Your Councillors

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

Mike Bunt

Mike Bunt

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

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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Martin Ripper

Martin Ripper

Councillor (St. Agnes Ward); Chair of Council; 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.

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.

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Mount Hawke Ward

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.

Alan Sanders

Alan Sanders

Councillor (Mount Hawke Ward)

Address: 
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E: alan.sanders@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

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Porthtowan Ward

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Councillor (Porthtowan Ward)

Address:
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E: mark.roberts@stagnes-pc.gov.uk

Biography

I have been a St Agnes resident and business owner since summer 2018 and wanted to use my skills to benefit my community as well.

I started my first business in my early twenties and now operate a company that focuses on sustainability and the future of our planet and economy. I hope to bring that viewpoint to my role as a councillor and protect the wonderful landscape and community that is part of our home. I am currently a member of the planning committee and enjoy the opportunity to bring my awareness of environmental impacts into the committee as I consider projects.

When I’m not busy with these 2 roles I spend my time creating small community projects and spending as much time as I can outside walking along the coastal path, surfing or capturing our breathtaking beaches in watercolours and photography.

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Blackwater & Mithian Wards

Jinny Clark

Jinny Clark

Councillor (Blackwater Ward); Vice Chair of Council; 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.

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Councillor (Mithian Ward)

Cornwall Councillors

 Pete Mitchell

Pete Mitchell

Cornwall Councillor (St. Agnes, Mount Hawke & Porthtowan Wards)

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

Biography

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Steven Arthur

Steven Arthur

Cornwall Councillor (Mithian & Blackwater Wards)

Address: 
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E: cllr.steve.arthur@cornwall.gov.uk

Biography

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