We haven't posted on this page for almost twelve months due to the COVID-19 pandemic but let's hope things get back to normal soon.
Occasionally we may highlight forthcoming events on this page, but for a much fuller picture of what is going on please either click on the links at the bottom of this page, or visit the Great Malvern Tourist Information Centre.
Photo opposite: the old Tourist Information Centre which closed on 12th May 2019. It was a stiff walk up Church Street, on the right as you approach Belle Vue Terrace.
The Tourist Information Centre has moved to a new location off the courtyard adjoining the Lyttelton Well, which is located next to the entrance to the Priory churchyard.
Opposite, next to Cafe Nero, you can divert into an alleyway, Church Walk, that leads past a Wilko store to Waitrose where you can shop and have a cup of coffee.
Selected events in and near Great Malvern
|Thursday 6th May 2021||
Local elections are being held on 6th May and many of us who have a postal vote will be voting in the next few days.
Election to Worcester County Council
In the Chase Ward we are being asked to elect a candidate to serve on Worcester County Council.
The candidates are:
Jack Satterthwaite, representing the Liberal Democrats who is a Malvern Town Councillor and lives in Barnards Green Road.
Lucy Hodgson, the sitting Councillor, representing the Conservative Party, who lives in Worcester.
John Gallagher, an Independant candidate, who is a Malvern Hills District Councillor and lives on the edge of the Chase Ward at Upper Welland.
Gregory Chance, the Labour candidate who lives in Redditch.
You will see Jack Satterthwaite and John Gallagher are the only candidates standing for the Chase Ward who live in Malvern.
Election of Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police area
It seems a mockery to vote for any candidate as little information has dropped through our door. The candidates are:-
John Campion, Conservative Party, the sitting Commissioner
Peter Jewell, Reform UK
Margaret Rowley, Liberal Democrats
Kuldip Sahota, Labour Party
Fortunately the BBC has reported on the candidates:-
Election of Priory Ward Trustee to Malvern Hills Trust/Conservators
Priory Ward residents are being asked to vote for a Trustee to join the Malvern Hills Trust to replace John Watts who resigned.
There are 3 candidates, Michael Johnson, David Street and David Watkins and their statements can be found on the Malvern Hills Trust website.
|Thursday 30th April 219||
Message from the Mayor of Malvern Cllr Neil Morton - about staying in, and seeking help
Yesterday a leaflet dropped through our letter box from Malvern Town Council which explains how to seek help during the Coronavirus epidemic.
How to obtain a Coronavirus Test
Seniors aged over 65 years, with symptoms, can now request a government test for COVID-19.
Our weekly blog about Coronavirus for Seniors
Up to 28th April the government had been using the cumulative number of deaths in NHS hospitals as a 'yardstick'. However on 29th April they began adding in other deaths of confirmed Coronavirus patients, for example in care homes. Thus the expected death tally for that day increased sharply from about 22,000 to 26,097 cases, an increase of almost 20%.
The Government Cornoavirus statistics, updated daily, can be found on the Coronavirus Dashboard.
The Office of National Statistics publishes the number of deaths from all causes weekly. We have found the ONS website difficult to navigate and understand. However a breakdown of deaths by district can be found for example in a spreadsheet linked to this page, should you wish to dig deeper.
From this data the Malvern Gazette occasionally publishes reports on the number and location of cases in Worcestershire.
|Wednesday 20th November 2019||
South Worcestershire Development Plan Review roadshow
Venue: Lyttleton Rooms, Great Malvern
Time: 2 pm to 8 pm
Find out about proposals to build 880 more homes in Malvern additional to those already planned by the year 2030 by attending this roadshow at the Lyttleton Rooms.
A six week public consultation started on Monday 4 November on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). The document sets out how a government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon by 2041 could be met. This is on top of the need for 28,400 new homes by 2030, more than half of which have already been built, set out in the current SWDP.
The best way to comment on the review is online at www.swdevelopmentplan.org where you can also find the Preferred Options document.
To enter comments online you need to go to this webpage and register with an email address and password - only then will you be able to login.
Comments can also be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to South Worcestershire Development Plan, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT.
The deadline for responses is 5pm on Monday, 16 December 2019.
|Sunday afternoons in spring and summer||
Band concerts in Priory Park
Place: Priory Park, Great Malvern
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Bring a chair, a rug, sunglasses and refreshments
Sponsored by Malvern Town Council
|Third Saturday of month||
Worcestershire Farmers' Market
Venue: Abbey Gateway, Great Malvern
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Usually held on the third Saturday of each month.
Church of England Services
Other local sources of news
Click on the links at the bottom of this page to search the Malvern Gazette, Local Guide and official Tourist Information website. Click here for Guarlford Village noticeboard
Please contact the webmaster if you would like your event listed on this page.
Last updated 21st April 2021