Nominate your Malvern grot spots

Malvern Hills residents are being urged to nominate their litter grot spots as a community litter squad prepares to clean up areas in need of some TLC.   The community litter pick, taking place in September, follows on from the success of the Great British Spring Clean campaign earlier in the year, where more than 30 bags of rubbish were filled.   Malvern Hills...

Sneak preview of county’s artistic talent

Work by some of Worcestershire’s talented artists has gone on show in Malvern as a sneak preview to a major exhibition being staged later this month.   Worcestershire Open Studios has unveiled 23 images of artwork as part of The Great Malvern Exhibition Walk, which runs along Church Walk and outside Waitrose.   The images feature work in a variety of media...

House building hits ten year high

More homes were built across Malvern Hills District last year than at any point in the last decade.   Figures show there were 363 new homes completed in 2016/17, compared with just 183 in 2006/07. Of those 95 were affordable - part of the council’s Five Year Plan pledge to help people access the housing market.   The council has been set a target to build 5,650...

Plan to boost tourism revealed

Plans are being developed to give Malvern Hills District a new tourist-friendly identity as part of efforts to drive up visitor numbers.   Cllr David Chambers, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, revealed to a Full Council meeting last Tuesday (25 July) proposals were being developed to re-inforce and further develop ‘The Malverns’ brand.   The popular...

Hoping cycle challenge will pay dividends

An accountant is gearing up to cycle 100 miles in a single day to raise money for a breast cancer charity.   Simon Barker, who works in the finance department at Malvern Hills District Council, takes on the Prudential Ride London – Surrey 100 on Sunday, 30 July 2017.   The 52-year-old will join thousands of other cyclists in setting off from Queen Elizabeth...