The Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Network is made up of over twenty Good Neighbour Schemes coordinated by local people in communities, linking volunteers to those in need of support. Some of these community groups are already established, and others have been set up as a community response to the COVID-19 crisis.  

Wondering what a Good Neighbour scheme is all about? Check out Suckley's story on our YouTube channel (see 8 mins 20 seconds in) 

If you are not aware of a group operating in your area, and you would like support to set one up, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are currently developing a handy toolkit to support local schemes which will be available soon.

Useful Resources

Neighbours helping Neighbours 

During the pandemic we have witnessed an outpouring of compassionate support across The Malvern Hills District. This was shown by residents who created voluntary led Schemes to help their neighbour in need.

These Schemes are scattered across the district and make up The Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Network.

Residents help neighbours in all sorts of ways from friendly phone calls, delivering essential items, and giving lifts to appointments. These small acts of kindness have already made a huge difference to their neighbours’ lives.

“Our scheme has become a lifeline to our vulnerable neighbours” - Suckley Good Neighbour scheme  

“These Schemes are key to tackling loneliness and isolation within their local community” - Good Neighbour Network Coordinator

Here’s a list of the main contacts for the different schemes located across the district:

Hallow:

Joy Fulcher

secretary to Hallow Village Community Group

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01905 641691

Kempsey:

St Marys Church, Kempsey

Rev Mark Badger

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Tel: 01905 820057

Mobile: 07828 233049

View Severnside Parishes website (opens in new window)

View Kempsey hub (opens in new window)

Cllr David Harrison

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Suckley:

Suckley Good Neighbour Scheme

Anne Lewis

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01886 840480

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Upton Upon Severn:

Rev Amy Wearing

Upton Baptised Church

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01684 594994

Martley:

Martley Village Hall

Pat Owen

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Alfrick and Leigh:

View Alfrick shop website (opens in new window)

T: 01886 833844

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View Leigh and Bransford Facebook page (opens in new window)

Leigh Sinton Village:

Leigh Sinton Resident Group

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Bayton Community Support

Bayton, Bayton Common, Beach Hay, Clows Top

Sue Burrows, Parish Council Clerk

Phone: 01299832722

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Dyson Perrins

Community Support for Dyson Perrins

Cllr Julie Wood

Phone: 01684560080

Mobile: 07814196911

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Bushley Parish

Dave Kent

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Suckley Good Neighbour Scheme

Volunteers are “Here to help” in any way that you might expect from a ‘Good Neighbour’. Several Volunteers have been trained by Citizens Advice to be ‘Community Liaison Volunteers’, others have been trained as ‘Digital Champions’ to help those who struggle with their digital skills. Many are DBS checked.

They provide:

  • Info and advice
  • Food and essential supplies
  • Health and medicine deliveries
  • Befriending and Connectivity
  • Support for pets

Phone: 01886 840480

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Cllr Anne Lewis

Welland Village

Mick Davies

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Pensax Parish Council Community Support

Mark Kinross - Clerk to Pensax Parish Council

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West Malvern Community Support

  • Info and advice
  • Food and essential supplies
  • Health and medicine deliveries
  • Befriending, connectivity, and entertainment

Cllr John Raine

Phone: 01684 565052

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Cllr Natalie McVey

Phone: 07721 758356

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View West Malvern Community Noticeboard Facebook page (opens in new window)

The Network:

All Schemes are invited to be part of the The Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Network. This Network enables Schemes to come together to build strong connections between them, effectively innovative ways in how to tackle relevant topics, demonstrate and celebrate good practice and where useful resources are shared. This Network also supports the Malvern Hills connect communities’ strategy to build stronger, resilient, and sustainable communities across the district.

Want to know more about the existing Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Schemes or Network?

Please contact our Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Network Coordinators who would be more than happy to talk to you.

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Phone: 01684 560666