16th Oct, 2019

Malvern gears up to go greener with annual EnviroWeek extravaganza

THERE will be a variety of green-themed activities and events in Malvern next week for the second annual EnviroWeek.

It will run from Monday to next Sunday and will include the first ever Greener Living Fair from 1pm to 3.30pm on Saturday, October 19, in Great Malvern Priory.

There will also be free demonstrations, talks and stalls offering advice and information on how to be kinder to the planet.

A free one hour Rag Rug Making Workshop will teach people the basic techniques involved with making a vibrant rag rug out of unwanted clothes.

The workshop, by Malvern Country Market, will be at 1.15pm on Saturday when there will also be Malvern’s Marvellous Trees tour from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

There at With more than 20 different tree types in the graveyard alone, there is plenty to see.

Community litterpicks will take place as part of the week with equipment available to borrow from Malvern Hills District Council.

And the popular EnviroWeek Photo Competition has returned with residents being urged to share their best photos of the district.

The top ten photographs will be framed and exhibited in Great Malvern Priory for three weeks in November and December.

To submit photographs, post them on social media and tag Malvern Hills District Council with the hashtag #MalvernEnviroWeek2019.

The deadline is November 4.

Coun John Raine, Malvern Hills District Council’s portfolio holder for environmental services, said he was delighted the week was returning with such a wide range of fun and informative activities for all ages.

“It is so important that we all make the effort to learn more about what we can do to help the planet and to make those much-needed small changes that together will make a significant difference.”

To book places on to the Rag Rug Making Workshop, visit Malvern Tourist Information Centre on Church Street, next to Lyttelton Well.

It is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

It is a maximum of two places per person and a cash deposit of £5 per person is needed.

The workshop is suitable for all ages but those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Email engagement@malvernhills.gov.uk to get involved in, or to organise, a community litterpick.

Equipment can be loaned out to any groups or organisations that have public liability cover.

Visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/malvern-enviro-week for more information.

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