Cllr Paula Widdowson


Councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe

Address: 12 Ainsty Grove, YO24 1HQ 
Email: [email protected]

Paula has lived and worked in York for over 20 years with her husband and two daughters. She studied Biochemistry at University of Leeds and is qualified to teach chemistry, biology and physics to A-Level. She has over 25 years of business experience working for Mars, ASDA, Northern Food and now runs her own business.

Paula has been a Governor for All Saints Senior School for the past 10 years, and has a keen interest in the education services across the City

Paula and her family are heavily involved in sporting activities across the City, participating in swimming, netball, squash and rowing.

Following the 2019 Local Elections, Paula was appointed to the role of Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change.  Her portfolio covers:

Environmental Health and Food Hygiene; Flood Protection; Community Environment Team; Waste Management and Recycling; Street Environment; Environment Strategy; Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity; Air Quality; Climate Change and Sustainability; and Parks and Open Spaces.

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