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.


Appointment of auditors at the 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.

A date to reconvene the adjourned September meeting of Levy Payers has been announced.  The meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday 1st December at the Gryphon Room, Malvern Active, Malvern College, WR14 3PL.  

All creditors, council tax payers and other interested persons are invited to attend for the purpose of appointing auditors for the year ending 31st March 2023.  Tenders received for audit services are now available to view or copies can be obtained free of charge by any levy payer from the Trust offices (Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3EY) Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  Please bring a copy of your council tax bill as evidence when you collect the documents.

Further information on how to attend the meeting and vote for auditors is available using the links above.


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 10 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

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.

Important update (27th May) 

As proof of eligibility, those wishing to purchase two or three levy payer parking passes must now provide vehicle registration certificates (V5C) for every vehicle they are applying for.  No other forms of identification will be accepted for the purchase of multiple levy payer passes.

For the purchase of one levy payer pass, a copy of the V5C document, driving licence or 2022/23 council tax bill will be accepted as proof of eligibility.

Passes valid from the 1st June 2022 to 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 (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 2022 (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 - 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)