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Shop locally

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

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

Stay locally

Avoid the hassle and delays of going abroad by holidaying at home.

Browse local staycation destinations and accommodation to The Malverns.

Town Centre Plans

The Malvern Hills Town Centre Plans were approved at the May 2022 Council Executive Meeting. The five plans covering Upton upon Severn, Great Malvern, Barnards Green, Malvern Link and Tenbury Wells, seek to identify opportunities for further improvement.

Read the town plan summaries.

Malvern Hills Town Centre Support Scheme Grant


Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the aim of the scheme is to support investment by independent traders within the five town centres of the Malvern Hills district (Great Malvern, Malvern Link incl. Link Top, Barnards Green, Upton and Tenbury).

Priority will be given to projects that enhance the area, are likely to attract business and where the improvement will be long lasting (e.g., 5 years and more).

Eligible businesses can apply for a 50% match-funded grant of up to £2500 towards one, or a combination, of the following grants:

  1. Shop front Improvements – Undertaking works to improve or refurbish the shop front or internal structural improvements.
  2. Empty Shop Support - Support to bring an empty shop back into commercial use including support for equipment, anything external or internal premises related
  3. Town Centre Boost - An additional £1000 grant is available to traders or community groups to deliver town centre wide projects and promotions to drive new footfall, investment, or sustainability (there is no match funding requirement associated with this grant).

Please read the Town Centre Support Scheme Application Pack before applying for the grant

Grant Application form

If you would like to discuss this grant please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07779 456448.


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