Councillors

Cllr Mrs D (Dot) Anderton

(Bongate Ward)

A: Hanging Shaw farm, Roman Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6JH
T: 017683 52389
E: hangingshawfarm@btinternet.com

I was born in October 1948 in Crumpsal, Manchester, I trained to be a nursery nurse and I worked in various jobs in Manchester’s, childrens’ hospital, children’s home and as a private nanny. We moved to Cumbria in June 1980 and I started working with children with special needs I did this for 21 years before being made redundant. I joined the Council in 2007 and took on the job of sorting out all the work required on the Moot Hall. I became Deputy Mayor in 2009 and then went on to be Mayor for three years. It was both an honour and privilege to represent Appleby Town Council on so many special occasions. I am also an Academy and Foundation Governor for Appleby Grammar School, a member of the meals on wheels committee, take part in the talking books project and am a member of Appleby Community Acting Together. My other interests are my grandchildren, gardening, my sheep, ducks and hens and going on holiday with my husband in our caravan.

Cllr Ms A (Alison) Blair

(Appleby Ward)

A: 47 Glebe Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6RT
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I was born in Northern Ireland where my family and friends were deeply affected by the ‘troubles’ losing some good friends and sharing some dreadful experiences. This led to an enforced move to England and my education being completed between the two countries. Never really settling down after that, I travelled extensively in north America and on my return to the UK moved home some 15 times before settling in Appleby 11 years ago. I was so struck by our lovely town that I volunteered to be a Town Councillor shortly after arriving and have lived here longer than anywhere else! My working life started as an Executive Officer with HM Customs and Excise, followed by some years with a major international charity until settling into office management in various forms. For the past 5 years I have been self employed working as an Accountancy Technician and Commercial Administrator with local businesses. My main interests now that my spare time is so limited are music and singing (with the Penrith Singers), gardening, family, friends and my Belgian Shepherd dogs.

Cllr Mr A (Andy) Connell

(Bongate Ward)

A: 11 Mill Hill, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6UR
T: 017683 51847
E: andrewconnell@hotmail.com

Cllr Mr J R (Jim) Chalmers

(Appleby Ward)

A: Eden Dale, Garh Head Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6TW
T: 07793 315145
E: killiekranlie@aol.com

I was born in 1959 and brought up in Thurso in the far north of Scotland before moving to Aberdeen to study for a degree in Business Studies. I worked in the Civil Service for 20 years in various managerial positions including finance, Parliamentary business and contract management before becoming Operations Director for a national private sector training and education business. I have lived in Appleby since 1997 and currently am a self-employed project manager and co-partner in a café bistro in town. I became a town councillor in 2014 and thoroughly enjoy playing an active part in the community. I am the chair of the Appleby Emergency Response Group (AERG). My interests are playing golf, fell walking and travelling.

Cllr Mr D (Duncan) Curley

(Appleby Ward)

A: Castle Bank, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6SN
T: 07876 594747
E: duncancurley@innovatelegal.co.uk

Cllr Mrs J (Jilly) Dixon-Dougherty

(Bongate Ward)

A: 5 Midfield Mews, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6SE
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E: missjillybdixon@googlemail.com

I was born in Kendal and moved to Appleby with my parents and brothers in 1988 from Ravenstonedale. I attended both Appleby primary and grammar schools. I live in Appleby with my husband Mark (also a Cllr) and our dog ‘Dave’. I worked as a private nanny for several families in Cumbria in my early career and for the last 19 years I have worked for local government based in Penrith. I joined Appleby Town Council as I have a keen interest in local matters and representing the residents of Appleby and wanted to help make a difference. Being a Cllr can be challenging but I find it very rewarding. I am very proud and honoured to be Deputy Major this year and I am enjoying learning all the new aspects that this role involves.

Cllr Mr M (Mark) Dougherty

(Appleby Ward)

A: 5 Midfield Mews, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6SE
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E: markdoc1969@gmail.com

I have lived locally all my life, I moved to Appleby with my parents and brother from Kirkby Thore when I was 1 year old. I attended both Appleby primary and grammar schools and have worked locally since leaving grammar mainly serving 11 years for Middleton’s of Appleby and currently in my 12th year at British Gypsum. I am a keen golfer and have played since I was a child due to my grandparents being steward and stewardess of the golf club for 25 years and my late father being captain and president of the club whilst I was growing up. I joined Appleby Town Council after having several interesting and in-depth conversation with the late former mayor Cllr Keith Morgan and wanted to be involved in making a difference to the town and represent the residents of Appleby.

