Council declares climate emergency

An action plan is being drawn up to set Malvern Hills District on the path to becoming carbon neutral after a climate emergency was declared by councillors. At a Council meeting on Tuesday (23 July) councillors backed a motion put forward by Cllr John Raine, responsible for environmental services on Malvern Hills District Council, to move as quickly as possible to net zero carbon...

Delay to play area revamp

Work to revamp the play area in Priory Park has been delayed after the chosen contractor dropped out of the project. Malvern Hills District Council had hoped the £500,000 scheme would be completed in time for the start of the school summer holidays. The proposals included playable water fountains, a slide, trampoline and balancing equipment. Attempts have been made to find...

Have your say on proposals for Malvern Wells Conservation Area

Residents from across the Malvern Hills district are being encouraged to have their say on potential changes to the Malvern Wells Conservation Area. As part of a review, Malvern Hills District Council is proposing to separate the existing Malvern Wells Conservation Area into two areas- Malvern Wells and Little Malvern. The Malvern Wells Conservation Area was designated in 1973...

Letterboxing is back for another year

The popular Malvern Hills Letterboxing challenge is returning to the district to encourage children and families to enjoy the outdoors. Letterboxing is an orienteering challenge where participants use a notebook with clues and a free map to find 25 rubber stamps hidden in letterboxes across the hills. Created by Malvern Hills District Council in partnership with Malvern Hills...

Celebration of sports success at district awards

Nearly 200 people joined together to celebrate the district’s outstanding sporting success at the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards last night (Thursday). The ninth annual event, which was held on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel in Bransford, recognised the area’s best sports men and women, as well as the commitment of the volunteers and coaches who support athletes and...