Who we are

Malvern Town Council comprises twenty elected Councillors, each of whom is elected for four years.  Each year, the Council elects one Councillor to serve as the Mayor of Malvern. 

Full Council meets nearly every month throughout the year and these meetings are open to the public.  In addition, there are regular meetings of the Council’s three committees – Audit Committee, Operations and Planning Committee, and Policy and Resources Committee. 

The Annual Town meeting is usually held in March, and gives members of the public the chance to learn what the Town Council has been doing and to ask questions of the Mayor and members of the Council.  Please do come along – the next annual town meeting will be on Wednesday 23 March 2022, venue to be confirmed. 

The Town Council’s staff work to implement the plans of the Council.  There are five members of staff in the offices at Belle Vue Terrace and eight groundsmen and operations workers who look after all of the outside spaces and assets.

For the council year 2021/22 the Mayor of Malvern for is Councillor Nick Houghton and the Deputy Mayor of Malvern is Councillor Clive Hooper.

Councillors A-Z

Bovey, Caroline

Caroline Bovey represents Pickersleigh Ward.

Click here to find out more about Cllr Bovey

Charles, Samantha

Samantha Charles represents Chase Ward. 

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Vacancy

Hooper, Clive – Deputy Mayor

Clive Hooper represents North Malvern ward.

Click here to find out more about Cllr Clive Hooper

Houghton, Nicholas – Mayor of Malvern

Cllr Nick Houghton represents Chase Ward.

Click here to find out more about Cllr Houghton

Lambeth, Lynne

Lynne Lambeth represents Pickersleigh Ward.

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Leibrandt, Josephine

Josephine Leibrandt represents Priory Ward.

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Lowton, Lou

Lou Lowton represents North Malvern Ward.

To fnd out more about Cllr Lowton, click here

McLaverty-Head, Ronan

Cllr Ronan McLaverty-Head represents Dyson Perrins Ward.  

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Click here to find out more about Ronan

Vacancy

Mills, Neville

Neville Mills represents Link Ward. 

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Morton, Neil

Neil Morton represents Chase Ward. 

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O’Donnell, James

James O’Donnell represents Chase Ward.

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Palmer, Cynthia

Cynthia Palmer represents Priory Ward. 

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Satterthwaite, Jack

Jack represents Pickersleigh Ward.  

For contact details and more information click here.

Smith, Peter

Peter Smith represents Priory Ward. 

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Stitt, Aidan

Cllr Aidan Stitt represents Dyson Perrins Ward.

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Taylor, Sharon

Cllr Sharon Taylor represents Link Ward.

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Tuthill, Paul

Paul Tuthill represents Link Ward. 

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Watkins, David

David Watkins represents Link Ward. 

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Councillors by ward

Councillors in Priory Ward

Councillors in North Malvern Ward

Councillors in Pickersleigh Ward

Councillor Caroline Bovey

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Councillor Lynne Lambeth

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Cllr Jack Satterthwaite

Find out more about Cllr Satterthwaite here.

Councillors in Link Ward

Councillors in Dyson Perrins Ward

Councillor Ronan McLaverty-Head

Cllr McLaverty-Head

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Cllr Aidan Stitt

Click here to find out more about Aidan.

Councillors in Chase Ward

Your Mayor

The Town Mayor is elected annually in May by the Town Council at the Annual Council Meeting and chairs Full Council meetings, attends civic and ceremonial functions, events organised by local people and represents Malvern at functions outside the town. 

Each year the Mayor can choose a charity that he or she would like to support.  The Mayor hosts various events that throughout the year, such as the Mayor’s Bonanza, the Health and Wellbeing Fair and Heritage Day, and any money collected at these events goes to the charity. 

Both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are delighted to receive invitations from local organisations and community groups to attend functions and fundraising events.  If you would like to invite the Mayor and/or Deputy Mayor to your event, please complete the enquiry form below or contact Louise Wall here 

This year your Mayor is Cllr Nick Houghton.  Nick has chosen to support The Outreach Project and What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful.

The Outreach Project is a new charitable organisation founded by Malvern Book Cooperative. and uses the power of books and the joy of reading to bring people together. 

What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful is a special needs charity which offers a wide range of projects and services that run from their Malvern Support Centre. The charity provides a family-centred care approach, supporting children up to 19 years of age who have disabilities, their parents, carers, friends, and siblings.

Book The Mayor

If you would like to enquire about booking the Mayor for an engagement, please fill out the form below.

    Register of Interests

    Register of Members’ Interests – General Notice of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

    Under section 29 of the Localism Act 2011, there is a legal requirement for the register of Members’ Interests to be published on the internet.  

