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Published: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:25:23 +0000

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Your letters

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:40:24 +0100

Our dark town

Your letters

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:57:34 +0100

Use of a rail link

Your letters

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:50:00 +0100

Hills fantasy

Your letters

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:10:00 +0100

What about us?

Your letters

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:40:00 +0100

Stop moaning

Your letters

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:30:00 +0100

Shocking views

Let's end this refugees slanging match

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:05:02 +0100

THE debate in your columns concerning the Syrian refugee issue is in danger of descending into a point-scoring shouting match.

Impressed by response to refugees petition

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:59:30 +0100

I WAS very impressed by the positive and friendly response I received in Worcester when asking people to sign the petition urging Worcestershire County Council and Malvern Hills District Council to show their humanity by playing their part in the international relief programme by making an application to the Home Office's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme for the district to play host to a small number of Syrian refugee families (for which EU-funded grant support is available).

Details of Companies Act and Malvern For All Ltd

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:50:48 +0100

Mr Watts August 14th) you are correct in picking up my omission and I acknowledge that.

Thanks for donations to help our horses

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:17:42 +0100

PENNY Ha'Penny Horse and Pony Rescue would like to extend our sincere thanks to a couple of groups that have recently helped raise some valuable funds to help with the ongoing costs involved in the care of the ponies in their care.

Oliver! brought the house down

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:07:14 +0100

A FRIEND and I attended the performance of Oliver! performed by Malvern Theatres Young Company.

Clear it up! Is bin collection under threat or not?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:48:14 +0100

REGARDING Sarah Rouse's letter (August 21) about the "threat" to weekly black back collections, may I make a helpful suggestion.

Dispelling some myths about cycling

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:44:12 +0100

IN response to Alison Potter's letter (Gazette, August 21), naturally I wholeheartedly condemn the actions of the cyclist in the incident mentioned.

Drivers should use all the road to get best out of new Ketch layout

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:45:11 +0100

IN his letter of August 21, Paul Hetherington of Malvern objects to “queue jumping” on the new part of the southern link to the east of the Ketch, Worcester.

The Goverment is to blame for refugeses

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:39:17 +0100

I HAVE been reading for the last two weeks about how Malvern is tearing itself apart, one group being in favour of housing Syrian refugees in the town, another against.

It's the countryside. Deal with it

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:39:10 +0100

I READ in dismay Stuart Marston's letter (August 21) about the potential smell of chicken manure when being spread.

I wish local people would rally to support refugees

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:35:10 +0100

I AM dismayed by both the lazy conflation of asylum with economic migration and the faintly hysterical tone of letters characterising migrants as a threat.

Traffic chaos at the Link

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:17:29 +0100

WE are all aware of the recent and ongoing debacle concerning the new road system around the Ketch island on the edge of Worcester, but closer to home I think we should be asking questions about the recurrent situation in Malvern Link.

Thank you, all you hard-working toddler group organisers

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:47:44 +0100

I WOULD like to acknowledge the hard work, time and devotion given by leaders of the mother, baby and toddlers groups in Malvern.

Conservatives are proud to do what is right for Malvern

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:15:07 +0100

I WANTED to correct a misconception some of your correspondents have regarding the recent vote on whether Malvern Hills could unilaterally provide support for vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Unfair criticism of Ledbury town councillors

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:28:23 +0100

FURTHER to the letter from Richard Hadley (July 17), I have been looking through the profile of a parish councillor as defined by Herefordshire Association of Local Councils.

Wonderful missed opportunity for local schools

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:36:30 +0100

WHAT a disappointment that Malvern Hills District Council has decided not to support the scheme to offer shelter to 12 Syrian families.

Let's make these Syrian refugees welcome here

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:52:27 +0100

UNFORTUNATELY, welcoming some Syrian refugee families to live in Malvern appears to be developing into a contentious issue.

Charmless and churlish thoughts on Syrian refugees

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:16:20 +0100

THIS isn’t the place for detailed debate about the distinction between people feeing persecution and those escaping extreme poverty (often stigmatised as economic migrants).

Cable car letter did campaign a disservice

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:05:00 +0100

I AM no fan of a cable car for the hills, but was disappointed by your correspondent (Letters, July 17).

We must help these proud but desperate people

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:58:12 +0100

I AM writing in response to some of the questions raised by Will Richards and Mike Charles (Letters, July 17).

We were among those who cried, 'Shame' at Syrian refugees decision

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:39:20 +0100

WHEN we moved to Malvern three months ago we were delighted to learn that the council had agreed (in December last year) to consider housing some refugees from Syria.

