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The Parish of Guarlford

Notice Board - last updated 10th June 2018

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15th to 17th June 2018

Royal Three Counties Show

Expect heavy traffic on roads around showground

Click to go to the 'Three Counties' website


 22nd to 30th June 2018

Midsummer Malvern

Formerly known as Civic Week

A week of interesting events sponsored by Malvern Civic Society

Go to programme of events

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Open Gardens and Fete at Madresfield Court

Madresfield CourtYes it's time again for the ever popular open gardens and fete in support of Madresfield School and the Parish Churches.

Time:  12 noon to 5 pm

Entry: £5 per person, accompanied children free, dogs on leads welcome.

Click to view poster

This is the sixth year that Madresfield Court, courtesy of Mr & Mrs Chenevix Trench, will open its gardens for the general public in aid of raising funds for the benefit of the local school, parish and surrounding community.

Itís an afternoon suitable for all the family with stalls, refreshments, performances, displays, music, children's attractions and the opportunity to explore the historic grounds of Madresfield Court.

Back this year is the amateur dog show sponsored by Just For Pets. Bring along your pet dog to the event and register them by 3pm for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Cost is £1 per dog. There are four categories - Waggiest Tail, Best Lady, Best Lad and Best Puppy.

There will be displays in the arena from The Movement, West Midlands School of Tae Kwon-Do, Pirton dog display team, as well as the hugely impressive birds of prey display from Trevor Hill in front of the Court.

The Chase Brass Band, who are celebrating their 50th year, will be performing throughout the day.

Once again it is hoped to have on show many classic, alternative and vintage vehicles from enthusiasts.

Refreshments include: Fully licensed bar sponsored by Wye Valley Brewery, Hog Roast, Tea Room selling hot beverages and a variety of cakes, Ice-Cream and many food stands selling tasty treats.

Children activity wrist bands can be purchased for £4; this includes all day access to the bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, Victorian swings and the opportunity to have their face painted. (Any other activities not mentioned are not included in this price.)

8th July 2018

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 'August, September and October' edition of The "Grapevine" is 8th July 2018. 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'.

Monday 9th July 2018

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: Thankyou


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

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

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Other selected summer events in and near Great Malvern repeating in 2018

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

21st to 24th June 2018

Upton Jazz Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

2nd to 15th July 2018

Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight


 20th to 22nd July 2018

Upton Blues Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

24th to 26th August the Bank Holiday weekend

Upton Sunshine Music Festival

Upton upon Severn

Go to festival web site

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Archived Notices

Old items but still possibly of interest

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.

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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