Councillor Roles and Responsibilities
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Linda Bellshaw – Chair
I moved to Tedburn St Mary in 1990 when my children were still at school. We loved the countryside and the proximity to Exeter. Very soon after I became a Governor at the Primary School and joined the Tedburn Amateur Dramatic Society appearing in a number of entertaining productions. Since then I have been active in a number of local societies. I originally trained as a Social Worker and latterly was a manager in Devon Social Services and then with the NHS, my last role being focused on safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Pat Moody – Vice Chair
A previous Chair of the council with great experience. I have lived in the village for many years.
I moved to Pathfinder Village in 2007 having recently retired from my post of 22 years as Youth and Community Worker running a Full time Family Centre in a town on the outskirts of Bristol. I have served on the Council for approximately 9 years. My main interests include my passion for my garden and my love of animals.
I have lived in the village for 5 years moving from Longdown where we had a small holding and raised pedigree sheep. After college and university worked for approx 8 years in the NHS before moving into higher education as a senior lecturer. I left this post after about 11 years due to ill health and a couple of years later I began working for MAFF/ DEFRA from where I retired early due to inoperable cancer. I am married with a grown up family. I have a small business helping self employed sole traders with business organisation. I am a member of Tedburn community choir, TADs and play golf at Bovey Tracey Golf club.
I have lived in Tedburn since 1981. I worked as a midwife in Exeter until retirement in 2017. I was a community midwife for a number of years but returned to the Maternity Unit to become Matron of the Ante/ Postnatal ward, where I continued to work until I retire. I am married with two sons and two grandsons that attend the village school. I am also on the Recreation Committee, secretary of the drama group and sing with the choir. I am also involved with horses and interested in wildlife and conservation.
I am now retired and joined the council once more. Previously, I was a GP at Cheriton Bishop Surgery and a former Chair of the TSM Parish Council.
I moved from Milton Keynes to Pathfinder Village just over 6 years ago. I worked for Abbey National for 15 years and was a Parish Clerk for 8 years. I have always been an active member of the community I live in.
Clerk to the Council. I have lived in Tedburn for 11 years. I worked for Royal Mail for 17 years as a Communications Manager and before that, many moons ago, I worked on Devon Life magazine. I took on the role of clerk in May 2018. Call me on 07932 386023 if you need to contact the council or email on firstname.lastname@example.org