Saltash Town Council
The current Mayor is Councillor Jean Dent. The Mayor serves for a year and each year in Spring the Council votes for a new Mayor-elect who is then officially confirmed at ‘Mayor Choosing’.
There are 16 Saltash Town Councillors: 4 for each ward. Saltash North Ward, Saltash South Ward, Saltash East Ward, Saltash West Ward. The councillors are elected every 4 years: spaces are filled either by by-elections, or by the Town Council choosing new councillors (‘co-option’). To stand as a Town Councillor you have to be over 18 and usually have to work or live in Saltash. Councillors are not paid, although they can claim a small allowance for phone calls and stationery.
* Cornwall Council Members are indicated with an asterisk
|John Brady (Saltash North) |
Tel: 07792 941743
|Christopher Cook (Saltash North) |
I retired from 40 years service in Local Government Service in Financial and Insurance Services, beginning my career at Plymouth City Council and retiring as Manager of Combined Services for four West Sussex Councils where I worked for 15 years. I retired back to Saltash nearly 4 years ago.
|Bill Phillips (Saltash North) |
I relocated to Saltash with Jean and our boys over 30 years ago through work. I was co-opted onto the Council in 2010 and I am a member of the Burial Board and Staffing Committee. I was the Mayor of Saltash 2015-16 and am the current Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee.
|Garry Taylor (Saltash North) |
Tel: 0776 3493894
I moved to Saltash in 1995 with my family. I retired this year which has allowed me the time to represent the people of Saltash on the Town Council. I believe the residents of the town need a strong voice to preserve its unique identity.
|Matthew Coot (Saltash South) |
Matt has lived in Saltash for the majority of his life and has always believed it important to get involved in the community. During his teenage years, Matt was active with charity work and also volunteered as the treasurer for the Saltash Youth Town Council. After gaining a BA (Hons) Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, Matt returned to Saltash and immediately began working in the community – both in voluntary roles and also through working at Saltash.net Academy Trust. Upon leaving his career in education, Matt has started his own business, Rallidae Productions. He also works hard with many of the town’s events committees, especially with the Saltash May Fair.
|Averil Pinckney (Saltash South) |
Averil Rose Pinckney lived in Portsmouth up until 2015 and has 40 years of Nursing experience in St Mary's Hospital then Queen Alexandra Hospital, mainly in the Urology Department.
|Steven Thorn (Saltash South) |
Tel: 0786 6889 928
|Casey Warrington (Saltash South) |
|Richard Bickford (Saltash East) |
Tel: 841119 or 07737390151
Richard Bickford joined Saltash Town Council in 2007. He works in ICT at the University of Plymouth and is Secretary of the Saltash Rail Users’ Group as well as a Governor at St Stephen’s Community Primary School. Richard is also a Director of the Saltash Gateway Community Interest Company, working on several projects related to Tourism and Fore Street Regeneration, and has led on efforts to revitalise empty shop fronts in Fore Street.
|Mike Parker (Saltash East) |
I moved to Saltash from Oxfordshire in 1994 with my wife Norma and two sons Lewis and Ashley, who have both grown up and been educated in Saltash.
|Mrs Julie Rance (Saltash East) |
Tel: 07525 932022
|Mrs Gloria Challen (Saltash West) |
My family are local Saltash people and have lived in the town for over 90 years. I attended Primary and Secondary schools within Saltash, before going to Plymouth University to study Adult Nursing.
|Mrs Jean Dent (Saltash West) |
Bill and Jean have lived in Saltash for more than 30 years and both of our children attended primary and secondary schools in Saltash. A primary school teacher for many years (mostly across the water in England!) until taking early retirement in 2005.
|Steve Miller (Saltash West) |
|David Yates (Saltash West) |
David Yates joined Saltash Town Council in 2007. He works in training at Babcock Marine, having previously served for over 30 years an officer in the Royal Navy, spending much of his time as an Engineer in Submarines. David is an active member of the Saltash Twinners as well as the Burraton Players, where he oftens plays the Pantomime villain (oh no he doesn’t etc.). David became Chairman of the Town Council’s Industry, Commerce, Tourism and Transportation (ICTT) Committee in 2010.