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Parish Councillors

The following people are the current Parish Councillors  

  Sue Welch (Chairman) 

Sue is a retired University Lecturer who has also run her own I.T. Consultancy company. She came to Darley from Leeds in 2007 and was Parish Clerk in Darley from April 2008 to 2018. She has also been Clerk to the DarleySchool Governors and a Governor of Forest Moor School.  Sue leads the local Heritage Group which compiled the books Darley Remembered, Darley Celebrations and Darley Memorial Hall, and she is Chairman of Nidderdale Museum. Sue is married to Mel, who is on the Darley Memorial Hall Management Committee, has been a trustee of the Playing Fields Association and is Chairman of Sport Nidderdale amongst many other roles. They have two grown up children, with grandchildren, who live further south.


Dave Dickinson
Parish Councillor

Dave has been on the Parish Council since the 1990s and has been a parish representative on the Board of the Nidderdale AONB. He is currently the Council representative on the Darley Memorial Hall Committee.

He keeps a watchful eye on the local footpaths during his daily walks with his dogs. Dave works as a print engineer and has lived in the village with his wife Maggie for 40 years. He owns several vintage cars and arranges a rally in Darley every 2 years. 

             Dave McQueen
representative on Darley Playing Fields Association


Dave first came to Darley in 1984 whilst serving at HMS Forest Moor. He married local girl Sue and they bought their first home in the village in 1988. They have three grown up children who all attended the playschool, Darley School and St Aidans in Harrogate. During that time Dave and his wife had many years of involvement with Darley Playing Fields Association, and he is now the Parish Council representative on that body.  He also brings leadership, organisational, team management skills and common sense to the Council which he has gained through 26yrs in retail management. He hopes to provide support to the community to ensure the village he is proud to call home continues to be a safe, happy and beautiful location for his family and their families for generations to come.