The Councillors

Parish Councillors

Neil retired from a long career in local government in 2016, when he rejoined the Parish Council. He has lived in the Aiskew and Bedale area since 1974 and is keen to promote Aiskew as a community in its own right, with its own facilities, such as a village hall and a primary school. This reflects how the village has grown over recent years.

As well as local government experience in County and Unitary authorities he has also been a governor at Bedale Primary school and Bedale High School.

Neil is keen to promote Aiskew and Leeming Bar, but recognises that they are different communities with differing needs. You will see him walking and cycling around the local area, he is particularly interested in making our community a better place to live, through simple things like improving street lighting and introducing traffic speed measures, to influencing planning decisions to reflect the community’s needs.

phone 01677 423620

James, runs his business WJP Software Limited who provide Quality Control Software to the NHS Pharmacy Sector, based in Bedale Hall. He has lived in Aiskew for 7 years having moved from Ayton near Scarborough. However in this relatively short time he has become well acquainted with the parish and is often found walking his dog Alfie around it. James is always busy with his wife and two children and in the little free time he has likes dinghy sailing and powerboating, and is an RYA  Instructor.

James became a councillor because he was passionate about the right things been done in the parish and wanted to be involved in those decisions, he also want to make best use of the parish precent and spend parishioners taxes wisely while trying to bring efficiencies to them. His favourite thing about this parish is how is it a great mix of a rural community with great transport links.

phone 01677 392002
address 4 Poppy Court, Aiskew, Bedale, DL8 1FG

Ian, now retired, is the former Watch Manager at Bedale Fire Station and has been a Councillor on the Parish Council for a number of years now.  Ian has a strong association with the area having grown up in Masham, educated at Bedale High School. He has experience in quarry engineering, road surfacing, contracts management, education, youth work, play and broadband networks. 

phone 01677 425570
address The Old Farmhouse 58 Bedale Road Aiskew

Steve was born and schooled in Bradford and joined the Army when he was 16 years old.  Having served a full 38 years service, he retired in 2019 and is now an avid member of Bedale Golf Club where he manages to 'hack his way' around the course!

Along with his wife Lesley, they settled in Leeming Bar in 2018 as they liked the village and the surrounding area, the proximity to the Dales, the Moors and the coast.  They spend lots of time visiting and walking these areas.

Steve became a Parish Councillor as he cares about the environment in which he lives and wishes to be engaged in the decisions that will affect the village population and way of life, trying to ensure it is a clean, pleasant and safe place to live.


 

phone 07948912274
address 20 Bedale Road Leeming Bar DL7 9AY

District Councillors

As well as your Parish Councillors, you may wish to contact your District and County Councillors to help with your issue. 

Parish: Ainderby Mires with Holtby; Aiskew and Leeming Bar; Bedale; Burneston; Crakehall; Exelby, Leeming and Newton; Gatenby; Hackforth; Langthorne; Leeming Bar; Rand Grange; Swainby with Allerthorpe; Theakston

Ward: Bedale Ward

Party: Conservative

Find out more about District Councillor John Noone here.

phone 01677 423086
address 30 Brookside Close, Bedale, DL8 2DR

As well as your Parish Councillors, you may wish to contact your District and County Councillors to help with your issue. 

Parish: Ainderby Mires with Holtby; Aiskew and Leeming Bar; Bedale;  Burneston; Crakehall; Exelby, Leeming and Newton; Gatenby; Hackforth; Langthorne; Leeming Bar; Rand Grange; Swainby with Allerthorpe; Theakston.

Ward: Bedale Ward

Party: Conservative

Find out more about District Councillor Mike Barningham here.

phone 01677 423507
address Pine Lodge, Pinewood Grove, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2BQ

Parish: Ainderby Mires with Holtby; Aiskew and Leeming Bar; Bedale; Burneston; Crakehall; Exelby, Leeming and Newton; Gatenby; Hackforth; Langthorne; Leeming Bar; Rand Grange; Swainby with Allerthorpe; Theakston.

Ward: Bedale Ward

Party: Conservative

phone 01845 565496
address The Rosary, Kirklington, Bedale, DL8 2LX

County Councillors

As well as your parish Councillors you may wish to contact your District & County Councillors to help with your issues

Party: Conservative

Electoral Division: Bedale division

Find out more about County Councillor John Weighell.

address Southlands Exelby Road Bedale DL8 2ES

As well as your parish Councillors you may wish to contact your District & County Councillors to help with your issues.

Party: Conservative

Electoral Division: Swale division

Find out more about Councillor Annabel Wilkinson here.

phone 01677 426744
address 1 Ashtree Road Bedale DL8 1EX

 

Parish Clerk

Aiskew & Leeming Bar Parish Council Clerk

Mrs S Nicholson
Usual working Days / Hours

  • Wed 10-12 & 2-4
  • Thur 10-1

Tel: 07903 384207

Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies for Councillors at the moment, please feel free to contact us about how you can get involved with the Parish Council.