Parish Clerk – Richard Holland
Richard is the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and administers the Council’s financial and legal affairs. He also oversees the Council’s meetings, personnel and assets and has an overview of all the Council’s activities.
Richard joined the Parish Council in February 2016, having previously spent three years as Operations Manager at Poynton Town Council. Richard says, “Working for the council is incredibly varied and rewarding and it allows you to see a real cross-section of village life.”
Administration Assistant – Helen Richards
Helen is responsible for the Community Centre bookings, the Parish Council Community Bus Scheme and allotments. She also organises many community events and undertakes a wide range of administration duties.
Helen joined Disley Parish Council in February 2016, following a successful career in corporate banking. Helen says, “I really enjoy being part of the Council team and, in particular, organising the Community Bus trips and various village events for the community.”
Village Handyman – Dan Hodgkiss
Dan is responsible for the upkeep and safety of the Council’s assets such as parks, play areas, allotments, hedges and trees. Dan also keeps village paths safe and clean and undertakes numerous village projects.
Dan has been with the Council since 2010 and previously ran his own tree services and maintenance business. Dan says, “Working for the Parish Council can be challenging at times but it is also incredibly rewarding.”
Community Centre Caretaker – Steve Taylor
Steve is responsible for the setting up, maintaining, servicing and safety of Disley Community Centre. He also supervises the premises, acts as the prime on-site contact for hirers and users and is a volunteer Community Bus driver.
Steve has been with the Parish Council since 2016 following a career in senior IT project management and delivery. Steve says, “Since joining the Council, I feel like I am making a contribution to the community and now know more people in the village than I ever knew before.”
Village Handyman/Caretaker – Colin Eckersley
Colin helps with the maintenance of Council assets and undertakes village maintenance, cleaning and assists with larger projects. Colin also provides cover for the Village Handyman and Community Centre Caretaker.
Colin joined the Council in 2012 having previously worked in the printing and textile industries. Colin says, “I particularly enjoy the outdoor element of our work, especially on the fringes of Lyme Park, but it is just satisfying to keep the village clean and tidy.”