The Council welcomes its two new members

Published: 02 September 2020

At its August meeting the Council was very pleased to co-opt two new councillors – Paul Anson and Neil Thompson.

Cllr Anson lives up at Greenhow and previously served as a councillor in Bewerley but at the time his work in international facilities management took him away from home too often for him to continue. He has been involved in a number of voluntary organisations over the years including a three-year stint as a Venture Scout Leader and ten years running activity holidays for disadvantaged children.

Cllr Thompson, who has a degree in Coastal Marine Biology, lives in the town and works as a SEN General Teaching Assistant at Glasshouses Primary School. He is a School Governor and the Group Scout Leader for Upper Nidderdale Scouts.

The Council now has its full complement of eleven members, and our two new councillors have brought a raft of skills and attributes to strengthen the current team.