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.

Here's a snapshot of our work over the last year:

  • We carefully repaired erosion damage on the 2000-year-old monument of British Camp, one of the UK's finest Iron Age hillforts, with guidance from Historic England.
  • Improved our beautiful woodlands, including Hollymount Wood, through the removal of invasive laurel and rhododendron.  This will allow bluebells to return and native tree species to regenerate.
  • Planted 270 metres of new mixed, native hedgerow with oak standards at Snookes Croft and Plants Piece near Castlemorton Common, restoring important habitat connections in the landscape.
  • Resurfaced popular paths at Pinnacle Hill and Link Common to improve access for some of the hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors to the Hills and Commons.
  • Restored the Belvedere, a grade II listed walkers's shelter and a part of the Hills' cultural heritage.  Erected in 1934 as a memorial to Lt Colonel Boulton, the shelter remains an important place for visitors to rest at the Wyche Cutting.

You can read more about our work in our Annual Review.  The Review for 2019/2020 will be available later this year but you can read last year's Review (2018/2019) here.

For more detail, our Accounts can be found here.

As well as supporting our ongoing conservation and access work, your levy contribution will help us complete the following projects over the next year:

  • Improve the visitor experience at the Community Woodland through new interpretation and improved access trails.
  • Restore the Donkey SHed and provide interpreation to help keep this part of Malvern's history alive
  • Restore a lost plum orchard near Malvern Common with local Worcestershire plum varieties.

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.

Residents' parking passes

Residents' Car Park Passes for 2020/21 are now available. 

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 an annual Concessionary Parking Pass at £5.70 each.  This pass is valid from 1st April to 31st March.

Residents' (concessionary) Passes are available from our office at Manor House, from the Malvern Library, or from Colwall Library.

Please bring with you your current council tax bill, along with your car registration number.  Unfortunately other forms of identification will not be accepted and you may be asked to return with your council tax paperwork.  Your registration number will be written on your pass and is not transferable between vehicles. 

If you are changing your vehicle, please bring in your old parking pass and we will issue you with a new one.  Please note that there is a £1 charge for all replacement passes.

Businesses within these areas, unfortunately do not qualify.

Malvern Library
Colwall Library

Malvern Hills Trust’s office

Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3EY  

Open Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm. 

(Card and cash payments accepted)

Malvern Library

Graham Road, Malvern, WR14 3HU

Open Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 7pm

Saturday 9am – 4pm

(Card and cash payments accepted)

Colwall Library

Walwyn Road, Colwall WR13 6QT

Open Wednesday & Friday 10.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

(Cash and cheque payments only)

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)