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:

https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3849/Register-of-Interests

 

Meet Your Councillors

This position is currently vacant and will be filled at a Bi-election to take place on 6th May 2021

This position is currently vacant and will be filled at a Bi-election to take place on 6th May 2021

Councillor Biography:

Committees:

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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, Committees Review.

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Bill Cole

Bill Cole

I have lived in Modbury and surrounding villages since 1963. I have three daughters and two grandchildren.
I have been on Modbury Parish Council for many years and am a founder member of the maintenance committee, and am particularly interested in highway maintenance in the parish. I am currently chairman of Modbury Caring.

Committees: Maintenance, Emergency Plan, Modbury Memorial Hall, Modbury Town Improvement Charity, Parking.

Telephone: 01548 830484

Colin Whybrow

Colin Whybrow

I have lived in the South Hams for 29 years, 18 of them in Modbury, where I now live with my wife Carolyn, a retired South Hams primary school teacher. I have spent a long career in Marketing and Communications. I have a keen interest in the environment, a passion for dramatic English landscapes and have successfully introduced all the children in our family to the forgotten sport of Pooh Sticks. I volunteered my services to the Parish Council as a way of giving something back to a community that has contributed greatly to our quality of life.

Committees: Communications , Data Protection, Neighbourhood Plan, Marigolds Day, Community Action Plan, Modbury Loves Local, Champernown Play Park, Committees Review Group, Memorial Hall Play Area.

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Tele: 01548 705007

George Rosevear

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

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Tel: 01548 830007

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, Parking.

Margaret Middleton

Margaret Middleton

Vice-Chair

I have lived in the town for 8 years and have three children and two grandsons.

My background is in golf club and hotel management but you may have encountered me in the town when I managed the Information Centre for several years, or as a customer of Petty Cache – my retail business in Church Street – which I ran successfully for 4 years.

Now during the day I work with my partner in our general maintenance business and I am fast becoming experienced in the use of power tools and climbing up and down ladders as well as being the book-keeper!

I am a member of the leadership team, Fluffy Owl, with 1st Modbury Brownies and any spare leisure time is spent walking the many local footpaths with our dog and being a volunteer area rep for the South West Coast Path from Mothecombe to Noss Mayo.

I have been attending the Parish Council meetings and participating in the Open Forum for many months. I have now joined the Council with an aim to improve communications with parishioners and to protect the ambiance and community ‘feel’ of Modbury whilst understanding the need to move forward into the future.

Committees: Planning, Communications, Emergency Plan, Parish Paths Partnership, Memorial Hall Marigolds Day, Modbury Loves Local.

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Peter Watts

Chairman

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 1s my priority and I will do my utmost to ensure that Modbury prospers.

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

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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.

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Tom Coates

Councillor

My wife, daughter and I settled in Modbury in 2017.  I am a serving Royal Navy Logistics Officer with previous experience in hospitality management.  I  joined the council in order to give as much back to the community as work and other commitments will allow, specifically trying to ensure we provide the best possible environment for the Parish’s children to grow up in.

Committees: Communications, Maintenance, Finance & HR, Committees Review Group, Memorial Hall Play Area.

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