Councillor Sarah Hannan
I am originally from Surrey but have lived in the village for many years now.
I like the walks and it's a nice place to bring up children.
The Teesdale Way, we are very lucky to have this running through the village.
I am a welfare rights officer at Middlesbrough council.
It's a beautiful place to live and is a friendly, welcoming place. I like the fact that we still have a pub, doctor's surgery and local businesses such as the shops, post office and butchers which keeps the village alive and vibrant and which are essential for our elderly population.
Councillor Joe Coomer
I am originally from Hartlepool but I lived locally since we moved there 11 years ago, however, we have had ties with the area for over 35 years .
Gainford has a great heritage, expanding around a village green since early Saxon times and lots of beautiful, historic buildings.
I really like the walk from Langton to Selaby
I was a fireman for 31 years until I changed careers and became a lecturer of Law and and was also associate lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan and Sunderland Universities. I have now retired although I still do some teaching.
I would like to conserve and enhance the cultural heritage of the Parish and protect Conservation Areas from insensitive development.
Councillor Andy Smith
"I am originally from Darlington but my wife's family have lived in the village for several generations.
I like the peace and quiet and the people.
The view from the top of Stobb Hill.
I am a business analyst and consultant.
I like the history and surrounding countryside and the sense of community and it's important to protect these aspects of village life.
Lisa Johnstone, Chair of Gainford and Langton Parish Council
"I am originally from Darlington but have lived in Scotland and Lancashire. I moved to Gainford when my daughter was a year old in 1998 and loved the village and surrounding countryside immediately. "
I love so many aspects of life in Gainford. I believe we have the best of both worlds, we have immediate access to fabulous countryside, lovely walks and one of England’s great rivers but we are within a ten minute drive of the great north-eastern transport links, the A1M, the trans-pennine A66 and the mainline east coast railway.
I love the Teesdale Way, a long distance walk of some 96 miles which we are fortunate to have running through our village
After years of self –employment, I worked for many years with IT in the corporate and then educational sectors. Combining both I now run my own business, based in Gainford, LJ Digital Media, developing websites, providing social media and marketing for businesses and organisations and offering adult tuition in IT
I think the area of Gainford and Langton whilst appearing to be a picture-postcard, sleepy, rural village enjoys great transportation links; boasts a diversity of small businesses; and offers residents and visitors a friendly, close knit but varied community in which to live, raise children or simply visit. It is a uniquely special area.