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Torpoint Town Councillors

Mayor Cllr Gary Davis

1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint, PL11 2LD Tel: 07815 850 641
gary.davis@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

Biography

I decided to stand for election as a town councillor in 2011 as I was very frustrated that the town council had no public plan or vision for Torpoint to work towards, and little proactive communication or engagement with the community; resulting in little investment or improvement for many years - I didn't have the solution but I had the drive to get a vision in place. Helping in the creation of the platform for social and economic growth in the town, I have worked and continue to deliver the vision through a revamped Library Community Hub with Heritage Centre, improved parks, a potential for a jetty on the waterfront and a redeveloped bottom end of Torpoint.

Deputy Mayor Cllr. Mrs Julie Martin

49 Chapeldown Road, Torpoint, PL11 2HU Tel: 07802 948 046
julie.martin@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

Biography

I was first elected to Torpoint Town Council in May 1999. I have served continually since then and was very proud to be the first lady Mayor for the civic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Now retired, my professional background is in Finance and HR and I have been a continual presence on the Council's Finance committee, holding the position of Chairman many times. I have seen a lot of positive changes in Torpoint and the Council over the years and will continue to do my best to support all worthwhile initiatives with experience and common sense for the good of the community.

East Ward Councillors

Cllr. Mrs Kim Brownhill

13 Goad Avenue, Torpoint, PL11 2ND Tel: 07914894798
kim.brownhill@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I was born and raised in Sheffield, but having lived in Cornwall for 40 years, Torpoint is definitely ďhomeĒ.
My working background was in a variety of clerical and customer facing roles, alongside being the treasurer for several organisations, but since retiring I have more time to devote to council duties.
I joined the council in 2013 and have served on a number of committees and working parties and am currently the chair of the Finance and Operations committee, working alongside my fellow councillors for the good of the town.

Cllr Gary Davis

1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint, PL11 2LD Tel: 07815 850 641
gary.davis@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I decided to stand for election as a town councillor in 2011 as I was very frustrated that the town council had no public plan or vision for Torpoint to work towards, and little proactive communication or engagement with the community; resulting in little investment or improvement for many years - I didn't have the solution but I had the drive to get a vision in place. Helping in the creation of the platform for social and economic growth in the town, I have worked and continue to deliver the vision through a revamped Library Community Hub with Heritage Centre, improved parks, a potential for a jetty on the waterfront and a redeveloped bottom end of Torpoint.

Cllr Miss Rachel Evans BEM

Tel: 07535 600 895
rachel.evans@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I love Torpoint, itís a great place to live with an amazing community. On returning to Torpoint after a period of living and working overseas for many years, I felt I had the time and enthusiasm to devote to the Council to ensure our town remained a safe and pleasant place to live. Since joining the Council in 2015 I have sat on every committee to better understand how the Council works and have enjoyed being part of the team that constantly looks forward on how we can enhance and improve our town whilst working hard to ensure we are financially responsible. Iím an advocate for all residents but think itís really important we encourage our younger generation to have a voice and become involved in the town to protect its history whilst ensuring we can develop it to meet our future needs.

Cllr. Mrs Lizeta Fellows

14 Fairfield, St Germans, PL12 5LR Tel: 07414 060 807
lizeta.fellows@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I joined the town council in May 2021. I joined in order to give residents of Torpoint with disabilities a voice and be a working part of positive change within our community. I am very passionate about providing support for others and being instrumental in creating change. My career background is retail management and team member training/HR, I have studied many different training courses over the years. I am the founder and director of Beat4autism C.I.C, a community interest company that provides advice, support and signposting to parents, carers and professionals who support individuals diagnosed/undiagnosed with Autism. I began this as there was no support available to our family when both of my children were diagnosed.

Cllr. Mrs Christine Goodman

14 Maker Road, Torpoint, PL11 2HY Tel: 07968 741 188
chris.goodman@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I became a Councillor to listen to, and serve my community in the pursuit of enhancing, shaping and developing our town in order to improve the quality of life, and life chances, for all, now and for generations to come. I joined Torpoint Town Council in 2015 and was previously elected Chair of AMOC, elected Torpoint Town Deputy Mayor for the civic years 2016-2018 and Mayor for the civic years 2019 -2022, Lead for SAS Plastic Free Communities, Climate Change and Torpoint Environmental Action. I trained as a teacher at Bedford College of Physical Education and taught for 40 years, 34 years at Torpoint Community College. In 2012 I had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch along the Barbican in Plymouth as part of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. As a member of Torpoint & Rame Active Community Network I have worked to improve Sport and Leisure facilities for the community of Torpoint and Rame with the building of the Torpoint & Rame Community Sports Centre in 2006 and the second phase an Artificial Turf Pitch for Torpoint in the planning. Teachers Certificate Cambridge Institute of Education, B. Ed (Hons) Degree University of St Mark and St John, B. Phil University of Exeter, MBA in Educational Management University of Leicester.

Cllr. Lambert Keise

Tel: 01752 816237
lambert.keise@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

Having lived and raised my family in Torpoint over the past 34 years I felt a need several years ago to give something back to the community that I and my wife Maureen had made home. My many years working in the retail sector, helped enable me to have the emotional and empathy skills needed when having to communicate with the general public. The pinnacle of my council career to date, was the honour of town mayor for the civic years 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. This privilege bestowed upon me by my fellow councillors was one that cannot be underestimated and will stay with me for ever! My thoughts to anyone wishing to join the town council would be, everyone can contribute to a better society however small, be bold and brave.

