Great Malvern's Hobbit door will make you want to go there and back again

Take an unexpected journey to Great Malvern to see the new Hobbit door on Belle Vue Island. The new literary addition has been painted by local artist Phil Ironside from Phil Ironside Studio in Malvern Link as a nod to the town's Tolkien connections. Malvern Hills District Council organised the installation which is located on the Western Power doo...

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Council urges people to have their say on town centres

More than 900 people have had their say so far on the future of the town centres in the Malvern Hills District. Malvern Hills District Council launched a consultation at the end of September to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon...

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Get active with festive challenge

A festive challenge returns this December which encourages residents across the Malvern Hills District to improve their wellbeing every day leading up to Christmas. The Active Advent challenge, which will run from 1 to 24 December, has 24 daily virtual challenges designed to help physical and mental health in the run up to the festive period. Aimed...

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Search for hidden animals as part of Malvern’s Christmas Santa Needs You Trail

 Youngsters will soon be able to take part in a free adventure trail to track down ten Christmas animals across the Malvern Hills District. The Santa Needs You Trail will run from Saturday 20 November to Friday 31 December within the high streets of Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Barnards Green, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn. Children will...

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Farmer's Market returns to Malvern

Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns this weekend selling an abundance of top-quality local produce. The popular market takes place on Saturday 20 November from 9am to 2pm in The Priory Church Grounds. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose from a range of local ...

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Festive cheer with the return of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival

The long-awaited Christmas Festival is all set for a welcome return this month after it was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular event takes place on Saturday 27 November from 10am to 6.30pm in Great Malvern Town Centre. Various activities will be held around the town on Church Street, Belle Vue Island, Priory Church Ground...

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Kit Out the Nation campaign a success in the Malvern Hills District

Up to 20 bin bags of sports clothing and equipment has been donated to two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District to support young people in need. The Kit Out the Nation campaign, which ran throughout September, encouraged people to donate their used, good quality sports clothes and equipment. Freedom Leisure worked with BBC Radio Hereford a...

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Funding boost to support skills and training

More than £283,000 has been given to Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils to help people into work and create the skilled workforce businesses need to succeed. The money comes from the Government's Community Renewal Fund which supports projects trialling programmes and new approaches which will invest in skills, local businesses an...

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Work to start on Priory Park play area

A popular play area in Great Malvern is set to be transformed as part of an exciting half a million-pound revamp. Building works on the play area in Priory Park will begin next week on 15 November and will continue until March next year. Malvern Hills District Council has worked with specialist play equipment company, Flights of Fantasy, on the new...

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Tourism Business Forum returns to Malvern Link

Businesses will have the chance to learn how to become more sustainable and environmentally conscious as the Tourism Forum returns to Malvern Link. The free Visit The Malverns Tourism Forum takes place on Thursday 18 November from 11am to 1.30pm, at The Morgan Experience Centre in Malvern Link. This year's event has a special focus on how businesse...

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Halloween events are a spooktacular success

Hundreds of people got into the spooky spirit over the weekend and took part in Halloween events across the Malvern Hills District. A free Pumpkin Trail, hosted by Upton upon Severn Information Centre, ran from 29 to 30 October. Nearly 500 people took part in the event, which saw 15 pumpkins with ghoulish faces hidden across the town and the former...

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Remembrance Day services in Malvern Hills District 2021

Remembrance Sunday falls on 14 November this year and is an opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life. We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their ...

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New fitness programmes encourage Malvern Hills residents to get active

Residents are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two new fitness programmes. Launching on Monday 8 November with Trail Running and 16 November with Wobble Board Workout, the new classes, provided by Malvern Hills District Council, aim to help improve people's health and wellbeing. Trail Running costs £20 and is a...

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Keep safe while having fun this Bonfire night – a message from WRS

Many of our staff are also our residents, so we'd like to draw your attention to safety guidance issued this week by Worcestershire Regulatory Services around handling fireworks safely and the wellbeing of our furry friends at this time. The cancellation of organised firework displays across the county will result in an increased number of home dis...

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Anxious pets need home remedies this Bonfire Night

 Remember, remember: the 5th of November is stressful every year for pets, but this year, especially, could have a major impact on our furry friends. Pets are even more anxious this year than previously due to owners returning to work after spending so much time at home during the pandemic. Worcestershire's Animal Welfare Officer, Pip Singleto...

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Last chance to take part in Residents' Survey

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to take part in an annual survey before the deadline on Sunday. The Residents' Survey, which ends at midnight on Sunday 31 October, gives people the chance to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacte...

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Pumpkin trail comes to Upton

 A spooky pumpkin trail is all set to arrive in Upton next week as part of the half term Halloween celebrations. The free pumpkin trail, hosted by Upton upon Severn Tourist Information Centre (TIC), will take place on Friday 29 October and Saturday 30 October. There will be 15 pumpkins with ghoulish faces hiding around the town, where children...

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Outdoor cinema coming to Tenbury with a spooky spectacular classic

 Prepare to be spellbound when the outdoor cinema comes to Tenbury with a special Halloween viewing of Hocus Pocus. The free open air showing takes place on Saturday 30 October 2021 at the Burgage, Tenbury Wells. There will be two screenings, with the first one showing at 6pm, and second at 9pm. Viewers are asked to arrive up to an hour before...

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Council approves £250k fund to help the environment

A quarter of a million pounds in funding is set to be used to help reduce carbon emissions across the district. Malvern Hills District Council has allocated £250,000 to the Destination Zero Fund (DZF) to support the delivery the environmental actions within its Destination Zero plan. The Destination Zero plan was approved in 2020 following the...

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Council set to install 20 more charging points for electric vehicles

An additional 20 electric vehicle charging points will be installed in Malvern Hills District Council owned car parks across the district. The new additions, which were approved at an Executive Committee meeting yesterday (19 October), will include four in The Council House car park off Avenue Road, six in Link Top, off Newtown Road, in Great Malve...

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