Your Councillors & Council Staff

The Mayor

Deputy Mayor

Councillor Dave Edwards

Born in London in 1954 Dave trained as an electrical mechanical engineer. 

Dave moved to Yorkshire roughly 40 years ago where he has been a director of KFTRA (Kirklees Federation of Tenant Associations), a Director of Yorkshire Coast Homes.

Dave has spent 35 years representing tenants who have experienced housing problems and will continue to represent the people of Withernsea to the best of his ability.

Councillor Felicity Walmsley

Felicity has lived in Withernsea since 1969, studying at the High School and taking part in local events and groups through the years and bringing up family here.
Felicity finds the experience of being a Councillor very rewarding and extremely interesting, learning all the time.
Felicity’s main interests at this time are working to save Withernsea Hospital MIU and beds.
For the past four years she has worked with the town’s people to resolve their problems and help them to access the right resources and will continue to do so for a few more years to come. Felicity looks forward to ongoing work within the Town Council into the future.


Ian Blackburn

Yorkshire born and now settled in Withernsea.

Ian was a Councillor for eight years in his previous town, including Mayor for a year, which gave him a chance to put something back into his community. As a representative of that community he was able to work with other Councillors to improve the town and make things better for all.

Jacqui Blackburn

Born in Southampton, arrived in Withernsea via Goole in the spring of 2019.

As a wheelchair and mobility scooter user, Jacqui wants Withernsea to be as disabled and pushchair friendly – as friendly as the people who live in Withernsea.

Being retired means Jacqui has time to work on issues that Withernsea people care about.

Brian Cloke

Born in 1947, a retired software consultant, married with a large extended family scattered across the UK. Brian and his wife Lynne moved to Withernsea in 1999 and love living here.
Brian has been a Town Councillor on and off since 2001, Deputy Mayor three times, a High School Governor for 12 years, Chair of Governors for 3 years and a Trustee and treasurer of a local charity.
Along with the Clerk and two other Councillors, he helped to write the Big Lottery bid which enabled the Council to refurbish the Meridian Centre.
Brian believes Withernsea is a great place to live, and if we concentrate our limited resources on the right improvements it can be even better.

Brian Dawson

Callum Hollingworth

Callum’s aim is to work with fellow Councillors and local residents on all local matters.  He take a very pragmatic approach to work and is a immensely  supportive of great ideas and will do his utmost to stop anything that could have a detrimental effect on the town.

In particular, he has a keen interest in housing and planning industry experience in crime reduction and having 3 beautiful children he takes a personal interests in education.

Callum believes we have an amazing town with some amazing people that do some amazing things and he looks forward to being in the best position to help them achieve even more.

Eric Saxby

Eric’s love for the town began as a child living in Withernsea and attending Withernsea High school and these memories  remain with him.


Stewart Winters

Stewart was born in York, educated at York Grammar School. Stewart moved to Withernsea in 2009, who as a local business man and former race walker, joined the Town Council in 2011. 


VACANCY – South Ward

VACANCY – North Ward

Town Council Office

Town Clerk & RFO

Jayne Moxon PSLCC

Jayne was born in Burstwick in 1962. Brought up in Hedon and moved to Welwick in 1991. 

Worked for a veterinary practise for 21 years, ran Holderness Training Group and worked at Easington School before joining Withernsea Town Council as Deputy Clerk in 2001 and The Clerk in August 2002. 

Jayne became a Principal of the Society of Local Council Clerks in November 2008.

Jayne has also been Treasurer of The International Pig Veterinary Society and Easington Friends of School

Deputy Clerk

Kim Gray

Originally from Essex Kim moved north to Yorkshire in 2009,  then married a local Withernsea ‘lad’, which drew her closer to the town.  

Kim enjoys working with everyone who contributes to making Withernsea a great little town.


Pat Barton

Maintenance Staff

Tim Grinney
Dave Thomas
Chris Herd

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