The Parish Councillors
Chairman Mr Nick Wassell
I Have lived at Whittaborough Farm for 6 years with my wife Debbie who grew up in the village. I am 47 years old and came to Shaugh from West Wales via 22 year career as an Engineer in Royal Navy and a few years skippering a fishing trawler out of Plymouth. I now balance running our small holding with game keeping on the Plym Valley shoot and the family commitment to foster caring.
Councillor Mrs Sue Burkill
I have lived in Shaugh Prior since 1980. My children were born here, went to the local school and worked in the local pub! I am now retired having worked at Marjons and at the Plymouth and Exeter Universities. For the Council I take a particular interest in planning. As the only Councillor living in Shaugh Prior village I am often approached about village issues. Please contact me if I can help you.
Councillor Mr Richard Friendship
Councillor Mr Bill Hitchins
Bickleigh Down Road
Councillor Lidia Pearce
10 St Aubyn Terrace, Lee Moor
Lidia moved to Lee Moor in 2003. Her three children attended Shaugh Prior Primary School and she was involved with the school’s PTA (Friends of Shaugh Prior School) for many years. Lidia trained as a journalist in Falmouth and spent 17 years working for the BBC in Devon and Cornwall. She now works in marketing and communications. She’s hoping to make a difference for the benefit of the community, particularly on issues related to families and the environment. Lidia joined the Parish Council in December 2020. Please email her if there’s something you need help with.
Councillor Mrs Naomi Proctor
I have lived in Shaugh Prior for the last 6 years with my husband and daughter, small flock of sheep and poultry. My daughter attended shaugh Prior primary school before moving up to Ivybridge Community college. I am also a member of Dartmoor Speedwatch Forum. Originally from the Isle of Wight, I have always been a country lass and coming from one close Community to another is like home from home and I enjoy helping people out, so if I can be of any help to you, please let me know.
Councillor Mr Keith Stone
In 1962 my parents moved from Yeo Farm near Meavy to Nethershaugh Farm. I attended Meavy Primary and then went on to Shebear College. After college I came back to work the family farm with my father(I don't think that this is what they intended!) before taking over Hartstone and Faunstone farms in 1970. I THINK NOW THAT I QUALIFY AS BEING A LOCAL! Having reached an age where I should have more spare time I thought it was time to try to give back something to the Community that has given so much to me. So here I am, here to help you if I can.
Councillor Mr Colin Taffurelli
5 The Bungalows
Colin is 77 years of age. On leaving school he did an apprenticeship in Engineering and served in the Medical Corps during his National Service. On leaving the Army he worked on orthopaedic appliances and eventually owned his own manufacturing company. He gained his ONC, became State Registered and a Fellow of The Institute of Surgical Technicians. He visited many clinics and hospitals attending to orthopaedic problems with children and adults. Having visited Jackie's family in Devon for many years, they decided to come back to her roots. They now live in Wotter and take a great interest in Community affairs whilst still making time for his golf. Colin also represents the Parish Council on the Imery's Community Liaison Group as well as the Ivybridge and District Association of Local Councils (IDALC).
Councillor Mrs Vanessa Tyler
17 Dartmoor Cottages
Parish Clerk Mr Scott Smy
57 Priory Close
If you need to make contact with the Parish Council then please come through me as the Parish Clerk and I will try to help you wherever I can. Thanks.