Parish Councillors are normally elected to serve for a period of 4 years. The last Parish Council Election was held in May 2019.

New arrangements came into effect on 1 July 2012 which requires all councils (including Town and Parish Councils) to adopt a new Code of Members’ Conduct.

The new rules require all councillors to complete a new Register of Interests, which have to be displayed on the Council website.

The Register of Interests for your local town and parish councillors can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Meet Your Councillors

Barry Keel

I have lived in and around Modbury for the last 13 years and previously worked for Plymouth City Council as CEO . Since my retirement I have been a ‘befriender’ with Modbury Carers am also on their Committee. I joined the Parish Council on 11th September 2017 and am on the Planning and Finance committees. My outside interests include walking and most sports. (Now in a watching capacity!)

Committees: Planning, Neighbourhood Plan , Finance & Human Resources, Parish Paths Partnership, Community Action Plan.


George Rosevear

Committees: Planning, MARS, Finance & Human Resources, IDALC, Millennium Meadow, Modbury Tourist Information Centre, Modbury Sick Poor Charities.


Tel:   Office: 015348 831427 and 01548 830932

Home: 01548 810051.

John Harvey

John Harvey

A Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII), I came to Plymouth as local CEO of AON looking after the insurance requirements of large commercial companies, and a staff of 35.  I also had an interest in Law. My wife, four children and I have resided in the small hamlet of Shearlangstone for 30 years. My interests include: improving the lot of the residents living in the southern rural area of the parish, (particularly the younger generation who need help,) and trying to improve our almost extinct bus travel. I am an active member of Modbury Caring, both in befriending, and also driving patients to Plymouth/Kingsbridge Hospitals and Modbury Clinic. I am also member of cycling charity Sustrans, and a Plymouth Argyle season ticket holder.

Committees: MARS Communications, Maintenance, Finance & HR.

Peter Watts


My name is Peter John Watts I am married to Gill, we have two children and 4 grandchildren. I have lived here all my life and have a great interest in the Parish and Community around me. I first joined Modbury Parish Council in 1983 and have served for many years as a Councillor and Chairman although I stepped aside for 4 years in the early 1990’s and again from 2015-2019.

In 1972 I was part of an early group who pushed the Parish Council to set a levy on the precept for the purchase of a recreation field and am immensely proud when I see what has been achieved today. I am the current Chairman of MARS, the group responsible for the running the Recreation Field on behalf of the Parish Council. I also served for 28 years at Modbury Fire Station for Devon County Fire Service, my last thirteen years as Officer in Charge.

I re-joined the Parish Council in May 2019 and was elected as Chairman. Modbury and its future is my priority and I will do my utmost to ensure that Modbury prospers.

Committees: Planning, MARS, Emergency Plan, Finance & HR.


Rob West

Rob West

My name is Rob West and I have lived in Modbury all my life. Married to Gill, we have one daughter Hannah. I am semi retired after running the family business in Plymouth.

Committees: Planning, Maintenance, Finance & HR.