Village of Dunsford, Devon

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Councillor Vacancy for Dunsford Parish Council

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor due to the resignation of Cllr Phipps. The Council would like to thank her for her time on the Council.

There has been no request from the Parish for an election, so the Council is free to co-opt a new member.

If you are over 18 years old, live in Dunsford and are interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Clerk on 01392 811236 or by email by Friday 31st December 2018.


The Dunsford Bus Survey results are available to read in full on the News and Events page (


1. Parish clerk contact details

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that from January 2018 Lynne Ogden has become the Parish Clerk.  Lynne can be contacted via email at


2. Review of formal documents

The Parish Council are currently reviewing their Standing Orders and associated documents.  The following documents are under review and, when signed off, shall be made publicly available on this website:

Document Download link Version Date adopted
Standing Orders      
Expenses Policy  1.1
  July 2018
Media Policy  1.0   July 2018
Equal Opportunities Policy  1.0   July 2018

3. Council Structure

The Parish Council is made up of 9 Councillors:

Councillor John Saunders (Chairman) 01647 252949 South View, EX6 7DD
Councillor Paul French (Vice Chairman) 01647 252721 Southwood House, EX6 7HE
Councillor Graham Dicker 01647 253209 Small Lake, EX6 7DQ
Councillor Pip Hayes 01647 252881 Briton Bank, EX6 7HA
Councillor Karen Morris 01647 252375 2 Bridge Street, EX6 7DB
Councillor Charlie Radclyffe 01647 253628 Sowton Mill, EX6 7JN
Councillor Claire Heard 01647 252251 Doone Cottage, EX6 7HA
Councillor Paul Gray
01392 811277
Westmoor, EX6 7AX

The Councillors are elected for a 4 year term and the Chairman and Vice-Chairman are elected each May for a one year term.  The current Chairman and Vice-Chairman were in those positions for the years of 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The Parish Council are grateful for the service of Hannah Phipps as a Councillor; Hannah resigned in October 2018.

The Parish Council welcome Paul Gray onto the council, who commenced as a councillor from November 2018.

The current number of voters on the Dunsford electoral roll is approx. 585.

All Councillors serve on a voluntary basis and attend the Parish Council meeting on the first Tuesday each month at 7:45 pm in the Village Hall Dressing Room. The meeting is open to the general public who have an opportunity to speak at the beginning or end of the meeting. Councillors also attend other meetings on behalf of the Council if it is thought to be relevant to Dunsford.

Notice of Meetings, including the Agenda, is posted in the Parish Council notice board adjacent to St Mary's Church. A copy of the minutes of each monthly meeting is posted at the following locations: St Mary's Church porch, the Village Post Office, The Royal Oak Public House and this website.