Colburn Village Hall | Colburn Lane | Colburn
North Yorkshire | DL9 4LZ
Dr Jagannath (Jag) Sharma
Dr Jagannath Sharma will be Colburn Town Council's Mayor for the term of May 2022 until May 2023.
He was elected Mayor by Colburn Town Council at the Annual meeting on Monday 16th May 2022
Prior to been a Colburn Councillor Jag was a councillor for Scotton, he became a Councillor for Colburn in January 2013. He was Mayor in 2019/ 20 & Deputy Mayor 2014/15 . Originally from Nepal, Jag studied and worked in Australia and Nepal prior to moving to the UK in 2001 where he was employed by NHS. Jag holds a PhD degree in musculoskeletal injury management and is a lead researcher for musculoskeletal injury management at Infantry training Centre, having published many research papers and presented them at conferences. Currently, He works at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick as a superintendent in rehabilitation department and also a reservist RAMC army officer. During his career, he has experienced life and work in various countries all of which has enabled him to understand and represent a diverse range of people. Jag is proud of his key strengths: Integrity, commitment and hard work. Family and friends have encouraged him to sacrifice time and resources for the benefit of our community selflessly. Being in Catterick since 2003 has allowed him to not only make this area his home but also to feel part of the community, because without a community there is no home. He is proactively involved in community work, as Integration and community cohesion can only be successful if it is built upon the foundations of regular community work and understanding of other cultures. Jag believes in people first and will always do his best to support local people. He is also adviser of BGNC, Parbat Welfare Society and Chairman Himalayan-Dales Multicultural Hub.
Jag believes in people first and will always do his best to support local people and
" to promote Colburn in the wider perspective"
Colin will be Deputy Mayor of Colburn Town Council for the term of May 2022 until May 2023.
He was elected Deputy Mayor at the Annual meeting of Colburn Town Council on Monday 16th May 2022
Colin was co-opted on to the Council on Monday 15th June 2020. Colburn has been Colin's residence for over 50 years, He attended both local schools, married and raised a family here and have seen Colburn evolve into what it is today. Colin is now semi retired, having spent a career in hospitably, Quality Assurance & Business Management. He has worked for the Ministry of Defence, County Hall in Northallerton and still works part time at Bedale High School as part of the site team. He has also worked for a local home care company focussing on elderly clients with Alzhiemer's & Dememtia. Colin now works in a voluntary capacity at Kiplin Hall as a Room Steward. His spare time is spent researching Family Histories and writing their back stories. He has a passion for architecture, loves history and the arts & enjoys spending time with his family. Colin believes he has a wide and varied skillset that would benefit the community.
Angie was born in the Old Military Hospital , she is Colburn born and bred and has lived and worked in the community all her life apart from the 7 years she served in the Army . She lives with her husband and has 3 lovely children. Angie joined the Town Council in 2004, she has served five terms as Mayor of Colburn and has been involved in various Community groups ever since.
She is the Chair of Governors at Colburn Community Primary School, She is the treasurer and bookings clerk of the Village Hall. Also Angie is a member of the new WI and the secretary. She enjoys been a member of the local craft club, Amateur Dramatics also Hanson Sports & Social club and volunteers at the drop and mother and toddler groups as well she is a very busy lady. She is very passionate and dedicated to the growing community, and always has the best interest of Colburn at heart.
Andrea was born in the small local village of Hunton. She moved to Colburn in 1988. After several moves and locations she finally bought a house in Colburn in 2008. Andrea has a Daughter and a Son and 5 grandchildren of who she absolutely adores. In her former time living in Colburn, she was a member of both the mens and womens darts teams, the school PTA committee, a classroom volunteer and a dinner lady. She was a member of the Colburn Amatuer Dramatics, a Village Hall committee member and Brown Owl to the Colburn Brownie Pack. She was also a Councillor and had the honour of being the Deputy Mayor during her time on the Council. After being away from the area since 2012, Andrea has returned to her house in Colburn and has re joined the Amateur dramactics society and indeed the Colburn Town Council. She is looking forward to been an active member especially on the Open Spaces committee and the Colburn in Bloom project. She has been a Grounds Maintenance Operative with Northallerton Town Council since 2008 and has gained many qualifications and licences including tree felling, which is one of her proudest life achievements. I am hoping to put my knowledge to good use and look forward been an active member of the Council.
