Cllr Arnold Gorse – Chair
Originally from Southport, having lived in Staveley for 15 years and Lakeside prior to that. Married to Judith, with one daughter Laura and son-in-law Paul. 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 more than 30 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 Chair. I endeavour to help the community and its residents in any way I can.
Ms 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.
Nick Chaloner – Parish Clerk
I moved to the South Lakes in 2007 and am currently Secretary to the Rusland Valley based charity, The Hay Bridge Nature Reserve Society. Previously I was Parish Clerk in Firle, East Sussex and for most of my working life I have been a Public Relations consultant.