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Saltash Town Council, Working for the People of Saltash

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Councillor Julia Peggs - Mayor of Saltash

Mayor's Engagements Diary (pdf)

Councillor Rachel Bullock - Deputy Mayor of Saltash

Tel: 07786394219

The Mayor of Saltash

The Mayor is elected by fellow councillors and takes office in May. As Chairman of the Council the Mayor presides over the Town Council meetings and attends all committee meetings in an ex-officio role. During the term of office the Mayor is a familiar face in the town attending many events and supporting local organisations. If you would like to invite the Mayor to attend an event please complete the Mayor's attendance request form and submit your request to or post it to Saltash Town Council, The Guildhall, 12 Lower Fore Street, Saltash PL12 6JX.  

The Civic Awards are held annually to celebrate and award achievements within the community and those who continually go the extra mile for the town. Nominations are normally open in January of each year. All nominations must be made on the nominations form. Further details of the awards can be found here

Mayor of Saltash Councillor Julia Peggs

Councillor Julia Peggs, Mayor of Saltash 2024 - 2025.

It's a huge honour to be elected as Mayor of Saltash, something I didn't really think would ever happen! But everyone who knows me, will know that I will always do my very best for the community that I love.

My husband Geoff and I have lived in Saltash for 33 years. My maternal family were fishing folk from Saltash Waterside, so I definitely feel at home.

I became a Town Councillor after retiring nearly six years ago from running my own businesses. Therefore I have good knowledge on budget setting, business planning etc, all of which I can transfer to my working day as Chair of the Town Council.

I'm passionate about our youth in Saltash and enjoy being a volunteer with LiveWire Youth Music, Saltash Youth Network and Abbeyfield Assisted Living with older residents. I also sit on many organisations committees in Saltash.

I'd like to instil a sense of pride in our town, trying to help stop vandalism, litter and dog poo which we receive a lot of complaints about.

We want our traders to have confidence in the future by promoting 'shop local' and welcoming tourists and new residents.

The Council have some very exciting plans for the future of Saltash and I look forward to working with my fellow Councillors to achieve our goals.

Deputy Mayor of Saltash Councillor Rachel Bullock

Councillor Rachel Bullock, Deputy Mayor of Saltash 2024 - 2025.

I became a member of Saltash Town Council after being co-opted on for the East Ward in February 2021. Following the May 2021 elections, I am now an elected Councillor for Essa Ward.

A bit about me: My family moved from Hemerdon, Devon to Saltash in 1977. I attended Longstone Infants, Saltash Junior School and Saltash Comprehensive. I have older twin sisters Nicola and Joanne and a younger sister Sarah, all of which still reside in Saltash with their families.

I live near the Town Centre and share my home with my husband Matthew, sons Sam and Jake and our three cats.

I worked for Plymouth City Council Revenues and Finance for 17 years. Most of this was in customer facing roles in the Council Tax and Housing Benefits Department, which helped me appreciate the diverse range of people living around us. I am a friendly, empathetic, down to earth person who is always happy to help anyone. I left Plymouth City Council after taking voluntary redundancy and now spend my time carrying out voluntary work in the town.

I am a volunteer at Community Enterprises and enjoy baking cakes in the Community Kitchen for their cafe. It is a challenge which I love as I have to try and create cakes from donated food. The courgette cake and rhubarb and ginger loaf were a success with the customers. I love history, especially the history of this fantastic town; I am a member of the Saltash Heritage committee. I enjoy my time stewarding in the museum, teaching visitors about all our local history we should be proud of.

During my time on the council, I have become a member of many of the sub committees and working groups. I am currently the Chair of Isambard House, Saltash Railway Station and vice chair of the Devolution Committee. I am currently part of the working groups which aim to improve the town centre and Waterside connectivity, some exciting projects to be working on.

In my spare time I enjoy walks in the country and days on the beach with the family, I also love running and enjoyed back marking the Saltash Half Marathon this year, the best half marathon in the country - in my opinion!

In May 2024 I was elected Deputy Mayor of Saltash. It is truly an honour to be representing this fantastic community. I am very passionate about our town, its history, its present and, most importantly, its future.