Our Council


Helen Hamilton, Clerk

Helen took on the role as clerk in April 2018. With a young family, Helen enjoys exploring all that the South Hams and surrounding areas have to offer. Helen moved here 15 years ago and has made Slapton her home. 
Contact: e: btsclerk@gmail.com, tel: 0791 236 0325

Diana Jones, Chairman

Diana moved to Devon 4 years ago from Chelsfield, Kent with her husband Alan and son Ollie. She ran a graphic design and events company for 20 years. Her hobbies include pottery, basket making, walking and gardening. Diana joined the council in 2016.


Harry Kerswell

Harry has lived in the Parish all his life, having been born in the Farmhouse at Bearscombe in 1945. He married Jill in 1969 & they have a daughter and 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. Although a Farmer by profession, Harry makes time for many sporting hobbies. He is also a past churchwarden at Buckland Tout Saints and former Chairman of the Parish Council.


Martin Holland

After a long search Martin purchased his home in Goveton in 2010, and relocated there permanently from Berkshire in 2013. Martin is a semi-retired Chartered Accountant, and joined the council in 2015.


Jane Harrison

Jane moved to Devon 4 years ago from Chiswick, London. She worked within the fashion industry for a sales and marketing company. Now living in Goveton with her husband Jonathan, her hobbies include pottery, basket making, walking and gardening. Jane is our newest member having joined the council early 2017.


Dan Bridger

Dan Bridger is a recently retired NHS GP.  He moved to the area in 2000 and has lived in Goveton since 2002. He is married to Gail , who was a nurse working at South Hams Hospital. They have 2 sons who were at Kingsbridge Community College.