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9:51am Saturday 20th September 2014

THANKS for your advert in the Gazette about the Tall Ships Festival. I spent a great weekend in London with my daughter Ayesha.

At least we don't have giant ditches!

11:39am Friday 19th September 2014

THE whingers who complain about a few missing cobbles in Church Lane had better not visit the beautiful city of Freiburg in the Black Forest, Germany, where open medieval ditches measuring a couple of feet wide run alongside the cobbled pavements in the cobbled main streets necessitating pedestrians to actually watch where they are walking, and doing a wonderful job of preventing parking on the pavement.

Has this council got its priorities all wrong?

4:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AT Malvern District Council's executive committee the majority voted to allocate up to £30,000 for the purchase of a new sound and recording system for the council chamber.

What anti-social parking!

12:07pm Thursday 18th September 2014

I AM interested to see more letters about the extremely difficult parking situation in parts of Malvern and to read the county highways department’s brush-off of the residents of Richmond Road.

Theatre parking changes are so unfair

7:05pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

WE went to the theatre in Malvern and were appalled to find that the two car parks next to the theatre now have a two-hour limit that seems to extend into the evening.

My friend's hospital op disappointment

7:02pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A FRIEND of mine was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital to have his appendix out. He has been suffering with the pain now for two years, so I was glad when he said it was finally being removed so he would no longer be in pain.

Thanks for all the donations to rescue centre

6:54pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PENNY Ha' Penny Horse and Pony Rescue would like to express our gratitude to all the staff and shoppers at Morrisons in Malvern.

I welcome Sainsbury's coming to Malvern Vale

6:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

REGARDING people not wanting Sainsbury's to come to Malvern Vale.

Amnesty gig was a great night

1:28pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

MALVERN had a real treat on September 13 when Ray Mytton and his band Zenarcheray and the support team played to an enthusiastic audience.

Chase school handled difficult day so well

1:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

I wish to praise Richard Jacobs, headmaster of the Chase School, his staff and the police for the amazing way in which they handled the worrying events of September 8.

Chief executive decision show contempt for councillors and voters

6:43pm Monday 15th September 2014

TORY councillors have decided – on your behalf – that Malvern Hills District Council would share a chief executive with Wychavon District Council.

I was so saddened to hear calls for Ledbury's mayor to stand down

1:44pm Monday 15th September 2014

I LIVE over the boundary in Gloucestershire, but always consider Ledbury as the place I support with its vibrancy and generosity of spirit at all public events when huge numbers of volunteers become involved in promoting the best of the town.

Council walk-out was a farce

9:52am Friday 12th September 2014

Sir - About the recent MHDC Council Meeting; I would like to know how much the meeting cost us as taxpayers. Do the councillors not think that they are accountable to us?

Report on care home was so unfair

3:06pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

I WAS very surprised to read the criticism of the Chace Rest Home in the Gazette (August 29).

Carry On Up The Council (episode one)

4:45pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WITH new laws in place to allow recording of council meetings I knew from the outset that Tuesday's meeting would be a comedy of errors.

Is it right to have a tiger chase a butterfly?

4:39pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

I FIND the television advertisement for a Bosch vacuum cleaner featuring a tiger chasing a butterfly utterly repugnant (http://vimeo.com/84978855).

What they agreed is not what we're going to get

3:42pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WELL, we now have proof positive that what councillors agreed at a meeting was not what was enacted consequently.

£1.53. The price of your vote?

3:03pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE postman had left a card to say that there was a letter to collect but there was £1.53 postage to pay.

Sling Lane project has been so badly managed

4:56pm Monday 8th September 2014

WITH regard to the Sling Lane playing fields and Newtown football club laying the blame on Railtrack, the culvert always flooded long before work started and it is questionable anyway as to whether this has anything to do with Railtrack.

Why are they even considering building on 'the sponge'?

3:25pm Monday 8th September 2014

Sling Lane Fields act as a sponge, filtering rainwater from the Malvern Hills into the Whiteacres Brook.

Drab Worcester, lovely Malvern

11:15am Monday 8th September 2014

Sir - My daughter has recently moved to Great Malvern and I would like to say what a beautiful little place this is, so many lovely little shops.

Have they ducked the Ice Bucket Challenge?

6:56pm Friday 5th September 2014

I NOTICE from my perusal of Facebook that councillors David Hughes and Paul Swinburn have been challenged to undertake the ice bucket douche.

Does Malvern Hills council really put people before politics?

5:21pm Sunday 31st August 2014

WHILE one should congratulate Chris O'Donell, the latest Conservative district councillor for the Wells ward, one should also question the observations of David Hughes, Conservative leader of Malvern Hills District Council.

Need for more consideration on the Malvern Hills

1:47pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ON behalf of the many considerate off-road cyclists who enjoy the hills I would like to apologise to a previous letter writer who had a bad experience when walking recently.