Cllr Mr G (Gareth) Hayes

(Bongate Ward)

A: 2 Keith Grove, The Sands, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XR
T: 07837 027421
E: drgarethhayes@hotmail.com

Born at Parkin Hill, former Head Boy of Appleby Grammar School, Dr Gareth Hayes has spent his professional career in the field of Clinical Research. An Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research he is regularly seen on the lecture circuit around the globe. In contrast to his scientific cynosure, Gareth also writes for the Cumbrian-based music magazine R2. His most recent interviews include singers Rosanne Cash, Sinead O’Connor, and Sharon Corr as well as rock outfits Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons and Blues Pills. Gareth is a local author too and his books Odd Corners in Appleby and Odd Corners Around The Howgills are soon to be added to with a work about our River Eden, and a novel based on home-grown experiences. Claiming to walk over a hundred hills a year, Gareth’s passion for not standing still is reflecting in his commitment to the town and the needs of the residents under Winstanley’s mantra of “action is the life of all, and if thou dost not act, thou dost nothing.”

Cllr Miss S (Sally) Hutchinson

(Bongate Ward)

A: 33 Pembroke Street, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6UA
T: 017683 52971
E: sally.hutchinson33.shgmail.com

I am originally from Nantwich in Cheshire where my father farmed and as a teenager moved to Abersoch North Wales. I moved to Appleby in 1990 and worked as a shop manager for five years in Carlisle before becoming an Area Manager for a national disability charity covering the northwest of England .I currently work at Wild Rose caravan park in the sales department. My family has long established roots in the Eden valley and I can trace my family tree back to the early 1600’s in the locality. I am a town councillor for the Bongate Ward and I am passionate that Appleby remains a living, thriving, prosperous town which is a safe place for residents and visitors alike; a place where there is as strong sense of community, a place where we can be proud of.

Cllr Mr J A (John) Pape

(Appleby Ward)

A: 12a High Wiend, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6RD
T: 017683 52148
E: jpangler1@outlook.com

I was born in Leeds in 1934 starting in employment in the motor trade when 15 year old. Married my wife Jennifer in 1960 and we have 2 sons. I was a publican for many years and ran an inn together with a catering company, employing up to 40 people. I moved Appleby for the fishing and shooting in 1974 taking over a shoe shop in the Moot Hall that also supplied country wear, together with shooting and fishing equipment. I have also taught budding Anglers for more than 40 years. I was the Ticket Secretary for Appleby Angling Association for over 20 years and now let private fishing to visitors. I trained as a Chiropodist in 1982 and practice in Appleby and the surrounding area. I joined Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council more than 20 years ago and am currently Mayor (2016). I am Secretary and Treasurer of the Appleby and District Conservative Club.

Cllr Mr F (Freddie) Potts

(Bongate Ward)

A: 33 Rivington Park, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6UE
T: 07966 541952
E: fredpotts3@aol.com

Cllr Mr H R (Hugh) Potts

(Bongate Ward)

A: 4 The Sands, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XP
T: 017683 51544
E: annepotts@btconnect.com

Cllr Mr S (Stan) Rooke

(Appleby Ward)

A: 22 Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XB
T: 017683 52864
E: r.rooke@btopenworld.com

I was born in 1945 and spent 52 years living in London. My early career included over 7 years in the Metropolitan Police Force and then more than 19 years with British Telecom as a Logistics Manager. I spent many years holidaying in Appleby staying with Martin Holmes at Castlebank. I eventually moved to the town, with my wife Rita, in 1997. I joined Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council in 2003 and was elected Mayor from 2006 to 2008. I had to leave the Council in 2012 due to the illness of my wife, but rejoined in 2013. I am Deputy Mayor for this year (2016). I find being a Councillor interesting, infinitely varied and on occasions challenging. Outside Council work I am Chairman of the Talking Messenger Association a charity that makes recordings of magazine articles for the visually impaired. I have been involved in this since 1998 and it takes up most of my spare time.

Cllr Mr M (Martin) Stephenson

(Appleby Ward)

A: Field House, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6AA
T: 017683 51378
E: martingt6@btinternet.com

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