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Cllr Tony Leech

Ward Councillor for Okehampton North

Cllr Tony Leech


NameCllr Tony Leech
Address22 Limehayes Road
EX20 1NX
Tel01837 53079
Political PartyIndependent
WardOkehampton North
Okehampton Hamlets
CommitteesHub Committee
Development Management and Licensing

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: Part time self employed as Historic Property Building Surveyor
Sponsorship: None
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: 22 Limehayes Road, Okehampton
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of other bodies:

  • Member of the Okehampton Town Council
  • Trustee of the Ockment Community Centre Okehampton.
  • Trustee of the Okehampton and District Community Transport Group
  • Chairman of the Okehampton and District Community transport Group
  • Community Member of the Dartmoor LEAF.
  • Associate member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.(ACABE)
  • Member of the Okehampton Health and Wellbeing community group.
  • Member of the Okehampton, Community Health, Care and Wellbeing Advisory Group  (CHCWAG)
  • Police and Crimes Commissioner's Councillor Advocate for Devon and Cornwall.

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

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