Councillors

Garton on the Wolds has a very active Parish Council consisting of eight members. There is currently a vacancy and should you be interested please contact in the first instance the Clerk at Garton.clerk@hotmail.co.uk.  Along with their email details the current members are:

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Councillor Steve Poessl 

Email: stephenpoessl117@gmail.com

Born at Sledmere and attended Wetwang infant school then Driffield secondary school.  Worked in agriculture and then moved on to be a pig unit manager for 23 years.  I now work in a residential home.

I had been a Driffield town councillor for 21 years and started to attend Garton parish council as a member of the public. I found the meetings very interesting so I decided to join the team.


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Councillor Ian Bell

Email: ianbellg-o-t-w@hotmail.co.uk

I have lived in Garton-On-The-Wolds for 30 years.  I studied for Higher education during 1963 to 1964 at Bishop Burton (now Bishop Burton College). I work for National Milk Records and have been a councillor for many years. I am independent from party politics and my interests are agriculture, athletics, aviculture, history, ornithology and gardening.


 

Councillor Alison Botten

Email: alisonbotten@btconnect.com

I am originally from Kent where I worked in administration and IT. I moved to Garton on the Wolds in 1990 and soon after set up an art and framing business in Driffield. I now run our holiday cottages at Church Farm in the village, welcoming visitors from far and wide to our lovely part of Yorkshire. I am passionate about the Yorkshire Wolds and all the area has to offer. I have recently joined the parish council in June 2018 wishing to make a contribution to village life.

 

Councillor Daniel Wilson (Chairman)

Email: wilson.gartonpc@gmail.com

I moved to Garton on the Wolds with my family in 2016. Although we are quite new to the village, my family has historic links to the Wolds area and we instantly felt at home here. We love living in Garton and as a family we like to explore the Wolds and go to the seaside for walks along the coast. I have been a parish councillor since 2017 and enjoy taking part in village life. I am a solicitor but in my spare time I like to spend time with my family, doing DIY and playing the guitar.

 

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Councillor Kerry Duncan

HR committee member.

Email: duncankerry740@gmail.com

I live in Garton and work as a Freelance Photographer. I am very passionate about helping to make the wonderful village we live in a better place for us all whilst at the same time preserving our countryside.

 


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Councillor Jonathan Watson

HR committee member.

Email: jwatson.cleaning@gmail.com

I have lived in the village for about a year and a half after previously being at Eastburn.  My wife has grown up in the village and I have 2 young children, one of which is at the school.  I am a window cleaner and have been for the past 15yrs.  I enjoy sport and socialising.

I joined the parish council as I would like to be in touch with the village and play a part in making it a safe, friendly and peaceful place for myself, my family and the local residents.

 

 

You can view Members' Registers of Interest on the East Riding website.

The council is supported by the Clerk to the Council, Catherine Simpson, who can be contacted by email on garton.clerk@hotmail.co.uk

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