Laurence Shelley

Laurence Thumbing

Hi. I'm Laurence Shelley

Northam Orchard Hill - Town

I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years.

As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in 'My Town' magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of local food producers and enterprises.

My interests include walking, writing, Scrabbling, wildlife conservation, gardening and whatever contributes to people's sense of wellbeing.

As an old hitchhiker I feel that we all need a lift in these uncertain times and I have 3 grandchildren who remind me how little I know. What I do know is that I will speak up for young people's interests and champion greater public participation in local democracy.

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Kaye Corfe

Hi. I’m Kaye Corfe Bideford West – Town I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient. I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to … Read more

Jonathan Rose

Hi. I’m Jonathan Rose Torrington – Town & District ELECTED!!! I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers … Read more

Laurence Shelley

Hi. I’m Laurence Shelley Northam Orchard Hill – Town I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years. As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in ‘My Town’ magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of … Read more

Joel Herron

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.
I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency. I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

Carl Hawkins

Hi. I’m Carl Hawkins Bideford West – Town & District I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT. My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 … Read more

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Jonathan Rose

Jon at Castle Hill

Hi. I'm Jonathan Rose

Torrington - Town & District

ELECTED!!!

I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers to upgrade seven miles of pathways outside the Commons.

I campaign for the environment and live my life in tune with recycling and sustainable use of resources. I sat on the regional council of the Green Party for a few years, promoting national awareness of pollution and still help local groups clean beaches.

As a councillor I will encourage landowners and the whole community to support biodiversity in the face of climate change.

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Joel Herron

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.
I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency. I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

Laurence Shelley

Hi. I’m Laurence Shelley Northam Orchard Hill – Town I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years. As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in ‘My Town’ magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of … Read more

Jonathan Rose

Hi. I’m Jonathan Rose Torrington – Town & District ELECTED!!! I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers … Read more

Carl Hawkins

Hi. I’m Carl Hawkins Bideford West – Town & District I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT. My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 … Read more

Kaye Corfe

Hi. I’m Kaye Corfe Bideford West – Town I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient. I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to … Read more

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Joel Herron

Joel Gunston 1

Hi. I'm Joel Herron

Bideford North - Town & District

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.

I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency.

I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

I am committed to exploring employment/training and education opportunities for young people in the area.

I am passionate about communities in which we live and work and see it as our duty to act creatively and resourcefully to keep Torridge green, beautiful and bountiful for generations to come.

I promise to listen, be open to all opinions and honour our common interests.

Thinking outside the box, we can make Torridge an exciting, forward-looking place that functions in an exciting, democratic way.

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Carl Hawkins

Hi. I’m Carl Hawkins Bideford West – Town & District I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT. My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 … Read more

Joel Herron

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.
I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency. I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

Jonathan Rose

Hi. I’m Jonathan Rose Torrington – Town & District ELECTED!!! I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers … Read more

Kaye Corfe

Hi. I’m Kaye Corfe Bideford West – Town I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient. I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to … Read more

Laurence Shelley

Hi. I’m Laurence Shelley Northam Orchard Hill – Town I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years. As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in ‘My Town’ magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of … Read more

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Kaye Corfe

Kaye Old Town Park

Hi. I'm Kaye Corfe

Bideford West - Town

I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient.

I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to support people in the community who are:

homeless or threatened with homelessness

have addiction and mental health

difficulties suffering from isolation and loneliness

I have worked in the care/support field for 16 years. I listen to people, hear them and act. I do not claim to be superhuman but if elected I will put my heart and soul into the role of Your Town Councillor.

