Cllr Mike P Gibbons

Cllr Gibbons - known as Mike took over the Chair of the Association in 2015 soon after the General Election.  Mike in many ways has been associated with the Association for well over 20 years when then he was Chairman also besides many other roles in the day to day running of the Association.  Mi

Mr Mike Ridgway

Mike has been Deputy Chairman/Political for sometime and is very experienced in the field.  Mike's interest in politics flourished after becoming Chairman of the Conservative Political Form (CPF) and being the representative to tour the country to meeting and to report back.  Mike has also made m

Cllr Rebecca Poulsen

Corporate Parenting Panel - AlternateHEALTH OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (DCh)Keighley Area Committee - alternateSOCIAL CARE OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - alt.Social Services Appeals Board Other meetings/bodies which I regularly attend:

Cllr Russell Brown

Member in Worth ValleyCommittees:Area Planning Panel (Keighley & Shipley)Education Appeals PanelEmployee Appeals PanelHousing & Non-Domestice Rates Appeals PanelKeighley Area CommitteeSocial Services Appeals Committee
 Other meetings/bodies attended regularily:

Cllr Michael Gibbons

Member in Ilkley / Ben Rhydding Committees:Area Planning Panel (Bradford) - AlternateCHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - alt.Education Appeals CommitteeHEALTH OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (Ch)Keighley Area Committee - Alternate My priorities for the coming year (May 2017 - May 2018) will be:

Cllr Martin Smith

Member in Ilkley / Ilkley WestCommittees:CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (DCh)Employee Appeals PanelHackney Carriages & Private Hire PanelHousing & Non Domestic Rates Appeals PanelKeighley Area CommitteeLICENSING COMMITTEE
 Other meetings/bodies attended regularily.

Cllr Zafar Ali

Member of Keighley Central.

Committee appointments.

Keighley Area Committee (Chair)
Miscellaneous Licences Panel (Reserve)

Cllr Rebecca Whitaker


Rebecca was selected at a meeting by the members of the Craven Ward to stand as their candidate on the local elections in 2018 and Won her Seat on the District Council by a substantial majority.

Cllr Christopher Herd

Chris is one of our 3 District Councillors in the Worth Valley. He is also a Keighley Town Councillor.  Chris lives in Oxenhope on a farm where he rears cattle, sheep, chickens.

J David Whalley


David who is a long standing member of the Association was asked if he would do the Association the ''honours" of becoming the new President as there had been a vacancy since the death of Cllr Kelly in the Spring of 2014.