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Council’s Five Year Plan to focus more on wellbeing

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Council’s Five Year Plan to focus more on wellbeing

31 January 2024.

Malvern Hills District Council has once again committed to enhancing and improving the district after their Five Year Plan was approved.

A revised version of the council’s Five Year Plan was approved at a Council meeting last night (30 January) and includes new actions and amendments where circumstances have changed or targets have been updated.

The plan, which is reviewed annually, sets out 31 actions to be completed by 2025 under its three priority areas - Our Health and Wellbeing, Our Economy and Our Environment.

One of the biggest changes is the greater emphasis placed on Health and Wellbeing. This is to better represent the wide range of the actions in that priority area.

Its aim is to achieve the council's vision of enhancing the Malvern Hills District as a destination to explore and an outstanding place to live and work.

As well as this, other new additions include:

  • Increase investment in welfare support in 2024/25, to directly support those most in need of help with household basics
  • Achieve 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) usage in all household waste collection freighters by 2025.
  • Return footfall in towns to at least pre-Covid levels by 2026 and grow it by a further 10% by 2030.

Cllr Tom Wells, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council said: “The Five Year Plan refresh is updated every year based on feedback from our residents' survey. It plays an important part in helping us to enhance the district Health and Wellbeing is a golden thread that runs through everything we do. By changing the council’s priority, this represents how essential is it in improving the quality of life for residents in our local communities”.