Freedom Leisure schemes support local sporting talent

Talented young athletes from across the Malvern Hills are being given the chance to win a £200 grant or a free gym membership for the year thanks to Freedom Leisure. Active Communities is excited to announce this year’s ballot grant, where the winnings have been kindly donated by Malvern Splash. Groups are being encouraged to apply before Friday, 31 May, to be in with a chance of...

Early morning Couch to 5k programme now available

Kickstart your day with the Couch to 5k programme in Malvern. The 12-week course, which will run from 6am to 7am from Thursday 6 June, will allow participants to take part before work. Couch to 5k is a national running initiative that has been designed to get people from the couch and gradually work up to running five kilometres in just 12 weeks. The fun and informal sessions...

Inspirational Paralympian Mel Nicholls to speak at sports awards

  The key note speaker for the Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards has been announced as Paralympian Mel Nicholls. A wheelchair racer, endurance handcyclist and adventurer, Mel will tell her inspiring tale to more than 200 nominees, dignitaries and guests at the annual event on 11 July at The Bank House Hotel. Before the event, on 13 June, the...

New Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council announced

Councillor Dean Clarke has been elected as the new Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council. Cllr Andrea Morgan handed over the chain at the Council’s Annual Meeting last night (Tuesday 14 May), which also saw Cllr Caroline Bovey elected as Vice-Chairman. During her time in the role, Cllr Morgan raised just over £3,000 for Worcestershire Cancer Aid. Her most recent charity...

New leadership team takes charge of Malvern Hills District Council

The new leadership team in charge of Malvern Hills District Council has pledged to work positively with all councillors to improve the lives of residents. Cllr Sarah Rouse was elected leader at a Council meeting on Tuesday (14 May) after a partnership agreement was reached between her Democratic Group (Independent and Green Party councillors) and the Liberal Democrats. It is the first...