The Malvern Hills and Commons
The Malvern Hills have been described as a mountain range in miniature; the eight mile ridge contains some of the oldest rocks in Britain and their craggy outline is reminiscent of the uplands further west into Wales. A walk in the Hills is strenuous enough that Mallory walked here in preparation for his ascent of Everest. Today you can enjoy over 3000 acres of open countryside climbing to the highest point at Worcestershire Beacon or relax whilst quietly rambling along the wooded slopes.
The Malvern Hills Conservators
The Malvern Hills Conservators were established under the Malvern Hills Act 1884. There have been four subsequent Acts in 1909, 1924, 1930 and 1995. The Malvern Hills Acts were set up to protect the rights of Commoners and the public and to prevent encroachment on the Malvern Hills, lands and commons. Under these and other relevant Acts the Malvern Hills Conservators shall manage the Hills to:
- Preserve the natural aspect
- Protect and manage trees, shrubs, turf and other vegetation
- Prevent unlawful digging and quarrying
- Keep the Hills open, unenclosed and unbuilt on as open spaces for the recreation and enjoyment of the public
- Conserve and enhance biodiversity, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Scheduled Ancient Monuments on its land.
The Conservators are also a registered charity (charity number 515804).
Vacancy on the Board of Conservators
Nominations are invited for the election of a member of the Board of Conservators for Wells Ward. Please click on the link here for details. Nominations must be received by 4.00pm on Friday 5th September 2014. Please note, the successful candidate will become a member of the Board of Conservators and a charity trustee. Potential candidates should familiarise themselves with the duties and responsibilities of charity trusteeship.
Resignation of Elected Conservator
A vacancy on the Board has arisen as a result of the resignation of John Tretheway due to ill health. For further details please see the link here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank John for his many years of dedicated service to the Conservators and wish him a speedy recovery.
Notice of Election
Only one candidate was nominated for the vacancy for a member of the Board of Conservators for the parish of Mathon. Therefore the candidate, Mr Roger Morton of Croftdown Court, Malvern has been elected to the Board of Conservators. Please see the notice of uncontested election here.
Annual Report 2012
The Conservators' Annual Report for 2012 is available. To view as a PDF file please Click on the link below. For a paper copy please contact us at Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern WR14 3EY.
>>Annual Report 2012
The Annual Report for 2013 will be produced after the end of the financial year 2013 / 2014.
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