Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe
Address: 62 Grassholme, York, YO24 2ST
Ann is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren, Ann has lived in York since 1985. She was first elected to the Council in 1986 representing the Foxwood Ward and has represented Dringhouses and Woodthorpe since 2003.
In 1993/94 she served as Lord Mayor. Ann was a member of the Executive from 2003 to 2011 first with responsibility for City Strategy and subsequently as Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing. From 2014 she has served as Chair of Planning at City of York Council.
In her spare time she likes reading and is a member of the Company of Cordwainers of the City York and a past Master. Ann was awarded an MBE for services to local government in the New Year honours list 17/18.
Amongst her achievements has been the provision of the round-about at the Moor Lane/A1237 junction and improvements to the recycling system that saw a rise in the recycling rate from 12% in 2002 up to 44.5%
Ann is the Group Spokesperson for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods. Her spokesperson role covers: Alcohol and Drugs Action, Housing Fraud, Safer Neighbourhoods, Police liaison, Anti-Social Behaviour, Licensing Enforcement and Licensing Policy (in conjunction with Chair of Licensing), Youth Offending, Community Cohesion and Prevent.