Your Councillors

Please note that email addresses for Councillors will be live by end of July 2018.  Please contact staff in the meantime.

Chair & Vice-Chair Of The Council

Martin Ripper

Martin Ripper

Chair (St.Agnes Ward); Chair of Environment Committee

Address: Garden Cottage, Penwinnick Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0LA
T: 01872 859247
E: martin.ripper@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Having thoroughly enjoyed a 38 year career in secondary education, primarily teaching Physics but also undertaking the roles of Head of Department, Examinations Officer, Assessment Coordinator and Head of Sixth Form, I retired in 2013 and moved to St. Agnes with my wife the following year.Volunteering to work on the Landscape Character Assessments for the Neighbourhood Development Plan, and an increasing awareness of local concerns stimulated an interest in serving on the Parish Council and I was privileged to be elected to fill a vacancy in autumn 2016.

I have to say that life has been very busy since then, whether it be collecting car park money, assessing local support for the library, removing weeds from toilet roofs, or assessing the state of footpaths and the many planning applications that come our way.

I am currently chair of the Environment Committee and a member of the Planning, Property and Devolved Services Committees, and the Library and Transport working groups. I have a firm belief in the value of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and continue to contribute to this as a member of the Steering Group.

There’s not too much time left for hobbies but I do love walking in this area, particularly on the coast path, and photographing the rich variety of flora and fauna that we have around us.

Jinny Clark

Jinny Clark

Vice Chair (Blackwater Ward); Chair of HR Committee

Address: Trevelyan House, Beacon Drive,St Agnes, TR5 0NT
T: 01872 554424
E: jinny.clark@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I am a former primary school teacher, having worked in a range of places from London, the Home Counties, Hong Kong and finally Cornwall. I am married with a collection of children and grandchildren spread across the world!

 

Upon retirement I became a councillor for Carrick District Council and then a Cornwall Councillor for the newly formed Unitary Authority, sitting on Planning, HR and Children, Schools and Families Committees, being Chairman of the latter committee. I served on Perranzabuloe Parish Council for six years and have been a member of St Agnes Parish Council for over four years. My particular interests, as a parish Councillor, are – planning and the protection of our beautiful countryside. With this in mind I kick started the Neighbourhood Development Plan and I sit on the Steering Group and the Housing Focus Group.

I am also keen for the Parish Council to engage with other agencies working within the parish. Currently I am the ward member for Blackwater. Aside from the Parish Council I have worked as an Advocate for Barnardo’s, speaking for young people where there are safeguarding concerns and I am a member of Cornwall Council Schools Admissions Appeals Panel.My other interests are walking, both locally and in Europe, painting, the theatre and social history.

St.Agnes Ward

Dawn Brown

Dawn Brown

Councillor (St.Agnes Ward)

Address: Chy Honen, Goonbell, St Agnes, TR 0PL
T: 01872 554335
E: dawn.brown@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Coming Soon.
Mike Bunt

Mike Bunt

Councillor (St. Agnes Ward); Chair of Property & Devolved Services Committee

Address: 27 Trevaunance Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0SF
T: 01872 552600
E: mike.bunt@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I have lived in St Agnes all my life – apart from a one-year exile in Camborne! I worked in the Computer Department at Cornwall Council for 22 years and then ran my own businesses in the village – Costcutter and Churchtown Fruit & Veg.

 

Wishing to protect our fantastic Parish I take a strong interest in Planning and I am on the Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group. I am a member of the Parish Council’s Planning and HR Committees, and Chair of the Property and Devolution Committee which is working hard to keep our Library and all three of our Public Toilets open. I am a keen walker and cyclist.

