Uffculme Parish Council is currently made up of 11 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.
Police Liaison - Planning - Magelake - Green Team - Traffic - Youth
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.
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. I have created an online presence for the Parish Council, enabling Parishioners to make direct contact with Councillors through the use of a new website, and to keep up to date with the latest news through social media. I also hold keen interests in 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.
Schools - Youth
Having joined the village in 2022, I became a parish councillor to become more integrated into the village, and support actions that will make a difference in the area. As the youngest member of the parish council, I felt it was important to have younger representation in the council and to give people of my generation a voice in our area. In particular I am interested in the environment and the climate emergency. Outside of the parish council, I am a volunteer for the Uffculme Green Team and heavily involved with WaterAid
I grew up in the village and having recently moved back with my family, I have been interested in getting involved in the community. I hope that by being a Parish Councillor, I can positively contribute to decisions that will impact the village and particularly those that will be of benefit to young people growing up in the local area.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our County Councillor is Ray Radford and he can be contacted on:
01884 820000 / email@example.com.