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.

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 2020 and appointing auditors for the year ending 31st March 2021, at which all creditors, council taxpayers and other interested persons may be present. The meeting will be held on Thursday 10th September 2020.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the meeting will take place by video conference and will be live streamed, details of which can be found in the meeting agenda. Copies of the agenda, accounts and further information on how to participate can be found here.

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' car parking passes

We are grateful to everyone who support the conservation of the hills and commons by purchasing passes for our car parks.  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.

Passes for 2019/20 (orange passes)have now expired.

Options for buying new passes for 2020/21 are as follows:

  • By email – by completing the application form (word doc) or application form (PDF), providing proof of address and making payment by BACs. Completed forms and proof of address should be emailed to parking@malvernhills.org.uk
  • By post – by completing the application form, providing proof of address and making with payment by cheque or BACs. Applications should be posted to Malvern Hills Trust, Manor House, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3EY 
  • In person - for those unavailable to purchase their pass online.  For the safety of the public and staff our offices will be open to the public at reduced hours for the sale of car park passes for those unable to access the online renewal options.  To protect the public and MHT staff, preferred payment option is by card and a 1 in, 1 out policy will apply. For the benefit of our customers and staff, there are screens installed at the counter.  In line with amended government advice, we ask customers to wear masks when visiting to purchase car park passes.

    Reduced opening hours
    Monday - Closed
    Tuesday - 10.00am to 12.45pm
    Wednesday - 10.00am to 12.45pm
    Thursday - 10.00am to 12.45pm
    Friday - 10.00am to 12.45pm

    If you wish to speak to the Trust about a particular subject, comment or report an issue, please contact us via post or email and staff will respond to your query. 

If neither of these is possible,

  • By telephone, with payment by card. Please only use this option if you cannot apply in any other ways.

Passes cost £5.70 each plus £1.00 for postage and administration and a maximum of three passes are available per household.

Your new pass will be valid until the 31st May 2021.

Please bear with us as we manage what is likely to be a very high number of requests for passes. We will aim to process all applications within 14 days, but cannot guarantee that.

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)