Shared Chief Executive delivering for residents

An independent review has found the decision by Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils to share a Chief Executive is delivering significant benefits for council taxpayers. The review by the Local Government Association found the arrangement to share Jack Hegarty between both councils had saved £300,000 between them, while also improving services and making them more efficient. ...

Gift received from other side of the Atlantic

A special gift has been presented to the people of Malvern as a sign of friendship from the other side of the Atlantic. Cllr John Raine, Chairman of Malvern Hills District Council, was presented with a wine glass from Malverne Historical Society in New York at a Council meeting on Tuesday (6 December) as a way of formally recognising the link between the two areas. As well as being...

Have your say on planning for a healthier future in south Worcestershire

New guidelines on how housing and other developments can be designed to encourage healthier lifestyles have been released for south Worcestershire – and residents and developers are being urged to have their say on them. The guidelines cover issues like encouraging walking and cycling, ensuring land is available to grow food and encouraging the use of efficient and sustainable energy. ...

Unsung heroes honoured at community awards

Groups and individuals that help reduce social isolation, prevent crime and support disabled children were among those recognised as part of the first Our Malvern Hills Community Awards. In total 20 people, projects, groups and businesses were celebrated for their achievements during a ceremony hosted at the HD Anywhere Stadium, the home of Malvern Town FC, on Thursday (1 December). ...

Have your say on new plan to tackle dog fouling

Residents are being urged to have their say on a proposal to introduce new powers to tackle dog fouling across the district. A 12 week consultation has been launched by Malvern Hills District Council on plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling. The order would give council officers the power to ask dog owners to prove they have the means to clean up after their...