Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of free bike marking events across the Malvern Hills District. Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Registe...

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New grants of up to £1,000 available for early stage businesses in the Malvern Hills District

Early stage and start-up businesses within the Malvern Hills District can now benefit from a new business grant scheme. The Malvern Hills Enterprise Scheme, launched by Malvern Hills District Council, offers grants of up to £1,000 to businesses that have been trading less than three years. Support is also available which includes access to free bus...

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Preparation underway for pond desilting in Priory Park

Preparation work has now started for the desilting of the pond in Priory Park, Great Malvern. Removal of the silt is due to start on Monday 18 October, and when completed the flow of the waterfall will help to improve water quality. The banks will also be repaired and reprofiled to benefit wildlife and vegetation replanted. The major draining works...

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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 when the Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns. The market takes place on Saturday 16 October in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, shoppers will have the chance to choose fr...

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Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Malvern Hills District Council's Residents' Survey. The annual questionnaire, which will run until 31 October will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and council services. This year, the survey inclu...

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Special Comedy Festival heading to The Malverns next month

 A festival of laughter and wit will be taking place next month with some of the biggest names in British comedy. The Malvern Hills Comedy Festival spans across 11 days starting from 8 October through to 19 October. Venues include Malvern Theatres, The Regal Theatre in Tenbury, The Boat House Upton upon Severn and the Malvern Con Club. To kick...

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Malvern Festival of Innovation returns for its tenth year

Local entrepreneurs and students will soon be inspired as the Malvern Festival of Innovation returns for its tenth successive year. The annual festival takes place from 4 to 9 October 2021 at the Coach House Theatre in Great Malvern. The event will focus on the themes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) along with entrepreneursh...

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Have your say on the future of the town centres

Residents, businesses and visitors are being encouraged to have their say on the future of the town centres within the Malvern Hills District. Malvern Hills District Council has now launched a consultation to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells...

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Council aims to build relationships with communities

Malvern Hills District Council has adopted a new approach to work with communities to build stronger, resilient, and sustainable communities across the district. The asset-based community development (ABCD) policy, which was approved at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday (21 September), will see the council working more effectively with comm...

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Get set for Upton's Day of Jazz

A free day of Jazz is all set to swing into action when it arrives in Upton upon Severn next weekend. Upton's Day of Jazz will be held on Saturday 2 October 2021 from 11.30am to 11pm. The event takes place after the town faced two Jazz Festival cancellations due to the Coronavirus outbreak, giving the opportunity for something new and different. Ja...

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Work starts to drain upper pond in Priory Park

Officers from Malvern Hills District Council pulled on their waders and started work on draining the pond in Priory Park this week. The draining of the upper pond in the Great Malvern park started on Monday (20 September) to prepare it for essential repairs and maintenance. Any fish are being relocated to the swan pool and the draining will take at...

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Council is committed to promoting equality across the district

Malvern Hills District Council is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion across the district. In Autumn 2020, the council set up a working group to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies and practices are updated and to take action with others to ensure that it is fully embedded in its services. As...

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Great Malvern Farmers’ Market takes place this weekend

An abundance of top quality local produce will be on offer this weekend when the Great Malvern Farmers' Market returns. The market takes place on Saturday 18 September in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory between 9am and 2pm. Organised by Boffy Arts and Events with support from Malvern Hills District Council, the market is a popular destination f...

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Deadline to submit project ideas to Spacehive fast approaching

Organisations and charities across the Malvern Hills District have just over a week left to submit their project ideas for the latest round of funding on Spacehive. Project ideas need to be submitted to the crowdfunding platform by the deadline of 22 September 2021. The funds available from Malvern Hills District Council are the new £150,000 People...

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Festival is a 'FEAST' for the senses

A festival of live theatre, dance, storytelling and more will be coming to Great Malvern for a week of extraordinary experiences. Running from 20-28 September, FEAST (Festival of Equality in Arts and Society through Theatre) has been organised by co-directors Tiffany Hosking and Michelle Pogmore from Reaction Theatre Makers. Their aim is to bring t...

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New tourism website launched

Finding information on where to stay and what to do in the district is now even easier with the new Visit The Malverns website. The site has been completely revamped over the last year and now boasts a refreshed design with new high-quality images to showcase the area at its best. There is a new highlights section on the homepage picking out great ...

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Donate your unwanted sports kit to help young people in need

Two leisure centres in the Malvern Hills District are on a mission to 'Kit Out The Nation' and support young people in need. Freedom Leisure is working with BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester to support the month-long campaign to help provide sports equipment to children and young people who need it most. Up until 2 October 2021, people will be able ...

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Heritage Open Days event to celebrate the culture of the Malvern Hills District

A series of tours, markets and events are being held across the Malvern Hills District as part of England's largest festival of history and culture. Held from 10 to 19 September, Heritage Open Days is a national celebration of England's heritage. This year's theme will be 'Edible England', with several local farms hosting visits. The local events h...

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Cash boost for high street traders

Independent businesses can get a cash boost to help their Covid-19 recovery with the launch of 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 pay for...

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Step back in time with Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair

Malvern Retro and Vintage Fair is set to make its much-awaited return after a two-year break. Held on 28 August, the Abbey Road fair will offer its usual eclectic mix of collectables, jewellery, furniture, clothes, books and more. It will run from 10am to 4pm and amongst the regular stallholders will be Halcyon Crafts offering luxury fragrance prod...

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