Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years and councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

Karen Smith

Cllr Smith

Councillor Karen Smith is a Chartered Surveyor with a degree in Land Management. With a keen interest in the local countryside and development, Cllr Smith is passionate about representing the local community and their best interests whilst raising the profile of the Portway area.

Tel: 07919 047 967


Cllr Bland


Trevor Bland has been a Parish Councillor for around 12 years and Chairman of Beoley Parish Council for about 9 years. In May 2024 Cllr Bland decided it was time to hand over the reins as Chair of the council, but remains a councillor supporting the Parish with wealth of knowledge and experience.

He has previously been a governor, including Chair of Governors, for schools in Redditch and in the Inner City of Birmingham. Although now retired, he spent many years working closely with and for several Local Authorities in the fields of Architecture, Project Management, Health and Safety and software authoring. He now lives in the centre of the village of Beoley and has always tried to work tirelessly for both the village and its community.


Cllr Urry


Councillor James Urry and his family have lived in Portway, part of Beoley Parish for over 12 years.
James is keen on representing the local community interests and is currently supporting Broadband, Highways and Environmental topics.

Councillor Urry took the role of Chair in 2024.

Tel: 07811 265657


Cllr Cook

Councillor - Highways Lead

Don retired from the ICC Birmingham (NEC group) where he worked as Venue Services Manager and in other Departments at the ICC. Prior to that he was a freelance show technician working on industrial theatre productions, He also spent his early working life at Lucas Electrical on the shop floor and finally working in the training department.


Cllr Morgan


Beoley resident for over 15 years and parish councillor.

Tel: 01564 742434


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Cllr. Rock

Vice Chair

Councillor Adam Rock and his wife have lived in Beoley for over 9 years. Adam is a chartered surveyor with over 20 years property experience and as a Co-Opted councillor he is keen to protect the local community’s interests including, planning, highways and the environment.

Cllr Rock has been Planning Lead since May 2023 and took the role of Vice Chair in May 2024.

Tel: 07454 095780



Lengthsman – these services are now provided by Bromsgrove Place Team; you will usually see them working in Beoley on a Tuesday morning




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Becky Bowser – Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Parish Clerk

Becky can be contacted either through the website , by e-mail or phone

Tel: 07887 536 934


Address: 2 Newlands Cottage, Billesley Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7HE