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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 R Peake. The Council would like to thank him for his 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, or within three miles of, Dunsford and are interested in joining the Parish Council, please contact the Clerk on 01392 811236 or by email by Friday 28th September 2018

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 last adopted
Code of Conduct      
Standing Orders      
Financial Regulations      
Publication Scheme, including Freedom of Information Act procedures
Asset Register      
Insurance Policy      
Transparency Code Requirements      
Disciplinary Procedures      
Expenses Policy  1.1  July 2018
Complaint Procedures      
Media Policy  1.0  July 2018
Grievance Policy      
Health and Safety Policy      

Data Protection and Records Management Policy


Grant and Donation Policy

Risk Assessment Policy      
Equal Opportunities Policy  1.0  July 2018

3. Council Structure

The Parish Council is made up of 9 Councillors, of whom the first eight listed below were voted in by the Electorate of the Parish of Dunsford in 2015:

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 Hannah Phipps 01647 253611 Meadow Oak, EX6 7DD
Councillor Charlie Radclyffe 01647 253628
Sowton Mill, EX6 7JN

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 Ronnie Peake for his time as a Councillor; Ronnie resigned in mid 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.