I have been elected as ward Councillor of Okehampton East, a position I have held since May 2011. I am also a member of the Okehampton Town Council and have been for fifteen years, where I had the privilege of being the Town Mayor for three years.
I have spent some forty years in conservation and twenty eight of these with English Heritage, and my last position before I retired was as the Conservation / Property Maintenance Manager for the west of England. During my time with English Heritage I held positions in most of the regions across England.
Since my retirement, I have worked on a voluntary basis with the Museum of Dartmoor Life, and the Ockment Community Centre in Okehampton, and as a qualified Building Surveyor, I also assist my wife with her own small business.
I have to admit that with my work as an elected Councillor, I do not have a lot of time for other interests, but I am a member of the Lions International Club, where I am the present Heath and Safety Officer for the Okehampton Branch.
I am a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and I still take a great interest in everything that involves our built heritage.
I have also taken an interest (along with others) in looking at green energy and carbon saving for the community.
|Name:||Mr Tony Leech|
|Address:||22 Limehayes Road|
|Political Party:||Okehampton North|
|Ward:||Okehampton, Okehampton Hamlets, Inwardleigh|
|Parishes:||Council, Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Standards Committee, Car Parking Strategy Group, Member Development Steering Group, Okehampton Consultative Liaison Group, Rate Relief Panel|
|Committees:||Dartmoor National Park - Joint Advisory Committee on Housing, Highways & Traffic Orders Committee; Torridge, North, Mid & West Devon Citizens Advice Bureau|