Why did you become a parish councilor? I believe in getting things done at the grass roots and getting involved with the parish council enables me to directly help the community in which we live. What do like most about living in Rawcliffe? Everything a growing family needs to thrive and enjoy themselves is close by. It's easy to cycle into York and easy to get out to the rest of the Yorkshire countryside. What do you like least? Ring road traffic! Where's your favourite spot in North Yorkshire? North York Moors, Rosedale and the Cropton Inn.
Why did you become a parish councilor? I want to serve the community and encourage and support community life in Rawcliffe What do like most about living in Rawcliffe? Rawcliffe has a good mix of people , good schools and is a friendly area in which to live and bring up a family. What do you like least? Would like to see better provision for the older members of the community eg clubs, social events Where's your favourite spot in North Yorkshire? Gunnerside and the walks along the River Swale
Having represented local residents along with Irene Waudby and Richard Moore on the development of the Armstrong Site, when I retired from work I considered that I could represent our local community a little more. What do like most about living in Rawcliffe? In '86 Rawcliffe was a reasonable commutable distance on the green outskirts. Then we could see right across the Recreation and Airfields to the wolds beyond but travelling to the A64 was a winding route through the city. The proximity of the recreation facilities and schools are now benefiting my grandchildren. What do you like least? The recent spate of vandalism in the area and the A1237 has become the slowest part of my journeys anywhere. Where's your favourite spot in North Yorkshire? Just 135ft from where I live, that's where my grandchildren live. In the late 1970's and throughout the 1980's I used to tutor young railway people on 15 mile hikes across the North York Moors from such places as Nunthorpe, Battersby Jct, Kildale, Commondale and Marske. Perhaps the funniest is near the summit of the M62 thats where Lancs and Yorks divide; my grandchildren hold their noses as we pass the Red Rose to enter Lancs and cheer as we pass the White Rose on our return journeys back to York.
Stuart Rawlings (Parish Councillor and City of York Councillor for the Rawcliffe and Clifton Without ward) Register of Interests
Councillors Register of Interests and Code of Conduct
Register of Interests: All parish councillors have to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, these disclosures are a matter of public record . Code of Conduct: Rawcliffe Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct and each Councillor has declared that he/she will abide by it (see link below).