Cllr Arnold Gorse – Chair
Originally from Southport, having lived in Staveley for over 20 years and Lakeside prior to that. Married to Judith, with one daughter Laura, son-in-law Paul and two grandchildren. Owners of the Millerbeck Light Railway which we enjoy sharing with visitors on an occasional basis throughout the year with the help of our willing volunteers. Now retired, Arnold has been a financial consultant for nearly 40 years.
Cllr Dot Crabtree – Vice Chair
Prior to having our three children I was a librarian and then went on to work in the finance industry. I retired when my husband Joe and I fell in love with this beautiful and peaceful part of The Lake District and we have now lived here for over 15 years. I have the care and interests of the local communities at heart and was asked to take over as Chair of the Leven Valley Support Group for St Marys Hospice 6 years ago, raising much-needed funds for the patients and their families. I joined the Parish Council 5 years ago and I am now the Vice Chair. I endeavour to help the community and its residents in any way I can.
Cllr Katie M Lee
After years of spending many holidays in the Lake District, I was thrilled to move nine years ago to live in a picturesque Cumbrian village and take an active interest in the local community. From a career fully committed to education across the full age range and working in a wide range of roles, participating in an array of sporting and outdoor activities, I recognise the challenges communities face in an ever-changing and challenging world. I cherish the opportunity to help and work alongside others to protect, preserve and develop the environment and our unique community.
Cllr Ann Newby
I have lived in this area all my life, being born in Ulverston. I have 3 Sons & 2 Grandchildren, who I’m lucky to have living nearby. I am interested in what’s going on with our community and have seen a big change in the mix of locals and Holiday homes that there are now. I managed a Coach Business here for 16 years and now work seasonally for Lakeside & Haverthwaite railway.
Lyn Prescott – Parish Clerk
I was raised on the Cartmel peninsula and returned to the area with my family 20 years ago. My career has included teaching and working in the library service. I have been a Parish Clerk since 2012 and also run a small farm in the Cartmel valley.