My name is David Ingram and I have lived in Bedale for the last 16 years, I am married and have two sons who both attend Bedale High School. Myself and my wife, both former members of the Armed Forces, settled in Bedale whilst still serving. Bedale is a friendly town, a place that once you have spent an hour or two here it feels like you have been here for ever. A peaceful and safe environment in which to bring up a young family. At the age of 54, having served nearly 30 years in the Army, and now managing a supermarket, I feel now is the time when I could and would like to give something back to the community.
In the time we have lived in Bedale we have been very impressed with the sense of community that is clearly visible through events such as the amazing annual Bonfire and Fireworks and Christmas Fair. Both these events also bring visitors in to the town, so helping boost the local economy as well as encouraging return visits to investigate and take in all that Bedale has to offer.
I am passionate about the Bedale and the surrounding environment and looking after this fantastic town we live in, ensuring as a generation we secure it’s future for those that follow us. I have joined Bedale Town Council as I feel I have the skills to help keep up the excellent work that the Council carries out and would love to be part of it and give back to the community.