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.

Here's a snapshot of our work over the last 12 months (from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024):

  • Established an outdoor classroom at All Saints Wood for Malvern Wyche Primary School to enable children to better connect with nature and learn about the wildlife on their doorstep.
  • Planted 40 new shrubs at British Camp to replace ash trees lost to ash dieback disease, improving diversity and providing feeding habitats for rare bats.
  • Repaired a significantly eroded section of path at the top of the Worcestershire Beacon improving access for visitors to the highest point on the Malverns.

This year we also welcomed Deborah Fox as our new CEO following the departure of Duncan Bridges after more than seven years with the Trust.  We'd like to thank Duncan for all his hard work and dedication and now look forward with Deborah's leadership.

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

Fit for the future?

We are proud to have reached our 140th anniversary in 2024 but, as we look forward to the future, our ability to conserve this landscape effectively is being stifled by our outdated governance arrangements. The world has changed dramatically since 1884 when we were first established by a Act of Parliament and our governance is no longer fit for purpose.

Later this year we plan to introduce a new Parliamentary Bill to modernise our governance arrangements to enable us to continue safeguarding the Malvern Hills and Commons for the next 140 years and beyond.

A public consultation on these proposals is now open.  We encourage everyone to read the proposals and then submit their comments.   The consultation deadline is 17th July for paper responses and 22nd July for electronic submissions.

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.

CEO Deborah Fox plants a tree with pupils from Malvern Wyche Primary School
Malvern Hills Conservators (early 1900's)

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, can purchase a concessionary parking pass.


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

  • Current Council Tax Bill - 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 (front page only) - 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).  Lease car, company car and Motability owners - you will need to provide documentation from the company to prove that the car belongs to you at your levy paying address and is not a pool car.

Passes valid from the 1st June 2024 to the 31st May 2025 can be purchased in the following ways:

Current passes cost £7.50 each and are valid until the 31st May 2025.  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.

Approval of accounts and appointment of auditors

A meeting was held on Thursday 19th October 2023 at which the accounts were approved.  The signed copy is available to view.  The accounts are also lodged with the Charity Commission. 

More accounts and our annual review are available to view.

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)