Mike has lived in Bedale and Bedale District for all of his life is married and has 3 grown up children who were all educated in Bedale. He is semi-retired but continues to run his own consultancy business. He previously worked as a Building and Planning advisor for government bodies for 26 years and prior to that as a qualified Builder. He has a degree in Town Planning. His hobbies include cycling, caravan holidays and gym classes.
Mike also represents Bedale as a Councillor on Hambleton District Council.
Why I am a Councillor:
“This is my second time serving on Bedale Town Council, first being a Councillor in early 2000. I have always had an interest in my local community and have been on various committees including School Governors, Bedale Hall, Bedale Scouts and Guides and Bedale & Village Community Forum. I believe that everyone should give back some time and contribute to the community in which they are part of.”
What I want for Bedale:
“I want Bedale to preserve its historic market place and important buildings, have a vibrant business and retail centre for residents and visitors and grow in a natural organic way to benefit all.”
“I am always available to help should you have any issues you would like to raise or discuss.”