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Carl Hawkins

Hi. I’m Carl Hawkins Bideford West – Town & District I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT. My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 … Read more

Jonathan Rose

Hi. I’m Jonathan Rose Torrington – Town & District ELECTED!!! I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers … Read more

Kaye Corfe

Hi. I’m Kaye Corfe Bideford West – Town I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient. I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to … Read more

Laurence Shelley

Hi. I’m Laurence Shelley Northam Orchard Hill – Town I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years. As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in ‘My Town’ magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of … Read more

Joel Herron

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.
I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency. I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

Paper advertisements Printed by b.a.p.s Publishing of 113 Atlantic Way Westward Ho! Bideford Devon EX39 1JG : Promoted by Carl Hawkins, 53 Stucley Road, Bideford, EX39 3EQ on behalf of Joel Herron

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Carl Hawkins

carl1

Hi. I'm Carl Hawkins

Bideford West - Town & District

I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT.

My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 who are Savannah and Trinity, we also have a big dog called Luka, 2 rats, 2 fish and 9 ferrets...Yes, 9...

I have never had any previous desire to get involved with anything like politics, its all just noise and childish antics that those people in London participate in.. for the most part nothing they seem to do has anything to do with our life other than raising costs on an ever increasing scale.

Politics to me is simply something that goes on elsewhere and has little impact on our everyday lives.

Something happened several months ago that made me take a step back from the mundane everyday events, remove my blinkers and made me take a look at our local community, It's embarrassing for me to say i had blinkers on but I think today's society can make us all like that.

That something was attending a meeting held by TCG where I had the pleasure of meeting some great local people, people that had a lot to say about the sorry state that the area of Torridge finds itself in..

BUT...

The most important thing I learnt from that first meeting is that these people WANTED to listen to everyone that attended, from the confident woman at the front of the room to the quiet shy guy at the back (That was me by the way.. The guy!), there was a desire to listen and act and interact with each other to help solve problems within the Torridge area.

TCG aims to build communities, listen and act on the community's wishes, to build relationships and to empower the community to control and have their say in what goes on where they live.

Now, after spending some time in Torrington recently and talking to members of the public we found that these basic expectations of what a council should be like i.e. Community Minded were not being met and it doesn't even come close to being an adequate system for the community, its clear that we need to make changes to this out of date system AND SOON!!

There are a few buzzwords, two of which are "Sustainable" and "Transparency" that are thrown around today, you only need to do a little research on local websites to see there no transparency in how the council operates and there's nothing sustainable about their actions if we let them continue to control YOUR environment.

I need things to change for my family, for my children and grandchildren (Not for a while though kids)..and I do not see any way of progressing and improving our community without changing how its managed.

I am standing for election because I want to make our Torridge the type of place that thrives now and in the future, I ask you please stand with us.

Carl Hawkins.

Read about our Councillors

Jonathan Rose

Hi. I’m Jonathan Rose Torrington – Town & District ELECTED!!! I came to Great Torrington in 1975 and at 19 was the youngest worker in the condensary at the milk factory. I helped to lay pathways on the Commons and to build the lake and later as a town councillor, led a group of volunteers … Read more

Carl Hawkins

Hi. I’m Carl Hawkins Bideford West – Town & District I am now 47 years old, my family and I have always lived in Bideford, currently, I am self-employed and work in many areas related to media and IT. My household comprises of myself, my wife Tina and my two daughters aged 17 and 13 … Read more

Kaye Corfe

Hi. I’m Kaye Corfe Bideford West – Town I have felt welcomed and connected to this community since moving here six and a half years ago. I now want to be a town councillor, to empower our community to grow and become more resilient. I believe in social inclusion for all and am passionate to … Read more

Joel Herron

Hello, I’m Joel your town councillor for Bideford North.
I have a keen interest in the environment and really do agree that we are in a climate emergency. I am all about laying foundations for the next fifty years. Not about quick bucks for tomorrow.

Laurence Shelley

Hi. I’m Laurence Shelley Northam Orchard Hill – Town I am a Devonian, a past teacher and entrepreneur and Northam resident for over 20 years. As a founding trustee of Bideford Sustainability Group, I researched many local issues for articles in ‘My Town’ magazine, helped develop Morwenna Community Garden and am a passionate supporter of … Read more

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