Answers to your questions revealed

Parking charges, dog fouling and planning concerns were among the issues raised as part of Malvern Hills District Council's first Ask the Leader question and answer session.

During the recent local democracy week, residents across the district were asked to submit questions on any subject they liked. They were then put to Cllr Phil Grove, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council and Chief Executive Jack Hegarty and their answers filmed and published online as a video blog.

A number of issues were raised as part of the session which council officers have now been asked to explore further. They include the potential creation of Youth Forums to help improve communication with the district's young people, an investigation into problems with dog fouling in Upton and a promise to look at the possibility of creating a three hour parking permit to make it easier for people visiting Malvern Theatres.

Cllr Grove said: "I was really impressed with the range of subjects we were asked questions on. There were some interesting issues raised and some positive suggestions which we will definitely be asking officers to look at in more detail."

The Ask the Leader blog is available to view on the Malvern Hills District Council YouTube channel by visiting

More Ask the Leader sessions are planned in the future. Anyone who would like to ask a question should email