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David Drew

David Drew

Councillor (St. Agnes Ward)

Address: 6 Greenacres, Wheal Butson, St. Agnes, TR5 0PW
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E: david.drew@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

A proud St Agnes man who wants to contribute something to our wonderful parish, to preserve what is still special about where I was born and grew up, and to hopefully do all I can for young and old, the environment is important to me, once it’s gone it’s gone, with the help of the people of this parish we can achieve a lot of good things.
Trevor Johns

Trevor Johns

Councillor (St.Agnes Ward)

Address: Seadrift, 16 Trevaunance Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0PW
T: 01872 553351
E: trevor.johns@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

My family have always been associated with St Agnes my grandfather was the local Policeman, my mother and father farmed in Trevaunance Road and ran a newsagents in Churchtown. My brother had a successful Estate Agents Office iin Churchtown and when he died I came back to initially run it.

I went to Truro School and then to Westminister College in London to train as a teacher. Eventually I changed professions and became a Chartered Surveyor and had offices in Camborne and Hayle. I specialised in Planning and nearly became a Planning Inspector but have created my own Planning Law. I also carried out structural building surveys and supervised the building of new properties when the builder lacked an NHBRC

I took a very active role in running St Agnes carnival and I am a server and Reader at Mt Hawke Church.

Tom Haugham

Tom Haugham

Councillor (St.Agnes Ward)

Address: c/o 17 Vicarage Road, St Agnes, TR5 0TL
T: 01872 553801
E: tom.haugham@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

More information coming soon.
John Slater

John Slater

Councillor (St. Agnes Ward)

Address: Old Quarry Cottage, Town Hill, St Agnes, TR5 0QT
T: 01872 554054
E: john.slater@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I was born and brought up in Truro. Did “a” levels at Camborne Tech and after National Service in the RAF. a two year course at the Borough Polytechnic in London in Plastics Technology and Polymer Chemistry. Worked in Manchester and. Scotland and for 12 years in Holland and then Portreath in the plastics industry.

Taught at Cornwall college. then became Training Officer for Cornwall County Council`s Joblink in Bodmin. Retired in 1995.

Have been a St. Agnes Parish Councillor for about 35 years , representing Mount Hawke, Blackwater and currently St. Agnes Wards. I am chair of the St. Agnes Mini-bus Association and was actively involved as a volunteer driver until recently. Member of the Local Improvements Committee and Hon. Treasurer of Friends of St. Agnes Surgery.

Martin Ripper

Martin Ripper

Councillor (St. Agnes Ward); Chair of Environment Committee

Address: Garden Cottage, Penwinnick Rd, St Agnes, TR5 0LA
T: 01872 859247
E: martin.ripper@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Having thoroughly enjoyed a 38 year career in secondary education, primarily teaching Physics but also undertaking the roles of Head of Department, Examinations Officer, Assessment Coordinator and Head of Sixth Form, I retired in 2013 and moved to St. Agnes with my wife the following year.Volunteering to work on the Landscape Character Assessments for the Neighbourhood Development Plan, and an increasing awareness of local concerns stimulated an interest in serving on the Parish Council and I was privileged to be elected to fill a vacancy in autumn 2016.

I have to say that life has been very busy since then, whether it be collecting car park money, assessing local support for the library, removing weeds from toilet roofs, or assessing the state of footpaths and the many planning applications that come our way.

I am currently chair of the Environment Committee and a member of the Planning, Property and Devolved Services Committees, and the Library and Transport working groups. I have a firm belief in the value of the Neighbourhood Development Plan and continue to contribute to this as a member of the Steering Group.

There’s not too much time left for hobbies but I do love walking in this area, particularly on the coast path, and photographing the rich variety of flora and fauna that we have around us.

Mount Hawke Ward

Lee Ball

Lee Ball

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Address:
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E: lee.ball@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Bill Forbes

Bill Forbes

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Addresss: The Acorn, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0NN
T: 01872 552576
E: bill.forbes@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Living in Goonvrea, St Agnes I am an Industrial Chemist with a technical background in water pollution control and the analysis of water. Progression to the role of Area Manager meant leading a team of up to 400 with an annual budget of £20 to 30 million.

