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Malvern Wells is a village and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District of Worcestershire, England. The parish of Malvern Wells, once known as South Malvern, was formed in 1894 from parts of the civil parishes of Hanley Castle, Welland, and the former parish of Great Malvern, and owes its development to Malvern's 19th century boom years as a spa town.
It lies on the eastern slopes of the Malvern Hills south of Great Malvern (the town centre of Malvern) and takes its name from the Malvern water issuing from springs on the hills, principally from the Holy Well and the Eye Well.[1] lIts northern end also includes the Wyche Cutting, the historic salt route pass through the hills forming the border between the counties of Herefordshire on the western side of the Malvern Hills at the village of Upper Colwall and the Worcestershire side in the east. The actual cutting through the granite hill face is at a height of 856 feet above sea level.
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In 1558 Queen Elizabeth I granted the land to John Hornyold, lord of the manor, under the premise that any pilgrim or traveller should be able to draw rest and refreshment from the Holy Well. This covenant still stands today. 1622 is the first record of spring water ever being bottled in the UK]. This took place at the Holy Well which later became the site where Malvern Water was first drawn for sale by the Schweppes Company at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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 NOTICE OF VACANCY

IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

 

 

 Parish of Malvern Wells

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the resignation on July 12th 2020 of Councillor Neil Chatten

 

If by July 30th 2020 (within 14 days)* a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors** for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

 

By virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by election to take place on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is In due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.

 

 

Clerk to the Parish Council:

 

Sarah Hart

 

 

 

 

Returning Officer:

Jack Hegarty

The Council House

Avenue Road

Malvern

WR14 3AF

 

                                                                                                                 

 

* In calculating dates for this purpose, exclude Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday and bank holidays.

 

** There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.

 

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