Meet Your Councillors

Barrie Whitehead

Barrie has lived in the village of Burnt Yates for over 40 years and during his time has been closely associated with the local Cricket Club, St Andrew’s Church (committee, magazine and music) and the Bay Horse Community Centre. He’s now in his second term of office on the Parish Council, having been elected Chairman in 2012.

Keith Harper

“I have lived in the Parish for 14 years and hopefully being on the Parish Council I can help build a better community. I was born in Kettlesing so I have a great knowledge of the local area.”

Carol Harper

Carol moved to Burnt Yates with her family back in 1976 and attended Burnt Yates Primary School. Follow her time at Burnt Yates Primary School, she then transitioned to Pateley Bridge High School. She briefly lived in neighboring villages, but returned to Burnt Yates in 2008. She particuallly enjoys the community spirit that village life brings and has taken an active role in various events over the years.

“It is important that as new people come and enjoy our village they are encouraged to become part of the community as they and their children are the villages future!”

Lesley Scott

Lesley has lived in the Parish for over 30 years, with her husband Terry and dog Tessa. Following her retirement from selling houses 16 years ago, she now supports Terry with the administration of his businesses and has various responsibilities at St. Andrew’s Church, Burnt Yates.

“I enjoy being a Councillor, in my second term, and am happy when trying to resolve issues that are raised with us. Sometimes it is very trying and we are not always successful!”

Robert Parker

Robert’s family has a long history and connection to the Parish – he is the fourth generation to live on and run the Family Farm, which sits within the Parish.

“I enjoy being a member of the Parish Council and value the opportunity it gives to be involved in safe guarding our community for future generations.”

Keith Pettitt