Paul Cartwright

Executive Committee

The Officers and Trustees of Pontefract Civic Society are elected at the Annual General Meeting. The team who lead Pontefract Civic Society this year are:

Paul Cartwright – Chair
Karl Gilbert – Secretary
Ian Wood – Treasurer
Colin White
Mike Skidmore
Peter Taylor
Peter Cookson

Mike Skidmore

Talks and Tours Group

The Talks and Tours Group organise a varied programme of speakers and excursions throughout the year.

Mike Skidmore – Chair
Dr Colin White – Vice Chair
Karl Gilbert – Secretary
Paul Cartwright
Mollie Garbett
Claire MacDonald 

Citizenship Group

The Citizenship Group are responsible for our recruiting members, organising our presence at community events, engaging with schools and encouraging civic pride. 

Phil Cook 
Gill Lodge
Sue Gilbert
Karl Gilbert

Paul Cartwright 

Heritage Group

The Heritage Group are responsible for promoting an awareness and appreciation of our rich historic past and heritage.

Philip Henfrey
Phil Cook
 
Steve Brooks
Karl Gilbert

Peter Taylor

Planning Group

The Planning Group meet on a monthly basis to review, and comment on, planning applications which fall within our remit for consideration.

Peter Taylor – Chair
Philip Henfrey – Vice Chair
Karl Gilbert – Secretary
Paul Cartwright 
Christine Cartwright 
Allan Blaza 
Arnie Craven 

Peter Cookson

Highways Group

The Highways Group meet on a monthly basis to consider and campaign for improved transport infrastructure and links within the town.

Peter Cookson – Chair
Anthony Dee – Vice Chair
Derek Vaux – Secretary

Rail Group

The Rail Group meet on a monthly basis and is led by rail users and enthusiasts to focus on a better rail deal for those in and around Pontefract.

Peter Cookson – Chair
Philip Henfrey
David Hogg
Chris Hyomes
Paul Cartwright
Anthony Dee
Ian Wood
Rosemary Barnes