Local Councillors

Councillor Karin Sedgwick

K. Sedgewick LR

Party: Conservative Group

Ward: Leyburn
(including the Parishes of Harmby and Leyburn)

Other Councillors representing this Ward: Councillor Tony Duff


Contact Information
Brookside Bungalow
North Yorkshire
Tel: (01969) 622 038
Mobile: (07946) 413 994
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Committee Appointments
Outside Body Appointments
North Yorkshire County Council Scrutiny of Health Committee
Term of Office

12 May 2015 -


Register of Interests

pdfRegister of Interests


Ward Surgeries 

I do not hold regular surgeries, but I am available to be contacted via the details above at any reasonable time.


Personal Profile

I represent the parishes of Leyburn & Harmby, a total population of over 2000.  Leyburn is a thriving market town in Lower Wensleydale with a large variety of hardworking businesses.  Tourism plays a big part in the life of the town, with annual events such as the Food & Drink Festival, 40's weekend and the Wensleydale Agricultural Show.  Leyburn also has a weekly market on Fridays and an auction mart. 

Harmby is a pleasant residential village nearby with a village hall, playing fields, a children's play area and excellent views of the Dale.

Personal Background

My husband, Philip and I retired to Spennithorne in 2006.  We previously lived in West Yorkshire and have four children and five grandchildren.  Most of my working life has been in education - working with children with special needs, mentoring and engaging parents and children within the whole local community.  In retirement I have been able to get involved with singing groups, learning to play the flute and I have discovered a passion for keeping chickens!

Council Background

I look forward to developing my role as a District Councillor.  I feel it is an exciting opportunity to give something back to the community.  I am on Audit, Governance and Standards Committee and Overview & Scrutiny Committee 2.  I have also been asked to represent the District Council on the NYCC Scrutiny of Health Committee.

Other Interests

In my spare time I am involved with the Dales Food & Drink Festival, Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve, Wensleydale Tournament of Song, Swaledale Music Festival and I sing with the Hunton Ladies Choir.  I am also on the Commitee of the Wensleydale Agricultural Show.



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Contact Us

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

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