Survey on open spaces and recreation
Malvern Hills District, Wychavon District and Worcester City Councils are working jointly with Ethos Environmental Planning to undertake an open space, outdoor recreation and community buildings study - to collect information about how much and what type of open space and recreation facilities are required to meet the needs of local people. As part of this work we are keen to understand more about how you use and value your local open spaces and community buildings and what might improve their attractiveness to or frequency of use by local people. This will provide invaluable information to assess if there are any gaps in provision with the aim of ensuring that facilities meet the needs of local people. An online survey was conducted with a deadline of 28 September 2018.
Application to Operate a Schedule 13 process under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (as amended)
Reference : 18/00004/A2, Schedule 13 Permit to operate a Small Waste Incineration Plant activity for the ‘Incineration of Clinical Waste’ at Haylers End Energy Recovery Plant, Hangmans Lane, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, WR8 0AJ.
The application form and associated documents can be found on the WRS web site at http://www.worcsregservices.gov.uk/pollution/permitting-current-consultations.aspx
Consultation closed on the 30th of August 2018.
Helping to decide our priorities
We have been reviewing our Five Year Plan and held a consultation to gain views on what issues residents would like to see us focus on during September and October 2017.
The plan runs until 2021 and contains various actions setting out how we will deliver on our three key priorities - building stronger and healthier communities, driving economic growth and prosperity and making the most of our superb environment.
The survey contained options for residents to choose what they think we should be doing more or less of. The list includes delivering affordable housing, improving people’s health, developing the skills of young people, improving parks and open spaces and making the district an even better place to visit. Residents can also make their own suggestions.
Views will be used to decide on new actions to add to the plan, or replace others with as they are completed and the updated plan is due to go to Council for approval in January 2018.
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Notice was given that Malvern Hills District Council in exercise of its enabling powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act proposes to make the following amendments to the Malvern Hills District Council (Off Street Parking Places) Civil Enforcement Order 2013:
- Re-designation of the Council House car park as a non restricted pay and display car park, available 24 hours a day 7 days per week;
- Re-designation of New Street car park Upton as a short stay car park;
- Removal the 1 hour tariff from all long stay car parks;
- Extend the evening £1.50 tariff from 6pm to midnight, to 4pm to 8am the following morning (excluding HGVs) for all pay and display car parks;
- Removal of Brunel House car park designation to mean no public parking;
- Appropriate designation of Malvern Vale Community Centre car park for effective control of use.
Any person wishing to make representations in respect of the proposals was asked to do so in writing by Friday 15 September 2017. The Order is due to come into force on Monday 2 October 2017. Andy Baldwin, Deputy Chief Executive
Dog ControlOn Thursday 1 June 2017, the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) pursuant to Dog Control came into force within the Malvern Hills district, following public consultation and approval from Malvern Hills District Council’s Executive Committee. We also have the powers to enforce a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling in the district in compliance with The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.
- Failure to carry a poop bag or other means to clean up after a dog.
- Failure to keep a dog on a lead in a designated area.
- Failure to exclude dogs from fenced off or enclosed children’s playgrounds.