Trustees & Rangers

Moseley Park and Pool Trust

The Park is owned and operated on behalf of the local community in South Birmingham by a Charitable Trust – the Moseley Park and Pool Trust (registered number 1115870), with a Board of Trustees who manage the assets of the Trust.  Their duties and responsibilities are defined in the Articles and Memorandum of Association and these are approved by the Charity Commission. Currently there are four Trustees, whose details are given below. However the Trust wants to increase this number and is actively seeking applications from interested individuals.

How to become a Trustee

The Trust intends to appoint three more trustees this year, to start as soon as possible, ideally in time for the Board meeting next month on 26 March 2018. We are looking for individuals with a strong commitment to conserving, maintaining and developing the Park as a valuable local asset for the whole Community to enjoy. Expertise and experience in one or more of the following ares would be valuable but not essential: fundraising, marketing and communications; business management, IT systems, planning and construction, community links, legal work, park and facilities management. 

Applications consisting of a single-sided letter, outlining your interest(s) in the Park and what you might be able to contribute, should be sent to Professor Trevor Hocking, Chair of Moseley Park and Pool Trust, 65 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9EX, to whom enquiries can also be addressed ( There is no closing date, but applications received by the end of February will be particularly welcome.

 Trustees 2018

Dave Walker


David was born and bred in Birmingham (Yardley Wood) and has been a member of the Park for over 30 years. He was employed by West Midlands Police for over 42 years and he is also the Secretary of the Parks Angling Club where he organises all the fishing contests throughout the year and an Annual Children’s Fishing Contest in August. This is open to all children under the age of 16 years, not just members’ children.

Prof Trevor Hocking

Trustee, Chair

Born in London, but has lived and worked in the Midlands for 44 years. Formerly Prof of Applied Biology and President of the Association of Applied Biologists, also with experience of running a research and consultancy business.  Now retired with continuing interests in agriculture and woodlands. Currently co-chair of Moseley in Bloom and as a trustee will take a particular interest in strategic planning, environmental and educational matters.

Jonathan Middup

Trustee, Treasurer

Jonathan has lived in Moseley for the last ten years and in Birmingham for the last twenty.  He is a forensic accounting partner with a global firm and volunteers his time on the NSPCC’s Audit & Risk committee, but his love of the Park & Pool comes from enjoying the seasons (and the festivals!) with his wife and three children.

Roxanna Shaheen


Park Rangers

The Park Rangers offer a 24 hour help line which is 07836 599990.


Christine Williams

Operational Director and Head Ranger

Christine Williams  as Operational Director is an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. She is responsible for the day to day running of the park as well as the maintenance of the electronic key system and processing direct debit payments. She was a Computer Systems Designer and IT consultant, project manager and Business analyst. She has been a resident of Moseley for 35 years, managing the Park on a day to day basis for the last 12 years.


Bernard Hewson

Head Groundsman

Bernard Hewson is Head Groundsman and Park Ranger with responsibility for vehicle repairs. Bernard has worked part time at Moseley Park for 10 years. He is an enthusiastic wild life conservationist and is particularly interested in recording bird life in the Park.


Garry Dawes

Park Ranger

Garry Dawes is a Park Ranger with wild life responsibilities. Garry has worked part time at Moseley Park for 8 years. He is an enthusiastic wild life conservationist. Unfortunately part of his duties involves burying or disposing dead wildlife. Over the years this sad task has included a badger, fox, cygnets, geese, ducks, coots and large fish.


Zoe Colley


Zoe Colley is Computer Database Administrator and Gift Aid processor. Zoe has been a resident of Moseley for 10 years and worked part time at Moseley Park for 18 months.

Moseley Travel Staff

172 Alcester Road

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to new members for the past 5 years. Also, if you
lose your key fob or it stops working, they will
replace it.