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Dunnington Parish Council

Member Profiles

Members of the council are summoned to appear at meetings on dates set at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council. Only in extreme circumstances should a council accept apologies for non-attendance.

The Transparency and Accountability Codes of the Localism Act requires all councils to inform the public where members sit on specific committees, have specific responsibilities and/or represent the council on outside bodies.

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Julie Bone (Clerk)

Julie became Parish Clerk in February 2014 and has seen many changes in both councillors and the parish council. Originally working 6 hours per week the increased workload has required that this now be 10 hours. Julie also holds another part time position in an accounts department with a company on Clifton Moor. She lives in Rawcliffe York, is a keen gardener, and loves listening to music and reading.

Jenny Brooks (Vice-Chairman)

Jenny Brooks (Vice-Chairman)

Jenny has lived in Dunnington for 38 years and was formally a City of York Ward Councillor Jenny has been a member of the Parish Council since 1999. Jenny is involved with the Finance, Strategy and Audit group, Planning group, Cemetery group, Dunnington In Bloom, Highways and Byways group, Dunnington Scouts and Guides, and is one of the emergency contacts in the Community Emergency Plan.

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Gillian Calvert

Gillian has lived in Dunnington for 16 years and became a member of the Parish Council in 2019. Gillian is involved with the Cemetery group.

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Andrew Dykes

Andrew moved to Dunnington in 2012 with his wife Jacky and is now retired having spent a career in property management. Andrew has been a member of the Parish Council since 2016. He is involved with the Finance, Strategy and Audit group, Planning group, Highways and Byways group, Scouts and Guides group, Communications group and the Neighbourhood Plan group as well as representing the Parish Council on the YLCA. He enjoys living in the village and wants to put something back into the community.

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Josette Farmer

Josette has lived in Dunnington since 1977 and always been involved with Sport and the Playing Fields Association (Chair since 2012). Josette is a strong believer in sport for everyone and Dunnington are lucky to have so many volunteers who maintain the sporting facilities and enable the village to have such a thriving organisation. New faces are always welcome so if you have any spare time Josette will be pleased to hear from you.

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Nick Ford

Nick is a farmer who has lived in Dunnington all his life and has been a member of the Parish Council for over 25 years. He is involved with the Planning group, Cemetery group and represents the Parish Council on the Reading Room Committee.

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Sarah Hardwell

Sarah has lived in Dunnington for 8 years and became a member of the Parish Council in 2019. Sarah is involved with the Activity Park group, Scouts and Guides group and represents the Parish Council at Dunnington Primary School. Sarah works in Early Years education.

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Gary Kay

Gary is a farmer who has lived in Dunnington all his life and is one of the longest serving members of the Parish Council since 1988. Gary is involved with the Parish Land.

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John Maggs

John has lived in Dunnington for 40 years and has been a member of the Parish Council since 2015. He is involved with the Activity Park group and the Highways and Byways group.

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Gillian Shaw (Chairman)

Gillian has lived in Dunnington for 31 years and is now retired having spent a career in finance. Gillian has been a member of the Parish Council since 2018 and is the current Chairman. She is involved with the Neighbourhood Plan group, the Communications group, and represents the Parish Council on the Reading Room Committee and on the YLCA. Gillian is also one of the emergency contacts in the Community Emergency Plan. She is Interested in the planning and future developments of Dunnington and would like to see Dunnington remaining a safe and great place to live. A place that residents of Dunnington are proud of.

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Angela Smith

Angela has lived in the village for 25 years and was a member of the Parish Council between 2008 and 2010. Angela became a member of the Parish Council again in 2018. Angela is involved with Police Liaison and the Environment group and is a school governor at Dunnington C of E Primary School.

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David Swallow

David lives and works in Dunnington as a Web Accessibility Consultant. He moved to the village with his wife, Sarah, in 2013. They have two young daughters, one of whom attends Dunnington C of E Primary School. David joined the Parish Council in 2019 and leads the Communications group, where he is responsible for maintaining the website and promoting the activities of the Parish Council.

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Mick Thompson

Mick has been a member of the Parish Council since 2020. Mick is involved with the Planning group, Police Liaison, the Highways and Byways group, and represents the Parish Council at Dunnington Primary School.

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Liz Turnbull

Liz moved to Dunnington in 1991 and after retiring was the secretary of Dunnington in Bloom for a few years. She joined the Parish Council in 2015 and has established a new Parish Council Environment group which local residents are welcome to join. She is particularly interested in sustainability and protecting the environment. Liz is also working with other Parish Councillors on the Communications group, the Planning group and the Neighbourhood Plan group.

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