The Malvern Hills Partnership has recognised
that there are a number of challenges that cannot be tackled by one
organisation alone. Instead, in order to add real value, issues
must be addressed collectively in order to be truly effective. It
is with this in mind that the Partnership has chosen to focus on
four key areas of work as part of its sustainable community
strategy for 2011-2025. Below you can find information about these
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- Reduce the impact of rurality on our local
communities. The Malvern Hills Partnership will ensure residents
have better access to the services they need. In understanding the
issues facing those living in rural areas; particularly with
regards to transport and access to health services, the Partnership
can work to ensure current and future services are more accessible.
This includes meeting the specific needs of older residents and
helping them to engage with public services so that they receive
the support they need, as well as working with people throughout
their lives to maximise the length of disability free life.
- Tackle issues associated with inequalities, including health
inequalities. The Malvern Hills Partnership will increase the
ambition and aspiration of the residents living in our most
deprived wards. By building confidence and establishing projects
and services right from the heart of the community, the partnership
will have a positive impact on the lives of residents.
- Raise awareness of key environmental issues and to drive down
our reliance on fossil fuels. The Partnership knows that an
environmentally friendly district that understands the
environmental and financial impacts of climate change will lead to a
need to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Protect residents and businesses from the impact of
flooding. By continuing to
petition Central Government and in working together to source
potential flood solutions to river and land drainage flooding, the
partnership can collectively achieve more that one organisation
- Reduce fuel poverty
across the district. The Partnership will actively promote
and support measures to reduce fuel poverty, which currently stands
at 22% of all households making the district one of the worst
affected areas in the country. Principal causes include the
large numbers of solid walled properties and the lack of a mains
gas supply to around one third of all properties.