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Darrington Parish Council

Clerk: Cllr Ian Thompson.


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Chair: Cllr  Michael Britton


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Darrington Parish Councillors

Michael has been on the council since 2006 and has lived in the village since 1997. He is very interested in history, preserving historic parts of the village and creating new facilities for villagers.


Councillor Michael Britton

Chair Of  the Council

Councillor Paul Stainer

Responsible Financial Officer

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Paul has lived in the village since 2005 and joined the Parish Council in February 2010. He is an active member of the Village Field Committee and is their Treasurer. He  also assists annually in fund raising functions such as the Feast & Fayre and the Bonfire.

Councillor Ian Thompson

Clerk to the Council

Councillor John Hoyle

Councillor Fiona Smith
Vice Chair

Since 1989 when he moved to the village Ian would often be seen at council meetings keeping a critical eye on the proceedings. This led to his performing internal audits on the council. He joined the council in June 2016.  He is particularly interested in the impact the A1 road has on the village.

John is also Chair of the Village Field committee and he liaises between the council and the village field committee. He has lived in the village since 1987 and has been a councillor for over 18 years, he is involved in organising village field events.


Fi is a self employed young mother with two young children who has lived in the parish for 4 years. She is keen to raise awareness of the council and what it does, to hopefully stimulate more involvement from all aspects of the community.

Vera has  lived in Darrington since 1981 and helped organise the Feast & Fayre and bonfire for many years. For over 25 years she was involved with Darrington Village Pre-school and later became manager; since its closure, she has more time to dedicate to village matters.

Councillor Vera Stones

Councillor Linda Johnson

Councillor Andy Tagger

Linda has lived in Darrington since 1983. A former PTA treasurer at Darrington School, she helped create the Darrington Beaver Colony and Darrington Playgroup . Linda has recently retired from Wakefield Council having worked in the Communities Directorate as an Administration Officer.

Andy has lived in the village for 25 years and has been on the council for since  2003. He is currently the leading light in the village Gardening Club and responsible for liaison with the school.


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All councillors are volunteers and are not paid for the time they spend on Council business.

Please  e-mail the Clerk to the Council or the Chair with any issues you may wish to raise with the Parish Council.

Vacancy: Want to get involved? Speak to Michael Britton.