Colburn Village Hall | Colburn Lane | Colburn
North Yorkshire | DL9 4LZ

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The Council

Melanie Bell

Melanie Bell

Mel  is the Mayor of Colburn Town Council. She has lived in Colburn most of her life. She has 3 lovely children and works as a support worker with the local community.   Mel enjoys getting involved in projects and helping in the community. Mel sits on the Tenant’s panel at Richmondshire District Council, is a member of the Village Hall and the Friends of Colburn School Committee as well.

Helen Grant

Helen Grant

Helen is the Deputy Mayor of Colburn Town Council.  She has had a long association with Colburn town council stretching for over 20 years. She has been the mayor on several occasions and despite now living in the next door parish has the best interests of Colburn at heart. Her family live in Colburn, she is a school governor, member of the newly formed WI, gardening club, village hall committee, over 55s club, Hanson social club and can be seen regularly washing up during community events.

Angie Dale

Angie Dale

Angie was born in the Old Military Hospital , she is Colburn born and bred and has lived and worked in the community all her life apart from the 7 years she served in the Army . She lives with her husband and has 3 lovely children. Angie joined the Town Council in 2004, she has served five terms as Mayor of Colburn and has been involved in various Community groups ever since.

She is the Chair of Governors at Colburn Community Primary School, She is the treasurer and bookings clerk of the Village Hall and St Cuthberts Community Hall. Also Angie is a member of the new WI and the secretary. She enjoys been a member of the local craft club, Amateur Dramatics also Hanson Sports & Social club and volunteers at the drop and mother and toddler groups as well she is a very busy lady. She is very passionate and dedicated to the growing community, and always has the best interest of Colburn at heart.

Michael James Ward

Michael James Ward

Michael has lived in Colburn since 1967. This is Michaels second term as Councillor and he has been very proactive on committees over the years, some of them being Sports & Gala, Cubs, Scouts & Beavers, whilst also being Chairman of the local Cricket Club and the Juniors Chairman as well as an Emergency Officer. He now volunteers for the Mental Health Organisation and is a planning officer on the council.

Lynn Nassau

Lynn Nassau

In 2004 Lynn became a Colburn Town Councillor, after retiring in 2003 after 40 years working as a Registered Nurse. Lynn has lived in Colburn since 1981. She is a member of Hambleton Richmond and Whitby Clinical Commissioning group and a supporter of MacMillan Cancer Care. Lynn enjoys going to the local gym, gardening and art work and will continue to promote Colburn into the future at all times.

Jagannath Sharma - Jag

Jagannath Sharma - Jag

Originally from Nepal, Jag studied and worked in Australia and Nepal prior to moving to the UK in 2001 where he was employed by NHS. Jag holds a PhD degree in musculoskeletal injury management and is a lead researcher for musculoskeletal injury management at Infantry training Centre, having published many research papers and presented them at conferences. Currently, He works at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick as a superintendent in rehabilitation department and also a reservist RAMC army officer. During his career, he has experienced life and work in various countries all of which has enabled him to understand and represent a diverse range of people. Jag is proud of his key strengths: Integrity, commitment and hard work. Family and friends have encouraged him to sacrifice time and resources for the benefit of our community selflessly. Being in Catterick for 12 years has allowed him to not only make this area his home but also to feel part of the community, because without a community there is no home. He is proactively involved in community work, as Integration and community cohesion can only be successful if it is built upon the foundations of regular community work and understanding of other cultures. Jag believes in people first and will always do his best to support local people. He is also adviser of BGNC, Parbat Welfare Society and Chairman Himalayan-Dales Multicultural Hub.

Stuart Styles

Stuart Styles

Stuart and his family live in Colburn and have been residents here a number of years. With a keen interest in the local community, Stuart promotes better communication between local government and the community in order to keep people better informed of issues that may concern them. Will listen to anyone and will do his best to help whenever he can.

Gareth Sutterby

Gareth Sutterby

Gareth joined Colburn Town Council in May 2015. Having previously served with the British Army for 23 years, he’s now lived in Colburn for 10 years and works in the Garrison as a safety consultant. Married with 2 children. A keen runner, hill walker and football fanatic. Working on the town councils planning group and currently applying to be a governor for Colburn Community Primary School.

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

Steve has lived on the Chase Estate in Colburn for the last 7 years and prior to that lived in Brompton on Swale for four years. Originally from Derby, but after serving in HM Forces, decided to settle in North Yorkshire and is now employed in the Economic Crime Unit of North Yorkshire Police. After getting actively involved with the Town Council as a volunteer helping out on community projects, Steve was co - opted as a Town Councillor in May 2015 and is now part of the Planning sub - committee. In his spare time, Steve can often be seen out and about running in the local area hoping to get fit enough to run another marathon to raise money for charity.

Keith Chadwick

Keith Chadwick

Keith was co-opted on to the Town Council on Monday 17th October 2016.  He currently lives in Woodside Chase and has lived in Colburn all his life. He has links to local business and is the General Manager of a utility support company that work closely with the MoD and Yorkshire Water. Keith used to be the chair of the Colburn Community Partnership until he had to retire due to other commitments in 2008. Keith is keen to give something back to Colburn and his company currently sponsor the Colburn Blackcats American football team. And he wants to help bring back the sense of community that he remembers growing up in the area.

 He is looking forward to serving Colburn community and is happy for anyone with questions or queries to contact him. He is also a keen golfer and likes to spent time on his motorbike and has completed many charity motorbike rides.


 

Philippa Graves

Philippa Graves

Philippa became Colburn Town Clerk in February 2004, having previously worked as administrator for The Millings Residential home in Bedale. Philippa moved to North Yorkshire in 2000 from Colchester where she worked at Colchester Institute & Essex University for 10 years. She is a very keen Horse rider and owner.

Angie Pickersgill

Angie Pickersgill

Angie became the Deputy Town Clerk in March 2015, having previously worked at Printers in Richmond for many years till its closure in 2011. She has 2 children and is the Vice Chair of Governors at Colburn Community Primary School and helps out in class and on trips. Angie is very passionate about Colburn as it’s where she grew up and still lives. Angie and her husband have recently learnt to dance and now goes dancing regularly in Colburn Village Hall and very much enjoy it.