Born in Solihull, my parents moved to Lancashire shortly afterwards where I lived until moving to Cheltenham in 1998 to study a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking. Whilst studying I met my wife Katy and chose to leave my degree course to pursue a career in Accountancy. I became a CIMA qualified Accountant in 2018 having also completed AAT in 2007. During my studies I was employed as a Financial Controller in the hospitality industry and currently as a Management Accountant in a local motorhome manufacturing / retail business. Katy and I relocated to Bredon in 2013 with our two young children who both attend Bredon Hancock‚Äôs First School. We are looking forward to their progression through the local school system and enjoying a way of life like my own childhood. Having grown up in a small village in Lancashire, I love village life and the sociable community spirit. I intend to contribute any way I can to help the Parish villages thrive and to maintain the opportunities they provide for future generations to enjoy.
Nick Bradley (Chairman)
Married to Sarah we relocated to Bredon in 2007 from Hereford.¬† We have two children who are attending the local schools.¬† It was my work as a quantity surveyor that originally brought me to this area, so when later in life we decided to relocate due to my work, Bredon was the obvious choice.¬† Having held senior commercial positions within large construction organisations, the yearn to work locally, lead me to set up a construction consultancy business on the Bredon Hill, where we have been located since 2010.¬† I enjoy spending any free time with my family, walking, watching sport, as participation has become limited to more relaxed sports as time goes on.¬† I look forward to contributing to the efforts of the Parish Council in helping the local community.
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.
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.
Growing up, I always wanted to escape the busy city life of London. My future wife Judy and I first came to visit Tewkesbury in 1978 on a camping holiday. We loved it and dreamt of a future country life. The opportunity came in 1983 when my company allowed me to transfer to this beautiful area. Health problems forced me to retire early.¬† I joined U3A Art In Bredon and enjoy our weekly gatherings to paint at the Village Hall. I belong to a group supporting our local pubs as Assets Of The Community. I want future generations to be able to enjoy Bredon which has so much going for it. I would love to come back in 500 years – just to make sure that it’s more or less the same.
I live in Kinsham, having moved here in 2016 having grown up on the south coast in Bournemouth.¬† I’m passionate about giving back to the local community and volunteering my time where I can and over the years, I’ve sat on the boards of three charities along with completing a four-year stint as a volunteer police officer while at University. Now, I’m a director of a medium-sized travel company and in my spare time I enjoy cooking, walking and brewing my own beer. I live with my wife and young son and am pleased to represent the interests of Kinsham on the council along with my responsibilities to the parish as a whole. We are settled now in Bredon Parish and I look forward to making a difference and continuing to ensure that my son can grow up in the best environment possible.¬†
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.
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.