Levy payers

Residents within the Malvern Hills District Council wards of Chase, Dyson Perrins, Malvern Link, Pickersleigh, Priory, Wells and West Malvern and the parishes of Colwall, Guarlford and Mathon pay a contribution towards the Malvern Hills Trust as part of their annual Council Tax bill.

Your contribution helps fund essential work to protect and conserve the stunning Malvern Hills and Commons and keep them open for your enjoyment.  Thank you for your continued support.

Trustee elections 2023

The Malvern Hills Trust is inviting candidates to come forward to stand for election to its Board this November.

Those interested in playing their part in the future of the Malvern Hills and Commons are invited to get in touch with the Trust to find out more about this exciting role. We're holding a briefing session on the evening of Monday 25th September for those wanting to find out more and how the election process works.  Email info@malvernhills.org.uk to book your place.

Every four years eleven of the trustees are elected by the voters of Malvern, Guarlford, Colwall and Mathon.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight of the charity, ensuring that it is meeting its statutory requirements and in caring for this iconic landscape is delivering the charity’s objects.  The Board meets at least five times a year, with most trustees also sitting on one of the four committees.


Find out more about becoming a trustee 

Approval of accounts and appointment of auditors

A board meeting at which the annual accounts of the Trust will be approved and the auditors appointed (formerly called the Levy Payer's meeting) will be held on Thursday 19th October.  Following this the accounts are lodged with the Charity Commission and published and also are available to view the meeting from the Trust's Office.

All the details about the upcoming meeting, the accounts and how to vote for the appointment of auditors can be found on our meeting pages.

Here's a snapshot of our work over the last 12 months (from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023):

  • Restored the Victorian Donkey Shed at Happy Valley, conserving this part of Malvern's local heritage with support form the Civic Society and the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership
  • Re-introduced a scarce plant, the Petty Whin, to Castlemorton Common where it had been lost from for more than a decade
  • Acquired 9.8 hectares of land to the west of the Hills including ancient woodland and species-rich grassland which will now be protected as green space in perpetuity
  • Established a trial of protecting and restoring the delicate grasslands of the ridgeline that have been worn away by erosion
  • Carried out the careful restoration of the Guarlford Trough, one of Malvern's many notable springs and spouts.

See more of our work in our Annual Reviews.  Our Annual Accounts are also available to view.

As well as supporting our ongoing conservation and access work, your levy contribution will help us complete the following projects over the next year:

  • Undertake repairs to many hill paths and to the Shire Ditch, a nationally important Scheduled Monument
  • Improve woodland condition through the planting of native trees and removing non-native trees and shrubs
  • Develop a Forest School site with a local primary school to encourage outdoor learning and engagement.

Thank you for your continued support.

You can keep up to date with our latest news throughout the year, sign up to our e-newsletter, and by finding us on Facebook and Twitter.

Levy Payers' car parking passes

Residents within the town of Malvern and the parishes of Colwall, Guarlford, Malvern Wells, Mathon and West Malvern who pay the levy to the Trust on their Council Tax bill, are entitled to a concessionary parking pass.

Levy payer passes are valid from 1st June 2023 to 31st May 2024.


The following items are required when making your application as proof of your eligibility for the concessionary pass:

  • Current Council Tax Bill or Driving Licence - as proof of applicant's address in the levy paying area.  Utility bills, pension or bank statements will not be accepted.


  • V5C vehicle registration document - as proof that the vehicle is registered to the levy paying address.  This is required for every vehicle (up to 3 passes can be purchased per household). If you have do not have a V5C, for example for a Motability or lease hire vehicle, please contact the office on 01684 892002 or email parking@malvernhills.org.uk for assistance.

Passes valid from the 1st June 2023 to the 31st May 2024 can be purchased in the following ways:

  • By email - by completing the Levy payer pass application form 2023 (word doc) or Levy payer pass application form 2023 (PDF) and making payment by BACs. A copy of proof of your address (as detailed above) showing your eligibility should be emailed along with your completed application form to parking@malvernhills.org.uk
  • By post - by completing the Levy payer pass postal application form 2023 (PDF) and making payment by cheque or by BACs.  A copy of proof of your address (as detailed above) showing your eligibility should be posted along with your completed application form to Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3EY.
  • In person - at Manor House, Grange Road, WR14 3EY (opposite Malvern Theatres). Office opening times are 9:00am to 3:30pm Tuesday to Friday (closed Mondays).  A proof of address is required. Please only use this option if the postal or email options are not available to you. 

Current passes cost £7.00 each and are valid until the 31st May 2024.  Please include a stamped addressed envelope with your application, or include an additional £1.00 for postage and administration.

Terms and conditions - Please read before completing your application.

Thank you for your support. 

Replacement passes

A replacement pass can be purchased for a new vehicle registration number for £1.00 (administration charge). We will require the return of your current pass, otherwise a new pass will need to be purchased at the full price.

MHT holds no responsibility for lost passes and a new pass will need to be purchased at the full price if the original pass cannot be returned.

Being a good neighbour

Many properties border land under the jurisdiction of the Malvern Hills Trust and many more residents live nearby.  Help us to look after the Hills and Commons by reading the information and following the advice given in our Good Neighbours' Guide.

If you have any queries relating to anything included in this guide, please contact us. 

Good Neighbours' Guide (PDF)