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.

Tricia Storey


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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.

Tony Lenc

Vice Chair

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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.

Carl Vitty


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I have lived in Kirk Smeaton for nearly 12 years and joined the Parish Council in March 2021. 

My wife and I thoroughly enjoy living in Kirk Smeaton and over the years we have been made to feel so welcome and as such I am keen to give something back to the village.  I have joined the Parish Council because I want to support the village residents and work with the other councillors to help build on the great work already carried out. 

I am a huge rugby fan and also have interests in travel, motor sport, ‘trying’ to cook and I have recently turned my hand to gardening, I am however very much a beginner!  

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Details of our newest Councillor - Cllr Barney Byfield will be uploaded soon.....

James Stephenson


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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.