John Symonds

Chairman

Phone: 01271 890074
Email: johnsymonds6850@hotmail.com
Address: Blackmoor House, Moor Lane, Croyde, EX33 1NU
Quote: Croyde has been my home all my life. By serving on the council, I see a way of putting something back and preserving some of our local heritage for future generations

Rob Tucker

Vice Chairman

Phone: 01271 890230
Email: rob@putsborough.com
Address: Manor Farm, Putsborough, Georgeham, Braunton, EX33 1LB
Quote: Having been born and bred in our parish and having lived and worked here all my life, I believe it is essential that someone with that kind of backround should represent local opinion in a parish that is ever-changing.

Sue Squire

Parish Clerk

Phone: 01598 710526
Email: sue@suesquire.com
Address: Haxlea, 2 Threeways, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4TG
Quote: I enjoy everything about my role as Parish Clerk, ensuring that the Councillors receive as much help and support as possible. I also feel that it is important to represent the Parish Council effectively when assisting Parishioners.

Anne Benham-Clarke

Parish Councillor and Web Administrator

Phone: 01271 890308
Email: anne.benhamclarke@btinternet.com
Address: 3 Glebe Field, Georgeham, Braunton, EX33 1QL
Quote: I have lived in Georgeham for 15 years. Having bought up my family here and being an active member of the community, I believe this experience will help me understand the views of parishioners and be a useful member of the Parish Council. I look forward to working with the Council and local parishioners in my role as Councillor.

Ed Short

Parish Councillor

Phone: 01271 890454 Mobile: 07785 994085
Email: edward@dgi-ltd.com
Address: Chesil Cliff House, Saunton, Braunton, EX33 1JH
Committee Membership: 
Parish Council Representation on the Georgeham and Croyde Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).
Quote: I moved to Croyde in 2007 as I believe the entire area is as good as it gets to bring up a young family. I was born in Plymouth and have never lost the desire to live by the sea, which is a passion no doubt shared by the majority of our community. I now have both time on my hands and commercial experience of which I believe will be of use to the Parish Council.

We have a community with many diverse interests, passions, and objectives all of which need to be understood to the best of my abilities.

Mike Taffinder

Parish Councillor

Phone: 01271 891222
Email: mandstaffinder@gmail.com
Address: Gibbs, North Buckland, Braunton, EX33 1HY
Quote: My wife and I moved to North Devon from Gloucestershire in 2002. I spent 32 years in the Royal Marines from 1961 to 1993, my last appointment being in command of the Commando Training Centre near Exeter for 3 years. On retirement from the military I worked for 5 years for King George’s Fund for Sailors (now Seafarers UK), a nautical charity raising money to help those in need who earn their living at sea. In the late 90s I changed direction and began to work for myself as a woodcraftsman; that was 18 years ago and I continue to run Mike Taffinder Woodcrafts, operating out of North Buckland.

I greatly enjoy living in this part of North Devon and am keen to do my bit to keep the area looking good.

Pat Barker

Parish and District Councillor

Phone: 01271 890021
Email: pat.barker@northdevon.gov.uk
Address: 17 Sandyway, Croyde, Braunton EX33 1PP
Committee Membership: Member of Council 
Member of Licensing Committee
Represents: Georgeham and Morthoe Ward on North Devon District Council
Political Party Represented: The Conservative Party

Caroline Chugg

County Councillor

Phone: 01271 815820
Email: caroline.chugg@devon.gov.uk
Address: Wysteria House, 2 Willoway Lane, Braunton, EX33 1AS
Represents: The Braunton Rural Ward
Political Party represented: The Conservative Party

Malcolm Wilkinson

District Councillor

Phone: 01271 870745
Email: malcolm.wilkinson@northdevon.gov.uk
Address: 2 Bank Terrace, Woolacombe, EX34 7BL
Represents: Georgeham & Mortehoe Ward on North Devon District Council
Committee Membership: Ilfracombe Harbour Board, 
Licensing Committee, 
Lynton Agency Consultation Group, Personnel Committee, 
Standards Committee.
Political Party represented: The Liberal Democrat Party

Verlie Meek

Parish Councillor

Phone: 01271 890805
Email: vermeek@googlemail.com
Address: The Old Manse, Chapel Street, Georgeham, Braunton, EX33 1JS
Quote: It is important, I feel, to keep a balance between the interests of different groups in the community, conservative & progressive, the young, the elderly and those in between. Therefore, I welcome the consultation period of the Parish Plan which should bring diverse ideas forward for discussion.

Mike Harrison

Footpath & Tree Warden / Environmental Spokesperson

Phone: 01271 891160
Email: croydecycle@gmail.com
Address: Rose Cottage, 31 St. Mary’s Road, Croyde, EX33 1PF

Quote: Life is about landscape and North Devon offers the finest walking in England, with Croyde, Mortehoe and Lynmouth as front runners.

Mike lives in Croyde in the house his great grandmother bought in 1900 and makes maps for walkers and cyclists.

Represents: The Braunton Rural Ward
Political Party represented: The Conservative Party

Philippa Mackintosh

Parish Councillor

Phone: 01271 890833
Email: philippamackintosh@gmail.com
Address: Brookfield, Crowborough Road, Georgeham, EX33 1JZ
Quote: I recognise that it is a privilege to live in this parish therefore I feel I have a responsibility to help in whichever way I can.