We have a few calendars left for sale, now at the bargain price of just £4.00.

Do you still need to buy someone a Christmas present or perhaps a gift for a friend with an early birthday? Then why not buy one of these original and unique calendars featuring photographs of places in and around Malvern.

The money will go to support the Mayor’s charities for this year – What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful and The Outreach Project.

Please click here to go to buy your calendars

Christmas Festival

Organisers of the Great Malvern Christmas Festival have reluctantly taken the collective decision to cancel the outdoor elements of the Christmas Festival event scheduled for Saturday 27 November 2021.

Storm Arwen is forecast to bring windy weather on Friday night into Saturday and with wind speeds currently expected to gust up to 50mph on Saturday, the decision to cancel all outdoor activities including the arts and crafts market, and 6pm lights switch-on has been made in the interest of public safety.

However, the good news is that Father Christmas will still be opening his grotto in Great Malvern Library, from 10am until 4pm, along with a Polar Bear and a number of exciting workshops to take part in.

Great Malvern Priory Church will also be open from 10am from 4pm and hope to continue with a variety of activities and music performances throughout the day; they will, however, be cancelling their Carol Concert at 6pm. Please check their website for updated details.

You can also join Malvern Hills District Council’s augmented reality trail (please see their website for details) and Malvern Town Council are running a Christmas Wreath competition and trail, please see Malvern Town Council’s website for further details.

We will now be turning on the lights at 6pm on Wednesday 1st December with pantomime stars from Malvern Theatres and the Mayor Cllr Nick Houghton on Belle Vue Island in Great Malvern.

Great Malvern Cemetery

The Town Council was recently contacted by a group of volunteers, seeking permission to restore a memorial on one of the graves in Great Malvern Cemetery, situated off Madresfield Road.

The cemetery is fifteen acres in total having been extended in 2017 when Bishop Michael Hooper, on behalf of the Bishop of Worcester, consecrated a further section of three acres.  It is divided into two parts – pre and post 1950 – and contains approximately fifteen thousand seven hundred graves.

In 2002 Great Malvern Cemetery was subject to a nationwide health and safety inspection regarding the safety of headstones and the possible injuries that may have resulted if a headstone had failed.

All headstones were tested, and the decision was taken by the council at the time to lay down the larger memorials and stake the small lawn grave memorials in Great Malvern Cemetery, if they failed the safety test. 

One of these was a memorial to Captain Alan Charles Lorraine Bate of the Royal Garrison Artillery, who died aged just 25 years on 25 October 1918. The memorial consists of a large cross on three large plinth stones hence the decision at that time to lay the cross down.

The Town Council first had to trace any living relatives of Captain Bate to gain their permission for the restoration to take place. Once this was in place, the group, who restore military graves around the country, got to work and refixed the cross in position, clearing leaves from the base of the grave and laying new gravel. The photographs below show what an excellent job they have made of restoring Captain Bate’s grave.

The cemetery has many graves of note, and regular guided tours of the cemetery are held during the year.






That Samantha Charles, formerly a member of Malvern Town Council, has ceased to be a member of the Town Council, and that a vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for the Chase Ward of Malvern Town Council.

An election will be held to fill the vacancy, if within 14 working 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 Chase Ward, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 14 December 2021.

Dated: 15 October 2021

Linda Blake, Town Clerk

Returning Officer:

Andy Baldwin

Malvern Hills District Council

Room F7

Avenue Road


WR14 3AF


*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.’

Mayor’s Bonanza 2021


Malvern Town Council is delighted to announce the return of the ever-popular Mayor’s Bonanza on Sunday 29 August, held this year in Victoria Park Playing Fields, Malvern Link from 11am – 5pm.

We hope you will join us in the return of this fantastic event which will feature live music, a performance from Dance in Motion, circus skills, the chance to meet some ferocious dinosaurs from Raptors World, a mini funfair and traditional fete games such as hook-a-duck and hoopla – there really will be something for all the family to enjoy.

Once you have worked up an appetite, why not visit our mini food court, where you will find Smokey Dough Pizzas, Vegan Veg Life, Malvern Hills Brewery and E & C Leisure (mobile bar) serving hot and cold food, ice creams, soft drinks, cider, cocktails, beer and prosecco.

Enjoy performances from Gene Genie and the Lemon Squeezers, Sarah Martyn Acoustic Duo, The Brethryn and Supernova who will be entertaining the crowds all day long.

The Mayor’s Bonanza is free to attend and fundraises for the Mayor’s charities – The Outreach Project and What Makes You Different, Makes You Beautiful – both very local worthy causes.  Why not find out more about the good work they do within the community by visiting their stalls at this event?

As part of this fun-packed event, we will at last be officially opening the long-awaited basketball courts, with mini tournaments for all age groups taking place on this world class flex court.

We hope you will join us in the fun and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Victoria Park

A task and finish group has been looking at options to redevelop the pavilion at Victoria Park. At a meeting in July, Full Council agreed that a new two-storey building should be built which would include a cafe, meeting room for community use, public toilets and sports facilities. A public consultation will take place later in the year. Regular updates will be posted here.