Cllr. Mrs Julie Martin

49 Chapeldown Road, Torpoint, PL11 2HU Tel: 07802 948 046
julie.martin@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I was first elected to Torpoint Town Council in May 1999. I have served continually since then and was very proud to be the first lady Mayor for the civic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Now retired, my professional background is in Finance and HR and I have been a continual presence on the Council's Finance committee, holding the position of Chairman many times. I have seen a lot of positive changes in Torpoint and the Council over the years and will continue to do my best to support all worthwhile initiatives with experience and common sense for the good of the community.

Mr Daniel Phipps

daniel.phipps@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

Iím an actively serving Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, now at HMS Raleigh. I have served for over twenty years including operational tours, humanitarian aid, organising ceremonial events and teaching. Living in Torpoint for nearly 10 years, Iím passionate about improving the quality of life, environment, economy, and social inclusion in our town with a focus on young persons and veterans affairs. I am supported by my wife and daughter, who are both involved in the local performing arts community.

Cllr. Mrs Jacqui Reeves

9 Sennen Close, Torpoint, PL11 2JJ Tel: 07817152770
jacqui.reeves@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

Elected in March 2023, born in West Yorkshire, my family moved to Cornwall when I was 12 and I completed my schooling in Wadebridge and went on to do Nurse Training at the then Royal Cornwall School of Nursing in Truro. During 39 years in nursing I have worked in the NHS and Private sectors as well as serving in Princess Maryís RAF Nursing Service.
Returning to the South West in 2004 with my son, we moved to Torpoint in 2011. Married to Royal Navy Submarine Service Veteran for the last 10 years, we are all active members of the community.
I am a keen supporter of veteran welfare and is Director of Team Raleigh CIC, a not for profit organisation and satellite fundraising team for the charity Hounds for Heroes, based in Torpoint.

Cllr. Chris Sawyer

Tel: 07584 494 007
chris.sawyer@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I have been on Torpoint Council since 2020. For the majority of my life I have lived in Torpoint and I became a councillor because I have a heartfelt love for the town, the people who live here, the sense of community and our wonderful heritage and history. I want to be able to contribute to the many projects in motion to continue helping Torpoint and the residents enjoy and prosper in the town and surrounding areas.

Cllr. Marlon Spurling

29 Hamoaze Road, Torpoint, PL11 2EE Tel: 01752 815843
marlon.spurling@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

Having lived in many different places in Britain and Europe I am glad to now be living back in Torpoint with my family. I am a keen cyclist and enjoy cycling to work so road safety and the Torpoint Ferry is higher my agenda. I am very lucky to live in such a beautiful area and I am always keen to improve Torpoint for all residents.

Cllr. Christopher Still

54 Woodland Way, Torpoint, PL11 2TQ Tel: 07368472168
chris.still@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I moved to Torpoint with my family after transferring from Chatham dockyard to Devonport dockyard in 1978 and have lived in Woodland Way ever since. Both of my two daughters and grandchildren were educated in Torpoint. I have retired from the dockyard after working there for 43 years. I joined the Council as an Independent councillor in 2017 to be more involved with the decision making for our great progressive Town. I was the secretary for the badminton club for over 40 years and continue as a Neighbourhood Watch / Police volunteer and Chair for the Torpoint and Rame Active Community Network, where I am passionate about improving sporting facilities for the Town.

Cllr. John Tivnan BEM*

46 Peacock Avenue, Torpoint, PL11 2EZ Tel: 01752 813613
cllr.john.tivnan@cornwall.gov.uk

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Biography

I first came to Torpoint in 1972 when drafted as Shipís Company to HMS Raleigh. Soon after my wife and I felt that this was a place to plant our roots Ė a small town with fantastic beaches and coastline nearby, the moors not so far away and a City close but far enough away to be free of any ďCity LifeĒ.
With the family settled, I was often away with the Royal Navy, then offshore world-wide in the Oil and Gas Industry. My last few years of working life again consisted of a great deal of travelling but only UK wide with Leonard Cheshire Disability. This UK wide travel brought home to me how lucky we are to live in such a fantastic place as Torpoint, definitely my forever home!
I joined the council in May 2013 and have served on all committees and most working parties Ė I believe the more you put in the more you get out. Sometimes it is frustrating but overall I sincerely believe Torpoint is moving ahead with a great future and a great team all working together for the good of the town.

Cllr. Tony Walsh

24 Wellington Street, Torpoint, Tel: 07801 845 387
tony.walsh@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I joined the Council for two primary reasons the first is to act as an unbiased and independent ambassador for the community of the town I love and the second Is a longer term aspiration to create a centre within Torpoint to enhance greater access to high quality Arts and Culture of every speciality in the wider area of South East Cornwall and beyond.Ē

For the greater part of my life I have been involved with Theatre, Arts and Culture and I know through experience that those communities who have access to those disciplines thrive and grow more readily than those who donít.

I welcome all opinions on this subject, so do share them with me. Itís the people in the community that shape the community. In my view Torpoint already has a head start and I for one celebrate it

Cllr Robin Willoughby

Clift House, Abbotcourt Lane, Tel: 07540 969 065
robin.willoughby@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I work for a local company insurance based in Torpoint and have a diploma in insurance. I am working towards being one of the youngest advanced diploma holders ever in the UK. I was Co-opted to the council in 2022 and am thoroughly enjoying it. I am a member of the Finance and Operations Committee on the council.

West Ward Councillors

Cllr. Mrs Samm Bickle

samm.bickle@torpointtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Biography

I am a mum of 8, all of whom have attend the local infant and junior school. Over the years, I have actively engaged with various community projects and organisations aiming to make a positive impact on the lives of our residents in our town. Through my involvement in local charity events and volunteer work, I have gained valuable insight into the issues, needs, and aspirations of our community members. I have a strong commitment to values, inclusivity, and fostering a sense of belonging to all of our community, I am confident that I can effectively represent their voices and concerns while working towards our shared goals.

*Cornwall Council Member