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Let’s get back to supporting our traders safely

All businesses are now open and able to trade. While legal restrictions on social contact and the wearing of face coverings have been removed, Covid-19 has not gone away. Many businesses still have safety measures in place to protect you and their staff. The latest government advice is that face coverings should still be worn in crowded areas.

Read more about how to stay safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Shop locally

Explore a large range of independent traders on your doorstep by clicking on one of the following towns:

Stay locally

Restrictions on travelling to many countries remain in place. Avoid the hassle and delays by holidaying at home.

Browse local staycation destinations and accommodation to The Malverns.

Why you should shop local

Here are some reasons why choosing local traders will make a real difference.

  1. Spending money with local businesses will help our local and national economic recovery
  2. Supporting high streets creates, and safeguards, jobs for local people
  3. Independent retailers give great deals and are competitive on price
  4. It is a safe way to shop as businesses have put Covid-19 Secure measures in place
  5. Local businesses generate money to support local services such as libraries, parks and roads that benefit communities
  6. You are spoilt for choice as local businesses often stock items you won’t find anywhere else
  7. Small businesses are often run by local people and they offer a friendly, personal shopping experience
  8. Local shops often source their goods locally which helps our environment by reducing their carbon footprint

Reopening High Streets Safely Fund

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Malvern Hills District Council has received funding from the ERDF Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to support the safe reopening of high streets across the district.

We have appointed Sophie Jackson as our dedicated Town Centre Recovery Officer to support high street traders during this challenging time. You can contact Sophie by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01684 862417.


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