We’re a team of six officers, eight operations workers and groundsmen, and twenty Councillors. The role of a Councillor is to represent their constituents, and we as officers work to implement the plans of the Council.
Message from your Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Palmer:
"I am now in my third term as Mayor of Malvern and I consider it to be an honour and a privilege.
The role of Mayor involves being Chairman of the Town Council as well as the civic representative for our beautiful town. So it is a busy but very enjoyable position and I get to meet many of the people and groups in Malvern who work tirelessly for our community.
We all know that Malvern is a wonderful place to live and we all have a part to play in ensuring that our town continues to be an inspiring and safe place for our children and grandchildren to grow up in.
We live in a time of constant change but together we can make sure that Malvern remains a delightful place in which to live, work and visit.
I encourage any residents with a passion for Malvern to consider becoming a Town Councillor at the next elections in May - you will find it very rewarding and exciting to have an input into our future."
Caroline Bovey represents Pickersleigh Ward.
Hannah Campbell represents Priory Ward.
Matt Campbell represents Dyson Perrins Ward.
Samantha Charles represents Chase Ward.
Mark Harvey represents Dyson Perrins Ward.
Lynne Lambeth represents Pickersleigh Ward.
Pat Mewton represents Pickersleigh Ward.
James O'Donnell represents Chase Ward.
Cynthia Palmer represents Priory Ward.
Jeremy Thomas represents Pickersleigh Ward and is the Deputy Mayor.
David Watkins represents Link Ward.
To find out which ward you live in, click here
There are currently no councillors representing North Malvern Ward.
Councillor Caroline Bovey
Councillor Lynne Lambeth
Councillor Patrick Mewton
Councillor Jeremy Thomas, Deputy Mayor
Councillor Matt Campbell
Click here to find out more about Cllr M Campbell
Councillor Mark Harvey
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 Cynthia Palmer, who is in her third term of office, having been elected for the position in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
If you would like to enquire about booking the Mayor for an engagement, please fill out the form below.
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. You can find these registers for each of our Councillors here
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 has worked for the Town Council for ten years, and as Operations and Office Co-ordinator she supports both the Town Clerk and Operations Manager in the running of the administration office, the cemetery and other operational activities.
Lyndsey has perhaps the most varied job in the administration team, undertaking all manner of tasks from organising events to taking cemetery bookings and looking after building maintenance at the Town Council Offices!
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 4 year old son getting excited about new sights, sounds and smells.
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.
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 from helping launch the Council’s website to spending days in the cellar sorting out the filing system.
Louise also has the desk with the best view in the Town Council Offices!
Louise’s perfect day would be spent walking in the Lake District, a picnic of cold ham, hard-boiled eggs and fruit cake washed down with lashings of ginger beer, followed by an evening in front of a roaring log fire.
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 is the Council’s part time receptionist whose voice you will tend to hear if you ring or visit the office on weekday mornings.
Most recently, Clare has played a key part in producing Malvern’s Neighbourhood Plan Project showing determination, resilience and an aptitude for mastering new things over the four years of this demanding project.
Her colleagues would probably describe Clare as the “talker “ of the office. This, however, can sometimes be a positive thing, as in a negotiation on prices or contracts, you would always put your money on Clare to come out with a good result.
Clare has a cat called Marmite (who loves marmite - Marmite by name, marmite by nature) and she has also been on stage at Malvern Theatres (Clare, not the cat).
Dilys joined the team in 2016 and took over the reins in a relatively new post as Events Coordinator for the Town Council. She is responsible for organising many of the newer Town Council events such as The Health and Wellbeing Fair, Armed Forces Day, and Alternative Bands in the Town whilst supporting the more established events such as The Mayor’s Bonanza and Christmas events.
Dilys may be the “baby” of the Office, but no-one puts her in the corner and she is currently dragging the rest of the team into keeping up with the new demands of social media and AI. Dilys has played a major part in the launching the Council’s website and makes sure that MTC have a regular and interesting presence on Facebook and Twitter.
Dilys’ favourite things include her cat Mogwai, terrible jokes, herbal teas, and horror films. Dilys means ‘genuine’ and ‘perfect’, and she would say that this is 100% accurate. If Dilys ruled the world, it would be full of magic and happiness. and cats.
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.
As Operations Supervisor Grahame is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Operations Team.
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 carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets, operational projects and works alongside the Head Gardener on all bedding projects.
Martin carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.
Rob carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.
Dave carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.
Craig carries out maintenance on all Town Council Assets and operational projects.