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.
Pat Blackman - Chair
Planning - Parish Emergency Planning - Ashill Village Hall
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.
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.
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.
Planning - Uffculme Feed Mill Liaison - Open Spaces and Footpaths - Mens Club - Green Team
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.
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.
Parish Emergency Planning - Allotment Asscn. - Maintenance
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.
Communications Officer - Parish Emergency Planning - Magelake - Traffic
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.
Planning - Open Spaces & Footpaths - Maintenance - United Charities - Burial - Uffculme Trust - Ayshford
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.
We also have three District Councillors from Mid Devon District Council who look after Lower Culm, which includes Willand and Uffculme. These are:
Barry Warren 07971 808423 / email@example.com
Our County Councillor is Ray Radford and he can be contacted on:
01884 820000 / firstname.lastname@example.org.