Meet the Parish Council



Sven Bosley
Councillor Sven Bosley, Bosbury
Tel: 01531 640629
Email: Sven Bosley

I was born in Bosbury  in the late 50s(!) and I attended Evesham college and later Hartpury Agricultural College, when it was solely an Agricultural and Horticultural college.

I worked on dairy and arable farms in Denmark for two years and subsequently nine years on an arable / beef farm in Oxfordshire before returning to the family farm in Bosbury in 1988.

I have a passion for traditional hay meadows and their flowers and the wildlife that lives in them.

I have always had an active interest in my community and would not like to see our precious village spoilt, as it’s Bosbury’s character that attracts people to it.

Councillor Julia Boyle, Coddington
Tel: 01531 640679
Email: Julia Boyle

I have lived in this area for about 40 years but was born in London and brought up in Leeds going to Art College there. A post graduate course in Art and Education took me to Bristol but I had friends here, loved the area and found a teaching job in Malvern.

I left teaching after I met my husband, to help run our Haulage business in Ledbury.
Since then I have retired and am enjoying the garden as well as walking dogs and generally being outside.

I joined the Council nine years ago representing Coddington, and have relished the challenge of protecting and cherishing this wonderful area.

John Joyce-Townsend

Councillor John Joyce-Townsend, Bosbury
Traffic and Speed Management
I was born in West London in the middle of an Air Raid one night in 1940. I have a higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and have worked in a number of industries and locations, including airlines, construction, and oil & gas.

I was based mainly in the Middle East although I travelled widely throughout the world, including Borneo and the Upper Amazon.  I was only shot at once – fortunately warning shots above my head!

I married Deborah 22 years ago and 11 years ago we moved to Bosbury.  I joined the Parish Council about 7 years ago and I am very proud of our Council and the commitment of my fellow Councillors to the wellbeing of Bosbury and Coddington.

Joe Hayes 2 (2)Councillor Joe Hayes, Bosbury
I was brought up in the Reading area where I started a commercial landscaping business 22 years ago having attended agricultural college in Chelmsford.

I moved to Bosbury 12 years ago continuing the landscaping business all over the South and the Midlands. We started our second business in 2009 selling firewood which keeps me, my wife and all our fantastic staff very busy.

Any free time is taken up with walking expeditions with our dogs Jack and Jet in the Malverns, the Black Mountains or Brecon.




img_0230Councillor Julie Baker, Bosbury

I moved to the beautiful and friendly village of Bosbury in 2004 with my husband and our 2 sons who both attended Bosbury Primary School. In 2006 I opened my own business – “The Bosbury Barbers” – in the heart of the village. I’m a very creative person who enjoys working in my garden and especially enjoy recycling objects no longer needed and recreating something bo
th useful and attractive. My husband and I recently renovated a vintage caravan which we enjoy taking away whenever possible in our picturesque countryside.


Councillor Liz Cooke, Bosbury
I have lived in Bosbury for 41 years and have 2 teenage daughters. I work at Bosbury Primary School.

I am enjoying being able to contribute to the community even more through the Parish Council, and I have also been a member of the Bosbury Parish Hall Committee for 16 years.

In my spare time (!) I enjoy walking, local history and spending time with my family and friends.

Please feel free to chat to me about any parish issues you may have.



Councillor Charlie Ferrier, Coddington
My name is Charlie Ferrier and I moved to Coddington in 2015 with my wife Emma and our son. I am a former Army officer and for the last twenty years since leaving the military, I have worked in marketing.  As a family, we have fallen in love with our new home, the village, the school and location and have made great friends. We feel that this is our ‘life’ house and we will be here for a long time. As such, I feel it is important to get involved in the community, to play a role and contribute to the environment in which we are making our home. I believe that becoming a member of the Parish Council will give me an opportunity to help shape the future of Bosbury and Coddington and our own lives.


Rachel Lovering

Councillor Rachel Lovering, Coddington

I have lived in Coddington since January 2014 having moved here to help run a small Charity based in the locality. I grew up in Kent and was then based in London whilst doing a Textile Degree at the Central School of Art and Design. I then lived in Glasgow for the next decade, and then Shropshire for 20 years where I was Chair of a women’s Buddhist retreat centre.
I’m now enjoying living in Coddington and love the beautiful Herefordshire countryside with its rolling hills and old native trees. I still can’t believe the scale of bluebells on the Malvern Hills each spring!
At present, I work full-time establishing a new charitable business, and in my spare time I teach meditation and lead retreats on Buddhism – a vocation that I’ve pursued since 1984.
I joined the Parish Council in 2014, to contribute more fully to the local community and I’m gradually getting to know the Parish Councillors who are impressive in their generous service to the parish.

Tim Newsholme

Councillor Tim Newsholme, Bosbury

I am the former Director of Art at Malvern College with a career spanning many years as departmental leader and examiner in various establishments dedicated to Secondary and Further Education. I am a Governor of Hereford College of Arts.

I moved from Malvern to the rural tranquility of Catley ten years ago. After my recent retirement I was pleased to be involved in supporting the local community as a          member of the Parish Council.

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Councillor Patrick Whitehead, Bosbury
Planning Committee Chairman

I am a retired Director and have lived with my wife Lindsey in Bosbury for some 11 years.  We are both keen gardeners and enjoy walking in this lovely Herefordshire countryside.

I have been a Parish Councillor for a number of years and am Chairman of our Planning Committee, a role I really enjoy.



Our local Hope End Ward County Councillor is:

Cllr Tony Johnson
Hoe Farm, Mathon Road, Colwall, WR13 6EP
Telephone: 01684 540238

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