Families across the district receive 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits

Food packs and 'Grow Your Own Veg' kits have been handed out across the Malvern Hills District to support families during half term. The project, which has been set up by the Malvern Hills District Youth Advisory Network (MYAN), also aims to encourage children to take an active role in growing and preparing food. Working with MYAN and using funding...
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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 the Small Business Clinic (owned by Nepeta Consulting Ltd) to deliver the webinar and Q&A at 2.30pm 18 February 2021. The free event, which was first held in November, is suitab...
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SWDP review to be published following COVID-19 delay

The South Worcestershire Development Plan will be published in the autumn following a 12 month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Worcestershire Councils have agreed a revised timetable for the document which sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon...
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Council takes action to clear abandoned building site in Kempsey

Malvern Hills District Council has taken direct action to clear an abandoned building site in Kempsey. The council cleared the former Baptist Chapel site on Church Street after the landowner was prosecuted and fined for not complying with an enforcement notice. A 'tidy up' enforcement notice was served on 21 May 2018 and required the landowner to d...
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Great Malvern Farmers' Market cancelled

Great Malvern Farmers' Market has been cancelled until further notice. The popular market, which is held on the third Saturday of the month, has been cancelled following the Government's announcement of a national lockdown on 4 January 2021. The next market was set to be held on 16 January in the winter location of the Lyttelton Rooms on Church Str...
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A message from Dr Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire

Dear Residents, I know that the news of a new lockdown for England, will be frustrating and upsetting for many people. Worcestershire has tried very hard to keep Covid-19 cases down, and many of you have made sacrifices to protect yourselves and others. We have all had to make changes to the way we live our lives in recent months, and that included...
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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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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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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 Coronavirus pandemic. They focus on food poverty, social isolation, volunteering, improving wellbeing and helpin...
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