Malvern Hills District Council and funding for Age UK

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:10:07 +0100

IN response to the letter from J Kennaway in the Malvern Gazette of July 10 which accused Malvern Hills District Council of cutting funding for Age UK, I would like to set the record straight and point out this letter is both misleading and inaccurate.

Anyone resettled under this scheme is a refugee in every sense of the word

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:06:06 +0100

WITH regard to the issue of the Syrian refugees there were some errors in letters of your paper.

Some facts about Syrian refugees scheme

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:00:06 +0100

ON July 17 your editorial relating to the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme said as fact that up to £150,000 would "have to be found from elsewhere" for future funding.

I'm saddened that we can't yet help Syrian refugees

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:53:07 +0100

AS someone who attended the initial open meeting to discuss the possibility of Malvern's involvement in the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, I am saddened by the fact that we have not yet been able to find a way of playing our part in helping to welcome those who have suffered so much, and who are in great need of relocation.

Syrian refugees and the parable of the Good Samaritan

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:24:13 +0100

AT the start of the meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on July 14 the chairman, Barbara Williams, said a prayer in the Christian faith on behalf of the members, presumably seeking guidance for them when making decisions.

Why stand for council if they don't have courage of their convictions

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:23:29 +0100

HAVING attended a few meetings in the past, I thought it would be interesting to see how the new Malvern Hills Distric Council compared with the old one, so I went along last Tuesday.

Vote ignored desperate suffering of Syrian people

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:23:24 +0100

IN December last year I was overjoyed to hear that Malvern Hills District Council had agreed to give sanctuary to a handful of Syrian refugees under the Government's vulnerable persons relocation scheme.

Let us be grateful for our wonderful NHS staff

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:23:18 +0100

I WISH to express my thanks to the Royal Worcestershire Hospital for an urgent appointment in five days with the acute stroke unit as a day patient.

Such selfishness on Malvern's roads

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:22:12 +0100

ON a walk from Malvern town centre one Saturday morning recently I saw people parking on the hill outside Henry's Cafe, thus creating chaos and a blocked road.

Misconceptions about scheme to house Syrian refugees

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:21:12 +0100

THERE are unfortunately a number of misconceptions about the desire of a group of Malvern residents to welcome families to the area via the Government's Syrian vulnerable persons relocation scheme.

Not an acceptable way for democratically elected politicians to behave

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:20:18 +0100

THIS has been a grim week for British politics.

What a palaver at the ticket machine!

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:20:14 +0100

OUR foreign visitor’s return journey began in Ledbury.

People need not advertise their charitable intentions

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:49:09 +0100

PATROLLING just to the south of the demilitarised zone in Korea, we occasionally met Korean families who were escaping from the north of the country.

Why don't they take their poo bags home?

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:30:08 +0100

I AM sure that we're all fed up about this subject – I am – but having just returned from a walk on the hills, picking up a few pieces of litter and giving the benefit of doubt to walkers and cyclists, why still so many poo-bags?

Poultry units at Chances Pitch will mean more traffic in Ledbury

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:29:10 +0100

REGARDING the planning application for poultry units at Chances Pitch, the people of Ledbury need to understand the increase of traffic through the town – about 650 movements a year.

Are you a selfish parker?

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:52:49 +0100

HOW many motorists drive into a parking area for two or more cars and park their vehicle quickly leaving huge half-car spaces with no thought for any other drivers?

Cable car group has financial aims

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:37:54 +0100

I UNDERSTAND that Companies House has insisted that Malvern For All [proposer of the cable car plan for the Malvern Hills] change its name to Malvern for All Ltd.

Thanks for visiting us at Chances Pitch drop-in day

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:34:46 +0100

WE would like to thank everybody who attended the drop-in session and the visit to the poultry units at Chances Pitch, Colwall, on Saturday.

Being computer-literate is now essential for public office

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:52:38 +0100

YOU have to seriously question the professionalism, not to mention good sense, of elected town councillors who bleat that they are being ‘bullied’ when asked to read online planning applications before attending Ledbury Town Council planning committee meetings.

We cannot afford to welcome Syrian refugees

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:49:18 +0100

AFTER reading the letters in the Gazette, I thought that the letter from Julian Roskams (July 10) needs answering.

It's wrong to break bylaws and swim in quarry

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:46:29 +0100

IT appears to me to be quite wrong for anyone to defy local bylaws and swim in Gullet Quarry.

Help us stop chicken sheds at Chances Pitch

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:29:19 +0100

YET again local residents of both Colwall and Ledbury must fight a campaign to stop a planning application that makes little sense to anyone but the applicants.

Application resubmitted for poultry units at Chances Pitch, Colwall

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:14:11 +0100

AS many will already know, we have re-submitted our planning application for four poultry units at Chances Pitch, Colwall.