The governing Board consists of 29 unpaid members and includes both elected and nominated members.
Eleven of the members are elected directly by the electorate in the parishes and wards that pay the precept. 17 are nominated by local authorities and one is nominated by the Church Commissioners
The Board meets at least four times a year, to consider the reports presented by its committees and officers, to set policies and strategic aims of the organisation and to address questions from the public.
All the Board and Committee meetings are open to the public, except where litigation or financially sensitive matters are involved. If you wish to ask a question of the Board please send this in writing to arrive at the office no later than 12 noon on the Tuesday prior to the Board Meeting.
Please note that our meeting agendas will be added prior to upcoming meetings. Meeting minutes are signed off at Board meetings therefore the documents below are the most recent drafts available.
This committee makes recommendations to the Board in relation to:
The budget, precept and Annual Report and Accounts
Reports on financial matters
The effectiveness of financial controls
The Business Plan
Enforcement of byelaws
This committee also has the authority to approve contracts for budgeted expenditure between £10,000 and £20,000 and approve non-budget expenditure limited to a maximum of £20,000 in any financial year.
Recreation Advisory Panel - This Panel meets twice a year to discuss work and projects which may affect users and visitors to the Hills. Representatives from different recreation user groups including cyclists, walkers, joggers and hang gliders meet to advise the Trust.
Wildlife Panel - The Panel is made up of wildlife and species experts and is an opportunity for the Trust to review the records of species and habitats which could inform future management of the Hills and Commons.
We actively engage with with other local organisations and groups to find ways in which we can work together to care for the Hills and Commons.
Castlemorton Common Coordinating Committee (4C's) - The Castlemorton Commons Coordinating Committee or 4Cs was set up to advise the Malvern Hills Trust and the owner of Coombe Green on matters relating to the management of Castlemorton Common and to consider and represent the views of the residents, and users.
Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The main ridgeline of the Malvern Hills and Commons fall within the Malvern Hills AONB. The AONB designation signifies that the natural beauty of this area is of national importance. As such, a Partnership of local and national interests works together to conserve and enhance the area through the implementation of a five year AONB Management Plan.
Natural England - Are the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and for the services they provide. NE also advise us on the management of Sites of Special Scientific Interest on the Malvern Hills and Commons.
Historic England - Are the public body that looks after England's historic environment. They champion and protect historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them. HE advise us on the management of the Scheduled Monuments on the Malvern Hills and Commons.