Brian Campbell (Chair)
I was born and brought up in New Zealand where I qualified and worked as civil engineer. I came to the UK in 1972 and continued my civil engineering career with Arup, one of the UK’s leading consulting engineers. I moved with my wife and family to our present house in Spark Bridge in 1987, and until retiring in 2016, worked as a locally based consulting engineer.
I have had an active involvement with the community through being a school governor first at Lowick and then for some years at UVHS. I was also involved in the local tourist industry as a Commercial Member of Cumbria Tourist Board and was on its Board of Directors for three years.
I became a Parish Councillor in 2012 and am pleased to be continuing my involvement with the community as a Parish Councillor.Tel: 01229 861510
Becks Thomas (Vice Chair)
I grew up near Oxford and studied Engineering at Sheffield University. After several holidays and mini-breaks to the Lakes, my husband and I decided to reduce our carbon footprint and moved to the area in 1999. Since then I have worked as a freelance Safety and Reliability consultant in order to balance raising a family with a career. A growing interest in environmental issues and nature conservation has led me back to University, this time Lancaster to study for a Masters in Environmental Management.
I really enjoy contributing to our local community: volunteering as a STEM Ambassador to Penny Bridge Primary School and UVHS and regularly attending the UVHS Parent Council and Friends of UVHS Music meetings. I love the outdoors and greatly value our local and wider environment and landscape.
Please contact me regarding anything you wish to discuss in our Parish - positive or negative!Tel: 01229 587324
Cathy Child (Parish Clerk)
I was appointed ENMO Parish Clerk in July 2019.
I was born in Essex, grew up in South London and have lived most of my adult life in the Bristol area.
My career background has been in Banking and after just over 40 years of service in 2012 I took voluntary early retirement. Since retiring I have undertaken voluntary work with various charities including the National Trust.
My husband had lived in Bardsea during his early teenage years and introduced me to the Ulverston area in 2002. We subsequently visited the area every year. In 2016 we decided to move to the south Lakes and have been busy renovating our ‘New House’.
I enjoy walking in the local area and my other interests are learning the German language and Amateur Dramatics.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01229 582440
I am originally from Barrow-in-Furness, where I lived and worked until my mid thirties. At this point my wife and I made a conscious decision to move to a more rural way of life, and chose the Ulverston area as having a good mix of interesting town and quiet countryside. We have lived at our current house for 23 years and I have really enjoyed the process of getting to know our neighbours and the wider district.
Until my retirement two years ago I worked at a number of outdoor education centres around the shores of Windermere, though always in an estates or grounds maintenance capacity rather than as an instructor. One result of this is that I’m probably happier driving a tractor than any other vehicle.
Retirement brings more opportunities for leisure, and I enjoy cycling, walking and boating around the South Lakes area. I am also a member of The Sealed Knot and spend some of my summer weekends firing a cannon in muddy fields around the country as we re-create battles from the Civil War period.Email: email@example.com
I moved to Rosside from Lancashire in 1981 after I was married and my husband started work at Vickers Shipbuilding. I then worked at the Education Offices until I left to have a family in 1984.
My two children attended St Mary's RC Primary School before going on to Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness for their secondary education. In 1994 I started to work for Orcina, a small local engineering company. My job changed as the company expanded and I became their accountant. I retired in September 2012.
I enjoy all things outdoors. I have orienteered for many years as a member of Lakeland Orienteering Club, was a member of Hoad Harriers running club for a number of years pounding the local lanes and I even used to do a few fell races.
As a parish councillor, I look forward to the opportunity to put something back into the community I have lived in for so long and love so much.Tel: 01229 582852
Anthony (Tony) Mayo
I was born and raised in South Buckinghamshire but spent university days in Leeds, where I graduated in Geography. My early knowledge of 'Lake District' was limited to two field courses in the 1960s. However I became 'an off-comer' in 2004, after meeting my now wife on a walking holiday.
We moved to Arrad Foot in 2007 and I retired in 2010 after a career spent in national and international engineering companies in planning and supply chain functions, latterly Network Rail.
I am actively involved with a local walking club, having recently stepped down from being club chairman, am a volunteer at The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway and with Cumbria Wildlife Trust; my wife and I being the Saturday volunteer team at South Walney.
Summer finds me on Birkrigg 'bashing' back the bracken from the many archaeological and geological treasures on the Common, working with Morecambe Bay Partnership, an activity which this summer extended to Lowick Common. Within the Parish, I support the work of Newlands Furnace Trust and am a member of the Furness U3A Industrial History Group. Thus my external interests are walking, wildlife, transport and things 'historical'.Tel: 01229 861662
I am Colin Richards. I have lived in Spark Bridge since 1996. I am now Emeritus Professor at the University of Cumbria and before retirement was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools. I take an active interest in Cumbrian local history and in current educational developments.Tel: 01229 861626
District and County Councillors
Janet Willis (District and County Councillor)
I was born and brought up in the North East near Newcastle upon Tyne. After many years of holidaying in the South Lakes, I moved to Greenodd in 2002, when we bought Greenodd Post Office.
After running a high profile campaign to try to save the post office from closure in 2009, I was asked to stand as a County Councillor. I felt this was an excellent opportunity to repay the community that had helped me so much in the campaign.
I was elected as County Councillor for Low Furness in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. I was elected as District Councillor for Mid Furness in 2011 and I am currently Deputy Leader of South Lakeland District Council. I love my role as a Councillor, which gives me the opportunity to make a difference. My personal high has been the Greenodd Roundabout successEmail: Janet.Willis@cumbria.gov.uk
Caroline Airey (District Councillor)
Caroline has lived most of her life in the Furness Peninsula being born in Bardsea and educated at the Victoria High school in Ulverston. Her family run a beef and sheep farm next to the golf club at Bardsea. Caroline ran a local milk round before marrying James and moving to Kirkby Lonsdale for a few years. Many of you will know Caroline as your local 'postie'. Caroline was elected as your District Councillor seven years ago and enjoys supporting local community and youth groups.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 07841 906566
Ben Cooper (District Councillor)
I was born and brought up in Leece, where my family have been farming for generations. After finishing school at UVHS, I went to study Geography at the University of Durham for 3 years. Following my graduation, I moved back to Furness and began work in Project Management with BAE Systems in Barrow.
I was elected as a District Councillor in May 2021. I felt this was a great opportunity to get involved and give something back to an area and a community which is so dear to me. In my spare time I am also the Chair of Lowick Young Farmers Club.
Tel: 0845 0504434