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The Parish of Guarlford

Notice Board - last updated 13th June 2017



Monday 27th March 2017

Notice of a casual vacancy on Guarlford Parish Council

A vacancy on Guarlford Parish Council has arisen following the sad death of Councillor Eric Jones.

Please click link to read notice issued by the Parish Clerk explaining the procedure for filling the vacancy, and the timetable. This will open a pdf document in a new window.

10th June 2017

Madresfield Open Gardens and School Fete

Another chance to walk round the gardens of Madresfield Court and attend the annual school fete, courtesy of Mr and Mrs Chenevix Trent.
If you are able to help with the parking, the gate, the tea room or the plants, produce, books and craft stall, please contact Rosemary McCulloch.
Donations for the stall welcome including plants, books, jigsaw puzzles and board games (in good condition please).

All funds raised are put to good use by the Friends of Madresfield School and the PCC.

Click for Madresfield Court Facebook page
10th July 2017

Children's Service

Teddiy bearsMadresfield Church

2:15 to 2:45 pm

All pre-school children, parents and carers are invited to join us at the Children's Service.


Theme: Choosing the right way


Do come along, sit on the carpet, sing songs and listen to a story.

For more information contact Rosemary McCulloch - using the contact button at the top of the page.

8th August 2017

The Grapevine Magazine

Copy now has to be with the editor by the 8th of the month.

The deadline for articles and advertisements for the September/October edition of The "Grapevine" is 8th August 2017. Please note that contributions received after the deadline will not be included.

You may be able to flag your email message to ask for a reply to confirm that the message has been delivered and read by the editor. For example in Windows Live Mail select 'Tools' and then click 'Request read receipt'.

12th September 2017

How TRE changed Malvern

An open WI meeting; everyone welcome

Venue: Guarlford Village Hall

Time: 7.30 pm

Just turn up

Cost to non Guarlford WI members 3.50 to include tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket.
29th September 2017

Guarlford WI Fun Quiz

All welcome - for details of how to obtain tickets see advert in the Grapevine magazine or email,

Venue: Guarlford Village Hall
Time: 7.00 pm
Tickets: 8 per person to include a supper of homemade soup and choice from delicious WI puddings.

You are welcome to bring your own drinks.
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Other selected summer events in and near Great Malvern

16th - 18th June 2017

Royal Three counties Show

Go to 'Three Counties' website

Sunday afternoons in summer

Band concerts in Priory Park

Place: Priory Park, Great Malvern

Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Entrance: Free

Go to programm of events

Bring a chair, a rug, sunglasses and refreshments

Band in Priory Park

Sponsored by Malvern Town Council

17th to 25th June 2017

Midsummer Malvern

Formerly known as Civic Week

A week of interesting events sponsored by Malvern Civic Society

Go to programme of events

22 to 25th June 2017

Upton Jazz Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

3rd to 16th July 2017

Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight


21st to 23rd July 2017

Upton Blues Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

Bank Holiday weekend 25th to 27th August 2017

Upton Sunshine Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

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Archived News

Old items but still possibly of interest

Sunday 20th September 2016

Worcestershire Superfast Broadband Project

The parish clerk has received an Autumn newsletter from the County Council about the roll out of Superfast Broadband, which is a government initiative to make available download speeds of 10 Mb/s or greater.

You can find out more about the roll out of fibre on the website:-

On the above website you can enter your phone number to find out whether superfast is currently available, view a map showing the timetable for rollout to rural areas, and register your interest.

Guarlford village is probably too far from the nearest broadband cabinet to get 'superfast' now, and the map suggests no urgency to provide before 2018, but it might help if as many residents as possible registered their interest.


9 Oct 2015

The Probus Club of Malvern

Probus is an informal non-political organisation that provides a forum for retired business and professional men to meet socially. There are at least three branches in this area of which the Malvern branch meets fortnightly on Monday mornings at the Abbey Hotel, Great Malvern.

Click to view remaining programme for 2015

New members are always welcome so if any of the talks interest you why not go along and try it for yourself.


For details of membership contact:

Ramon Wyre

E-mail: ramonwyre


For details of the programme contact:

Tony Bates


Published in 2015

Malvern in the Great War 1915

Front cover of Malvern in the Great War 1915Malvern Museum has published the second volume of stories of the Great War which appeared in local newspapers; this one covers the year 1915.

Copies are available to purchase from Malvern Museum by the Abbey Gateway, the Tourist Information centre at the top of Church Street, and the Malvern Book Coop in St Ann's Road.

Price at the museum 4.50

Book now

Guarlford Village Hall

Guarlford village hallGuarlford Village Hall can be hired at very reasonable rates. Situated in an old malthouse it has been a village hall since 1922 and a registered charity since 1949, all achieved by Guarlford residents from the past.

It has an attractive function room with exposed beams which give it a character all its own

The kitchen has a good supply of crockery and because the function room is on the first floor there is a stair lift for the disabled.

There are ceiling and wall heaters to keep the function room warm in the cold winter months.

If you would like to know more then please contact the Booking Secretary:

Don Hill - Tel: 01684 563667

Please note that due to damage caused at a recent event, bookings are unlikely to be accepted for 'teenage parties'.

Every third Saturday

Worcestershire Farmers' Market

Venue: Abbey Gateway, Great Malvern

Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm

Usually every third Saturday website

Farmer's market


Mobile library service discontinued

Due to cutbacks the number of mobile library vans has been reduced from four to one, and the mobile library will no longer stop at Guarlford and Madresfield from 31st January 2015.

There will still be a service to Newland, Hanley Swan and Callow End


Book Sales

Copies of 'The Guarlford Scene' and ''The Guarlford Story' are on sale at The Malvern Book Cooperative in St Ann's Road and Grange Farm Nursery. Copies are also available direct from the authors. (Very few copies of the Guarlford story now remain for sale, but it can be borrowed from Great Malvern library.)

Were you in one of the neighbourhood group photos? Is your family pictured in the book? Can you help identify some of the missing names in the photographs?

Click here for more details about 'The Guarlford Scene'


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