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. 

Currently we have these committees:

  • Open Spaces and Recreation (including young people)

  • Finance

  • Planning

  • Employment

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

We currently have 6 Councillors, they are 

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

COMMITTEES: PASSIONATE ABOUT: All Committees

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU?

NAME: Michael Gilbert

OCCUPATION: Retired

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

PASSIONATE ABOUT: Warton

COMMITTEES: All except Communications

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU?   

NAME: Cllr Mr Patrick O'Reilly

OCCUPATION: Retired accountant

BACKGROUND: Born and bred in Warton,

moved away (Freckleton etc) 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 YOU?  Hardworking, Motivated, Caring

NAME: 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::

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU? Hardworking, Passionate and Forthright

NAME : 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:

3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU? Motherly, Encouraging, Passionate