1:24pm Thursday 2nd October 2014
A RECENT report written for Malvern Hills District Council by the Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy and charting the council’s delivery of its Sling Lane Playing Fields development says: "The project did meet active and vocal community opposition throughout, which was challenging to manage and time consuming to resolve".
12:34pm Monday 29th September 2014
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3:09pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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2:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
I SEE from the Malvern Hills District Council website that not only has Cllr Melanie Baker stepped down from her position on the standards committee, but her executive colleagues (Cllrs Paul Cumming and Paul Swinburn) have also now stepped down.
1:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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1:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
REFERRING to Les Williamson’s letter (Gazette, September 5), Conservative Malvern Hills district councillor Melanie Baker sought to distance herself from the issue he had raised. However, by doing so she cannot draw fire from her party leadership cohorts.
1:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014
GIVEN the constant stream of letters about the dubious and undemocratic behaviour of the Conservative-controlled Malvern Hills District Council, one has to ask at what point its leadership will arrive at the realisation that it is a public body, and is supposed to administer services and finances on behalf of all the residents of the Malvern Hills District, not only the council's leadership?
11:15am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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1:57pm Monday 22nd September 2014
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1:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014
CAN anyone tell us – perhaps the economic development manager at Malvern Hills District Council – why, after all the newspaper promotion, highway closure hassle and expense of policing the Tour of Britain cycle race section through Malvern, including the first major climb of the day at the the Wyche, was completely ignored by ITV4 and the BBC regional news?
1:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014
THANK you to those councillors who made a gargantuan effort to induce the leadership of Malvern Hills District Council to act openly and democratically at the full council meeting on the night of September 2.
1:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014
1:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014
DURING a recent complaint into alleged breaches of Malvern Hills District Council’s constitution by senior district councillors, the independent investigator (Stephen Hind) found that there are few if any elected members who know much of the detail of their constitution.
1:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014
11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014
Mr and Mrs Cale were absolutely right, in their letter of last week, to sound the alarm in connection with the lamentable proposal from Ker Homes to build 95 houses on a field to the south of Upper Welland Road. Such a scheme would entail a permanent loss of amenity in terms of the open countryside, and, as their letter states, the infrastructure is not in place to support such a crass, large-scale development within the designated AONB. The views to and from the hills would be permanent lost, not least for the large number of annual visitors to St Wulstan's Church and the Elgar burial site - indeed, Sir Edward must be turning in his grave! It is equally clear that the relative small community of Upper Welland would tend to be swamped by the building of such an extensive estate on its doorstep.
9:51am Saturday 20th September 2014
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.
4:47pm Thursday 18th September 2014
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7:05pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
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.
6:54pm Tuesday 16th September 2014
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6:43pm Monday 15th September 2014
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.
9:52am Friday 12th September 2014
3:06pm Wednesday 10th September 2014
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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.
3:25pm Monday 8th September 2014
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6:56pm Friday 5th September 2014
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.
1:47pm Sunday 31st August 2014