Rural Vulnerability Service
Newsletter from the Rural Services Network.
Towards the end of 2006, the Parish Council requested the community consider producing a Parish Plan to inform the Council of the needs and desires of its constituents. A Public Meeting was held to elect volunteers from across the Parish to form a Working Party, and the document below is the result of their efforts.
Parish Snow Warden Training
Please download the Snow Warden Training document below. This will equip you with the necessary knowledge to be able to officially help our Parish Snow Warden, Cllr. Stuart Hardie. Your support and assistance in times of inclement weather will be key to keeping our Parish Roads clear and vehicles movings.
For general enquiries or to report to the council collectively, please email the Parish Council Clerk
The following are the present Parish Council members, together with the ward they represent and a brief profile.
Anna Imrie - Whiddon Down - Madam Chairman
Anna has been very happily settled in Drewsteignton Parish for 8 years. Devon was a county that she first got to know back in the late '70s as an Exeter student. After her MA, she worked in London as a picture editor and freelance journalist, and then as stills producer and partner in her husband's business. As a result of her sports experience as a rally driver, she became a freelance advanced driver trainer and assessor and now volunteers with ROSPA as South Devon Training Officer training the trainers. She enjoys various other local volunteer rolls. She is a believer in informed discussion, balance, conciliation, and in taking a forward looking, positive attitude. Her special interests are road safety and small business.
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William Savage - Vice Chairman - Crockernwell
Bill joined the Parish Council in 2004 and has served the Parish Council as both Vice Chairman and Chairman. He is ward councillor for Crockernwell and represents Drewsteignton parish on the West Devon Eastern Links Committee of Parish Councils and is also one of two councillors on the playing fields committee. Having completed 32 years in the Devon & Cornwall Police in May 2001, he retired and together with his wife Caroline, started a garden maintenance business. He has lived in the area since the early 1990s but policed the parish in 1971. Bill was instrumental in achieving the 30mph speed limit in Crockernwell and constantly seeking to achieve other road safety measures in the parish. A keen supporter of the countryside and country pursuits, he is anxious to preserve the historical aspects of the Council but also embrace modern methods and technology to enhance the future of the Parish and it's children. He has served on the Chagford Show Committee for many years and, together with his wife, is an active volunteer for Devon Air Ambulance. Hobbies include motorcycle sport of any description, walking his dog and gardening.
you can contact William on Bill.Savage@drewsteigntonparish.co.uk
Debi Brooks - Drewsteignton
She has lived in Drewsteignton with her husband Alan since 1997, sharing the house with their daughter Lauren and two dogs. Born in Hertfordshire, Debi moved to Berkshire at 18 to begin working for Guide Dogs. A break from Guide Dogs for three years working for the NHS and then DSS, then back to Guide Dogs when Alan was transferred to Kent, then back to Berkshire. Debi finally moved to Drewsteignton, where she hopes to be for a long time. Debi covers Devon and Cornwall as a Puppy Training Supervisor, responsible for training and managing volunteers and their Guide Dog puppies. Debi enjoys gardening and walking.
you can contact Debi on Debi.Brooks@drewsteigntonparish.co.uk
Graham Hester - Whiddon Down
Graham has lived in the Whiddon Down ward since October 1997 moving from Surrey , Having family locally helped with relocating especially have at the time two small children who then went to Chagford Primary and onto Okehampton College . Having spent many years in the Plastics industry Graham is looking forward to retirement and is slowly downsizing the business . Leisure interests are pottering in the garden and Classic Motorcycles
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Ysanne James - Crockernwell
Ysanne was born in Totnes and spent her childhood in and around Dartmoor, before moving to southern Ireland as a pre-teen. She moved back to Devon in her late teens and shortly after started her family. She continued her career and education around her family life and is currently working as an administrator for the probation service. An active campaigner for equal rights, Ysanne moved to Crockernwell three years ago to be nearer her daughters and grandchildren.
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Paul Ridgers - Venton
Paul is married to Fiona and they have two young children. They have lived in the Parish for 10 years, although Fiona has family connections with the village that stretch back 100 years. Paul is a director of an advertising agency in Exeter as well as representing the Drewsteignton ward for West Devon Borough Council.
you can contact Paul on Paul.Ridgers@rhads.co.uk
Ian Rowe - Whiddon Down
Ian has lived at Mill Farm at Whiddon Down for the last 54 years and his children are the 6th generation on the farm. It is a working farm, in the past a mixed enterprise, nowadays the family only have sheep which fits in well with Ian's plumbing business. Having lived in Whiddon Down all of his life Ian hopes his local knowledge of the area and experience in agriculture may be useful.
you can contact Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org