Your Councillors

Meet your Howden Town Councillors

Hugh Roberts

Hugh Roberts

Chairman and Town Mayor, Chair of Howden Joint Burial Committee

07740 869419

hugh.roberts@howden-tc.gov.uk

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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, Chair of Personnel and Grievance Committee

01430 430597

robin.drury@howden-tc.gov.uk

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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

richard.blee@howden-tc.gov.uk

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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.

 

John Cave

I have lived in Howden for 5 years with my wife (and soon to be expected daughter). I work within the environmental conservation sector and I'm a strong advocate for the benefits of having good access to natural spaces within our community. I'm also a keen runner and cyclist and enjoy exploring the local trails around the Town. I am eager to invest my time, energies and passions in ensuring Howden continues to be a vibrant and welcoming town for residents and visitors alike and help support the town to be an even better place for the next generation to call Home.

Sue Long

I've lived in Howden since 2012, moving here to help care for elderly parents. I'm a local lass, with my teenage years spent at Brackenholme. I trained as a nurse in the Royal Air Force, and worked mainly in Oncology and Palliative care. I recently retired from being an online cancer support specialist for a national charity. I've been a parish councillor twice before, 'down south', which I enjoyed very much. Moving back to Howden has been the best move we ever made. I love the community spirit, warm welcome and the people. I hope I can contribute to the town, by being on the town council.

Michael Clarke

I am a retired chartered accountant with over 40 years commercial experience up to and including Director level from local businesses to multinational groups. I am joint owner of a leadership, development and forensic accounting business with my partner Gillian. We have lived in Howden since 2005 although I have known Howden since meeting Gillian in 1990. I am also a trustee at Wonder Learning Partnership in Pocklington, as Asselby Parish Councillor and a volunteer at the Green Team in Goole.