Follow the rules to save lives, Leader urges

Residents are being urged to cut their social contacts in a bid to reduce Covid-19 infections, protect the NHS and help save lives. The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown for England on Monday (4 January). It means people must now stay at home and can only leave for certain reasons including to get food and essentials and for exercise...
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Help us support rough sleepers this Christmas

Residents are being urged to help rough sleepers this Christmas by letting Malvern Hills District Council know about people they see on the streets. People can play their part this festive season by remembering to see, say, support. See – if you spot someone sleeping rough. Say – tell StreetLink what they look like and where they are online at www....
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Council committed to tackling holiday hunger

Malvern Hills District Council is working with schools and partner organisations to make sure families in need do not go hungry during the Christmas holidays. More than £53,000 from the Government's Winter Covid-19 Grant has been made available to voluntary and charitable organisations working with those in need and will be distributed through Worc...
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Late-night shopping continues in town centres across the district

Shops across the district are staying open later to give people the chance to support local businesses this Christmas. A selection of traders will be offering late-night shopping on the following dates: Tenbury Wells: 17 December until 7pm Upton-upon-Severn: 22 December until 7pm Great Malvern: 23 December until 7.30pm Late-night shopping has been ...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market chosen as finalist in prestigious awards

A popular market in Great Malvern is in the running to become Farmers' Market of the Year. The monthly Great Malvern Farmers' Market, which is run by Boffy Markets Ltd in partnership with Malvern Hills District Council, has been chosen as one of four finalists in the Farm Retail Awards. Organised by the Farm Retail Association (FRA), the national a...
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Budding poets recognised in council competition

The winners of Malvern Hills District Council's first ever poetry competition have been announced. Nearly 70 people sent in their poems based on the theme 'The Year 2020', with entrants ranging from five to 88-years-old. The judges included Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of the Council, Ellie Dart, Worcestershire's Young Poet Laureate, and Tracy Kelly-Fr...
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A Christmas jumper is for life

Christmas jumpers have joined mince pies, ice skating and Noddy Holder in becoming an integral part of the festive season. Sadly, they are also adding to the shocking environmental damage Christmas does too. In the UK we spend about £220 million on Christmas jumpers but according to the environmental charity Hubbub a quarter of them end up in the b...
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Views wanted on Abberley Neighbourhood Plan

Residents in Abberley can have their say on proposed plans for future development in their parish. The draft Abberley Neighbourhood Plan covers the period between 2020 and 2030 and sets out a vision and policies to guide development in the parish. The draft Plan includes policies to guide the development of new housing, employment and retail propos...
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Leader disappointed by Malvern Hills College closure

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has expressed surprise and disappointment at the news Malvern Hills College is to close. Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "This news is hugely disappointing for the town and all the students involved. The college is in a difficult position due to the impact of the coronav...
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New Christmas shop window trails to launch next week

Malvern Hills District Council has joined forces with Malvern, Upton, and Tenbury Town Councils to launch this year's festive shop window dressing competition with a twist.New for 2020, the competition will include a fun children's trail to encourage local shoppers onto the high streets, whilst following social distancing guidel...
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Festive markets and late-night shopping come to the Malvern Hills District

Festive markets and late-night shopping will take place across the Malvern Hills District to encourage people to shop local this Christmas. Malvern Hills District Council is working closely with Boffy Arts Markets Ltd and Worcestershire Regulatory Services to ensure the markets take place in line with the latest government guidance to help keep res...
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Get help funding your apprenticeship

New grants have been made available to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to enrol in an apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship Bursary, funded by Malvern Hills District Council, offers apprentices the chance to claim: Maximum of £50 per month for up to 12 months for travel expenses One-off grant payment with a maximum value of £7...
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Council encourages residents to support the high street with Reassuringly Local campaign

Malvern Hills District Council has launched a new campaign which encourages residents to support local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The Reassuringly Local campaign shines a light on the many much-loved businesses across the district that are offering click-and-collect and delivery services during the current national restrictions. A ...
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Get active with new festive challenge

A new challenge is being launched 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 challenges designed to give tips and activities to help physical and mental health in the run up to the festive p...
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Free festive parking offer to support local traders

Free parking will be on offer in Malvern Hills District Council car parks in the run up to Christmas Day. From 1 to 24 December, visitors will be able to park for free after 3pm in any of the council's pay and display car parks. The offer is open to all vehicles except HGVs and motor homes. In previous years the council has provided free parking at...
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Free webinar to help businesses go online

Businesses across the Malvern Hills District are being encouraged to join a free webinar on how to set up an online shop. Malvern Hills District Council is working with Nepeta Consulting Ltd to deliver the webinar and Q&A at 3pm on Friday, 13 November. The free event is suitable for small businesses, charities and organisations who want to set ...
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Community projects in need of support to help recover from Covid-19 pandemic

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging residents to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects. The projects, which are raising funds through crowdfunding platform Spacehive, aim to help communities recover from the Coronovirus pandemic. They focus on food poverty, social isolation, volunteering, improving wellbeing and helpin...
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Residents urged to renew community spirit

Residents have been urged to renew the amazing community spirit shown earlier this year to help the district through a second lockdown. Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, called for communities to come together again ahead of the introduction of new national restrictions on Thursday, 5 November 2020. Malvern Hills District ...
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New social housing allocation scheme launches in South Worcestershire

Malvern Hills, Worcester and Wychavon District Councils have joined forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. 'Housing for You' (www.housingforyou.co.uk) replaces Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system. The move will affect over 9,000 people in South Worcestershire who are currently on the Housing...
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Don't let your festive food go to waste

According to Love Food Hate Waste, more than a third of us admit we throw away more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year. In fact, the UK throws out the equivalent of: 2 million turkeys5 million Christmas puddings74 million mince pies That's a lot of wasted energy and water needed to make that food, as well as your money, going in t...
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