SMALL services will be held on both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day in Malvern, but these will be closed to members of the public.

There will be live streaming of these services through the Town Council’s Facebook Page and this will be available to view afterwards on the Council’s website.

The Town Council is encouraging local residents to join us and pay their respects to those who have lost their lives in service, by taking part in a nationwide two minute silence on their doorstep at 11am on Sunday 8 November.

In addition, Malvern Town Council will be running a Field of Remembrance in the grounds of Great Malvern Library.

With a number of schools already agreeing to take part, the Field of Remembrance will run from Thursday, November 5 until November 12 and will allow members of the public to pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation by planting a cross.

Crosses will be available from a marked box at the Field of Remembrance from 9am until 3pm on weekdays.

The wooden crosses are free of charge, and members of the public can choose to plant a cross bearing the name of a Malvern resident who sadly lost their life in the Second World War or to plant a plain cross which can be inscribed with the name of a person they wish to remember.

Chairman of the remembrance committee Anthony Hartley-Woolley said “Remembrance Sunday is our chance as a nation to stand together to remember the millions of people from across the United Kingdom, and from across the world, who sacrificed so much to keep us safe.

“Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most poignant days in the Nation’s calendar. This year we are sadly unable to gather together in the usual way to honour those who have lost their lives in service as it is vital we do all we can to protect residents, especially the elderly and most vulnerable in our community, against the spread of coronavirus.”