Notice of election

A formal notice of election has now been posted.

Nominations are now open for candidates wishing to stand for election to the board of trustees.  The deadline for nominations will be 4pm on Tuesday 5th April.

Those interested in standing are invited to contact the Trust if they have any questions about the role of trustee or the organisation itself on 01684 892002 or email A briefing for potential candidates to find out more about the organisation and the role of a trustee is being held on the evening of Monday 21st March.  Those wishing to attend should contact the Trust to book their place using the contact information above.

Candidates standing for the election do not have to live in the Chase ward but must be over 18 and registered to vote in, live in or work in one of the wards or parishes that pay the Trust’s levy (town of Malvern, parishes of Colwall, Guarlford, Malvern Wells, Mathon or West Malvern).

The Trust is the charity that looks after the Hills and Commons and is governed by the Malvern Hills Acts.  The Board of trustees is the body which is legally responsible for managing the Trust, with eleven of its trustees elected by the voters of Malvern, Guarlford, Colwall and Mathon.

The trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the charity, ensuring that it is meeting its statutory and charitable objectives.  The Board meets at least 5 times a year, with most trustees also sitting on at least one of the 4 committees.