Call for sites launched as part of review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan

Councils are asking for information on land that could potentially be suitable for future housing and employment development in south Worcestershire. The “call for sites” is part of the official review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), that will see the blueprint for providing jobs and homes extended to 2041, as required by the Government. Anyone who has an interest in...

Food Festival set to tickle taste buds

A food artist who has created tasty artwork for some of the biggest companies in the world is set to showcase her skills at this year’s Malvern Food Festival. Prudence Staite will be conjuring up some chocolate sculptures in front of the thousands of people expected to pack into the town centre for the event on Bank Holiday Monday (28 May). Prudence has previously produced food related...

Can you beat the Letterboxing challenge?

Pictured: Competition winners Holly Ben-Dyke, Anna Lai and Holly Wilkinson show off their rubber stamp designs with Rachel Vann, Malvern Hills District Council’s Health and Wellbeing Officer.   Children and families will have the chance to get active whilst exploring the Malvern Hills thanks to the launch of a fun new treasure hunt. Letterboxing is an orienteering...

Pair fined for throwing cigarettes out of window

A man and a woman have been fined for littering after being caught throwing their cigarette ends out of their car windows. The woman, from Worcester, was spotted by one of Malvern Hills District Council’s Community and Environmental Protection Officers (CEPO) committing the offence at the traffic lights on the A449 Worcester Road at Powick. In a separate incident, a man from Malvern was...

Litter pickers take on the fight against plastic

Malvern Hills District Council took the fight against the scourge of single use plastic to the streets as part of its latest litter pick. Volunteers on the council’s Litter Hit Squad – including one lady who was visiting from Singapore – joined Cllr David Watkins and Ben Roberts from Fortis Living to take part in the Great Plastic Pick Up on Friday, 11 May. The pick was part of a...