Malvern Hills District Council to donate £5k to homeless centre

Malvern Hills District Council is donating £5,000 towards a project which provides a direct access day centre for rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness. Maggs Day Centre Malvern, which will be based at the Salvation Army Hall on Newtown Road in Malvern, will be open on two mornings each week to provide help and support to homeless and vulnerable people. The centre...

Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District,...

Blog- A typical day in the life of a housing officer

Our housing team works incredibly hard every day helping people who find themselves homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. It is a difficult and demanding job but one that is carried out with dedication and compassion. To mark World Homeless Day one of our housing officers describes a typical day in the job. I arrive at work at 9am, have a quick coffee and read an email...

Great Malvern’s popular artisan market to return this weekend

The Great Malvern Arts, Crafts and Food Market will be returning to the town this weekend. The artisan street market will take place on Saturday 12 October, from 10am to 5pm, in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church. More than 40 stalls will be showcasing the work of new artists, as well as a wide range of the finest fresh food, drink and crafts from producers in the area. ...

Councils appoint new Director of Planning and Infrastructure

A new Director of Planning and Infrastructure has been appointed to Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Holly Jones will take on the role at the end of October after leaving South Oxfordshire District and Vale of White Horse District Councils where she worked as Planning Policy Manager. With 20 years worth of experience behind her, Holly has worked in both public and...