There are initiatives originated by others which HSM actively supports. The State of the Town report by Malvern Civic Society is one example
1 The general impression of the streetscene in the centre of the town is that it is shabby and unloved.
2 This report contains eighty five pictures of problems with the pavements and shop fronts. The list is by no means complete.
3 Many of the problems represent hazards to pedestrians and should be fixed without delay.
4 A number relate to sloppy repairs – failure to carry out repairs in keeping with the surrounding setts or slabs and are unsightly.
5 Most are probably due to poor inspection of utility work by District Council officers.
6 The Town Council should accept the responsibility for policing the appearance of the street in the town centre and then liaising with the District and County to rectify.
7 Some of the problems relate to lack of interest on the part of shopkeepers in cleaning and/or decorating their premises.
8 There is a role for the Society in fronting up a campaign to smarten up the shops – along the lines of the ‘Facelift’ project some years ago.