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

Andrew Hewston



I have lived in Bournheath for over 40 years, having been brought up in the village at Bumble Hole. I became Vice Chairman of the Parish Council in May 2017 and then became Chairman in November 2018. I am a keen runner, having ran a number of different marathons, and often can be seen in my lycra running around the village.

Karen May

Vice Chairman


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 which is complementary to my role as Vice Chairman at Bournheath Parish Council.

Louise Colley

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Bournheath since 1989, and have taught English at South Bromsgrove High School for 33 years. Having now retired, I feel that I have time to dedicate to the parish and to activities in the wider Bromsgrove area.  I have been a member of the Community Centre Committee for the past 18 months, during which time I hope that I have demonstrated a willingness to work hard for the village, and I would like to continue to work to make all residents of the Parish feel part of a safe, inclusive and thriving community.

Sara Ffoulkes

I have been a resident of Bournheath since 2014 with my Husband Samuel. We now also have a son who was born in 2018.

I am a chartered accountant by background working for one of the largest accountancy firms in the world. My hobby’s include rock climbing, travelling and baking.

I feel that my experiences and profession will enable me to make a difference for the parish community.

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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.

Peter Trueman

Parish Councillor

I have lived in Bournheath with my wife Katherine since 1975, and we have two married daughters & three grandchildren.

I worked as a quantity surveyor, mainly in commercial property development, and later set up my own business as an adviser for safer design and construction. I retired in 2016 and now have more time for my hobbies which include walking, DIY, photography and cars.

I hope that my experiences to date, professionalism and long-term inhabitant of the village, will enable me to be of benefit to the parish and local community.

Steve Westwood

Parish Councillor

Tel: 01527 877783


Being a resident of Bournheath I am pleased to be a member of the parish council where, along with my fellow councillors, I can help to bring about improvements in the parish. I have recently taken on the Parish Footpath Warden role which involves checking on the accessibility of our 6.6km of footpaths in and around the parish that includes a short section of the Monarch’s Way from Mill Lane to Top Road. I am often out and about in the parish and happy to talk!