TOWN councillors are 10 a penny, Malvern Hills district councillors on the other hand cost up to £350 an hour for one, plus expenses. Oh, and those allowances they just voted themselves (hefty size pocket-money) as icing on the cake.

Malvern Town Council has just over £500,000 to run its entire budget. Malvern Hills District Council on the other hand spent shed-loads more (for example, more than £650,000 on wheelie-bins alone plus £1,500 extra every week on diesel to power the associated refuse lorry hydraulics.

Oh, and they have been fined (resident taxpayers footing the bill), twice for having more bin lorries than their licence permits.

Good governance and value for money at Malvern Hills District Council?

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Martin Lawrence

Malvern town councillor