Council Members

Parish Clerk

Karen Smith

(Click on name to email)

1 James Close, Elburton, Plymouth, PL9 8PX

The clerk is a part time role.  Karen works on Mondays and Wednesdays.  If you contact outside these hours, then unless urgent, Karen will respond on her next working day.

Parish Lengthsman

Parish lengthsmen were previously employed by SHDC with responsibility for keeping drains and buddle holes clear, removing mud from road surfaces etc.  These people have all been made redundant as a result of government cuts over recent years.  Staverton Parish Council does not have the budget to replace the lengthsman but it has committed funds for 80 hours contracted work a year.

Our contractor for this type of lengthsman work is Ian Cumberlidge.  He is happy to be contacted directly by Parishioners in an emergency, otherwise general issues should be fed via Cllr Prowse  or the Clerk.  Ian Cumberlidge can be contacted on 07773 691260.

Email addresses are not listed due to the problem of them being picked up by spammers.  But you can click on one of the links above to email a councillor via a web form.

Devon County Councillor Jacqi Hodgson – Click to email – Tel: 01803 840526 / 07922 411266

South Hams District Councillor

Jacqi Hodgson – Click to email – Tel: 01803 840526 / 07922 411266

Introducing the team:

 CP-WendyWarren Wendy Warren (Chair):  I am a full time GP, and have recently moved back to Devon. I have 3 almost grown up children.
I am actively involved in the community, being secretary of Landscove Village Hall committee and regularly help with community events.
I am passionate about community, the environment and preserving our beautiful area. I am in the process of restoring Pennywell Orchard using the planting plans of 1940’s.
I have been actively involved in health commissioning and one of my roles has been lead for patient and public involvement … I believe that as much as possible the people in the community should be involved in decision making and am used to finding ways to help this happen.
I will be in the kitchen at the next Landscove breakfast market if anyone would like to meet me.
Wendy Bloomer Wendy Bloomer (Vice Chair): I moved to the South Hams with my husband in 1979 and have lived in Staverton since 1991. I trained as a teacher and taught for 5 years in Birmingham, but have since done a wide variety of jobs. I retired in 2016 having worked for Devon Libraries for 25 years, both on the frontline in 4 different libraries and as a County Development Officer. This involved project planning, management and monitoring. I’ve enjoyed working as part of a team, but also managed projects alone. These included running an annual programme of health and wellbeing activities across the county and a Heritage Lottery Fund project at the Railway Studies Library in Newton Abbot.
Phil Nixon Phil Nixon: I retired from the Thames Valley to Staverton in May 2018, having run my own businesses for 35 years. As well as being a Parish Councillor I am also Chair of the Staverton Court Room & Playing Fields Management Committee and part of the neighbourhood emergency team.
Ed Vidler Ed Vidler: I retired from running a manufacturing plant in Lancs. in 1997, then moved to Totnes, running my own Consultancy business and as a Voluntary contribution Chaired the Totnes Development Trust for over 10 years. My wife and I then moved to Staverton four years ago with our horses and sundry other animals. Having trained as an Accountant I expect once Lockdown is complete to take on an appropriate range of tasks.
Graeme Prowse Graeme Prowse has lived in the parish since buying his house in 1967. He has had a life in game farming, with deer management as his core interest. Graeme now spends a lot of his time being involved with apple growing, particularly heritage apples.

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