Who Are We
Cllr. Andrew Kyle - CHAIR
Andrew Kyle has lived in Melling since 2001. Married to Sharon, with two boys who are both at University. Schooling saw Andrew attend Hudson Primary in Maghull before going to boarding school in Scotland from the age of nine. Andrew continued his education at Fettes College, Edinburgh (yes, the school that Tony Balir went to) before studying Hotel & Catering Management at Edinburgh Napier University.
After graduating in 1987 Andrew took up various roles in the hospitality industry including working for Carnival Cruise Lines, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Hilton International Hotels and Camelot Theme Park. More recently, he has worked in Senior Operational and Bid Management roles for large Food Service Companies and currently works for Elior UK.
Some of you will know Andrew as one of the founder members of the Dolphins Junior Football Club (2000), from where Andrew was Club Secretary for 9 years, stepping down in 2009.
Andrew has previously served on the Council from October 2008 to May 2013 and became a Councillor once again in December 2016. Andrew wanted to become a Councillor to help the local community in which he lives and to continue to make Melling a great place to live and work.
Cllr. Danny Burns - Deputy Chair
Born and raised around Scotland Road area Danny moved to Melling in 1997 from Walton. He is married to Joan and they have 3 grown up children.
Danny is employed by Knowsley Councils Youth Offending Service as a Youth Justice Officer working with young people to help give them better choices in life.
He is passionate about the future of Melling and wants to help keep it a pleasant place to live for the community. Danny feels it is important that residents have a say on the future of their village for themselves and future generations to come.
Cllr. Chad Thompson
Chad moved to Melling in 2010, and works as a Manager for Plus Dane Group which owns and manages around 18,000 properties across Cheshire and Merseyside. Chad is educated to a Masters University standard and gained his BA Hons Degree in Youth and Community studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Chad has over nine year’s youth and community and regeneration practice and have vast experience of working with a diverse range of people and places both national and internationally.
Chad currently hold 's several Executive Governance positions including Joint Audit Committee Member for Merseyside Police and Crime Commission, Organisation Development Programme Board for Plus Dane Group, School Governor at St Silas Primary as well as being a Melling Parish Councillor. Chad has recently been appointed a Visiting Lecturer at JMU teaching second year degree students 'Working in a Community Context' which is his passion. Chad is the Lead Councillor for the Melling Neighbourhood Plan which is around working with Melling Residents to influence future building developments in the village and to ensure Melling gets the best deal for any investment in the area.
Cllr. Ron Baker
Born in Liverpool in 1946, he is married to Elaine and they have 3 children plus 6 grandchildren. They moved into the village in 1983 from Waterloo for a number reasons: So that Elaine could be closer to her Nan Ada Skeaping, who had lived in the village since 1936, back in the days when Rainbow Drive, Stuart Road etc was all farm land.Elaine's Grandparents Alfred and Ada Skeaping paid £450 for their house back then.
Ron and his wife Elaine knew it was a nice area to bring up a family. Plus it was closer to Ron's employers (Littlewoods) in Kirkby. Ron became a councillor in 2001. He thinks it may sound corny but it was to try and improve our village where possible and make it a better place to live in.
Ron is a former Citizen's Advice Bureau advisor and gained a lot of skills and knowledge within that organization.
Cllr. Gerry Lee
Gerry was born in Kirkdale, Liverpool in 1940. He is married with a son and a daughter both of whom are married. Each of his children has provided three grandchildren and Gerry very much enjoys being a Grandfather. He worked for many years as a skilled engineer then, for 15 years before his retirement, he was employed by Merseyside Probation Service.
Gerry was a founding member of Melling Home Watch and in 2003 he became a councillor in order to link the two bodies closer together. Gerry's aspiration is that Melling should be a safer community in which to live and believes that working more closely with Sefton Council, in a positive way, should bring that nearer. He would like to see Melling become a brighter place and is working with the Melling in Bloom team to that end.
Gerry is a life long Everton Fan!
Cllr. Pat Clatworthy
Cllr. Tony Carr
Cllr. Gordon Harrison
Cllr. Lynn Rigby
Lynn first moved to Melling in 1964 as a 5 year old. Following a 10 year absence she returned back to live in Melling in 2000.
Lynn is a Human Resources Business Partner with the Civil Service and has just achieved her 40 years service milestone.
Educated to Masters University standard, having attained her BA (hons), Lynn is very passionate about education and all young people having accessibility to quality education.
Lynn was a governor of her ex secondary school and has been a Business Partner for over 25 years with Sefton Education Business Partnership, conducting practice interviews and mentoring students in secondary schools across Sefton. Lynn is currently the Enterprise Business Partner for Maghull High School.
Lynn loves Melling and through her participation as a parish councilor wants to maintain the excellent quality of life in the village that she has experienced.
Cllr. Alison Doyle
Alison was born in Melling and attended school here. After moving away for some years, she returned to raise her two sons, who also attended Melling Primary School.
She is a registered nurse, with a background in palliative care, and in the last eight years has worked in various health care education roles across the North West. Alison is passionate about the health and well being of communities, life long learning, and the availability of facilities and resources which bring people of all ages together.
Alison has a strong appreciation for the environment and is most at home enjoying the ‘great outdoors’. She is a member of Sefton Velo Cycling Club and a keen advocate for activities which engage others whilst promoting healthier lifestyles.
In becoming a Melling Parish Councillor, Alison is both enthusiastic and committed in proactively facilitating a healthy, clean and safe environment for the residents of Melling and very much looks forward to working together as a community to achieve this.
Cllr. Stephen Baines
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