Ward Councillor for Okehampton North and Mayor of West Devon 2019/20

Cllr Tony Leech

Email: Cllr.Tony.Leech@westdevon.gov.uk

NameCllr Tony Leech
Address22 Limehayes Road
EX20 1NX
Tel01837 53079
Political PartyIndependent
WardOkehampton North
Okehampton Hamlets
CommitteesHub Committee
Standards Committee
Outside BodiesHighways and Traffic Orders

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.

Declaration of Interests Summary

Employment: Semi Retired Building Surveyor
Sponsorship: None
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: 22 Limehayes Road, Okehampton
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of other bodies:

  • Devon's Citizens Advice Service;
  • Devon County Councils Highways and Traffic Order Committee (HATOC);
  • Dartmoor LEAF;
  • Okehampton Town Council;
  • The Okehampton Ockment Centre Charity as a Trustee;
  • Trustee for the Okehampton Community Transport Group;
  • Councillor Advocate for the Devon and Cornwall Police, Police and Crime Commissioner.
  • Director of the Community of Okehampton Renewable Energy Society (CORES);
  • Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (ACABE)

Other interests: None

Training and Development from May 2019

May & June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • The Planning Process (Part 1)
  • Media Skills (to include Social Media)
  • Council Procedure Rules
  • The Locality Service
  • DM&L Committee Mock Meeting
  • Good Governance
  • Environment Services Briefing
  • Housing & Homeless Training
  • Community Housing
  • Assets & Investments Update
  • A Different Approach to Housing Delivery
  • Improved Recycling Service
  • IT Training

September 2019

  • Community Safety Partnership Briefing
  • Standards & Governance