THE new Malvern Hills Conservators residents parking passes for the year starting April 1, 2014, are now available.

The passes allow local people to park for free on the Conservators' car parks around the hills and commons.

Residents of the parishes of Malvern, Malvern Wells, West Malvern, Colwall, Guarlford and Mathon are eligible, as these pay the Conservators' levy in their council tax.

The passes cost £2, and applicants should bring proof of their address - driving licence or utility bill.

They are available now from the Conservators' office in Grange Road, and from the Tourist Information Centre, Church Street.