Council Members

Cllr Linda Grimshaw

Member of Parish Council

Originally from Lancashire, I moved to Church Lawton in 2016 and became involved with the local Community Hall as a way of meeting and helping people in the local area. I like to get involved and feel I am giving something back and so the next step was to join the local Parish Council – I joined in early 2022.

I have a broad spectrum of skills gained in my working and private life as a Plant and Machinery Valuer, Project Manager, Executive Assistant, Single Parent, etc and hope to bring these skills to assist along with my own opinions, thoughts, empathy and kindness. I have always had an interest in where I live and I will try and effect the needs and requirements of all local residents by representing them to the best of my ability. I have worked in both the private and public sector during my career but that doesn’t make me an expert by any means. I hope to be able work for the benefit the residents of Church Lawton. I’m considered a newbie to Church Lawton as I only moved here 5 years ago. In the short time I have been here I have made some amazing friends and acquaintances and hope to make many more.

I have joined the Parish Council out of a hope that I may make a difference to the Parish I live. I love the village, surrounding countryside, and the people I see and meet when out and about (with my black Labrador, Dexter). I hope to work with the Parish to enhance facilities for the local community. My aim is to represent both the ‘new’ and the established residents of Church Lawton and surrounding areas, as well as be the voice of those less able, be that through lack of time or otherwise, to speak up for themselves.