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)
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
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
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
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
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU? Motherly, Encouraging, Passionate