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'Is Malvern a safe place to live?' discussion coming to town next month

Craig Gibbons 25th Sep, 2017

IS MALVERN a safe place to live? That will be the topic which will be discussed at a meeting in town next month.

Representatives from West Mercia Police, Malvern Hills District Council and a Pickersleigh priest will be hosting the public engagement event at the Methodist Church on Lansdowne Crescent on Saturday, October 21 between 7.45pm and 9.30pm.

On the panel will be Supt Kevin Purcell, police commander for South Worcestershire with responsibility for the Malvern Hills, Rob Birch, the district council manager for community safety, Paul Leopold, chairman of West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch and Reverend Lynne Sparkes of St Mary’s Church.

Event organiser Barry Jones said: “Malvern is a relatively safe place to live and so this event is not alarmist.

“But we do suggest that local citizens need to work with the authorities to keep it so.

“There are many concerns to be freely discussed from crime against children, against the elderly, in the workplace, in the home, in the street and in our shops.

“Our evening event is a first-rate opportunity in the Malvern Hills to raise questions and concerns, give opinions and engage in discussion on safety and crime with a top-rate panel and chairperson.”

Free tickets can be downloaded from

There will also be some available at the church on the night.

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