Your Councillors

Meet your Howden Town Councillors

Hugh Roberts

Hugh Roberts

Chairman and Town Mayor

13 Pinfold Street
Howden
DN14 7DE

07740 869419

hugh.roberts@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Hugh has been on the Town Council since 2000 and has been chairman of the council since 2007.

Robin Drury

Robin Drury

Deputy Chair, Chair of Amenities Committee

3 Wrangbrook Close
Howden
DN14 7BD

01430 430597

robin.drury@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Chair of the Amenities Committee and Vice-Chair of the Council.
I have lived in Howden all my life. I am married with 2 adult daughters who also live in our town. I joined the Town Council in 2003 to make a difference.

Richard Blee

Richard Blee

Chair of Resources & Asset Management Committee

7 Kensington Gardens
Howden
DN14 7JN

richard.blee@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Chair of the Resources and Asset Management Committee.

Rich Hart

Rich Hart

Chair of the Planning Committee

rich.hart@howden-tc.gov.uk

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I grew up in Howden from the age of 9 and attended Howden Junior and Senior Schools. I then completed an apprenticeship in the aerospace industry, where I am still employed as an engineer.
I joined the council in 2011 because I wanted to help out with local matters, particularly the more hands-on tasks and have been Chair of the Planning Committee since 2012.
I have enjoyed being more involved with the local community and getting to know more people in the town.

David Howard

In 2016 we moved from York to Howden, which has been one of the best things we have ever done - and we are here to stay.
I was inspired to join the council by the amazing response we received when setting up the Christmas & Company lunch at the Shire Hall in 2018, where over 100 local people offered support in a matter of a few hours - a mark of the strength of community spirit that exists in this town.
I’m a corporate event producer and filmmaker by trade and I hope to be able to use some of this experience to the benefit of the community and I’m particularly interested in helping promote the town and its brilliant small businesses.
As a grandparent I have a particular interest in environmental issues and the provision of services and facilities for both the youngest and the oldest in our community.

 

David Patrick

David Patrick

Chair of the Joint Burial Committee

44 Pinfold Street
Howden
DN14 7DD

07540 237852

david.patrick@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Chair of the Joint Burial Committee

Hannah Pears

Hannah Pears

23 Flatgate
Howden
DN14 7AG

hannah.pears@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Steve Smythson


Although I am a newcomer to Howden having been here only since 2015 I feel such an attachment and pride in the town that I should have been born here!

I joined the council as I want to see the town continue to thrive and grow and I hope to be able to contribute whatever I can to help achieve that.


 


Elaine Ward

Elaine Ward

Station View
North Howden
DN14 7LD

elaine.ward@howden-tc.gov.uk

Register of interests

Whilst I am from the west coast of Ireland, I have lived in Howden for 10 years and have children attending both the Infant and Junior schools here.

My background is primarily in Engineering and Construction, and I also hold a PhD in Building Science. I currently work in the Further Education sector with the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group.

I joined the council as I wanted to become more involved in my community and also have a very keen interest in heritage building upkeep.

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