Meet your councillor

Ponteland has 12 elected Town Councillors, with three in each of its four wards. There are also four Ponteland County Councillors.

  • North Ward

    Richard Dodd

    Richard Dodd

    Born and bred in Northumberland, Richard can trace both sides of his family back to the Border Reivers. He was born in Great Whittington and began farming upon his father’s death […]

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  • Christine Greenwell

    Christine Greenwell

    Christine Greenwell is married with three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and has lived in Ponteland since 1996. She worked for over 20 years for an Italian white goods […]

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  • Lyle  Darwin

    Lyle Darwin

    Lyle was elected as a councillor of Ponteland Town Council, North Ward on May 2017. Lyle is involved with the Highways committee and also part of the accounts committee. Lyle […]

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  • East Ward

    Christine Caisley

    Christine Caisley

    Christine has lived in the Ponteland area since 2000 and been a councillor for approaching 7 years. Recently retired from her post of clinical nurse in Primary Health she is […]

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  • Sue Johnson

    Sue Johnson

    Sue Johnson became a councillor in May 2013 and sits on the Planning and Environment committees.  She is also a member of the Footpath User Group, where a dozen residents […]

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  • Thomas Edwards-Clay

    Thomas Edwards-Clay

    Tom was elected councillor for Ponteland East in May 2017. Tom is a representative on the Fairtrade working party and is also on the Highways, Planning Accounts, Cemetery committees and […]

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  • South Ward

    Sufi Ahmed

    Sufi Ahmed

    Sufi Ahmed was born in Derai, in the Sunamgonj district of Bangladesh; he was a student in year 10 when he moved to the UK to settle with his parents. […]

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  • Alan Hall

    Alan Hall

    Alan became a Councillor with Ponteland Town Council in May 2017, representing the South Ward. Alan wants to work for the good of the community in Ponteland and believes that […]

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  • Karen Overbury

    Karen Overbury

    Karen moved to Ponteland with her late husband Kevin in 1987, with the family expecting to stay for a couple of years. However, they soon settled, loving the village and […]

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  • West Ward

    Adam Shanley

    Adam Shanley

    Adam has been a resident of Ponteland for the past seven years and believes passionately in serving and improving the local community. He was elected to  Ponteland Town Council in […]

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  • Katrina Woodrow

    Katrina Woodrow

    Katrina has lived in Ponteland since 1984, where she has raised her children and stepchildren, who are now grown up. She used to work as a volunteer for Radio Tyneside […]

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  • Alan Varley

    Alan Varley

    Alan Varley has lived in Ponteland since 1985 and, before retirement in 2015, worked for the Home Office as Chief Immigration Officer at Newcastle Airport. He is married to Linda and they have […]

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