Our Council


Chris Alton, Clerk

Chris moved to the parish 6 years ago and lives in the centre of the village with her partner. She became parish clerk in May 2017.  She has been a teacher and a librarian and is interested in history, books and various environmental matters.  She enjoys music, gardening, living near the sea and time with family and friends.

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.