Malvern Hills District Council has committed to enhancing district health and wellbeing in their newly approved five year plan.

Revised amendments were approved at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 30, bringing a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing within the district's priorities.

The annually reviewed plan details 31 actions expected to be delivered by 2025 under its three priority areas: our health and wellbeing, our economy and our environment.


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Other changes include increased welfare support investment in 2024/25, aiming to help those most requiring assistance with basic household needs.

Additionally, the council plans to utilise 100 per cent Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in all domestic waste collection freighters by 2025.

They also aspire to return town footfall to pre-Covid levels by 2026 and increase it by an extra 10 per cent by 2030.

Council leader Cllr Tom Wells 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".