1st Mar, 2021

Natural space to be created in Malvern District to remember those who died of Covid-19 and key workers

A NEW natural space will be created in Malvern Hills District to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to Covid-19.

The council wants to work with partners to plant trees to remember the people who fell victim to the virus.

The space will also serve as a lasting reminder of the dedication of key workers and communities who pulled together to help the district through the crisis.

The idea is still in the early stages of development and the council is looking to work with landowners or is willing to buy land to create the space.

The area will also support biodiversity and offset carbon emissions and it is hoped people from across Malvern will volunteer to help create the space.

Coun Sarah Rouse, Malvern Hills District Council leader, said: “All of us have gained a greater appreciation for our environment during this pandemic, so it seems fitting to create a natural space to help us, and future generations, remember the lives lost to this virus and the incredible way our NHS, other key workers and communities responded to get us through this.”

Anyone with land who would like to get involved in the project should email engagement@malvernhills.gov.uk

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