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In Brief

In Brief

Our Councillors

Councillors' Declarations of Interest

  • Martyn Isaac, Clerk | Tel: 01271 374428 | Email
  • Helen Blackman, Chair | Email
  • Michelle Ward, Vice Chair | Email
  • Joy Bowden, Councillor | Email
  • Pat Lines, Councillor | Email
  • Jeffrey Needham, Councillor | Email
  • Chris Norman, Councillor | Email
  • Nigel Short, Councillor | Email
  • Tim Steer, Councillor | Email
  • Christine Thorne, Councillor | Email
  • Caroline Leaver, North Devon Council representative (Barnstaple South) | Email
  • Paul Henderson, North Devon Council representative (Chulmleigh and Landkey) | Email
  • David Knight, North Devon Council representative (Roundswell) | Email
  • Graham Lofthouse, North Devon Council representative (Roundswell) | Mobile: 07703484148 | Email

Would you like to be a councillor?

Are you interested in your Parish? Would you like to be part of the Parish Council? Are you able to spare an evening a month for Parish meetings?

If so, please get in touch with the clerk via the contact details on this page.

Role and qualities of councillors

It is the Parish Council's role to listen and understand the views of the local community, and councillors use their skills and local knowledge to assist and advise the higher tiers of authority on matters of local impact and importance at Parish Council meetings once a month.

Seven general principles of conduct for a parish Councillor:

Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.
Integrity - Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Objectivity - In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Openness - Holders of public office should be as open as possible about the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Honesty - Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Leadership - Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership, and by example, and should act in a way that secures or preserves public confidence.