Hugh Branney

Hugh Branney

Address:

Croasdale Farm
Ennerdale
Cleator
CA23 3AT

Telephone number: 01946 861813

E-mail address: hughbranney@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Appointed by: Copeland Borough Council

Until: June 2023

First appointed to the Authority: October 2006

Current Committee membership: Development Control Committee, Park Strategy and Vision Committee, Executive Performance Committee

Find out a little bit about Hugh:

What was your first car?

A GPO van that had died and I got it for about £50 and did it up. It didn’t have a heater so it was a bit chilly.

What was your first music record?

I’ve never had any. I was brought up in a house that didn’t have electricity until I was about 15.

What’s your favourite Lake District view?

If I walk out a little way from my house in Ennerdale I can see Pillar Mountain and the lake and all of that.

What’s your favourite walk in the Lakes?

I’ve climbed a lot in Borrowdale on Shepherds Crag.

What’s your favourite season in the lakes?

Oh I love the spring, because we have such a lovely garden. After the snowdrops come the daffodils and the red squirrels.

If you were an animal what would you be?

Hmmm. I think I’d be a rhinoceros. Because I have a very sharp temper *laughs*.

Any other interests/ committees?

I’m a trustee at Whitehaven Harbour youth project as I’m an ex youth worker. I’m a local borough council for Cleadon Moor, god’s little acre.

What’s your favourite sport?

So many. I’ve done such a lot. I’ve played rugby and had a humiliating trial for Coventry at football. I love canoeing, caving, climbing and skiing too.