Cllr Debo Sellis
Ward Councillor for Tavistock South East
|Name||Cllr Debo Sellis|
|Address||46 St David's Road|
|Ward||Tavistock South East|
|Parishes||Tavistock South East|
|Committees||Overview and Scrutiny|
Dartmoor National Park
I am married to a locally born retired fireman John Sellis who is a Tavistock Town Councillor. John is a Devon lad born and bred. John has two sons from his first marriage (widowed) and four grandchildren.
I have two children (30 and 28 years) one working in Local Government and one studying for a PhD at Edinburgh University.
I was born in the Isle of Man, enjoyed a comprehensive school education, played the piano and violin, played loads of sport, achieved ten O levels and was generally unremarkable.
I qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1980 and spent most of my working career in critical care. I also worked in renal dialysis, burns, high velocity injuries, self-harm, neonatal and paediatrics, and cardiac care. I have also worked in palliative care, residential and nursing homes and in the community.
I like walking, nature, music and art, am a qualified though non-practising masseuse and aroma therapist. I love rugby and used to be the medic for a local rugby team.
I have a very low boredom threshold and like being a Councillor because it is great when you can help residents. I also love to switch off and enjoy a good laugh with friends.
My parents were teachers and my grandparents came from farming, fishing, legal and marine engineering backgrounds.
I was brought up to be kind, honest and self reliant.
I detest unkindness, rudeness, waste and big headedness. I take my role as a Councillor seriously, but have to laugh at myself too!
I meditate to help my spirit and take care to look after myself. Being an effective Councillor takes time and energy.
Declaration of Interests Summary
Employment: Retired Nurse
Sponsorship: The Conservative Party
Securities: 46, St David's Road, Tavistock PL19 9BT
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of other bodies: Devon County Council elected member; Demential Alliance; Tavistock College Endowment Trust; Tavistock & Whitchurch District Nursing Trust; Conservative Party
Other interests: None
Training & Development from May 2019
May & June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)
- The Locality Service
- DM&L Committee Mock Meeting
- Housing & Homeless Training
- Community Housing
- A Different Approach to Housing Delivery
- Risk Register Training
- Improved Recycling Service
- IT Training