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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

Date

Activity

Thursday 6th May 2021

Local elections

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:-

Click for BBC report: West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner election 2021 candidates standing

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

Coronavirus resources

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.

Click to read page one

Click to read page two

How to obtain a Coronavirus Test

Seniors aged over 65 years, with symptoms, can now request a government test for COVID-19.

Click for guidance on how to obtain a test

Our weekly blog about Coronavirus for Seniors

Read our observations about the progression of the Coronovirus epidemic in Malvern, Worcestershire.

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%.

Coronavirus Dashboard

The Government Cornoavirus statistics, updated daily, can be found on the Coronavirus Dashboard.

Click for Coronavirus Dashboard

ONS Statistics

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.

Click for ONS Statistics by district

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.

https://swdp-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/swdp_review_preferred_options

Comments can also be made by email to contact@swdevelopmentplan.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

Entrance: Free

Go to programme of events

Bring a chair, a rug, sunglasses and refreshments

Band in Priory Park

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.

Farmers' market

Click for website

Weekly

Church of England Services

Great Malvern Priory calendar of services

Guarlford and Madresfield

Interior of Priory church

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

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