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IMALVERN HILLS CONSERVATORS.

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I MALVERN HILLS CONSERVATORS. The fallowing members of tt)p Hills Con- servators perambul >tt-d the Bolls on Monday. and olet. at the buiMiue on ibe summit of the Worcestershire Beftcon Messrs F Ballard (cbairman), A Wilesmith, W T Price, T A Pedlingham, Lieut.-Col. Thurlow, and Mr G H T Foster (Clerk). I BROOME HILL FOOTPATH. A letter was read from Mr Evans, secre- tary of the West Malvern Improvement Association, enclosing 21s which had been promised by the association in connection with the Broome Hill footpath improvement, and thanking the the Conservators for their prompt action in repairing this and other paths on the Hills. It was resolved to put up a notice facing the West Malvern road as to the Brome Hill footpath being a public road to the hills. I COMPLAINTS AGAINST GOLFERS. A letter was read from Mr. T. Powell, of Rose Cottage, Malvern Common, as to the gross way in which golfers were encroach- ing on Malvern Common by mowing the grass and thereby destroying the bite" of the animals, which belonged to commoners. He said that perhaps the Conservators were aware that the golfers had been in the habit of keeping mown some nine greens of about half-an-acre each. This season they had doubled the size of each green, and were also mowing the patches between each of the greens to the extent of about two acres each. Roughly speaking, the commoners were los- ing from 25 to 30 acres more than they had in previous years. He asked the Conserva- tors to make an inspection of the common, and then he was sure that they would find that he was not making complaint without good cause for doing so. The Chairman said the common was in the Manor of Malvern, and be was afraid the Conservators had no jurisdiction in the mat- ter. Lieut.-Col. Tburlow said the golfers' grievance was that the grass was not kept down properly, and hence the necessity for mowing. There was ample grazing if the commoners were to put more animals on the common. Mr Wilesmith said the area of the greens had been very much exaggerated by the writer of the letter. It was finally decided to refer the matter to the steward of the Malvern Manor (Mr. J. H. Yonge.) NEW FOOTPATH FOR MALVERN I WELLS. Mr H J Allen. secretary of. the Malvern Wells Ratepayers' Association, wrote, by request of the committee, asking the Conser- vators to take into consideration the advan- tages that would follow the construction of a footpath on the hills, on the conservators' recently acquired land behind South Lodge, Malvern Wells. It was decided to visit the spot in question at the July perambulation. GIPSIES STILL RAMPANT. I The Assistant Ranger reported that during the past month he had experienced great trouble with the gipsies, and had moved parties of them on several times. Mr Pedlingham said there were complaints, and he though the assistant ranger ought to have a policeman with him. The Chairman said they must keep the gipsies on the move. TRIPPERS' DEPREDATIONS. I Mr Price said that on Whit-Mouday large quantities of fox-gloves were carried away by trippers on the hills, and much of their beauty was lost in this way. It was resolved to take steps to warn the public against this vandalism. THE BEACON BUILDING. I Lieut.-Col. Thurlow hinted that it would be a good thing if a philanthropist would come forward with Y,1,000 or Z2,000, and build a stone constructure in place of the present Beacon Building of wood. Mr. Price said that once a convenient building of brick and stone occupied that site, with kitchens underneath, a large room 70ft. by 30ft., with large windows on the west side, a camera obscura, a grotto, terraces and trees. One of the first things the Conservators did when they undertook the care of the hills and commons was to order that building to be pulled down, and to erect another one.

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