Cllr Brian Keen

Name: Cllr Brian Keen

Position: Chairman

Status: Active

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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.