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Christmas Festival Malvernread moreFestive tunes, seasonal smells and Christmas cheer will fill the streets of Malvern as the town officially begins the countdown to the big...
Malvern's Great War Roll of Honourread moreClick here to view Malvern's Great War Roll of Honour  ...
Malvern Field of Remembranceread moreTo mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Malvern Town Council, along with the Remembrance Committee and Malvern Museum, will be...

About Malvern Town Council

Malvern Town Council was created in 1996 as an autonomous local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1972 and other Acts of Parliament.  There are 20 elected members representing the residents of Malvern Town Parish.

Malvern Town Council may do only that which the law permits it to do.  The Council can hold property, enter into contracts, sue and be sued.  Whatever action the Council takes must be traceable to an Act of Parliament.  All actions taken by the Council must be traceable to an approved resolution.  These are contained within the minutes of the Council and its Committees.

The Council has very wide powers to undertake a range of functions.  The exercise of these powers is entirely at the discretion of the Council – the only practical limit is resources. 

Town and Parish Councils are “creatures of statute”.  This means that they are legally constituted.  They are independent local councils and not subservient in any way to District or County Councils.  They are entirely responsible for their own actions; District and County Councils have no jurisdiction over a Parish Council.  Although local government legislation applies to all councils, in some key respects the law relating to Town / Parish Councils is significantly different to that governing District and County Councils.

The Town Council must comply with Category 3 of the Audit and Accountancy Regulations 1996: this requires the Town Council to apply the same accounting standards, as any Principal Council.  Consequently, the council is also required to comply with the CIPFA code of accounting practice.

Malvern Town Council
  • 28-30 Belle Vue Terrace
    WR14 4PZ.
  • T: +44 (0)1684 566667
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