Precept 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:

  • Restored four hectares of open habitat at Happy Valley, North Hill, Castlemorton and Old Hills.  As well as improving the condition of wildlife habitats, this work has also restored views and aided the conservation of local cultural heritage, archaeology and geology.
  • Purchased ten hectares of new land to be protected in perpetuity, increasing the land available for the public to enjoy.
  • Supported volunteers who have given over 4,300 hours of their time to help us care for the Hills and Commons
  • Improved the accessibility of paths on North Hill for visitors using Tramper mobility scooters.  The opening of a new circular route was celebrated by a guided walk with the Disabled Ramblers.
  • Completed the first phase of recording our veteran and notable trees to allow better management and highlight the need for successional planting.

Residents' 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, are entitled to an annual Concessionary Parking Pass at £5.50 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 Tourist Information Centre on Church Street, or from Colwall Library.

Please bring with you your current council tax bill, along with your car registration number.  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 Tourist Information Centre
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)

Tourist Information Centre (closed 13th May to 17th May)

The Lyttelton Well Courtyard, 6 Church Street, Malvern, WR14 2AY

Opening times to be confirmed.

(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)