Parish Councillors

Parish Councillors Declarations of Interest are held by Sefton Council. Please find below a thumbnail profile of each Parish Councillor

Cllr McCannBob McCann
Bob was elected in November 2014. Bob is our current Chairman of the Parish Council and has served 2 previous years as Chairman. He works in computer and technology support and management. Bob has an interest in flooding, drainage and coastal erosion. Bob is also a Ward Councillor for Ravenmeols Ward. 

 

 

 

Cllr AppletonColin Appleton 

Colin is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Colin is a member of Planning group.

 

 

 

 

Cllr BaxterDerek Baxter
Derek was elected in May 2015 and has an interest in the environment. Derek is a member of the Finance and General Projects group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering group and advises the Parish Council on planning applications arising in the Formby area. 

 

 

  


Cllr S BaxterSandra Baxter

Sandra is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Sandra advises the Parish Council on Rights of Way issues.
 


 

 

 

Cllr Bennett

Maria Bennett
Maria was elected in 2015 to represent Ravenmeols Ward on the Parish Council. Maria has been Chairman of the Parish Council twice and has served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. Her working background is in Teaching and Law. She was born in Formby and moved away to Africa when she was very young but returned to Formby with her own family some 25 years ago. She has always been part of the community and for 10 years ran the Gild Hall Toddler Group on a voluntary basis. Her passion is Formby and ensuring that the community spirit lives on and is a safe and friendly environment for all who live and work here. She advocates democracy and open transparency. Her main concerns are the Neighbourhood Plan and ensuring that this represents what the community want rather than what the Local Council want. In 2014 she was elected as a Borough Councillor and served 4 years representing Ravenmeols Ward residents at Sefton Council.

 

Cllr BrodieDawn Brodie
Dawn was elected in May 2015 to represent Ravenmeols Ward. Dawn is the Vice Chairman of the Parish Council and is Chairman of the Finance and General Projects Group. Other interests include volunteering to help run and organise the Formby Festival. Dawn teaches in a local Sefton school and has 2 school age children.

 

 

 

Cllr Dutton

David Dutton

David is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. David represents the Parish Council at the Formby Business Partnership Meeting.

 

 

 

Cllr Irving

Dave Irving

Dave is a retired Merseyside Police Officer having completed a 30 year career, retiring in 1996. He became a Liverpool City Councillor in 1998 retiring in 2009 and chaired the Planning Committee for two years during his term in Office.  Dave has lived in Formby since 2009 and becam an active member of Formby Civic Society and Formby U.3.A. 

Dave was elected in 2015 to represent Harington Ward on the Parish Council and became a Sefton Borough Councillor for Harington Ward in 2019. Dave is a member of the Finance and General Purpose group, Neighbourhood Plan Steering group and the Planning group. Dave also represents the Parish Council at the Formby Business Partnership Meeting.

 


Cllr Y Irving

Yvonne Irving

Yvonne is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Yvonne is a member of the Environment group and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

 

 

  

 

Cllr S McCannSusan McCann

Susan is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward.

 

 

 

 

Bernie Prescott
Bernie and his wife moved to Formby in 1974 and have a son and daughter and six grandchildren. He became an Auxiliary Coastguard at Formby Point in 1980 and progressed to becoming a Regular Officer in 1986 and then District Controller of Liverpool District which extended from the Point of Air to the Mull of Galloway including the Isle of Man, retiring in 2004. He subsequently set up an engineering business with his son and retired again in 2011. “I hope many will remember me from my time with Formby Junior Sports Club and my work for Our Lady's Church. I intend to serve the residents of our Formby to the best of my ability.” Bernie advises the Council on Rights of Way issues and is a member of the Environment Group. Bernie also represents the Parish Council and the Beachsafe meetings.

 

 

Cllr RichardsCarol Richards

Carol is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Carol is vice chair for Sefton Governors Association, a retired City of Liverpool College Lecturer and is currently Company Secretary and Development Officer for a Registered Charity. Carol supports Green issues and the Local Environment and has supported Frack Free Formby and beach clean projects gaining charitable funds for the 2 minute beach clean boards at Lifeboat Road and Freshfield beaches in collaboration with the National Trust in Formby. Carol is a member of the Environment Group and advises the Parish Council on Rights of Way issues. Carol also represents the Parish Council at the Beachsafe meetings.

 

 

 

Cllr RileyJoe Riley

Joe is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Joe is the longest-serving Liverpool Echo columnist, having been the paper's arts editor and leader writer (1974-2009). He is also an author, broadcaster, adjudicator and lecturer (and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University). He has lived in Formby for 47 years, was the final chairman of the Formby Conservative Club, and is now chairman of the reconstituted Formby Club, as well as a president emeritus of the Liverpool Press Club. Among his personal community campaigning priorities are strict control of completely unacceptable beach roads access and parking congestion; greatly limiting future housing development, especially on any green field sites, and the revitalisation of Formby Village business outlets, via lower council taxes and controlled rents. Joe is a member of the Finance and General Purposes group, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Environment Group. Joe also represents the Parish Council at the Beachsafe meetings.

 

Cllr WeildMichael Weild

Mike is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Ravenmeols Ward. Mike is a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Environment Group and advises the Parish Council on Rights of Way issues.


 

 

 

Cllr WienckePaul Wiencke

Paul is a member of the Finance and General Purposes group and the Environment Group. Paul also represents the Parish Council and the Formby Business Partnership meetings.