Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) Review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview...

Unsung heroes are the ‘Pride of Malvern Hills’

Unsung heroes are once again being sought for the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards. The awards, which were previously named the Our Malvern Hills Community Awards, recognise dedicated members of the community that have improved the lives and well-being of residents. Now in its third year, the event was created by Malvern Hills District Council and has been a huge success...

Young people invited to have their say on the future of Malvern Hills

Malvern Hills District Council is looking for young people to have their say on the future of the district. People aged 11 to 18 are invited to two workshops on 17 and 21 January to look at the results of the district council’s Bigger Picture Survey. Participants will look at the feedback from the 29-question survey to help come up with ways to improve services to meet young...

Fine for failing to tackle anti-social behaviour

A landowner who failed to take action to prevent an abandoned caravan being used to support drug taking and other anti-social activities on his site has been ordered to pay more than £1,600 in fines and court costs. Malvern Hills District Council has also been granted permission to remove and destroy the caravan and secure an abandoned building on the site known as Malvern Link Storage...

The weight of 9,600 Lions saved from household bins

The amount of waste thrown away by households across Malvern Hills District has fallen by more than 1,680 tonnes since the introduction of Alternate Weekly Collections (AWC). AWC was launched in April and saw collections switched to waste being picked up one week and recycling the next on a rotating basis. Between April and November this year households threw away 8,172 tonnes of...