The Tamar Bridge and Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge

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

Saltash North Ward

John BradyJohn Brady   (Saltash North)

Tel: 7505935417
j.brady@saltash.gov.uk

Christopher CookChristopher Cook   (Saltash North)

Tel: 7523005414
c.cook@saltash.gov.uk

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.

I was born in Saltash, went to school here and my family can trace their Cornish roots back for hundreds of years originating from the Helston area. I am involved in a number of local organisations and charities, serving as Treasurer and Trustee, and also freelance as an organist for weddings, funerals, concerts and other civic events. I am church organist for St Nicholas and Faith Church.

It is a privilege to have been elected by the people of North Ward to serve as their Town Councillor for Saltash and I shall be proud to represent these residents.


Bill PhillipsBill Phillips   (Saltash North)

Tel: 518176
b.phillips@saltash.gov.uk

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.
I was a founder member and former Chairman of the Tamar Trotters running club. I was a member of 2625 Squadron (Reserves) based at RAF St Mawgan for 5 years. I retired from my job as a design engineer with DML in 2003. I was also a past member of the Mayfair committee and former president and current vice president of Saltash Rotary Club.


Garry TaylorGarry Taylor   (Saltash North)

Tel: 0776 3493894
g.taylor@saltash.gov.uk

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.


Saltash South Ward

Sheila Lennox-BoydSheila Lennox-Boyd*   (Saltash South)

Tel: 851146 or 07808 164 388
s.lennox-boyd@saltash.gov.uk

Averil PinckneyAveril Pinckney   (Saltash South)

a.pinckney@saltash.gov.uk

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.
I am the founder of the Eva's Little Stars Foundation supporting families after stillbirth. Eva was my first Grandchild who we lost to stillbirth. The foundation was started by me to help others so Eva being here for such a short time will help families.


Steven ThornSteven Thorn   (Saltash South)

Tel: 0786 6889 928
s.thorn@saltash.gov.uk

Casey WarringtonCasey Warrington   (Saltash South)

c.warrington@saltash.gov.uk

Saltash East Ward

Richard BickfordRichard Bickford   (Saltash East)

Tel: 841119 or 07737390151
r.bickford@saltash.gov.uk

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 ParkerMike Parker   (Saltash East)

Tel: 07811954830
m.parker@saltash.gov.uk

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.
I have served the Saltash community as an on call Firefighter for the last 21 years and run Saltash Fire Cadets.
I now run my own business and have previously worked for 30 years in builder's merchants and before that in the Ministry of Defence.


Julie RanceMrs Julie Rance   (Saltash East)

Tel: 07525 932022
j.rance@saltash.gov.uk

Pete SamuelsPete Samuels   (Saltash East)

Tel: 0741 5454 001
p.samuels@saltash.gov.uk

I both live and work in Saltash, where with my wife Brenda and the help of two of our Sons together with our loyal staff, we run the family business based on the Tamar View Industrial Estate. Our company is largely based online and supplies goods to customers across the UK and into Europe.
Brenda will be familiar to many in the town as President of Saltash Rotary Club during the year 2016-17 and I became a Rotarian in 2017 after having assisted Rotary from the sidelines for the previous two or three years.
During my spare time away from the business I can be found in the recording studio compiling and presenting my radio programme 'The Vinyl Decades' which features music from the mid 1950's to the early 1990's and can be heard on FM and also via the internet.
It is a privilege to have been elected by the people of East Ward to serve as their Town Councillor for Saltash and I shall be proud to represent these residents wholeheartedly.


Saltash West Ward

Gloria ChallenMrs Gloria Challen   (Saltash West)

Tel: 840620
g.challen@saltash.gov.uk

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.
I have supported many local events within Saltash, Saltash Christmas Lights, Saltash Town Regatta and Saltash May Fair. I was a member of Saltash Chamber of Commerce for several years as I was a sole trader within Fore Street Saltash.
Around 4 years ago I became a member of Saltash Lions Club.
I'm married to Neil who in the past has previously been one of the Saltash Town Councillors.
We have two children Lewis and Lauren who have both been brought up and educated within Saltash.


Jean DentMrs Jean Dent   (Saltash West)

Tel: 303008
j.dent@saltash.gov.uk

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.
Since joining the Town Council in November 2012 as a member for West Ward Jean has been Deputy Mayor (2013/14) and Mayor (2014/15). At present she is chairing the Devolution Options Group and the Staffing Committee. Jean is also Vice Chairman of both The Services Committee and The Burial Board. She is part of the Peace Garden working party, a Town Council representative on The Mabbott Trust, Age UK and Saltash Heritage. Jean is currently the chairman of the local Patient Participation Group.
Outside the Council Jean works for The Royal British Legion and is a member of The Royal Naval Association.
Jean would like to give something back by supporting the community of the vibrant and forward-looking town that is Saltash.


Steve MillerSteve Miller   (Saltash West)

s.miller@saltash.gov.uk

David YatesDavid Yates   (Saltash West)

Tel: 843260
d.yates@saltash.gov.uk

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.


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