Cllr Brian Keen

Councillor Profiles

Chairman - Cllr Brian Keen

Employed by York Hospital Foundation Trust as a Network Engineer and retired in 2001, I have lived in the village since 1989 and have been on the Council from 2001 becoming Chairman in 2005.  Born in Hillingdon, I left (Ruislip) Middlesex in 1985 after four years in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, I moved to Yorkshire in 1989. My hobbies include tram & train modelling, gardening, cycling and fund-raising. I am a Member of the CEF Partnership Board and I am the Riccall Support leader for St. Leonard Hospice. I enjoy village life and especially issues surrounding the environment, recreation and conservation.

I am Chairman of the Carnival/Dickensian Committee and due to its success in 2002 we still hold this event annually during the last weekend of June. Since 2008 we've held a Dickensian evening on the first Saturday in December. I also volunteer for Sustrans and I am Field Co-ordinator for Riccall Lands Charity. Reaching 60 and serving over 40 years in the telecommunication industry, I decided to take retirement in 2011 and intend to dedicate more of my time to the Council and to helping the village where possible.

I am proud to be associated with Riccall and hope that I will be able to serve the community for the foreseeable future. I am fortunate to have good support from Karen, who after 26 years decided to make an honest man of me when we got married on my 60th birthday. I am proud and honoured to be part of a pro-active local authority such as Riccall Parish Council.

One of my proudest achievements is to be awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2019 for, "Services to the community of Riccall." This wouldn't have been achieved without the support of Karen, the Parish Council and friends in the community. 


Cllr Steve Sharp

Vice Chairman - Cllr Steve Sharp

After growing up, living and starting my working career in West Yorkshire, my wife and I moved to Riccall in 1986. I moved to this area to work at Wistow Mine within the Selby Coalfield Complex. After 27 years as an electrician in the mining industry, with 10 years as a part-time member of the Mines Rescue Team, the Coalfield closed.

These days, I help my wife run White Rose Villa bed and breakfast, work as a driving instructor based in Riccall and have a grown up son and daughter. I was co-opted onto the Council in January 2009 and after an initial settling in period, I now try to take a more active role in Council projects. I am a member of both the new Village Design Statement team and the Emergency Planning focus group and was involved with the development of the Westfield sports field.

I am the local footpaths and street light officer and have recently been asked to fill the position of Vice-Chairman of the parish council, which in itself brings more roles and responsibilities.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf with the village golf society, walking, going to pub quizzes and gardening. 

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Cllr Howard Adamson

I have been a Councillor since 1999 and am a former Chair and Vice Chair. I am currently a member of the Council's Traffic Group and represent the Council on the Riccall Playing Fields Association and the Selby Eastern Community Engagement Forum. I have been Chair of Governors at both Riccall CP School and Barlby High School.  Some years ago, I was responsible for establishing the Riccall Branch of the Workers' Educational Association and the Riccall Community Archive.  

Born in Selby and educated at Read School, Drax (then the local grammar school), my working life was spent in the Department of Trade and Industry in both London and Leeds. I have lived in Riccall with my wife, Lynne, since 1988 and have two children, Dominic and Charlotte.

I have an interest in reading biographies, local history and geography and in most sports. I am a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the MCC and a life long supporter of Selby Town AFC!


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Cllr Keith Dawson

My wife and I have lived in Riccall since 1984 having previously lived in Leeds. We have two grown up children both of whom attended Riccall CP School.

In October 2001 I was co-opted on to Riccall parish council and I would like to think that I have been and still remain an active member. I currently serve on the following groups, Admin and Finance, Traffic and Highways, Recreation, and the winter gritting / snow patrol, I also help out with health and safety matters as and when required. I attend the Beech Tree patient group when time permits. Aside from Riccall parish council duties but associated with both Riccall and Kelfield parish councils, I am treasurer of the local resilience group representing Hollicarrs, Kelfield and Riccall.

In my spare time I like to relax with my family, listen to music, and eat out with friends. I am a member of a local karate club and along with my wife, treasurer / secretary of Riccall badminton club. I enjoy various other sports both to participate in and as a spectator.




Cllr Duncan Rimmer 

I was born in a small village just outside Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire but have spent most of my life in Bradford.

I am a Painter & Decorator by trade and had my own business for five years, before joining the then Bradford City Police in November 1970. This then became the West Yorkshire Police on amalgamation in 1974.  I retired in August 1998 after serving my time in Bradford and Keighley.

I moved to Barlby along with my wife Carol and daughter Darcy in August 2000 just before the ‘Big Flood’. I became a member of Barlby & Osgodby Parish Council in 2002 and have been serving there for the past 13 yrs.

Carol and I moved to Riccall in July 2007 along with Carols mum who sadly is no longer with us. I have been Chairman of Riccall Village Neighbourhood Watch since 2012. I am very much looking forward to serving with this Council and helping to keep the village safe and secure for all its residents.

