About the Parish Council

Your Parish Council serves residents in the village and also in the outlying areas of Bryning (hence Parish Council and not Village Council). We are the lowest tier of local government, elected directly by local residents. 

The Parish Council has a committee system, which means that full council usually meets once a month on 1st Tuesday in the Village Hall and the committees report back to the Councillors and residents. 

Committee meetings and full Council meetings are announced in advance on the notice boards around the village. POST COVID we are holding socially distanced Full Council Meetings with some Councillors & public joining by Zoom Application

Currently we have these committees:

  • Open Spaces and Recreation (including young people)

  • Finance

  • Planning

  • Employment

POST COVID, we will not be holding separate meeting but rolling up to Full Council Meeting

Parish Councillor representatives also serve as Trustees on the Bryning with Warton Village Hall Trustee Committee and on the Scout & Guide Headquarters committee

NAME: Cllr Mrs Julie Brickles

OCCUPATION: Full time Councillor and volunteer

BACKGROUND: Born in Barnsley I’ve lived in Fylde since 2002, I’m married to Michael and have five children and four grandchildren.

PASSIONATE ABOUT: My Community & the Environment COMMITTEES: All Committees 

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

Spirited, Patient & Environmentally friendly!

NAME: Cllr Mr Michael Gilbert

OCCUPATION: Retired

BACKGROUND: Councillor for 50 years (is it a record?)

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Warton

COMMITTEES: All except Communications

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Stalwart, Straight-talking, stoical

NAME: Cllr Mr Patrick O'Reilly

OCCUPATION: Retired accountant

BACKGROUND: Born and bred in Warton, moved away (as far as Freckleton) returned to the village 2001

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Family, (a very large one)

COMMITTEES: Finance Chair, Vice Chair Full Council 

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU? The Numbers Man

NAME: Cllr Mr Rodney Wilson

OCCUPATION: Builder

BACKGROUND: Lived in Warton all my life & is eager to see it thrive as a community

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Keeping my word, Community, Family and Work

COMMITTEES: Chair of Open Spaces

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Hardworking, Motivated, Caring

NAME: Cllr Mr Ken Normanton

OCCUPATION: Retired Builder

BACKGROUND: Born & Bred in Nelson Lancashire, time served plumber. Married with three children. Moved to Warton 2 years ago (best moved ever made)

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Warton Allotments, my wife and kids, classic motorcycles

COMMITTEES: tba 

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Hardworking, Passionate and Forthright

NAME : Cllr Mrs Elaine Gregoire

OCCUPATION: Youth & Community Worker / Foster Carer

BACKGROUND: Born & Bred Lytham St Annes, Married with four children and one grand child. Founder of Streetwise

PASSIONATE ABOUT: All children being able to access any hobby or activity

COMMITTEES: tba

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? Motherly, Encouraging, Passionate

Could this be you?