Local Councillors

Councillor Yvonne Peacock


Y. Peacock LR

Party: Conservative Group

Ward: Addlebrough
(including the Parishes of Askrigg, Aysgarth & District (Aysgarth and Thornton Rust Wards), Bainbridge and Low Abbotside)

 Leader of the Council



Contact Information
Manor Barn
North Yorkshire
Tel: (01969) 650 409 or (01969) 650 769
Fax: (01969) 650 888
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Committee Appointments
Corporate Board (Chairman)
Outside Body Appointments
District Councils Network
Local Government Association
Local Government North Yorkshire and York
National Park Management Plan Steering Group
Rural Services Network (SPARSE)
York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership Infrastructure Board
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Term of Office
6 May 1999 -
Ward Surgeries
I do not hold regular surgeries, but I am available to be contacted via the details above at any reasonable time.
Register of Interests
Personal Profile

I have been a District Councillor for Richmondshire since 1999, representing the Addlebrough ward - a rural area of Upper Wensleydale, and an area I have spent all my life in.

Following the May 2015 elections I was elected Leader of Richmondshire District Council, a role I am excited to take on.  My aims are to ensure Richmondshire is a safe and clean place to live and work and to enable the growth of businesses and provide assistance where required.

Council Background

I have been a member of Corporate Board, Scrutiny Committees and also undertaken the role of Council Chairman.

The delivery of affordable housing in the Dales - including in Askrigg and Bainbridge - has been one of my key concerns, as well as the development of Sycamore Hall extra care housing scheme in Bainbridge.

And I have been a key player in the creation of play areas at Askrigg and Bainbridge.

I am also a member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and I have been Chairman of Yorebridge Sports Development Association since 2001.  During that time the Association has created a new multi-use games area, gym and fitness suite which serves both local people and visitors.

Personal Background

I have lived in Bainbridge in Upper Wensleydale all my life and run several businesses with my two sons James and Stephen - in private hire and solid fuel as well as a tea room in my home village.

I have five grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 14 who I love to spend time with! And in my rare moments of free time I like to read crime novels and enjoy walking.


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Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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