Welcome to Wetherby Town Council

Councillor Galan Moss

West Ward
Mayor of Wetherby - 8th May 2018 to 28th May 2020


Appeals Committee (Chair)
Climate Emergency Committee
Markets Committee
Planning Committee
Property Committee
Town Hall Management Committee (Chair)
Friends of Sandringham Park - Council Representative

View Councillor Moss' register of interests here.


Councillor Moss is a Yorkshire man through and through, having been born and brought up in Snaith (between and Goole and Selby) on the boundary of the former East and West Ridings. 

Galan and Sandra moved to Wetherby in 1971 where their two daughters were born, both later attending Crossley Street Primary School. Galan and Sandra are now the proud grandparents of six. With family living in both Devon and Guernsey there are excellent holiday / babysitting opportunities!

Galan had a successful career as part of Yorkshire Electricity Board’s legal team; with responsibility for buying and selling properties ranging from 10 square yard sub-stations through to multi-million pound office blocks. His retirement in 2001 has meant additional time to spend with family as well as on his varied hobbies and voluntary work.

Galan’s involvement with the Wetherby community stretches back to his early days living in the town when he helped with the working parties to renovate and reconstruct the weir and, in a separate project, the Wetherby St. James Scout Hut. He has also been a waterer for Wetherby in Bloom, served as a Governor at St James' CE Primary School for 5 years, played cricket for Kirk Deighton club and helped at Wetherby Athletic AFC. 

Gardening, walking and golf help to keep Galan busy in his spare time as well as his work as a Town Councillor.

Galan was first co-opted as a Town Councillor for the West Ward in 2009 and has served on several of the Council’s committees to help him to gain an understanding of the work of the Council within Wetherby. He currently sits on the Budgets, Finance & General Purposes, Planning, Property, Community Paths, Markets, Neighbourhood Planning and Community Infrastructure Levy Committees and is a Town Council representative to the Friends of Sandringham Park.