There are seven parish councillors to Bournheath Parish Council, elected to serve a four-year term of office or co-opted to serve the remainder of the 4-year term in the event of a casual vacancy.

Each parish councillor is duty-bound to abide by the Members’ Code of Conduct, a copy of which is available on this website.  As part of the Code members are required to publicise specific items of information in the Members’ Register of Interests which is compiled and maintained by the Monitoring Officer at Bromsgrove District Council.
The link to the Members’ Register of Interests is available here

Gary Davies

Chair of Bournheath Parish Council

I have lived with my wife Sarah in Bournheath for over 20 years.   I’m retired from my job at Jaguar Land Rover, after 44 years working as a Design Engineer in the car industry.   I recently joined the Parish Council and was voted into the role of Chair. I anticipate working with a strong council team to look after the interests and wellbeing of everyone in our beautiful Parish.  I have many interests and hobbies, but cycling is probably my greatest passion.  I ride with local clubs and also love cycle touring all over the country.  If you see me wandering the lanes of the Parish with our German Pointer Charlie, please stop me for a chat.

Sophie Moir

Parish Councillor

Hi, I’m Sophie, I moved to the village a couple of years ago and mostly work from home. This has given me a brilliant opportunity to get to know Bournheath while out and about with my dog Wiggly. I enjoy gardening and am very proud of my vegetable patch, though the local slugs and snails always seem to eat all peas before I get to them. One of the main projects I’m hoping to focus on is restarting Bournheath’s annual Party in the Park next summer. If you would like to get involved please let me know via email or when you see me and Wiggly out and about in the Village.

Phil Hughes

Parish Councillor

Originally from Liverpool, but having lived in the Bromsgrove area for over 20 years, I moved to the village just over 4 years ago, with my wife, two children and our dog Ziggi. A keen (but not very good) cyclist, I love riding my bike whenever work and the weather permit! Having recently joined the Parish Council I am keen to work with the rest of the team to protect our beautiful environment and make our village a great place to both live and work, building strong community ties for both young and old.

Karen May

Parish Councillor

I am an active member of the Bournheath community having lived most of my life so far in the Bromsgrove district. I am a keen supporter of the community with a special interest in health and safety issues and the environment and have worked with a cross-section of service providers to progress drainage improvements for our residents. I also represent the district’s parish councils on the Bromsgrove Safety Partnership. In May 2019 I was elected to serve the district council ward of Belbroughton and Romsley.

Louise Colley

Vice Chair of Bourhheath Parish Council


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I have lived in Bournheath since 1989 and have been a Parish Councillor since 2019.  I have also been on the committee of the Village Community Centre since 2017 and Chair since 2020.  The Community Centre Committee and the Parish Council have, on many occasions, worked together to try and make the village a friendly place to live and to provide opportunities for local people, and I really think that we have been making progress in this area.   This year, on the Parish Council, I have responsibility for our project of planting a Community Orchard on part of the Recreation Ground, which would be an asset for current and future generations.  You are very welcome to contact me via our Parish Clerk if you have any questions about this

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Matthew Guest

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Bournheath since 2017. After moving to the area, I set up, and manage the B61 Facebook page. It is a closed group, that allows residents to share information with each other.