New memorial benches at Community Woodland

Two new memorial benches have been installed in the Community Woodland, Townsend Way. 

The seats have been kindly donated in memory of loved ones and provide a place to rest within the Memorial Orchard of the Community Woodland.

Beck Baker, community and conservation officer said “The new benches provide a place for people to sit, relax, and take in our local wildlife.”

“This quiet green space, right on the edge of Malvern, provides a perfect place for people to take time out and reconnect with nature.  The benches will help visitors who may be unable to walk longer distances to enjoy the woodland by offering places to stop and rest.

The new benches in the woodland are part of a larger project to improve access to this important green space on the edge of Malvern.  Paths through the woodland have been surfaced to improve access all year round and interpretation is being provided later this year to help visitors discover more about local wildlife.

Beck added “We’d like to thank the donors who have contributed to the new benches in the Memorial Orchard and we do have other opportunities for those wishing to make a donation towards a memorial bench in the woodland, including picnic benches to offer somewhere for families and friends to spend time in the outdoors.”

More information about donating a bench can be found be contacting the Trust at or by calling 01684 892002.

The path surfacing and interpretation within the Community Woodland has been supported by a £40,955 grant from Malvern Hills District Council.  The funding is from section 106 money, which is paid by developers as part of legal agreements linked to planning applications