The Council

Dartington Parish Council is made up of Councillors who represent the community and a CiLCA qualified Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer who is employed to manage the administration and finances of the council.

Councillors are there to listen to your concerns and bring those concerns to the attention of the relevant authorities. 

There are currently three councillor vacancies.

Under the Local Government Act 1972 section 87(2) notice is hereby given that two vacancies exist in the office of Parish Councillor for Dartington Parish Council.

Unless 10 or more electors of the Dartington Parish on or before April 21st 2021 submit a request in writing for an election to the held, the parish councnil will take steps to fill the vacancies by co-option.

Requests must be sent to the Returning Officer South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

Parish Councillors are:

Elaine Hopkins –

Simon McInnes –

Trudy Turrell – Vice Chair –

Annette Morley –  Chair – (personal email address)

Steven Finnemore –

Hilary Wyatt –

Barry Reeves –

Ben Piper –


Councillors who have resigned since the last election

Marina O’Connell – Co-opted December 2020 – resigned May 2021

Su Budge –  Co-opted Oct 2020- resigned March 2021

Jinty Balch-Elected May 2019 – Vice Chair . Resigned March 2021

Paul Hornby –  Elected May 2019 Lead councillor for planning. Resigned due to ill health December 2019

Selena Mara – Co-opted June 2019- resigned 12/19

Mark Jefferys – elected May 2019 – resigned 07/19

Councillors elected in the May 2019 elections are listed below

Dartington 2019

The Council will co-opt councillors to fill the remaining vacancies. For more information on this process, please look at this page of this website.

If you have any queries regarding the Parish Council and its work, please contact the Clerk.

Tree Warden: Adam Rasmussen (non Councillor)
P3 (Footpaths) Officer: Cllr Annette Morley 

District and County Councillors

Devon County Councillor for Totnes and Dartington division

Cllr Jacqi Hodgson
9 Argyle Terrace, Totnes, TQ9 5JJ
01803 840526

South Hams District Councillor for Dartington and Staverton ward

Cllr Jacqi Hodgson
9 Argyle Terrace, Totnes, TQ9 5JJ
01803 840526
cllr.hodgson @

Parish Clerk

Kate Wilson is the Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer 
To contact the Clerk please email: (or use the contact form).

Or you can write to:

Kate Wilson, Parish Clerk
Hexton Ashburton Road

or telephone 07859 934 345 on Monday to Friday – office hours only.