Committe Structure & Members 2021-2022

Committee Structure and Members  

DMBC Parish Council's Joint Consultative Committee

I. Smith, J. Hoare as reserve.

Tickhill Parish Room CommitteeP. Walker
Robin Hood AirportP. Walker, I.Smith
Tickhill Town Council WebsiteI. Smith, P.Walker
Tickhill Litter Picking and Snow Warden N.Cannings
Tickhill Today Magazine
Clerk submits the newsletter
YLCA SY Branch J. Hoare

*indicates chairperson of each committee

Finance Committee 
usually 4 members
P.Walker*, H.Cork, I.Smith, D.Dawson
Staffing Committee
usually 4 members
D.Dawson*, P.Walker, I.Smith, 
Pavilion Management P.Walker*, D.Dawson, M.Wood, I.Smith. Pavilion Manager; J. White
Planning Committee J. Hoare*, P.Walker, H.Cork, D.Dawson, M.Wood

Meet Your Councillors

Helen Cork

Helen has lived in Tickhill since 2003 and is married with a son. She joined the Council in 2018.
Helen works as a Senior Procurement Executive for Aviva Insurance after having successfully managed her own consultancy company for 10 years. 
Helen was Chair of the PTA at the school her son attended, Vice Chair of Tickhill Together and has volunteered for various organisations over the years. In her spare time she enjoys activities such as supporting the school summer camps. 
Helen is passionate about Tickhill and our community and when asked to express those feelings, said, “ I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel extensively with my work, but there’s absolutely no feeling like coming home, particularly when home is Tickhill”.

Peter Walker

Pete Walker is the current Chair of Tickhill Town Council and Mayor of Tickhill. Married with two grown children, Pete and his family moved to Tickhill in 1987 whilst he was working in Rotherham. He spent most of his career working in IT; primarily for Carillion, then as IT Director in the Middle East and North Africa. 

When not engaged in council activity Pete remains an unrepentant Petrol Head, having been the proud owner of an early 70’s TR6. He is actively involved in Doncaster Civic Society, is interested in history and increasingly political history and spends many hours learning to play guitar. 

Now retired with two grandsons, Pete is committed to the idea of contributing what he can to the community he and his family were initially attracted to all those years ago. 

Denise Dawson

Born in Tickhill, Denise retired in 2019, and joined Tickhill Town Council in the April of that year. She also volunteers at Tickhill Community Library where she has recently become a trustee.
Denise worked for Doncaster Council for 37 years in various posts, laterally Managing a team of HR Consultants supporting schools and Adult Care Services.
She re-established the PTA at St Mary’s school with two other parents and served as Chair and Vice-Chair when both her children attended the school. She was also a school governor at Edlington School for approximately 16 years and started as a volunteer youth club leader at Tickhill Methodist Church in 1988, taking children on weekend outward bound activities and canal boats along the Leeds Liverpool canal.
Denise feels very lucky to live in Tickhill  and says "It’s a privilege to be on the Town Council and to support this community."

Chris Taylor

Recently retired, Chris has had the privilege of living and working in Tickhill all his life. 
From his late teens Chris has contributed to many organisations in Tickhill; he was the first Leo President, Chair of St. Mary's PTA and a Governor at St. Mary's. He was also one of the founding members of Tickhill running club.
Chris brings a wealth of experience to the council, having extensive experience at board level in his retail career at NISA and serving as a Trustee of the Charity ‘Making a Difference Locally’.
Chris says, "I hope to draw on my experiences to fulfil my role as a Town Councillor for the benefit of all who live in and visit Tickhill".

Maxine Booker

Town Clerk - RFO

07922 059040

Ian Smith

Married with three grown children, Ian moved to Tickhill in 1987 following two years in Houston, Texas. Initially trained as a Metallurgist working at the BSC research labs in Rotherham, Ian switched to Engineering Software Development and Information Management in 1980 with Davy Computing and has remained in that field ever since. Following a brief attempt at retirement, Ian returned to work for “one last project” in 2020.

When not working, Ian is an avid board gamer and will happily play games that take 15 minutes or 15 hours. He enjoys classic rock and blues music, ideally live, is very interested in history, particularly local, naval and military, and enjoys visiting the sites he has researched. He has travelled extensively, both for work and pleasure and particularly enjoys long road trips, especially if they’re made up along the way. He relished in the adventure of returning from Baku to the U.K. overland following the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption. Ian is also an active member of the Steampunk community, a collection of wonderful inventive, engaging and accepting eccentrics who enjoy re-enacting a Victorian period that never existed.