Town centre Easter trails ready to entertain youngsters over the holidays

Easter fun will soon be arriving in the popular towns of Tenbury and Upton to ensure youngsters have a cracking time during the Easter holidays. The free trails, which start on Tuesday, 12 April and run until Saturday, 16 April, take place in the town centres of Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. The trail in Tenbury involves youngsters searching...

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Opening date announced for revamped play area

Priory Park's newly revamped play area will be open to the public in time for the Easter weekend. The exciting half a million-pound project in Great Malvern will open on Good Friday (15 April), with a formal opening event held on 5 May. Malvern Hills District Council has worked with specialist play equipment company, Flights of Fantasy, on the new,...

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Council endorse Poverty Alleviation Plan

Malvern Hills District Council is working with partners to make steps to tackle poverty in the district with the development of a Poverty Alleviation Plan The plan, which runs from 2022 to 2024, was fully endorsed by the Executive Committee at Malvern Hills District Council on Tuesday 22 March 2022. It aims to achieve financial wellbeing for all, w...

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Eco-friendly renovation works to start on toilets in Great Malvern

Renovation works are set to start on one of the most-used toilet blocks in Great Malvern. The improvement works will commence on Monday 4 April, at the toilet block on Grange Road, Great Malvern. The toilet block will undergo an eco-friendly refurbishment as part of a £200,000 project from Malvern Hills District Council. The plans form part of the ...

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Dog control powers approved

People who fail to clean up after their dogs could face a fixed penalty notice after Malvern Hills District Council extends its PSPO. The Dog Control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) was approved on Tuesday 22 March by the Council's Executive Committee. The PSPO pursuant to dog control will be brought into force with effect from 1 May 2022 and ...

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New 'Village Office' set up to tackle rural isolation

A new 'Village Office' has been set up in Lindridge to tackle isolation and provide a working space for people living in rural areas. Malvern Hills District Council is working with Community First to trial the concept across rural areas of the district, with Lindridge Parish Hall, Tenbury Wells, as the first location. The idea has come about as a r...

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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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