Parish Councillors

The Parish Council members were elected in May 2016. Their term of office lasts until May 2020.

For information on the role of Parish Councillors please follow this link to ‘The Good Councillors’ Guide’


Ian Bailes

Chair - Parish Council
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I have lived in the village for 34 years with my wife Moira and our two children who attended the school in the 1980`s when there were only 30 children in attendance.
We have both been active in village activities over the years.

Currently the chairman, I have been a member of the P.C. for over 20 years.
I have been  Treasurer of the GHRC (previously GH Playing Fields Committee) for 20 years and have seen much development in the village including the new Village Hall.

I recently retired after being a Director of a Building Company.

01423 330477

Ivan Andrew

Parish Councillor
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I spent twenty five years working in schools as a secondary school teacher, deputy head and headteacher before becoming an Education Officer in Buckinghamshire.  For my final seven years of work I was a self employed educational consultant and, dare I say it, Ofsted Inspector.

We moved to Green Hammerton in 1997.  Whilst living here I have been Chairman of the School Governing Body, Chairman of the Reading Room Committee on the Board of GHRC, founder member and organiser of the Coffee Morning / Book Exchange, a member of the Church Fabric Committee and closely involved with the last Village Weekend and two Open Garden events.

Earlier this year a vacancy became available on the Parish Council and, because I had given up other aspects of being directly involved in village life, I applied for the vacancy.

Alistair Taylor

Parish Councillor
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My wife and I have lived in Green Hammerton for 39 years and have two grown up daughters who were educated at the Village School.  I have taken an active part in many village activities over the years.  Recently, through a personal interest in film I have been instrumental in bringing the Cine Yorkshire project to the village.

I was chair of the Village School’s Friends Association for some years and subsequently chair of Boroughbridge High School Friends Association and an elected parent governor.  At the time of the threatened closure of Green Hammerton Village Primary School I marshalled the evidence for the School’s viability and led the successful campaign for its retention.

01423 330330


Adam Tegerdine

Parish Councillor
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Originally from Leeds, I have spent the last 13 years living in Osbaldwick, York, until I moved into St Thomas’s Way in June with my wife Joanne and baby daughter Esmae. I have had a varied career that has included periods employed in estate management, travel and surveying. I have spent the last 14 years in IT and currently work as software developer for a national supermarket chain.
Having recently celebrated my 38th birthday, new to village life and with a young family, I have a vested interest in preserving and enhancing the village and see my appointment as an opportunity to contribute to the great work already carried out by the parish council.

Dee Copley

Parish Councillor
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Hello, I’m Dee Copley. I moved to the village this time last year from Whixley, with my Husband, lovely 4 yr old son and at that time, brand new baby. Now a year on, I’m one of your new Parish Councillors. Thank you very much to those of you who supported me with your vote.
As a mother, a nurse and parent of a child at the local school, my prime interests centre around family and community. As such I will be working hard to ensure Green Hammerton remains a happy, healthy, safe and welcoming place for all of us to call home. The emerging Local Plan brings challenges and changes to our horizon but I feel very encouraged by the community spirit and level of engagement that is evident in the village.  Please feel free to stop me with any feedback if you see me out and about (but if I’m jogging I may not be able to give a very thorough answer. I’m quite new to it!) My contact details will soon be on the website and I look forward to hearing from you and representing you as your new Parish Councillor.

Martin Leather

Parish Councillor
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Martin Leather

I have lived in Green Hammerton and surrounding villages for over 50 years. My two daughters attended Green Hammerton School in the 1980’s. I have been on the Parish Council for over 20 years leading up to 2012. During that time I was chairman of the council for a number of years and also represented the council on various committees.

I am chairman of St Thomas’ church Fabric committee and have always been very active within the community.

Phone 01423 330694

Claire Greenwood

Parish Councillor
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I grew up in the village until 2004, when I went to Leeds Trinity and All Saints University to study primary education. After graduating in 2008,  I taught for almost 7 years in Bradford while living in Leeds. I returned to the village two years ago with my husband and two sons, Joshua and Harry who attend school and preschool in the village. Currently taking time out from full time teaching I currently work part time at The Bay Horse in the evenings and Kirk Hammerton Nursery School during the day.

I have very happy memories of growing up in Green Hammerton and as part of the Parish Council I hope I can help members of the Community and families old and new continue to enjoy the village and everything it has to offer. Contact details can be found on the village website and parish council notice board if you wish to make contact for any reason.