Cllr Mark Nuttall

 Cllr Mark Nuttall


I was born in Bradford and later moved to Mirfield, where I worked as a firefighter in Huddersfield. After getting married, I moved to Riccall and worked at Garforth and Gipton fire stations in Leeds. I retired from operational duties after 30 years and worked as a Fire Safety Protection Inspector and trainer at the Fire Service headquarters. I now work for Britannia Fire as a consultant.

I have always been involved in sports including swimming, Tae Kwando and trekking. I have been an active fundraiser for cancer research and children's charities over the years.

I feel very lucky and privileged to live in Riccall, a village with such a rich history, and have noticed many changes in the 22 years that I have lived here. I hope that I can be an active participant in the conservation of the village and secure its future for the next generations.


Cllr Bob Owens

Cllr Bob Owens


I was born in Bradford,West Yorkshire but moved to Leicestershire early in my life. My first employment was with the Post Office (behind the counter) but I later joined Leicestershire Police and spent 21 years serving the community before being retired following a back injury.

I am married to Chris and we have two children Alan lives in Darlington, he is a retired army musician and now works in Northallerton. Anne lives in Riccall and is a teaching assistant employed by Yorkshire Education. We moved to Riccall in 2003 to run The Greyhound and have enjoyed living in this wonderful, friendly village so much that when we left the pub in 2007 we decided to stay in Riccall.

I enjoy watching sport, mainly rugby, snooker, darts and cricket, doing crosswords and listening to music (military, big band, choral). I used to sing in my church choir and in a small male voice choir, I am a member of Riccall Methodist Church.

I am a member of Riccall snow patrol and have previously been the lead co-ordinator for this group. I was honoured to be co-opted onto Riccall Parish Council in 2012 and will be endeavouring to put something back into the community.



Cllr Nick Morton

I moved to Riccall with my wife, Liz, and two small daughters in 1992. Our two daughters had an enjoyable and successful time at Riccall Primary School. Now, all these years on, they have left home to pursue careers and Liz and I are left with an empty nest. It was work that brought me to Yorkshire. I worked in the brewing industry for 33 years; the spell from 1992 to 2015 was spent at John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster. I worked in brewing, packaging and quality roles and retired in 2015. 


I have been a member of the Parish Council since the middle of 2018.  I am still learning about the role of Parish Councillor.  I remain keen to make a contribution to Riccall. 


My interests are largely sporting and fortunately my wife shares this passion. We watch a lot of live cricket and rugby but we're game to watch virtually any sporting contest!




Cllr Jeff Marston

I moved up to Yorkshire from Bedfordshire in 1992 with my wife and young family to start a new job in North Yorkshire, and my wife I moved to Riccall in 2008 from Wheldrake.  Our daughters, who have now left home, both still live locally one in Beverley and the other in Selby.

I am the group Safety and Environment Manager for a large UK based agricultural supply business, working throughout the Country and across the world.  My wife works as a finance officer in York, and other than three years at University in Newcastle we have always lived in rural communities and I previously served as a Parish Councillor in the village we lived in near Milton Keynes.

Outside work I am a keen gardener and I enjoy walking, travel, eating out and the theatre.

I have recently been co-opted to the Parish Council and look forward being able to serve the community that I live in and make a positive contribution to our village and the environment we live in.


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Cllr Rebecca Tatterton 

Having lived in Riccall all my life, my husband was persuaded to village life and we bought our first home in the village in 2010. We have now decided Riccall is where we would like to bring up our own family, we have a very active daughter and enjoy being involved in the village community.


For my day job, I work as a community nurse. For the past ten years I have been a Scout Leader in the village, I also enjoy helping with other local charities and events, including British Divers Marine Life Rescue, and the village Snow Patrol and Resilience Groups. In my spare time I enjoy walking, being outside, days out / travelling, reading, music.


In September 2019 I was co-opted onto Riccall Parish Council, once I have settled into this new role, my hope is to be an active and committed member of the Parish Council. Riccall is a brilliant place to live, I enjoy being involved in the community and hope that we can make a difference to the village and the best place it can be, for people of all ages to live.


Cllr Wiles

Cllr Martin Wiles

My wife and I and our four children moved to Yorkshire in 1991 to pursue a career with the National Farmers Union.  We have been fortunate to have lived in Riccall since 1998.  All of our children have flown the nest but return regularly with our ten grandchildren.

I retired from the National Farmers Union in May 2020 and keep busy working part time on a local farm, along with managing and participating in Rural Events such as PYO strawberries, Pumpkin Festivals and Christmas Events.  I formed part of the team who designed and ran the Harrogate “Santa at the showground" event in 2020 which was all Covid 19 secure of course!

My wife and I love our village and enjoy walking all over the local area as well as trying to become better gardeners.  I am a hopelessly committed Ipswich Town supporter and also enjoy playing bowls at the Riccall Bowls Club.

I was co opted onto the Parish Council in January 2021 and see this as a privilege and opportunity to serve the local community.