Meet Your Councillors
My name is Bernard Taylor and I am a retired farmer, married to Margaret and our son, Greg, is a photographer with SHNP. In February, Margaret and I moved to Silverwell Park. I am a past Chairman of Totnes Branch of the NFU, I was Chairman of Bigbury Golf Club for eight years, I am also a past Chairman and President of the Totnes Agricultural Show and at present I am the Director of Totnes Show Ltd. My main interest outside of Modbury Parish Council is my garden and my golf.
Committees: Planning, Maintenance, Finance & HR, Emergency Plan Group, IDALC.
Tel: 01548 830844
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, Finance & HR
Committees: Planning, Communication, Neighbourhood Plan, Maintenance, Finance & HR, Emergency Plan, Parish Paths Partnership, Memorial Hall, Millennium Meadow,
I am married to Eileen, a community paediatrician, we have 3 boys and have lived in Modbury for 15 years. When not being Dad, I am a consultant in anaesthetics and intensive care at Derriford Hospital.
Off duty, I am an amateur runner, most recently completing the 2014 Exeter half marathon and can often be seen dragging a reluctant boxer around the lane
Committees: MARS, Communication, Finance & HR, Emergency Plan Group.
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 Group, Town Improvement Charity.
Telephone: 01548 830484
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, Finance & HR.
Tele: 01548 705007
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.
Retired Engineer. A Devonian and lived in Modbury for 32 years with my wife Lynn. I have two daughters who grew up here and they remain local. Helped maintain our rights of Way for 16 years and have been involved with numerous other projects around the Town. Any practical work for community benefit is a focus – as long as body and soul permit! Very keen on keeping our natural environment protected as much as possible.
Committees: Parish Paths Partnership, Millenium Meadow.
Tel: 01548 830007
My husband Hugh and I have lived in Modbury since 1982. Our two sons went to Primary School here then to Ivybridge Community College, where I worked for over 12 years. My background is in retail and, as Chairman of the Modbury Society our town’s amenity group, I do what I can to try to encourage footfall for the traders. I have just re-joined the Council, having previously served for 20 years, and hope my experience and knowledge of the town mean I can be a useful council member again.
Committees: Planning, Neighbourhood Plan, IDALC, Modbury Education Foundation, Modbury Tourist Information Centre.
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: Communications, Maintenance, Finance & HR.
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: Communications, Memorial Hall.