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Contact your representatives

The Parish Council has seven members, all of whom can be contacted about any village-related issue or idea.

Your Councillors

Simon Rake [Chair]

Simon has lived in Blackawton since 1996, and joined the Parish Council in 2010. He is a keen walker, bridge player and an atrocious golfer. Simon is Chairman of the Parish Council.

Areas of special responsibility:
Blackawton Playing Fields Association (Secretary)

t: 01803 712103

Ruth Coe [Councillor]

I moved to Blackawton Parish from Surrey in 1999 with my late husband Vic Hall and our two daughters. Vic bought The George Inn in 2002 when the weekly commute to various IT contracts lost its appeal. I have managed TGInn since Vic’s sudden death in 2009, with much help from family, friends and very supportive staff. I am a past Chairman of FOBS, currently Chairman of Blackawton Village Hall committee, and a Parish Councillor since 2008. My interests are many and varied but time is limited, so actual pursuits these days only include bridge, cooking, reading, gardening, films and family (no time for golf!). I love Blackawton and am grateful for the opportunity to show my appreciation of this special community and it’s warm, welcoming spirit.

Areas of special responsibility:
Footpath Warden

t: 01803 712131

Alan Mallyon [Councillor]

Areas of special responsibility:
Blackawton Playing Fields Association

t: 01803 712799

Steve Thomas [Councillor]

t: 01803  712 840
e. steve@blackawtoncommunity.com

Chris Oughton [Councillor]

t: (01803) 302487

I’ve been lucky enough to have known the South Hams for the last 30 years and wife Zoë and I were delighted to be finally able to move to our favourite village of Blackawton in January 2020 to join the community here. I’ve always been one to take action rather than just talk about being a part of the community and when the opportunity came up to help out on the Parish Council, I put myself forward to help where I can. We love a pub quiz and can be found in The George most quiz nights, and we are committed Spaniel-wranglers. I’m also a sailing instructor and mountain leader allowing me to teach youth skills for the DofE awards and at sailing clubs which I plan to continue in our new location (now that covid is finally releasing the community!)

Robin Mewes [Vice-Chair]

Sol Curry [Councillor]


t: 07941103308

Other useful contacts …

Annette Thom [Parish Clerk]

Postal Address:
Free Spirit, Higher Street, Dittisham
Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0HT

Days of work:
2 pm – 5 pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

t: 01803 722 417

Vacancy [Snow Warden]

Areas of special responsibility:
Snow Warden


Vacancy [Tree Warden]

Vacancy [ Health Services Representative]

Ruth Coe [Footpath Warden]

Areas of special responsibility:
Footpath Warden

t: 01803 712131 or 712342

Helen Reeve [South Hams District Council]

Julian Brazil [Devon County Council]

t: 01548 511109 or 07970 971140

Mike Pearey [Parish Lengthsman]

Areas of special responsibility:
Mike keeps clear the channels to take water off the road. He is keen to be contacted if there is a problem.

t: 01803 732 628