Councillor John Wilson has represented the Penistone East Ward for almost 15 years. He is the leader of the Conservative group on BMBC. John has lived in Barnsley for almost 40 years and worked in Tankersley until recently retiring. He is married to Julie with a grown up family. John has a considerable amount of experience of local government. He is a member of the licensing board, Vice Chairman of the Trans Pennine Trail and member of the overview and scrutiny committee.
“I am proud to be able to represent all my constituents in Penistone East, helping them with any issues they have large or small”.
Councillor Paul Hand-Davis was first elected to serve the Penistone East Ward in 2007. He is a former Mayor of Penistone and has been a member of the Barnsley MBC Planning Board for 13 years.
As a former Police Inspector Paul takes a keen interest in local crime issues and runs a Neighbourhood Watch Group in Penistone. He is married to Lynda and has two sons.
Councillor Robert Barnard was first elected to Barnsley Council in 2006 representing the Penistone East Ward. He was born in Barnsley and has always lived in the area – his father worked in the coal industry and his mother was a teacher. He is Chairman of the Penistone Area Council and Penistone Ward Alliance. He has served on the Audit Committee since 2009 and since 2008 has been one of the Council’s representatives on the Management Committee of the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation. He is one of the Trustees of the Penistone School Trust.
Recognising that innovations are not always improvements he supports local people in their efforts to preserve the traditional character of their communities and the rural way of life.