My priority for the Parish Council is to achieve and be able to demonstrate the Parish “value for money” when spending your money. I shall propose to the Council that we do this by using Project Appraisal Procedures and by being open, transparent and consultative when reaching decisions.

My current priorities are to devolve both the toilets at Trevaunance and Porthtowan and the library at St. Agnes to the Parish Council if this is cost effective.

June Lane

June Lane

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Address:St Omer, Mount Hawke, TR4 8BA
T:01209 699796
E:june.lane@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I am married and moved to Mount Hawke four years ago. Now retired I want to work to help maintain and hopefully improve the nature and character of our Parish and, in particular Mount Hawke. I am particularly interested in our environment and transport matters.
Diana Rodda

Diana Rodda

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Address: 5 Henley Crescent, Mount Hawke
T: 01209 891818
E: diana.rodda@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I was born and raised in Mount Hawke and have lived and run businesses in various parts of Cornwall until returning to Mount Hawke in 2001. My 3 children all went to school in the parish and I became involved with community groups initially with St. Agnes Preschool; I then became a parent governor at St. Agnes School where I helped to produce several pantomimes (no link intended!)

I am an artist, designer and ran a gardening business locally for 20 years. Recently I retired from the gardening to run a café in Mount Hawke which has become an ideal hub for people to meet, exchange views and find out what is happening in the village and the parish as a whole. I am involved with the Village Community Association and the Millennium Green Trust, the Trust manages the public green space at the heart of the village. This space is used daily by all generations and makes an excellent venue for various community events.

I believe that community involvement in all local issues is really important and communication with as many people as possible gives us a rounded view of general opinion. Hopefully we, on the Parish Council, can then make informed decisions about the future of our lovely area.

Martyn Stackhouse

Martyn Stackhouse

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Address:
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E: martyn.stackhouse@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Coming soon.

Porthtowan Ward

Jamie Roberson

Jamie Roberson

Councillor (Porthtowan Ward)

Address:
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E: jamie.roberson@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Coming soon.

Blackwater & Mithian Wards

Jinny Clark

Jinny Clark

Chair (Blackwater Ward)

Address: Trevelyan House, Beacon Drive,St Agnes, TR5 0NT
T: 01872 554424
E: jinny.clark@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I am a former primary school teacher, having worked in a range of places from London, the Home Counties, Hong Kong and finally Cornwall. I am married with a collection of children and grandchildren spread across the world!

Upon retirement I became a councillor for Carrick District Council and then a Cornwall Councillor for the newly formed Unitary Authority, sitting on Planning, HR and Children, Schools and Families Committees, being Chairman of the latter committee. I served on Perranzabuloe Parish Council for six years and have been a member of St Agnes Parish Council for over four years. My particular interests, as a parish Councillor, are – planning and the protection of our beautiful countryside. With this in mind I kick started the Neighbourhood Development Plan and I sit on the Steering Group and the Housing Focus Group.

I am also keen for the Parish Council to engage with other agencies working within the parish. Currently I am the ward member for Blackwater. Aside from the Parish Council I have worked as an Advocate for Barnardo’s, speaking for young people where there are safeguarding concerns and I am a member of Cornwall Council Schools Admissions Appeals Panel.My other interests are walking, both locally and in Europe, painting, the theatre and social history.

Miranda Field

Miranda Field

Councillor (Mithian Ward)

Address:
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E: miranda.field@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

Coming soon.

Cornwall Councillors

 Pete Mitchell

Pete Mitchell

Cornwall Councillor (St. Agnes, Mithian & Blackwater Wards)

Address: Valley View, Goonzeath Hill, Mithian Downs, TR5 0QH
T: 01872 554475
E: pete.mitchell@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

Biography

Coming soon.
Joyce Duffin

Joyce Duffin

Cornwall Councillor (Mt Hawke & Porthtowan Wards)

Address: The Haven, Penberthy Rd, Portreath, TR16 4LP
T: 01209 842713
E: joyce.duffin@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk

Biography

Coming soon.