Councillor Joe Riley

Joe is a new member of the Parish Council elected in May 2019 to represent Harington Ward. Joe is the longest-serving Liverpool Echo columnist, having been the paper’s arts editor and leader writer (1974-2009). He is also an author, broadcaster, adjudicator and lecturer (and Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University). He has lived in Formby for 47 years, was the final chairman of the Formby Conservative Club, and is now chairman of the reconstituted Formby Club, as well as a president emeritus of the Liverpool Press Club. Among his personal community campaigning priorities are strict control of completely unacceptable beach roads access and parking congestion; greatly limiting future housing development, especially on any green field sites, and the revitalisation of Formby Village business outlets, via lower council taxes and controlled rents. Joe is a member of the Finance and General Purposes group, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Environment Group. Joe also represents the Parish Council at the Beachsafe meetings.

Declaration of Interests

Please state your (and partner’s) employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Description of employment activity:

Journalist

Have you or your partner received payments in respect of your Council duties or election expenses?

Name of person or body who made the payments:

No

Do you or your partner have any contracts with the Parish Council?

Name of the company:

No

Description of the Contract:

Do you or your partner have land or property in the Parish Council boundary?

Address / Description of Land:

47 Holmwood Gardens, Formby

Do you or your partner have any corporate of business tenancies or land in the Parish Council boundary where the Parish Council is the Landlord?

Address / Description of Land:

No

Do you or your partner have any licences to occupy land in the Parish Council boundary for a month or longer?

Address / Description of Land:

No

Do you or your partner have any beneficial interests in Securities?

Name of Body:

No
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