Councillors and Officers

Councillors & Officials

Your current Councillors and officials are:

    • Chairman/Mayor – Cllr Robert Taylor
    • Vice Chairman/Deputy Mayor – Cllr Julie Bridgeman
    • Town Clerk - Chris Downey.


  • Councillors for High Bentham
  • Gareth Adams, Grassrigg, Goodenber Rd, High Bentham, LA2 7JE
  • Tony Burton.    Wynn-Stay. Springfield, High Bentham  LA2 7BE
  • Brian Handford. 24, Lakebed Avenue. High Bentham LA2 7 JJ
  • Howard Hill.   48 Goodenber Road. High Bentham. LA2 7JE
  • Thomas Marshall, 93 Main Street, High Bentham, LA2 7BN
  • Marion Swales, Bull Copy, Tatterthorn Road, High Bentham, LA2 7AJ
  • Robert Taylor, 18 Pye Busk Close, High Bentham, LA2 7BL
  • Thomas Wills.   High Bentham

Councillors for Low Bentham

  • Julie Bridgeman, 1 Ellergill Cottages, Burton Road, Low Bentham LA2 7DZ
  • Diane Faraday.Belfleckers Barn. Low Bentham Rd, Low Bentham. LA2 7BP
  • Tim Stannard, 4 Greenhead Cottages, Low Bentham  LA2 7ES

County Councillor

  • Mr D.L. Ireton, West Fields, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton,Via Carnforth, LA6 3JG

District Councillors

  • Mr S Handley,  32, High Street, Burton in Lonsdale,  LA6 3JP
  • Ms L. Brockbank, The Ridding, Low Bentham, LA2 7DE


  • Ms M Ammundsen, 1 Grove Cottages, Main Street. High Bentham, LA2 7HN

As well as meeting on a monthly basis the Council operates four committees covering various aspects of Council work.

Each Councillor sits on 2 committees and these meet, in general, on the second Monday in the month.

The Quarterly Finance Committee meetings tend to be later in the month due to the extra work required in preparing for these following a full Council meeting.

Each committee discusses business pertinent to its area of specialisation and passes pending decisions back to the full Council meetings for resolution.


Cllrs Marshall, Adams, Stannard, Taylor. Faraday


Open Spaces

Cllrs Taylor, Marshall, Bridgeman, Swales.



Cllrs  Stannard, Adams, Burton, Wills, Hill.


Building Maintenance

Cllrs Adams, Bridgeman, Swales

Council Representatives on Other Bodies

 Body  Representative
Joint Footpaths Cllr Swales
Playing Field Association Cllr Stannard
Goodenber Play Area Cllr Adams
LASRUG Cllr Adams
Police Cllr Marshall
Aid in Sickness Cllr Adams
Looking Well Cllr
Friends of Bentham Library Cllr
Youth Cafe Cllr Burton
Victoria Institute Cllr Bridgeman
Longstaffe Educational Foundation  
Bentham Common Land Charity Cllr Stannard (until 2022)
Collingwood & Longstaffe Cllr Marshall (until 20 )
YLCA Craven Branch  
© 2018 - Bentham Town Council




All Councillors must publish a list of their interests, or ROI. 

Stating where they live, where they work and what financial interests they have.

Councillors are required to keep these up to date.


Login Form