Wigginton Parish Council Members
Parish Councillors and Committee Appointments
Parish Council Clerk: David Geary
|Councillor||Finance||Planning||Old School||Environment||Churchfields||H & WYCA||WS & PFA||H & WJB||Poor Town|
|Paul Firth (Chair)||Yes||TRUSTEE||Yes||TRUSTEE|
|John Gates (Vice Chair)||Yes|
Parish Council Committees
Finance, Planning, The Old School, Environment appointments to be confirmed.,
H&WJB Haxby & Wigginton Joint Burial, Churchfields Open Space, H&WYA Haxby & Wigginton Youth Association, WS&PFA Wigginton Sports & Playing Fields Association
Council Members Profile
June & I have lived in Manor Garth ,Wigginton since January 2008 after living in Huntington from 1985. Was a Huntington Parish Councillor from 1991 to 2007, NYCC Councillor 1993 to 1997, CYC Councillor 1995 to 2003, Lord Mayor 1999-2000 and a Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire from 2004. Worked in the pharmaceutical industry, merchant banking and naval shipbuilding. Very pleased to join Wigginton Parish Council in October 2010 and became Chairman in May 2011.
Born: Station Road Haxby in 1951.
Education: Attended Ralph Butterfield Primary School ,St Wilfrids & St Georges Secondary Modern.
Employment: Joined Cussins & Light in 1968. Worked for Dixons Photographic for several years in different locations in the UK, progressing from Salesman to Shop Manager. Joined the family business (Blackwell & Denton Ltd) started by my brother Michael. On Michael’s retirement in 1998 I bought the business and ran it until own retirement in 2008. Has lived in Wigginton since marrying Janet in 1979.
Interests: Enjoys Salmon fishing, gardening, horse racing, history, football (lifelong Leeds United Supporter) and has been a participant in York CIU quiz league for over 30 years. Co-opted onto Wigginton Parish Council January 2012.
After a period working overseas, I returned two years ago to live in the house in Wigginton that was my childhood home and was originally built by my grandfather in 1912. Some of the older generation will remember my father and grandfather who were the village butchers in Wigginton for many years.
I have worked in sales & marketing all of my career and have had experience as a company director working in both in Australia and in the UK. I believe that this commercial experience, together with a passion for resolving local issues means that I genuinely have something to offer as a Parish Councillor.
My husband and I with our four children moved from Haxby to Wigginton in 1981 when we built our family home in which we lived for nearly 30 years. Over 20 years ago I first became acquainted with the Parish Council when I became the clerk for a few years and which was very interesting but unfortunately due to a family illness I had to give this up. When a vacancy came up on the parish council a few years ago I decided it would be interesting to be part of the council again and applied for the vacancy.
Having lived in Wigginton for over 20 yrs, Carol knows the area well. She has served on the Parish Council for almost 17yrs, has been the Chair, and still serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee. After a long career in Further Education and Education Management, Carol became a city councillor in 1998, and held the Portfolio for Children and Young People for eight years, and is now the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group.
I have lived in the village since 1947 and I am married to Wendy.
I am the President of Grass Hoppers Football Club, Chairman of the Wigginton Sports and Playing Fields Association, have been a Parish Councillor since 1976 and have served on many of its committees and previously held the position of Chairman. I have worked with Wigginton Primary School since 1974 ( and long may it last).
Jack has lived in Wigginton all his life and served on the Parish Council for a number of years.Thirty five years ago he started the family business as a coach/bus operator.Prior to that he served in the MOD Police.
Cllr Firth moved to Wigginton in August 1998 and established his
family home in Back Lane. In 2002 he retired from the Army after 30
years service in the rank of Lt Col and then took a Retired Officers
post in Imphal Barracks York for the next 2 years. In 2002 Cllr
Firth was co-opted onto the Parish Council and has successful stood
for re election in 2004 and 2011.
Cllr Firth successfully stood as the Lib Dem candidate for the Haxby and Wigginton Ward of CYC in the 2007 elections. He was re elected in 2011.
I moved to Wigginton in 1971 and my children attended Wigginton
Primary School and then Joseph Rowntrees Comprehensive. My son
joined Wigginton Grasshoppers Football Club at its inception. As a
result I became a supporter and with other enthusiastic parents
helped out when I could. I worked for several years at Newshaws in
Haxby and got to know a lot of locals in both villages.
I spent over 15 years working at an Insurance Brokers, after which time I moved in an entirely different direction and became a hackney driver. I am now semi retired and would like to contribute to the community however I can.
“I am fairly new Parish Councillor having just moved into Wigginton
two years ago. I do know the area quite well though having lived in
Haxby for 19 years until 1998 bringing up my family. I am retired
from work as an Operations Manager at Aviva and find myself busier
than ever now I am not governed by the daily ‘nine to five’.”