Councillors

Uffculme Parish Council is currently made up of 10 Councillors, two of which are Councillors representing the Ashill area of the Parish.

 

All of our Councillors are volunteers and take on various roles in representing the Parish Council on community projects and committees. Areas in which each Councillor represents are listed below, together with contact details.

 

Please feel free to contact any of our Councillors directly if you wish to raise anything with them however, please bear in mind that they will be unable to provide you with any formal decisions until presented to the full Parish Council meeting for discussion.

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Pat Blackman - Chair

Planning - Parish Emergency Planning - Ashill Village Hall
     pat.blackman@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 840888

I was asked to join the Parish Council in 2014 by the retiring Ashill councillor as we are a small village and we do need a voice. I am also Chairman of Ashill Village Hall Committee. I hold coffee mornings in the Village Hall and this is popular with young and old. I think it is important to know what is going on in your environment and to help improve the condition for Parishioners.

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Phil Cornish - Vice-Chair

Planning - Open Spaces & Footpaths - Village Hall - Magelake
     phil.cornish@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 849346
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Verity Aldridge - Clerk to the Parish Council

I joined as Parish Clerk in October 2015 with my main background being in accountancy. I am responsible for putting into action the decisions reached by the Parish Council, liaising with District and County Councils as well as maintaining the Parish Council's finances and records. I enjoy ensuring that the Community is aware of the work the Parish Council does.

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Tim Pointing

Planning - Magelake - Green Team - Traffic
     tim.pointing@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     07753 607250

I joined as Parish Councillor in July 2019 as i'm interested in how the community can improve its sustainability and resilience, food production and distribution, and biodiversity. I am a member of Uffculme Green Team, Sustainable Tiverton, Grantlands Residents Association and Tiverton Bee Keepers. I volunteer for Devon Freewheelers and Re-Rooted Cafe and Community Fridge. My hobbies include walking, cycling, motorcycling and photography.

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Sue Kidd

Planning - Uffculme Feed Mill Liaison - United Charities - Village Hall
     sue.kidd@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 841674

I have been a Parish Councillor since 2017. I am particularly concerned about Uffculme's environment and traffic congestion.

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John Gardner

Magelake (Chairman) - Planning
     john.gardner@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 840533 / 07715 689057

I became Parish Councillor in June 2015. The reason for joining was to try to make a difference to the wonderful local community we have here, and to make improvements wherever possible.

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Ruth Kingdom

Planning - Uffculme Feed Mill Liaison -  Open Spaces and Footpaths - Mens Club - Green Team
     ruth.kingdom@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 840564

I became Parish Councillor since 2017 because I wanted to know my locality better and feel part of the community. I wanted to achieve more representation of Craddock, Ashill and the rural community. I have achieved a clearer understanding of Parish, Mid Devon and Devon County Council powers and planning practice, and the privilege of getting to know the Mens Club and the Green Team.

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Jen Nash

I joined the Parish Council in April 2018 in order to represent and to be able to give something back to my community. I had previously felt that our Parish Council was some 'distant body' and I wanted parishioners, particularly younger people and parents, to feel they had someone approachable to represent them. 

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Ian Duncan

Parish Emergency Planning - Allotment Asscn. - Maintenance
     ian.duncan@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     07890 998935

I joined the Parish Council in 2019 and I am the lead on allotment issued and run the village pig cooperative. I have a genuine interest in the environment around us and that includes the community we live in. Joining the Parish Council allows me to understand what the key issues of the community are and assist where I can.

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Tino Verona

Communications Officer - Parish Emergency Planning - Magelake - Traffic
     tino.verona@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     07494 448979

I've been a Parish Councillor since September 2020. I felt that the Parish Council was a hidden entity from most rather than a public body, with a disconnect between Parish Council and the people it represents. This has been addressed by providing information through social media, a refresh of the website and updates in the village Spotlight magazine. I'm also particularly keen on Parish Emergency Planning and Traffic matters. 

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Mike Pollard

Planning - Open Spaces & Footpaths - Maintenance - United Charities - Burial - Uffculme Trust - Ayshford
     mike.pollard@uffculmeparishcouncil.gov.uk
     01884 840398

I joined the Parish Council in 1998. My aim is to try and make the Parish a pleasant, caring and cared for community, to listen to the public and respond as appropriate.

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Councillor Vacancy

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Councillor Vacancy

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Councillor Vacancy

We also have three District Councillors from Mid Devon District Council who look after Lower Culm, which includes Willand and Uffculme. These are:

Richard Chesterton    01884 33480   / rchesterton@middevon.gov.uk

Barry Warren        07971 808423 / bwarren@middevon.gov.uk

Bob Evans          01884 849248 / bevans@middevon.gov.uk

 

Our County Councillor is Ray Radford and he can be contacted on:

01884 820000 / ray.radford@devon.gov.uk.