May 17, 2022

The Parish Council Team


Peter M. Stott, Parish Councillor for Sand Hutton and Chairman
Peter was born and educated in West Yorkshire and then at the Royal College of Music. He has run his own business, worked in financial services and the building industry. Having purchased the “old school canteen” at the end of 2001, Peter moved into Sand Hutton early 2003 and quickly became involved in local groups and took an interest in village life. He is a member of the local Heritage Group and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), a committee member of the York and District Organists’ Association and Musical Director of the Benefice Choir.

Nigel Davies, Parish Councillor for Claxton
Nigel has lived in Claxton for the past 11 years. He was a police officer with North Yorkshire Police for 28 years, working in Settle, York, Selby, Malton and Tadcaster retiring in 2003. He has worked for The National Trust in York and presently works at the FERA Science Laboratories at Sand Hutton as a beekeeper. His leisure activities revolve around sustainable living and energy efficiency.

Dr Caroline Hall, Parish Councillor for Sand Hutton
Caroline has lived in Sand Hutton for 20 years where she has played an active part in many village activities as a member of the Village Hall Committee and founder and leader of the local choir “Women in Harmony”. Activities outside the village reflect her joint interests in botany and music, being a tour guide at the Yorkshire Arboretum and Chair of  the Board of Trustees of the North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre.

Jennie Whiteley, Parish Councillor for Claxton

Jennie runs Vicarage Farm in Claxton with her sister Vivien and husband Ken and they produce their own beef and pork, fabulous pork pies and other bakery products including gluten free baking for farmers markets and local customers. Jennie has a passion for the countryside and more traditional farming methods and has an extensive knowledge of the local area. After a career in nursing, Jennie came to help run the family farm in 1986 and has two grown up sons who are regular visitors to the villages.

Colin Russell, Parish Councillor for Claxton