills district. The Youth Chair Fund, delivered by Malvern Hills District Council, is offering to fund upcoming projects designed by the district's young people aged between 11 to 17, the deadline to apply is 4 March 2022. The fund will help ...

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Council to support and create more space for local businesses

Malvern Hills District Council is set to create more space for small businesses with the selling of 0.6 acres of undeveloped land at Tenbury Business Park. Local business G.E Bright Electrical, based in Tenbury Wells recently submitted an offer of £77,000 for a plot on the park, the sale was then approved at Executive Committee on Tuesday 18 Januar...

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Taxi drivers encouraged to go green with licence fee change

Licence fees for taxi drivers with fully electric vehicles will be scrapped to encourage more people to go green. The plans, which were approved by Malvern Hills District Council's Executive Committee on 18 January, will see a waiver scheme implemented for the application fees to licence a vehicle as a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle where...

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Councillors approve plans for Eco-friendly toilets in Great Malvern

One of the most-used toilet blocks in Great Malvern is set to undergo an eco-friendly refurbishment as part of a £200,000 project. Improvements for the Grange Road toilet block were approved at the Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday 18 January 2022. The plans form part of the council's Five Year Plan to invest in the refurbishment of five town ...

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Council announces plans for lower pond desilting and repairs at Priory Park

Plans are being put forward to clean out and enhance the lower pond in Priory Park for the first time in over 30 years. The works, which will see the pond desilted and repaired, will form part of the council's Five Year Plan to improve the play area and biodiversity enhancements in the popular Great Malvern park. Following the recent desilting and ...

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Council's Five Year Plan to undergo refresh

Mental health education, more investment in flooding prevention and encouraging sustainable travel are amongst the priorities that could be added to Malvern Hills District Council's Five Year Plan. The plan, which is reviewed annually, sets out a number of actions to be completed by 2025 under its three priority areas - Our Communities, Our Economy...

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The Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend to its winter venue

The popular Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend with a temporary new home during the winter months. The much-loved market, which is usually held in Priory Grounds, takes place on Saturday 15 January from 9am to 2pm at the Lyttelton Rooms on 6 Church Street, to accommodate the changing weather conditions. The first market of the year ...

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Council to hold virtual fair to support volunteering in the district

Malvern Hills District Council will be holding its very first virtual volunteer fair this week. The fair will be held on Facebook on 7 January 2022 and will showcase the many fantastic volunteering opportunities across the district throughout the day. Other organisations will also be involved and will share the vacancies they have using the hashtag...

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Kickstart the New Year with new fitness and wellbeing programmes

 Residents are being encouraged to get active in the New Year with new fitness and wellbeing programmes. Launching on Tuesday 11 January with Run Further and Couch to 5k, and Healthy Habits on 12 January, the programmes, provided by Malvern Hills District Council, aim to help improve people's health and wellbeing. Couch to 5km is a programme t...

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Businesses could win £1,000 by taking part in skills survey

Businesses are being encouraged to take part in a survey to find out what their skills and training needs are.The survey is being run by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils with telemarketing agency, Team Telemarketing, and will end on 31 January 2022.Businesses will be contacted via phone call to take part in the survey but it can also be...

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Enjoy the Great Malvern Farmers' Market this weekend

A variety of top quality local produce will be on offer this weekend with the return of the Great Malvern Farmers' Market. The market takes place on Saturday 18 December in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm, it will also be the last one taking place before Christmas. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern...

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Plans to strengthen communities within the Malvern Hills District approved

A new Connected Communities strategy has been given the go ahead to help support communities to become strong, resilient, and sustainable. The new Connected Communities strategy, created by Malvern Hills District Council, was approved by councillors at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021. The strategy forms part of their Five...

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Council launches consultation on Dog Control PSPO

Malvern Hills District Council wants to hear from residents on how we continue to tackle dog fouling across the district. Today (2 December), the council launched a consultation to gather responses on its proposed Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that has now expired. The council continues to receive reports in relation to dog fouli...

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Free parking and festive events on offer across Malvern Hills District

Shoppers will be able to take advantage of free parking during the festive period thanks to Malvern Hills District Council. The council will be spreading some festive cheer by offering free parking in all of its car parks all day on Saturdays throughout December, starting this weekend. The offer has been introduced to encourage shopping locally dur...

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Malvern Hills District Council will continue in its efforts to secure college's future

At a full Council meeting last night (30 November), Councillors overwhelmingly supported a notice of motion to respect the covenant in place on Malvern Hills College. When the college was sold in 2008, the Council recognised its value to residents and put a covenant in place which requires the site be used only for educational purposes until there ...

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Festive cheer with new Tenbury Wells Christmas Markets

Christmas joy and festivities will soon be heading to Tenbury Wells when the town hosts two Christmas Markets. Tenbury Christmas Markets take place on Thursday 9 December from 2pm to 7pm, they will be held at Tesco Market Place and the historic Round Market in Market Square. Stall holders at Tesco Market Place will be selling local artisan produce,...

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Council launches grants to help tourism businesses become sustainable

Over 50 people attended a recent Tourism Forum, inspiring local tourism businesses to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious. The Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum held by Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) took place on Thursday 18 November at new The Morgan Experience Centre. The free event took a special focus on how Malvern Hil...

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