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Membership For Three Counties Showground

For regular visitors to Three Counties’ events, Membership offers excellent value for money against ticket prices with added VIP benefits.

Membership includes:

  • Ticket to any combination of three show days to our major events: RHS Malvern Spring Festival (including Gold Day), Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern Autumn Show
  • Access to exclusive and well located Members area at each major event
  • Forward parking at our major events (limited)
  • Discounted tickets for family and friends
  • Members e-news including special offers
  • Annual review of Society
  • Reduced Livestock entry fees for Royal Three Counties Show
  • Membership of the Three Counties Agricultural Society with voting rights.

Make sure you visit the new and improved Members area at RHS Malvern Spring Festival and Malvern Autumn Show, in its new location in Severn Hall.  Food and drink will be available all day in the beautifully dressed exclusive area, this is the ideal place for you to take a moment and relax before you adventure back out into the show.  The Members Pavilion for Royal Three Counties Show is still located at the top of the Main Arena, giving you front row seats for the exciting main area entertainment.  

Membership year runs from 1 December - 30 November. 
Please contact membership@threecounties.co.uk for information on purchasing membership.

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June 2021

Three Counties Agricultural Society - Review of 2020 and Members Update

From Ken Nottage, Chief Executive

Three Counties Agricultural Society publish an Annual Review each year in March, which is a look back at our own main shows and charitable activity, events staged by venue hirers of the Showground, and to provide our members with governance information relative to our Council and Trustees. Due to the Pandemic that dominated 2020 this is a much-altered communication in which I have focussed on updating you with the current position of the Society and of your Membership.

I would like to start by paying tribute to our Elected Council Members, Trustees, and Staff who have pulled together in the face of great adversity, everyone has played their part to protect our Society and we look to the future with confidence.

Coronavirus inevitably led to the demise of our usual Three Counties shows in 2020. I am delighted to report that the tenacity of our Council and Trustees and careful fiscal planning from prior good years has seen us through the most difficult time in our history. With the assistance of the Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, I have been able to keep our staff compliment together, this is personally gratifying for me as it has taken eight years to build the talented team now in place.

Membership is an important part of Three Counties Agricultural Society, and I am pleased to say that having initially moved forward memberships purchased in 2020  to 2021, they are now carried forward into 2022. This means that if you paid your subscription fee in 2020 your membership for next year - in 2022 will be provided at no additional cost, membership packages will be posted to you in the Spring of 2022 to cover next year’s three major shows – RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Royal Three Counties Show and Malvern Autumn Show. Most importantly I would like to thank you for remaining loyal through this extraordinary time, your support is much appreciated.

Showground Saturday, Food & Drink Feast, Malvern Plant & Garden Fair, The Equine Show, Fun Ride and DogTastic were new, smaller shows that we were able to stage in the summer of 2020 after the first lockdown ended, as well as our annual Malvern Caravan Show in October. Adapting our facilities for social distancing, one-way systems, sanitization stations, careful stewarding and administration allowed us to use our extensive outside space for these events, and proactively welcome a controlled number of visitors, which in turn allowed us to preserve relationships with stakeholders and support exhibitors and traders. I am especially pleased that the Regulatory Services reported there were no Covid-19 cases linked to our events. Everything worthwhile requires an effort and the team stepped up, it was wonderful to see visitors back through our gates and enjoying themselves.

In 2021, I had hoped for a better situation, however, it has been necessary to cancel some of the Society’s major shows - CountryTastic in April, RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May, Three Counties Championship Dog Show and The Royal Three Counties Show in June. These events are many months in the planning and cancellation was not an easy decision in a year where we eventually hope to see a return to our more usual numbers of visitors.

As I write we remain hopeful that the latter half of this year will see an improvement as the Government road map unfolds. Please keep a check on our website for some new, smaller Three Counties Agricultural Society shows, although these are outside of our  Membership package, they do provide excellent value for a nice day out. Also, there is a range of third party, venue hire events held at the showground. For full details of shows and events please visit www.threecounties.co.uk/whats-on which is regularly updated.

Malvern Autumn Show 2021 - Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September, I am pleased to confirm this very popular show has been extended to  three days. As Membership is not running this year, we will be offering existing Members a 20% discount for 2021. To claim your 20% off for up to six tickets please go to Members Tickets. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

The Annual General Meeting 2021 notification and agenda is provided below. If you would like to access the accounts for 2020, these will be available on the Charities Commission website in due course, or by contacting the Society at info@threecounties.co.uk.

I sincerely wish you, your families and friends a safe passage through the current circumstances and look forward to welcoming you back to Malvern.

Ken Nottage
Chief Executive, Three Counties Agricultural Society

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Annual General Meeting, Notification and Agenda

Dear Member,

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

Notice is hereby given that the 99th Annual General Meeting of the Three Counties Agricultural Society will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, on Friday 24th September 2021 at 5:30 pm.

AGENDA

  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. To confirm and sign the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Friday 28th August 2020
  3. To receive and adopt the accounts for the year ended 30th November 2020, together with the reports of the trustees and auditors.
  4. To receive any matters of report from the Chief Executive on behalf of Council
  5. To propose the Board should agree the appointment of the auditors for 2021 and to fix their fees
  6. To elect the following for 2022:
         The President for Herefordshire
         Vice President for Herefordshire
         Vice President for Gloucestershire
         Vice President for Worcestershire
  7. To consider any other business by leave of the Chairman
  • If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting and would like to vote by proxy, please contact The Chief Executive on e-mail: info@threecounties.co.uk for a form.
  • If there are any questions you would like to have addressed at the Annual General Meeting, please send them to: Ken Nottage, Chief Executive, The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW.

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Membership Terms & Conditions

  • Membership runs for 12 months from 01 December to 30 November annually.
  • Your membership includes three entry tickets to any day of these events:
    RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Royal Three Counties Show and Malvern Autumn Show.
  • Membership is not transferable for any reason and must be presented by the named individual at time of entry.
  • All membership is valid for 1 year and there are no pro-rata refunds should you wish to terminate membership prior to its expiry.
  • Renewal information will be sent to you by post in November annually, with further information for the following year.
  • Three Counties will keep your information on file under the regulations of the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • The contract between us starts when your payment has been processed.