Parish Councillors

Meet your Parish Councillors.

Your Parish Councillors are always working hard to ensure that Barkston Ash is a safe and desirable place to live.

On this page you can find out a little bit more about each of them, what makes them tick and what areas of village life they are involved with.

Catherine Daniels

Catherine Daniels Council Chair

Catherine has lived in Barkston Ash for over 14 years together with her husband and two children. With many years of business management experience she now works as a Partner in a Financial Services Company. She is an active member of the Village Hall committee, where she manages bookings for the hall and has also been involved with the Barkston Ash Scarecrow Festival. Much of her spare time revolves around family activities, socialising with friends and she counts completing the Yorkshire 3 peak challenge as one of her greatest achievements!

Gwyneth Stephenson

 Council Clerk

Guy Williams

Guy Williams Councillor

Guy is a former Yorkshire TV reporter. BBC journalist and  freelance reporter for The Sunday Times, Yorkshire Post and various sports publications. In his spare time he likes to play Racketball and Cricket, as well as being an avid Rugby fan. Guy is also a keen advocate and coordinator for the 20's Plenty campaign within the village.

Andrew Wilson



Liane Williams

Liane Willams Councillor

Liane Williams is a physiotherapist practicing locally. When not at work she rides her horse, gardens and plays Racketball.
She has a keen interest in the 20’s Plenty campaign not only from a safety perspective but also to promote a ‘cleaner air’ policy, particularly in residential areas

John Brassington

John Brassington Councillor

John is a retired civil servant having worked for the Department of Health in Leeds and before that the Natural History Museum in London. His favourite pastime is cycling and following Port Vale football club. John wrote the Village Plan based on what residents said in answer to a questionnaire. He is particularly keen to follow up on residents concerns about the speed of traffic through the village.

Katy Turton

Katy Turton Councillor


Sue Williams