Worcester to host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September

  The city of Worcester will host the start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September, as the race finishes outside London for the first time in five years.   Stage Eight of Britain’s premier road cycling event on Sunday 10 September will start from the centre of Worcester, heading through Worcestershire to finish in Cardiff.  The route...

Inspiring stories sought for new award

Residents are being urged to nominate friends and family that have transformed their lives through taking up sport or physical activity for a new award.   The Positive Change of the Year Award is a new category for this year’s Malvern Hills District Community Sports Awards.   It has been created to recognise the power sport and physical activity has to transform...

Company boss fined following fly-tip

A company owner has been ordered to pay £1,300 in fines and costs after waste he was responsible for, ended up being dumped on the side of a road.   Michael Steven Burford, 33 and of Austin Road in Bromsgrove, pleaded guilty to breaching his duty of care under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 6 April 2017. He...

£1,900 bill after trees illegally cut down

A man and a woman who allowed two trees to be illegally cut down have been ordered to pay £1,200 in fines and costs.   Brian, 64, and Julia Hall, 58, pleaded guilty to breaching the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 by allowing the felling of two large horse chestnut trees at their home in Worcester Road, Malvern. During a hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on...

School pupil hopes new speed sign will slow down motorists

Motorists driving through Hanley Swan are being met with a new plea to slow down thanks to a local school pupil. Hanley Swan Primary School joined forces with Malvern Hills District Council and PCSO Lisa Freeman to launch a competition to design a new speed awareness sign for the area. It followed concerns raised by the school about the speed of traffic travelling along Welland...