Levy payers

Residents with the town of Malvern and the parishes of Colwall, Guarlford, Malvern Wells, Mathon and West Malvern 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.


Annual Meeting of Levy Payers

The Annual Meeting of the Levy Payers is held for the purpose of examining and settling its accounts for the year ending 31st March and appointing auditors, at which all creditors, council taxpayers and other interested persons may be present. The most recent meeting was held on the 9th September 2021.


Here's a snapshot of our work over the last 12 months (from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022):

  • Secured funding from the Forestry Commission to plant 39 trees in Poolbrook and Sherrards Green to bring the benefit of trees to some of Malvern's urban areas
  • Brought an old plum orchard back to life on Malvern Common by planting 20 new plum trees
  • Planted 470m of new hedgerow and 9 trees near to Colwall with funding from Defra's Farming in Protected Landscapes grant to provide connections in the landscape for wildlife
  • Acquired 2.6 hectares of new land on the western slopes which will now by protected for the future
  • Supported volunteers including the Chase School, scout groups, local mountain bikers and Colwall Orchard Group in helping to conserve this landscape and improve public access 

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:

  • Restore the Donkey Shed and provide interpretation to help keep this part of Malvern's history alive
  • Protect and restore habitats lost through erosion on the busiest visitor routes

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

We are grateful to everyone who supports the conservation of the Hills and Commons by purchasing passes for our car parks.  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 at £6.00 each.

Passes valid from 1st June 2022 the 31st May 2023 can be purchased in the following ways:

  • By email - by completing the Levy payer pass application form 2022 (word doc) or Levy payer pass application form 2022 (PDF) and making payment by BACs. A copy of proof of your address 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 2022 (PDF) and making payment by cheque or by BACs.  A copy of proof of your address showing your eligibility should be posted along with your completed application form to Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3EY.
  • In person - 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.

Passes cost £6.00 each and are valid until the 31st May 2023.  Please include a stamped addressed envelope with your application, or include an additional £1.00 for postage and administration.

Thank you for your support. We are expecting a large number of applications due to high demand.  We will aim to process your application within 14 days but cannot guarantee this.

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)