Parish Councillors

There are currently 2 vacancies for parish councillors.

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


Ian Bailes

Chair - Parish Council

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

Tina Clarke


I have lived and worked in the village for the last 2.5 years running the Village Pub and Bed & Breakfast with my husband Jon and my two sons Ryan and Callum.

I play an active part in village life, taking part and supporting village events and charitable organisations.

I take an interest in what is going on in the village – particularly with the current local housing plans and the expansion of the village.

In my previous role as in intervention Teacher at St Aidans in Harrogate I gained valuable experience in dealing with a mixture of age groups- including young, vulnerable teenagers. I have over 15 years’ experience of working in Local Authority schools at both secondary and primary levels. During this time, I also worked for 6 years as a fully qualified union steward for Unison within schools and was the school representative.

I am a very pro-active person, who likes to see a job through until the end, even in the face of adversity. I am friendly and approachable and able to converse with people of all ages. I have excellent organisational skills and a good understanding of modern technology.

Tina can be contacted at

Green Hammerton

Green Hammerton