630th Mayor – Cllr Julie Woodward

Councillor Mrs Julie Woodward was elected 630th Mayor of Hereford for the Municipal Year May 2011 – 2012.

A true Herefordian, born and raised in Much Dewchurch, Julie moved into Hereford in 1985 when she married Andrew. She attended Hereford Technical College where she trained to become a qualified Baker & Confectioner. Their daughter Sophie was born in 1992 and Julie became a stay-at-home mum. In 1999 Sophie very graciously volunteered her mum’s help at Lord Scudamore School which led to Julie becoming Chairperson of the PTA and a School Governor!

It was her passion for the school that led to her interest in local politics. Julie later stepped down as Chairperson of the PTA and formed the St Nicholas Community Association with other members of the community. This is now a registered charity and very active within the community.

She was first elected to represent the St Nicholas Ward in 2007, along with the late Dave Benjamin and considered it an honour and a privilege to serve her community.

The Mayor’s Charities for 2011-2012 were Help for Heroes and The Charles Renton Unit.

During her Mayoral year Councillor Julie Woodward attended 460 public engagements and raised over £12, 000 for her chosen charities.


Sadly, Councillor Julie Woodward died on the 14th July 2012, shortly after finishing her Mayoral Year. These pages show what Councillor Woodward did during her year as the 630th Mayor of the City of Hereford.


Some of the Functions attended by Councillor Julie Woodward in her Mayoral year: