Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 offered a packed programme of events

A number of walks, talks and workshops were held last week as part of Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 to promote the importance of being kinder to the planet.

Held from 14 to 20 October, the week was the second of its kind and offered a number of events and activities to the public.

The first ever Greener Living Fair was held on Saturday 19 October in Great Malvern Priory which saw such organisations as Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Malvern Community Forest, Malvern Country Market, Transition Malvern and more offer advice and information.

Visitors enjoyed a Rag Rug Making Workshop, a Woodland Craft demonstration, a talk on agro-ecology and a tour of Malvern's Marvellous Trees.

During the week, a special 'Litter Garden' with flowers made from cans and other materials was placed outside the Council House which provided facts on the damaging effect litter has on the environment.

Sticking with the litter theme, the council's Community Environment Protection Officers Jude Allen and Dan Bayliss, who featured on Channel 5's Grime and Punishment, launched their own music video telling people not to litter. This can be found on the council's Facebook page.

As part of the week, nature lovers took part in a walk at Knapp and Papermill Nature Reserve in Alfrick where they looked out for bats and other wildlife, as well as identified different tree species.

The popular EnviroWeek Photo Competition also returned for another year and residents are still being encouraged to share their best photos of the district before the 4 November deadline.

The top ten photographs will be framed and exhibited in Great Malvern Priory for three weeks in November and December. Photos can be submitted by sharing them to social media and tagging Malvern Hills District Council with the hashtag #MalvernEnviroWeek2019.

Cllr John Raine, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Malvern EnviroWeek 2019 was a great success in promoting the importance of thinking twice about our effect on the planet. It was great to see so many people involved in workshops and activities, as well as taking a moment to enjoy our beautiful surroundings." 

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