    Cllr Caroline Bovey

    Cllr Samantha Charles

    Cllr Clive Hooper

    Cllr Nick Houghton

    Cllr Lynne Lambeth

    Cllr Josephine Leibrandt

    Cllr Lou Lowton

    Cllr Ronan McLaverty-Head

    Cllr Neville Mills

    Cllr Neil Morton

    Cllr James O’Donnell

    Cllr Cynthia Palmer

    Cllr Jack Satterthwaite

    Cllr Peter Smith

    Cllr Aidan Stitt

    Cllr Sharon Taylor

    Cllr Paul Tuthill

    Cllr David Watkins

    Council Officers

    Linda Blake: Town Clerk

    Linda has worked for Malvern Town Council since 2002 and in that time has undertaken a number of different roles from Events Officer, to Finance Officer, Deputy Town Clerk and then in 2014, finally becoming Town Clerk.

    As Town Clerk, Linda holds overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Town Council and for enforcing the decisions made by the twenty Town Councillors. Being Town Clerk is a very varied and enjoyable role allowing Linda to meet and work with many individuals, groups and organisations in the local area in the pursuit of the best level of service delivery possible.

    As well as Town Clerk, Linda is also an accountant and produces the Council’s quarterly and annual accounts.

    Linda enjoys spending time with her husband and German Shepherd dog Twizel, who she rehomed from a rescue centre.  She also loves travelling the world, seeing new places and experiencing different cultures.

    If she wasn’t Town Clerk in Malvern, Linda would like to be the female Indiana Jones!

    Lyndsey Davies: Office & Operations Coordinator

    Lyndsey has worked for the Town Council for ten years, and as Operations and Office Co-ordinator she has perhaps the most varied job in the administration team, supporting both the Town Clerk and Operations Manager in the running of the administration office, building maintenance at the town council offices and other operational activities.  She also organises Bands in the Park summer series and other events.

    Lyndsey is probably the “mother” of the office team, balancing a fairly no-nonsense “let’s get it done” approach with an in-built instinct to make sure that everyone else is okay.

    Lyndsey grew up in Germany, and is an interesting mixture of German and Welsh.  She loves holidaying with her family and seeing her young son getting excited about new sights, sounds and smells.

    Louise Wall: PA to the Mayor and Town Clerk

    Louise joined the MTC team in 2017, and as PA to the Town Clerk and Mayor she is responsible for organising meetings with all of the associated agenda, reports and minutes whilst supporting the Town Clerk and Mayor with their day to day diaries and administration.  She also takes bookings for Great Malvern Cemetery.

    Louise can be described as a cornerstone of the office, always willing to roll her sleeves up and get involved in a multitude of administrative tasks.

    Deborah Powell: Finance Officer

    Deb is one of the longest standing members of Town Council Office staff, having worked for the TC since 2004.

    Deborah is the Council’s Administration and Finance Officer responsible for allotments, football and day to day running of accounts as well as purchase orders.

    Deb is a stickler for detail, with everything from purchase orders to petty cash managed in military fashion. Suppliers can be assured that they will be paid in good time but only if their invoices are clear and correct!

    Deb is well known for going on holiday more times than Judith Chalmers (there must be a travel book in the pipeline somewhere) and she views her dog as the best looking dog in the world…… definitely a pampered pooch, he owns more coats than Debenhams!

    Clare Lawrence: Events Administration Officer

    Clare is the Council’s Events Administration Officer organising events throughout the year such as the Mayor’s Bonanza, Health and Wellbeing Fair, Alternative Bands in the Town and Outdoor Theatre.

    Clare is also our top negotiator for contracts and prices, and will always drive a hard bargain, getting the best value possible for the Town Council.

    At home, Clare lives with cats Marmite (who loves marmite), Simba (rules the roost) and last but not least, daughter Amie. 

    Clare’s claim to fame is being on stage at Malvern Theatres in Jesus Christ Superstar.  

    Operations Staff

    Charles Porter: Operations Manager

    Charles is Operations Manager, and manages the Grounds Maintenance Team based at Great Malvern Cemetery.  He is responsible for the maintenance of all Town Council Assets and he organises tenders, quotes and operational projects.

    Grahame Gibbons: Operations Supervisor

    As Operations Supervisor Grahame is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Operations Team.

    Chris Heaton: Head Gardener

    Chris is Head Gardener and responsible for the maintenance of the Town Council’s parks and gardens, and assists in the Town Council’s other open spaces.

    Jack Hill: Gardener/Groundsman

    Jack carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets, operational projects and works alongside the Head Gardener on all bedding projects.

    Martin Stevenson: Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Martin carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.

    Robert Guest: Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Rob carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.

    Dave Butler: Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Dave carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.

    Craig Bowkley: Grounds Maintenance Operative

    Craig carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.