Chase School's success under three former headteachers

6:29pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM sure it would help all of us (ex-parents, council taxpayers, and current parents) who are trying to understand the strange noises coming from the recently appointed headteacher of the Chase School to be offered some facts.

Impress by newspaper's Comment on town clerk's unfair dismissal

6:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I WAS impressed by the Comment on the sacking of the former town clerk in last week's Malvern Gazette.

Supermarket policy is so callously destroying British dairy industry

6:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AS a child I was very aware of the horrible conditions my father and his employees sometimes had to work under in order to get fresh milk ready for the tanker every morning of the year.

Strange rules about trees

6:09pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CAN anyone tell me why it is okay to grow any tree to any height in Malvern (no matter how much inconvenience it may cause to ones neighbours, or how much of a blot on the area of outstanding beauty it may be), but at the same time it is not allowable to prune a tree without obtaining permission?

Shop will be such a loss to Malvern

6:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT is now apparent that Tony, Steve and small band of helpers have now ceased to be running the Willows shop in Avenue Road, Malvern, an excellent small business.

Cable car operates well in Bavarian wildlife haven

Ledbury Reporter: Cable car (12119202)

6:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MALVERN'S twin town, Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), lies within a forested area known as the Emperor's Forest, straddling the German border, and is similar in many respects to the Malvern Hills.

Sad that they're discouraging youngsters?

5:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YOU reported that some parents of the Chase School are discouraging pupils from aspiring to a university education.

Great tax disc idea

5:56pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IT is a great idea of PC Wise for redundant tax disc holders to be used for emergency and medical information.

Theatre parking is such a trap

5:53pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I AM an elderly, moderately disabled lady whose one joy is to spend a lovely evening at my local theatre.

Litter and weeds are such a blight

5:50pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I WAS delighted to read that Malvern had done so well in the Britain in Bloom awards for this year.

Visiting the Springs Nursing and Residential Home was such a privilege

5:47pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THERE is nothing like experiencing the reality of some people’s everyday lives to give you a proper sense of perspective.

Chicken farm will permanently blight this beautiful area

5:42pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YESTERDAY I heard the horrendous news that a chicken farm, rearing up to 200,000 chickens a year, is proposed close to where I live.

Did you feel the pain, good people of Malvern?

5:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GOOD people of Malvern Hills, did you feel the pain? Well probably not because your wallet has been lightened with cynical skill and dexterity.

Disaster that is going to cost Malvern's taxpayers dear

2:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

At the Malvern Hills District Council meeting on October 16 Martin Lawrence chose to use part of his allocated time during the public speaking session to question why I spent time at the employment tribunal which was hearing the case of the unfair dismissal of Richard Chapman by Malvern Town Council.

Housing plan for Malvern has been such a shambles

1:51pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE mess that Malvern Hills District Council finds itself in regard to the South Worcestershire Development Plan has its origins in 2010 when the government scrapped Labour's regional spatial strategy and replaced it with a new policy that is, in fact, even more top down.

More houses? They must be joking!

Ledbury Reporter: (10156169)

4:05pm Friday 24th October 2014

8,590 MORE houses for Malvern - the planners must be joking.

Isn't this council elitism?

Ledbury Reporter: (10156169)

2:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

WHY has the car park in Victoria Road been included in the blueprint for the SWDP?

Thanks for helping at jumble sale

Ledbury Reporter: (10156169)

11:10am Friday 24th October 2014

ACORN'S Children Hospice Jumble Sale, September 6.

How many places to drink do they need in Callow End?

6:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REGARDING the villagers of Callow End fighting to keep the Old Bush open (October 17).

Why won't they say they want to build in 'Little Malvern'?

Ledbury Reporter: (11835650)

6:20pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS have been submitted by Kler Group for outline planning permission to build up to 95 houses in a field in rural Little Malvern and to have vehicular access through the parish boundary into urban Malvern Wells.

Community should reject elitism at the Chase School

5:54pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT is sad to see the Chase School generating more negative publicity, as reported in the Gazette (October 10).

Chief's payoff is too much

5:47pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

QUELLE surprise! Jack Heggarty has the shared chief executive job for Malvern Hills and Wychavon district councils and gets a pay rise while Chris Bocock is getting to retire early.

Thank you the hoteliers and shopkeepers of Ledbury

1:07pm Thursday 16th October 2014

I WOULD like through your column to congratulate the hoteliers and shopkeepers of Ledbury.

Positive leadership is needed in Ledbury, not hopelessness

10:45am Wednesday 15th October 2014

I AM reminded of Private Frazer from Dad's Army with his gloomy refrain, we’re all doomed. At least that was funny.

