Future politicians

Last week’s highlight for me has to be our Local Democracy Day event at The Chantry School, where students from all five senior schools in the district came together as part of efforts to highlight the importance of local democracy and engage a wider age group in the work of the council. As part of the day each school had to produce a manifesto for a new political party - all five were...
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Cyber-crime concerns

At a meeting of the West Mercia Police and Crime Panel this week which was attended by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable, I raised concerns about the Commissioner's plans to incorporate the governance of Fire and Rescue under his umbrella. I reiterated MHDC's formal recommendation that the two existing Fire Authorities would be best placed to...
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Planning for the future

I attended a Board meeting of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on Monday. It was the first Board meeting I had attended and I was particularly impressed by the joined up approach to the future development plans across Worcestershire as a whole.   Of course as Leader of Malvern Hills District Council my first concerns are for the district I represent, but of...
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The Malverns rolls out the welcome mat

We will soon be rolling out the welcome mat as the celebrated Tour of Britain sweeps through our district this Sunday, passing Upton, Welland and British Camp. The race is expected to reach the town about 11.30am, but there will be plenty to see and do before and after the riders have left. Entertainment is starting from 9.30am, with a wide range to enjoy including live music from...
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Expanding ‘The Malverns’

A positive meeting with Portfolio Holders this week included discussions on planning for the future of local government over the next 5/10 years, examination of provision for children’s services, The Malverns brand, and care for the elderly. The Malverns is our exciting new plan to give the Malvern Hills District a new tourist-friendly identity, as part of efforts to drive...
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This week’s highlights

As Leader of the Council I have been appointed a Director of the Malvern Theatres Trust Board and had a great meeting with Chief Executive Nicholas Lloyd. I also had a wonderful tour around the much loved theatre. It was interesting to understand the enormity of the work which goes on behind the scenes and the diverse offer which is Malvern Theatres. To hear plans for the future was...
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Meeting local businesses

Hello and welcome to my new blog.   As leader of the council I feel it is vital that we continue to communicate well with our residents and local businesses. This blog will be another channel for you to see what I have been up to within the district and give you a good insight into my role as Leader, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.    The Malvern...
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