Michelle was Co opted onto the Colburn Town Council on Monday 16th March 2020 . She is originally from Catterick Village, but has lived in Colburn since 2014 and now lives on Colburn Lane with her husband and young son. She takes pride in living in Colburn and being part of the wonderful community. She is a member of the Colburn WI so takes part in their activities and also attends the monthly charity afternoon teas when possible. Having worked for 13 years supporting Service Leavers in their transition from Military to Civilian life, she took a career break to have and bring up their son. Michelle now works part time as an adminstrator and is also self employed with The Body Shop at Home. She looks forward to working with the Town Council and the community.
Miles became a Colburn Town Councillor in November 2020. He is now an active member of the Open Spaces commmittee on the Council.
Miles was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, He was educated at Elland Grammer School then served in the Armed Forces for 23 years in personnel and administrive roles before settling down in Colburn. He then worked as an Executive Officer in the MOD for 21 years before retiring in 2014. Miles was the secretary of the Civil Service Club from 1997 -2010. He is currently the Chair of the Colburn Leek Club and is a keen angler and a lifetime supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club and also the Huddesfield Giants Rugby League Club.
Kevin became a Colburn Town Councillor on 16th July 2018. Kevin has lived in Colburn since 1981 after settling in the area after his Father left the Military. He worked for the MOD from 1980 until 2013. Working in Catering as a chef initially with the MOD moving on to the security department including working as a dog handler and kennel manager before volunteering for redundancy. His current employment is as a chef with the Defence catering contract company.
Colin became a Councillor on Monday 15th June 2020. A retired photojournalist, qualifying with the British Institute of Professional Photography in 1980, and later becoming an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, he moved to Colburn from Bolton, near Manchester with his wife Irene, in 2011. He worked for Northallerton Corner's office as a North Yorkshire Police volunteer for three years, and served on the Governing body of Richmond C of E School ( now Trinity Academy) until ill health forced him to retire from the role. Since retiring to Colburn, Colin has been quite involved with the community. As a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, he founded the Colburn and Richmondshire District Amateur Radio Society, took on a temporary post as District Commisioner for Richmondshire Scouts, and enjoys beekeeping and languages. Colin is looking forward to helping the residents of the community, and hopes that his past life experiences, will help benefit the people of the area.
Akuila is a Ship builder by trade and is of Fijian ethnicity. Akuila arrived in the UK in 2002 to pursue a career in the Royal Marines. He was medically discharged from the Royal Marines in 2004. Akuila is married with two young children and relocated to Marne Barracks. as an accompanying spouse in 2006. The family subsequently bought a house and relocated to Colburn during 2009 and still reside in the same house today.
During his time in the local area, through to 2008, Akuila worked at the local Co-op and the Jet Garage as a shop assistant. He has for the last 12 years worked for a local Engineering company International Pipeline Products Ltd.(Inpipe Products). They are based in nearby Brompton on Swale. Having commenced employment with Inpipe Products as a general production operative, through hard work, a willingness to learn, train and delvelop his knowledge, skills and flexibility he as worked his way up and achieved the status of head of the Pig Signaller manufacturing department.
Rupert has lived in Colburn since 1994. He joined the Town Council in May 2022, he is a retired university lecturer and part time farmer. Rupert is married with three grown up children and four grandchildren. He is interested in local and natural history. He is pround to be a Colburn dweller and hopes to contribute to continue making Colburn a great place to live, and particularly to seeing what can be done locally in the context of the climate and nature crisis.
Philippa became Colburn Town Clerk in February 2004, having previously worked as administrator for The Millings Residential home in Bedale. Philippa moved to North Yorkshire in 2000 from Colchester where she worked at Colchester Institute & Essex University for 10 years. She is a very keen Horse rider and owner.
Angie became the Deputy Town Clerk in March 2015, having previously worked at Printers in Richmond for many years till its closure in 2011. She has 2 children and is the Vice Chair of Governors at Colburn Community Primary School and helps out in class and on trips. Angie is very passionate about Colburn as it’s where she grew up and still lives. Angie and her husband have recently learnt to dance and now goes dancing regularly in Colburn Village Hall and very much enjoy it.
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