Councillor Hannah Ghostlow

Hannah Gostlow

I was raised & educated in rural Cambridgeshire before leaving to study design at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in Hull. From there I moved onto Leeds where I worked in hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and latterly for an educational charity.

My partner and I moved to Knaresborough when we were expecting our first child. We now have two children who both attend a local school in the town.

It was when I was expecting our second child in 2015 that I stood in my first election, and I was elected shortly after their birth. My son attended many meeting with me in his first 6 months. I am now in my third term for Knaresborough Town Council.

Within the Knaresborough community, I have co-run a local playgroup, sat on the Noah’s Ark Preschool Committee, set-up a local initiative with local business owners to promote shopping locally, formed the Conyngham Hall Working Group  which helped facilitate a new weekly parkrun event, and initiated ‘Bright Friday’, an annual event to celebrate our community at Christmas.

In July 2021 I was elected in the last by-election to Harrogate Borough Council, where I have served on the Planning Committee and the Audit & Governance Committee.

In May 2022 I was elected to represent Knaresborough East division of North Yorkshire County Council as one of the 90 councillors to serve on the new unitary authority North Yorkshire Council. I am a committee member on the Transport, Economy & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee, the Harrogate & Knaresborough Area Constituency Committee, and the Harrogate & Knaresborough Planning Committee.

Within Knaresborough I am a board member of two community organisations: Knaresborough Connectors and Chain Lane Community Hub

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