Malvern Wells by-election win was hollow victory

1:44pm Sunday 31st August 2014

I CONGRATULATE Chris O’Donnell on her victory in the Wells by-election.

Why does Malvern Hills find itself in such a helpless position on housing plans?

11:39am Sunday 31st August 2014

I READ, with some disappointment, the article in the Malvern Gazette (August 15) about Councillor David Hughes’ application for 23 new homes on land which the application describes as “outside any development boundary and in open countryside”, which is contrary to policies which were considered sound enough to be included in the current development plan.

We're appalled by two-hour parking limit

6:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WE went to the theatre in Malvern and were appalled to find that the two car parks next to the theatre now have a two-hour limit which seems to extend into the evening.

Lift would desecrate historic building

6:49pm Monday 25th August 2014

AN article on Page 3 of the Ledbury Reporter (August 15) headed "Debate over iconic building proposal" says "The Market House would become the main heritage centre, with the installation of a lift...".

Concern about closed doors in local government

12:47pm Monday 25th August 2014

THERE seems to be increasing concern about what is going on behind closed doors in local government.

Ledbury is under pressure from builders and we need councillors with more punch

6:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THIS is serious. Ledbury is under intense pressure from building development.

Malvern council car parks penalise disabled

3:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

Sir - I would like to issue a warning to all disabled theatre goers to Malvern Theatres.

I thought we decided that there would be no building on Ledbury Cricket Club?

11:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I REALLY cannot understand why consideration is being given to Ledbury Cricket Club and builders to put 100 new houses there.

Why is Malvern so expensive?

5:55pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

MALVERN is now labelled one of the most expensive small towns in England in which to live.

Low standards of democratic behaviour on Malvern Hills District Council

5:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

LAST Tuesday the Conservative administration on Malvern Hills District Council surpassed even its low standards in undemocratic behaviour.

Are Malvern Hills' critics the unofficial voices of opposition parties

5:35pm Monday 11th August 2014

I AM constantly amused by the writings of certain individuals who regularly appear in your letters column.

I'm appalled by present district council administration

5:31pm Monday 11th August 2014

IT is difficult to know where to start when writing about the behaviour of the majority group on Malvern Hills District Council, but I will try.

A golden handshake of how much?

4:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

I COULD not quite believe this Tuesday's Malvern Hills District Council agenda which reported that the chief executive is set to receive a golden handshake of £175,000 in redundancy pay.

Why no mention of planning by Malvern Wells Tory candidate?

4:39pm Monday 11th August 2014

WITH the Wells ward by-election fast approaching I had been studying the campaign leaflets as they arrived.

Why are our wheelie bins so wide?

11:49am Monday 11th August 2014

I HAVE just read a letter about Wychavon District Council's dustbin collections. They have just two bins: one for landfill and one for recycling.

The EU issue at local by-election

8:16pm Friday 8th August 2014

Sir - I note that there will be a by-election in the Wells ward on 07.08.14 following Cllr. Cheeseman's death.

Roadworks madness

1:02pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

IT is interesting to note that less than a month ago the potholes near the traffic lights at the Worcester Road end of Graham Road, Malvern, were being repaired.

After a two-week holiday in Great Malvern I have never been more impressed with a town I have visited!

12:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MY wife and I have recently returned from a two-week holiday in Great Malvern and I have to say that I have never been more impressed with any town and any area that we have visited.

Worcestershire has a long way to go on recycling

11:43am Wednesday 6th August 2014

WITH regards to recycling in other parts of the country, Paul Latham, who commented on services in London is absolutely right.

Parking unfairness at Morrison's in Malvern

12:58pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

IS it me? Am I just nit-picking or has anyone else noticed the way the parking is at Morrison's?

Malvern already has a proud musical tradition

11:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

IT was interesting to read about the Malvern Rocks Festival (Gazette, July 25), and that they are "trying to put Malvern on the map for musicians and music-lovers".

Why involve animals in this auction?

11:50am Tuesday 5th August 2014

MAY I ask what Jo Ablett, a vet, is doing allowing her dog to breed when she must know of the millions of dogs in the UK desperate for homes (Gazette, July 25)?

Planning should be priority for all parties in Malvern Wells by-election

2:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

WITH the Malvern Wells ward by-election fast approaching I have been studying the campaign leaflets as they arrive.

Where is our Ledbury Town Plan, by the way?

2:50pm Monday 4th August 2014

OUR mayor, Cllr Bob Barnes, expresses fears that developers may put forward unwelcome proposals for Ledbury.

Please help Malvern's Rabbit Rescue

12:55pm Monday 4th August 2014

SHOWING true love for small animals is so heart-warming; rescuing them from sometimes appalling circumstances, providing medical treatment, finding fosterers and a family to adopt them, that is pure magic in terms of human kindness, and that is exactly what is happening here in Poolbrook, Malvern.

Nobody has said anything about closing Hayslan fields!

12:51pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE defenders of Hayslan fields have made great play over the fact that footpaths cross over this land.

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