Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. We carry our consultation on various topics throughout the year. You can find information on consultations we are currently running below. You can also sign up to our email consultation list and we will send you an invite when a consultation is launched.

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Consultation on Dog Control PSPO

Malvern Hills District Council wants to hear your views about its proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) pursuant to dog control.

The council continues to receive reports in relation to dog fouling and would like to extend the PSPO that was previously in place to address these issues. If approved, the PSPO will allow the council to deal with dog control offences by issuing fixed penalty notices.

The proposed PSPO could make the following an offence:

  • Failure to pick up dog faeces when in control of dog
  • Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog
  • Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area
  • Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds..

Please note that the consultation closes on 13 January 2022.

Take part in the Dog Control PSPO consultation

Have your say on the future of our town centres

Residents, businesses and visitors are being encouraged to have their say on the future of the town centres within the Malvern Hills District.

Malvern Hills District Council has now launched a consultation to gather views to guide its five town centre transformation plans. These will be for Barnards Green, Great Malvern, Malvern Link, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn.

The council wants to know how people are using their high streets, what improvements are needed and what can be done to support businesses on the high street now and in the future.

To take part, people are being asked to visit Lets Talk Malvern Hills website where they can take part in a survey, place ideas on an online board and use an interactive map to show where improvements should go.

Paper copies of the consultation will also be available from Tourist Information Centres across the district.

Take part in the town centre plans consultation 

Consultation on Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Malvern Hills District Council is responsible for issuing licences in respect of:

  • Vehicles used as hackney carriages (taxis) and for private hire
  • Drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
  • Operators of private hire vehicles

In July 2020, with a view to better protecting children and vulnerable adults, the DFT issued new statutory guidance to taxi and private hire licensing authorities, called the “Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Standards.” 

These Standards set out a framework of policies that licensing authorities “must have regard to” when exercising their functions. These functions include developing, implementing, and reviewing their taxi and private hire vehicle licensing regimes.

In response, the Council has reviewed their hackney carriage and private hire licensing policies, having regard to the Statutory Standards. 

As a result, the Council has produced a draft “Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy” for consultation with stakeholders.

The Council is now undertaking consultation on the draft policy and invites you to comment

This consultation will be open for responses until 16 January 2022 

Consultation on Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy - Malvern Hills District Council