I retired to Bredon’s Norton in 2010.¬† We live in the house in which my wife was brought up.¬† She is third generation in the village.¬† My family came to Bredon in 1950 and we have kept a home in the area since then.¬† I was in the Army between 1960 and 1981 followed by school mastering in Herefordshire between 1981 and 2010.¬† I have a degree in Engineering.¬† I was a member of the Bredenbury Parish Council, Herefordshire between 1985 and 1994. As there had been no Bredon’s Norton representative on the Council for several years I volunteered for election.
Elected in 2007 & 2011. Born 1968, married with two children. Helps run the family-owned Kemerton Farm the majority of which is in Bredon parish. Previously worked as a consultant with the Landscape Agency restoring historic parks & gardens. Specialism: landscape history, nature conservation, farming & forestry, and sustainable development. Current voluntary roles include: board member of The National Trust‚Äôs Regional Advisory Board (2012-); board member of The National Trust‚Äôs Regional Land Outdoors & Nature Board (2015-); board member of Cotswolds Conservation Board (2007-); panel member of Wychavon District Council‚Äôs Rural Communities and Economy Advisory Panel (2015-); founder-governor of Kemerton Conservation Trust (1989-); director of (Tewkesbury) Abbey Lawn Trust (2012-); trustee of The Iris Darnton Foundation for conservation (2004-); Croome Court Appeal Committee (2009-); secretary, Bredon Village Design Statement Committee (2010-11); secretary, Kemerton VDS Committee (2010-11); Secretary, Bredon Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group (2015-); Member of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, National Trust, RSPB, Plantlife, Garden History Society, CLA, Historic Houses Association, and CPRE.
Timothy Drew (Clerk)
¬†Born in Cheltenham and spent early life in Tewkesbury; moved to Bredon in 1984.¬†Married to Sue with two grown up children and four grandchildren. Early working life in business development within aviation and oil industries. Latter career in facilities management roles in the telecommunications and security sectors. Was a Bredon Parish Councillor from 1987 to 1991 and also served as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Bredon Football Club. Hobbies include most sports (follows Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Town FC), reading crime and thriller fiction and 70‚Äôs progressive rock..
First elected to Bredon Parish Council in May 2011. Married to Meryl, a former Nursing Sister at Tewkesbury Hospital, we have 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren.¬† Originally from a coal mining village in South Wales, after leaving University and 5 years of moving around England with work, we settled in Bredon in 1985.¬† I am recently retired having run my own IT Project Management Consultancy for over 20 years.¬† I have been involved with many village activities and events over the years, as well as fund raising for local charities.¬† Currently, I am the Chairman of Bredon Star Rugby Club and sit on the Bredon Surgery Patient Participation Group.¬† My hobbies include, sport (particularly rugby), ballroom dancing and charity / community work.
Phil Handy (Chairman)
¬†I moved to Bredon¬†in 2004 together with my wife Marie and three children (now grown up), we¬†very much enjoy village life. Marie owns the Cattery and pet boarding at Ridgeway Bank.¬†I was elected to the PC in 2007 & was elected as vice chairman in 2011 then Chairman in 2015.¬†I have a keen interest in country life and enjoy the beauty of our local area. I also have a passion for local business.
I came to Bredon with my wife and our two young daughters in 1982. They attended all three local schools and participated in many local activities. From 1992 to 2009¬†I worked in London all week and thoroughly enjoyed coming back to the village at weekends. My last job was in the challenging area of facilities management. Since retirement, I have been a volunteer driver for Bookworm taking people to and from medical appointments, which is most enjoyable. I was co-opted as a Councillor in July 2015. I still have much to learn, and look forward to helping our community in the next few years.
Andrew Rhodes (Vice Chairman)
I was born in a small rural Lancashire village situated in the Pennines. During my working career within the oil industry, I have lived in London, Devon, Yorkshire and Ireland, before moving to the Tewkesbury area in 1980, settling in Westmancote in 1994. I have been married to Leona for thirty years and have two grown up children, who went to school in Bredon, Ashton under-Hill and Evesham. I am now retired and the longest serving member of the current Bredon Parish Council. I am passionate about maintaining the beauty of this wonderful area we live in, whilst moving forward with the times. I have a keen interest in classic cars, DIY and Gardening.
Worked much of¬†his life in senior management positions promoting the interests of British businesses nationally and internationally. His voluntary work includes the Parole Board, charitable trusts¬†and the NHS. He is now retired although he says, along with many others, it doesn’t feel like it. His main interests are his family,¬†history, sport and gardening.¬†
I¬†moved to Bredon in the year 2000 and straight away¬†my family¬†settled into Village life. I’ve had 2 children¬†attend all 3 local schools. Whilst my children were at Bredon Hancock’s I became a Parent Governor and enjoyed being involved in decisions that affected the school. Not long after my term finished, the Chairman of the Parish Council asked me if I would be interested in joining the Council. I was elected in 2012 and have never looked back. My background is in I.T. and¬†I have been heavily involved in bringing the Council into the 21st Century with this new website and a presence on social media.
Co-opted to the Parish Council in Oct 2010, elected 2011 and 2015. Born 1968, married with two daughters. Lives in Bredon’s Hardwick and represents the hamlet’s interests on the Parish Council whenever possible. Spent 17 years in the IT industry, travelling the World including a five year stint in Scandinavia, specialising in Hospital Information Systems. Grew up in Cheltenham and returned to the Cotswolds in 2006 as that is where his heart lies. Now runs an Oxford-based property company in partnership with his wife, Ruth. They met when singing in Woking Choral Society and music remains a central part of Sly family life! Rob also enjoys playing golf, cricket and snooker and you may spot him driving round the parish in his restored 1975-vintage green double decker bus.