Malvern Town Council has taken ownership of an area of green and open space off Mill Lane and adjacent to Adam Lea play area.  This land has been transferred as part of the Section 106 agreement for the development of land off Charlock Road/Mill Lane.

The Town Council is asking for your views on the future uses of this land, so that it can be an asset to the local community and for Malvern.

On Monday 27 February, a public consultation was held at Poolbrook Village Hall and we were pleased to see so many local residents call in to find out more about the land and possible uses for it. Display boards showed maps detailing the location and site, and there were images of suggestions for the site, such as wetlands, a pump track and a playground area, although residents were encouraged to put forward other ideas too.

The public consultation period has now finished.

We are very pleased to announce that Hills Ford will be the main sponsor for this year’s Mayor’s Peaks Challenge, a walk along the length of the magnificent Malvern Hills on Saturday 29 April.

Hills Ford is a major car retailer in the West Midlands, with large, modern showrooms and dealerships in Malvern and Kidderminster offering the full range of new cars and vans from Ford. The extensive selection of brand-new cars is supplemented by a large stock of pre-owned models from Ford and a number of other car makers.

In addition, Hills Ford has an aftersales department staffed with experienced technicians using tools and equipment specifically designed for Ford vehicles. This enables servicing, MOTs, parts replacement and accident repairs to be carried out with optimal speed and efficiency.

Customers with a disability are also well-served by the variety of Motability offers.

L-R: William Hill, Director from Hills Ford; Della Campbell with her working Guide Dog, Ufton; Debbie Pitts, Guide Dog Volunteer with Guide Dog Ambassador Luna; and Cllr Nick Houghton, Mayor of Malvern with Guide Dog Ambassador Quiver

Community Action Malvern and District are celebrating their 50th anniversary in style with various commemoration events in and around Malvern. Here at the Town Council, we are contributing to this special time by lighting the well-known buzzards sculpture in Rosebank Gardens in a shimmering gold light for the next three weeks.

Community Action provides car transport for those without access to public transport as well as community minibus services covering Malvern, Upton and Tewkesbury. The minibuses are available for hire by local community groups and there are also two wheelchair accessible cars.

Community Action also currently run two projects which address loneliness and social isolation: the Out & About project provides social outings for shopping trips, lunches, Sunday Teas and film club as well as visits to places of interest, while a Men’s Shed helps to develop social friendships at the same time as using or learning new skills such as woodwork.

All of Community Action’s services are delivered by volunteers. To find out more about their services please call 01684 892381 or visit their website.

Pictured with the Mayor of Malvern Cllr Nick Houghton are (L-R) Mike Amery (Chairman), Nick Hubble (Trustee), Sue Sadler (volunteer), Kate Walton (chief officer), Cllr Nick Houghton, Keith Close (driver), Paul Ferguson (driver)