Kirk Smeaton Parish Council - Members


Kate Bowden


Kate manages the Parish Council's administrative functions and is the key point of contact for all communications between the Parish Council, Selby DC and North Yorkshire CC. email to get in touch.  Kate has lived in the village for 14 years and enjoys walking her dogs and enjoying the countryside in Brockadale; reading and visiting the theatre.

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Tricia Storey


I have lived in the village for 20 years and joined the Parish Council in March 2018. I am passionate about enhancing the beauty of the village supporting quality improvements that impact positively on the health and well-being of all the community.  I love walking am an avid traveller and grow organic fruit and vegetables.

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Tony Lenc

Vice Chair

I have been a resident of Kirk Smeaton for over30 years.  I retired from full time employment in 2016 which now gives me more time to spend working for our local community.  I was co-opted as a councillor onto Kirk Smeaton Parish Council on 20 May 2018.  I am a school governor at a local primary school.  I am a keen gardener and an allotment holder and also enjoy taking part in any local community activities.  I am committed to maintaining and enhancing the character of our village and will be working hard alongside my fellow councillors to achieve that end.

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I was born in Kirk Smeaton. My family farmed Riverside Farm, Church Farm and we had the Corn Mill on Water Lane.  I attended the local school land Sunday school, also in the choir and rang the church bells every Sunday. I am sue you all know my horse and donkey in Church field.  I have worked with horses all my working life, mainly racehorses, I then worked for the Injured Jockey's Fund for many years.  I still work for a racing charity covering the insurance for injured Jockeys.  I am also a volunteer caseworker for SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. Walking my dog and reading are my hobbies.  I am very passionate about the village and feel strong it should retain its character.  I have been involved with the Parish Council for many years and we all try to improve the village for the benefit of the community.  


Jayne Cooper


I have lived in the village for 56 years and since joining the Parish Council many years ago I have always been keen to maintain the village character and benefits which I have enjoyed for a long time. I am a Company Secretary for a local farming and transport business.  I love travel and reading.


James Stephenson


I have lived in the village of Kirk Smeaton for over 5 years, how time flies. I was co-opted onto the Parish Council in December 2020 and am dedicated to enhancing the village through good projects that benefit all of the residents. I am married for over 18 years and have a daughter who attended the local primary school. I enjoy Swimming in the local lake, obviously in the summer, and I am a keen traveller taking in many countries all over the world.