We're appalled by two-hour parking limit

6:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

WE went to the theatre in Malvern and were appalled to find that the two car parks next to the theatre now have a two-hour limit which seems to extend into the evening.

Lift would desecrate historic building

6:49pm Monday 25th August 2014

AN article on Page 3 of the Ledbury Reporter (August 15) headed "Debate over iconic building proposal" says "The Market House would become the main heritage centre, with the installation of a lift...".

Concern about closed doors in local government

12:47pm Monday 25th August 2014

THERE seems to be increasing concern about what is going on behind closed doors in local government.

Ledbury is under pressure from builders and we need councillors with more punch

6:56pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

THIS is serious. Ledbury is under intense pressure from building development.

Malvern council car parks penalise disabled

3:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

Sir - I would like to issue a warning to all disabled theatre goers to Malvern Theatres.

I thought we decided that there would be no building on Ledbury Cricket Club?

11:10am Wednesday 13th August 2014

I REALLY cannot understand why consideration is being given to Ledbury Cricket Club and builders to put 100 new houses there.

Why is Malvern so expensive?

5:55pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

MALVERN is now labelled one of the most expensive small towns in England in which to live.

Low standards of democratic behaviour on Malvern Hills District Council

5:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

LAST Tuesday the Conservative administration on Malvern Hills District Council surpassed even its low standards in undemocratic behaviour.

Are Malvern Hills' critics the unofficial voices of opposition parties

5:35pm Monday 11th August 2014

I AM constantly amused by the writings of certain individuals who regularly appear in your letters column.

I'm appalled by present district council administration

5:31pm Monday 11th August 2014

IT is difficult to know where to start when writing about the behaviour of the majority group on Malvern Hills District Council, but I will try.

A golden handshake of how much?

4:43pm Monday 11th August 2014

I COULD not quite believe this Tuesday's Malvern Hills District Council agenda which reported that the chief executive is set to receive a golden handshake of £175,000 in redundancy pay.

Why no mention of planning by Malvern Wells Tory candidate?

4:39pm Monday 11th August 2014

WITH the Wells ward by-election fast approaching I had been studying the campaign leaflets as they arrived.

Why are our wheelie bins so wide?

11:49am Monday 11th August 2014

I HAVE just read a letter about Wychavon District Council's dustbin collections. They have just two bins: one for landfill and one for recycling.

The EU issue at local by-election

8:16pm Friday 8th August 2014

Sir - I note that there will be a by-election in the Wells ward on 07.08.14 following Cllr. Cheeseman's death.

Roadworks madness

1:02pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

IT is interesting to note that less than a month ago the potholes near the traffic lights at the Worcester Road end of Graham Road, Malvern, were being repaired.

After a two-week holiday in Great Malvern I have never been more impressed with a town I have visited!

12:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MY wife and I have recently returned from a two-week holiday in Great Malvern and I have to say that I have never been more impressed with any town and any area that we have visited.

Worcestershire has a long way to go on recycling

11:43am Wednesday 6th August 2014

WITH regards to recycling in other parts of the country, Paul Latham, who commented on services in London is absolutely right.

Parking unfairness at Morrison's in Malvern

12:58pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

IS it me? Am I just nit-picking or has anyone else noticed the way the parking is at Morrison's?

Malvern already has a proud musical tradition

11:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

IT was interesting to read about the Malvern Rocks Festival (Gazette, July 25), and that they are "trying to put Malvern on the map for musicians and music-lovers".

Why involve animals in this auction?

11:50am Tuesday 5th August 2014

MAY I ask what Jo Ablett, a vet, is doing allowing her dog to breed when she must know of the millions of dogs in the UK desperate for homes (Gazette, July 25)?

Planning should be priority for all parties in Malvern Wells by-election

2:52pm Monday 4th August 2014

WITH the Malvern Wells ward by-election fast approaching I have been studying the campaign leaflets as they arrive.

Where is our Ledbury Town Plan, by the way?

2:50pm Monday 4th August 2014

OUR mayor, Cllr Bob Barnes, expresses fears that developers may put forward unwelcome proposals for Ledbury.

Please help Malvern's Rabbit Rescue

12:55pm Monday 4th August 2014

SHOWING true love for small animals is so heart-warming; rescuing them from sometimes appalling circumstances, providing medical treatment, finding fosterers and a family to adopt them, that is pure magic in terms of human kindness, and that is exactly what is happening here in Poolbrook, Malvern.

Nobody has said anything about closing Hayslan fields!

12:51pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE defenders of Hayslan fields have made great play over the fact that footpaths cross over this land.

Whoops! My mistake about dogs

11:55am Friday 1st August 2014

THANK you for printing my letter about Haysland fields (Gazette, August 1).

Moving our high school is a terrible idea

5:14pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

WHAT a terrible idea to move the school from its central location in order to fill the site with yet more housing, and against its wishes.

Lighten up, share, be happy!

12:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

IT was interesting to see an American perspective as regards the soon-to-be-breathless people around Haysland field, once it has been put into the much-needed housing stock in Malvern's hour of need, rather than provide yet another set of lungs for the locals.

I'd buy chief executive a clock, but not a holiday home!

12:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

IF Malvern Hills District Council's chief executive is made redundant his statutory payout would be £12,000.

Why it would be best to bypass our own planners

11:12am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE planning row in Malvern Hills rages on. After the turning down of the appeal by the inspector of the proposed development at Hop Pole Green, Leigh Sinton, significantly on the grounds of unsustainability, we have realised several things.

Step in the right direction for Ledbury library

3:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Ledbury Library Development Group were very pleased to see that our library will have increased opening hours when it moves to the Master's House in February.

Critics miss the point about threat to Hayslan fields

2:53pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRST it was Peter Atkins telling us the public shouldn’t be allowed on Hayslan Field (Letters, July 4).

High price of treats at the theatre

2:50pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT'S nice to know that at least one Malvern business is doing its bit to cut alcohol consumption and sugar-based products for customers in line with government health advice.

What's been done to ensure safety of Priory Park users?

2:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THREE of us from Cartwright Court were walking in Priory Park on our way to see Macbeth at the theatre a fortnight ago when a man came cycling far too fast over the wooden bridge and made a turn taking him round onto the path on our right.

More houses mean more council tax

1:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I PURCHASE the Ledbury Reporter every Friday and notice the large number of properties for sale or to let from low to high prices in the Ledbury area.

This is why we're fussing over Haysland fields

1:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GREG Ashteron, an American in Malvern, asks how come people are fussing over Hayslan Fields.

MP's surly reaction to child sex scandal whistleblower

11:34am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT is little wonder that members of the public are reluctant to report cases of wrongdoing when they are then criticised for their actions.

I'm overwhelmed by generous offers to help the Scouts

12:37pm Monday 21st July 2014

INDEED, the Scouts were dismayed at the theft of the tow hitch from our trailer.

Please stay safe, and stay out of quarries

12:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

LAST year during a two-month period of unusually warm weather six people drowned in former quarry lakes across the UK.

Why can't statue be left uncovered so we can touch it?

12:09pm Monday 21st July 2014

WE understand the lovely bronze statue currently located in the Bistro at Malvern Theatres is to be moved to a more prominent position, which is to be commended.

Quality of speeches at planning meeting was excellent

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

I WAS a member of the main planning committee of Malvern Hills District Council that was reconvened last Thursday after tragedy at the previous meeting.

District council should listen to public opinion on food bank

11:13am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Gazette should be congratulated on doing what the Tory leadership of Malvern Hills District Council seem reluctant to do – canvassing the opinion of local people with its food bank online poll.

Hayslan fields IS private land, but public have a right to walk on it

12:31pm Sunday 20th July 2014

VERY recent letters to the Gazette have correctly stated or implied that Hayslan fields is private land.

Malvern Hills council seems intent on ruining our beautiful town

11:59am Thursday 17th July 2014

WITH farcical campaigns (cable car, anyone?) wasting the taxpayers' money, in-house fighting, sky-high business rates, undeserved pay-rises, bad planning decisions and public satisfaction at an all-time low, Malvern Hills District Council seems intent on ruining our beautiful town within a generation.

Council voting is anti-democratic

12:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

AT the last meeting of Malvern Hills District Council, Councillor John Raine, who holds the chair in local government studies at the University of Birmingham and who might be rightly regarded as someone who knows what he is talking about, pointed out that the council's Conservative group, which holds about 54 per cent of the seats, had made sure that its members occupied the position of chairman in 100 per cent of the council's committees.

Owners of Hayslan field should be allowed to sell it if they wish

12:31pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

I DID enjoy the tongue-in-cheek letter from Mr Atkins last week July 4).

Cost of green waste disposal in Malvern is too high

12:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE fortunate resident with a car and trailer no longer than 1.3 metres can visit the dump frequently for free.

Thanks for helping the Malvern Carnival

3:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

THANK you very much to everyone who took part in the Malvern Carnival parade, to the traders of Barnards Green and Great Malvern, to the stewards from Colwall Rotary Club, Malvern Rotary Club and Malvern Lions, the police, Malvern Hills District Council, Malvern Town Council and our sponsors, and finally to everyone who turned out to support the carnival both in Great Malvern and Barnards Green.

Malvern Wells residents have their say

1:45pm Monday 14th July 2014

BEING independent of the restraints of any party whip allows me to align myself exclusively to the views and fears of local residents.

So just what's improved at Sling Lane playing fields?

12:41pm Monday 14th July 2014

FURTHER to the recent advertisement in the paper by the council regarding the leasing of the Sling Lane Playing fields to a local football club, and how the improvements will benefit all.

We ask the council, again, to designate The Grange a community asset

11:43am Monday 14th July 2014

I write in support of Cllr Sheila Young's letter concerning the sale of The Grange.






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