Car park passes for Malvern Hills levy payers will go on sale next week.

The passes are eligible on all car parks owned and maintained by the Malvern Hills Trust.

They are available to residents of the town of Malvern, and the parishes of Colwall, Guarlford, Malvern Wells, Mathon and West Malvern who pay a contribution towards the Trust as part of their council tax.

Levy payer passes for the hills and commons will be available to purchase online from May 9 at £7 (plus £1 for postage) and will be valid from June 1 until May 31 next year.

Those wishing to buy a levy payer’s pass will be asked to provide a copy of their Council Tax bill which details the levy to the Trust as proof of their address and eligibility for these concessionary passes.

Eligible residents must also provide a copy of the V5C document relating to every vehicle for which they are applying to demonstrate that the vehicle is registered to the eligible address.

Up to three passes can be purchased per household and a V5C document must be provided for every vehicle.

Any Levy payer passes purchased before May will only be valid until May 31, 2023.

For those unable to purchase their pass online, the office will be open to purchase a pass in person. Opening hours are available on the Trust’s website. 

An Annual Pass is available for those who live outside the levy paying areas. These are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be obtained from the Malvern Hills Trust’s office for £50.

A pass for a second vehicle at the same household can be purchased at a reduced rate of £25. Application forms are available on the Trust website 

Pay and display tickets are also available for £5.25 per day with a reduced evening charge of £3 after 6pm.

The contribution made by the public through the purchase of parking passes is an essential source of income that supports the charity’s work caring for the hills and commons.