Here are some ideas for Ledbury's electricity sub-station

3:19pm Monday 13th October 2014

SO nobody likes the look of the khaki tin tardis that has landed in our central conservation area?

A Pets at Home for Ledbury?

2:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

HAVING visited a Pets at Home Store on October 4 I was approached by a sales assistant asking if I would be interested in a loyalty card giving me access to special offers.

Ledbury should focus on creating jobs

2:55pm Monday 13th October 2014

YOUR story on October 10 about the new electricity sub-station sums up the position very well.

Malvern Hills needs a food bank because so many people are struggling

1:31pm Monday 13th October 2014

WHILE Julian Roskams and Harriett Baldwin are to be applauded for their commitment, we need to understand why Malvern needs a food bank.

What have they done to Castlemorton Common?

Ledbury Reporter: Castlemorton Common. Picture by John Anyon. 3514684302.

1:23pm Monday 13th October 2014

OVER recent weeks Castlemorton Common site of special scientific interest (SSSI) has been open-cleared, disrupting the soil fauna and flora, creating essentially flat scarified earth, and creating the appearance of a managed parkland (quite a harrowing sight).

The Chase has always been a high achieving, and inclusive, school

5:20pm Friday 10th October 2014

AS a former chair of governors of The Chase (1992-2005), I should like to challenge two fallacious ideas which seem to have come out of that school in the last year.

How community spirited they are!

1:07pm Friday 10th October 2014

HOW community spirited of Malvern Hills district councillors, voting for the latest South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) because they had no option.

It's shocking to see how many houses are being built in Malvern

1:24pm Monday 6th October 2014

IT is shocking to see how many more houses will be built over the next few years. An extra 8,590 new homes in the Malvern Hills area.

Worcester Ukulele Club collection raised £118

1:18pm Monday 6th October 2014

ON October 4, Worcester Ukulele Club performed in Malvern as part of the Autumn Festival. We raised £118.03 in a street collection for our current chosen charity, the Stroke Association.

Let's have no more approvals until existing housing sites have been developed

12:36pm Monday 6th October 2014

IF the Malvern area needs to “squeeze in" 8,590 houses then fine.

Odd situation with two chief executives

12:04pm Monday 6th October 2014

AT a meeting we were told that out of the two candidates, Chris Bocock of Malvern Hills District Council and Jack Heggarty of Wychavon District Council, only one had been interviewed. We were not told which.

Episode two of Carry On Up The Council

12:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

WELL, episode two of Carry On Up The Council was more like the sinking of the Titanic.

Animal Aid's thanks

Ledbury Reporter: (10156169)

9:57am Monday 6th October 2014

ANIMAL Aid would like to thank the people of Malvern for their generosity in raising £257 at a street collection on September 27. The money will help to fund our peaceful campaigns and our important educational work on all aspects of animal cruelty.

Answer our questions about Sling Lane

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".

If you missed Sweeney Todd you missed a treat!

12:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANYONE who missed Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society's latest production of Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street missed an absolute treat.

Coffee morning raised almost £250

12:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

A Macmillan coffee and cake morning was held at Aston Drive, Malvern, on Friday, September 26, and a total of £247.37 was raised.

If you missed Sweeney Todd you missed a treat!

12:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANYONE who missed Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society's latest production of Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street missed an absolute treat.

If you missed Sweeney Todd you missed a treat!

12:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

ANYONE who missed Ledbury Amateur Dramatic Society's latest production of Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street missed an absolute treat.

Long may Malvern Gazette letters continue to entertain

12:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

I JUST loved your letters page last week (September 26).

South Worcester Development plan is dilemma for Liberal Democrat councillors

10:45am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE notorious and ill-fated South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) once again comes before Malvern Hills District Council next Tuesday evening.

Legacy will be overdevelopment and lost independence

4:17pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

ON the evening of September 23 I was present at a meeting of Leigh and Bransford Parish Council.

Critics of Sling Lane project are right

4:08pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE two recent letters referring to the dereliction of Sling Lane Playing Fields are absolutely right (September 5).

We need the right sort of homes in the Teme Valley

3:09pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

As a resident of the Teme Valley, I’m concerned about the lack of serious local debate about the homes we need in our community when there’s clearly a big problem.

Thanks for finding my bag

3:06pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I WOULD just like to express my thanks (again) to the two lovely ladies who found my bag hanging on a Waitrose trolley on September 10.

I see councillor has stepped down from standards committee

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.

It's restored my trust in human nature!

1:56pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I WOULD like to say a very sincere thank-you to a Mrs Wardroper for finding her lost bank card that had been dropped in the street, possibly in Barnard’s Green, and for reporting it so promptly.






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