Who we are

Chair: Nick Bradley

Vice-Chair: Pete Bishop, Planning Committee chairman

Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer: Mel Liversage


  • Nick Bradley –  Chair and Allotments Co-ordinator, WMWG, PCOWG
  • Pete Bishop – Vice-chairman, Ide Emergency Plan WG, Tree Warden, Play Area
  • Andy Swain – Footpath Warden, Climate Emergency and Environment WG
  • Rachel Herbert – Planning Committee; Play Area
  • Mark Thomas – Planning Committee, Tree Warden, PCOWG, WMWG, School Liaison
  • Jessica Paine – Weir Meadow WG, Pynes Community Orchard WG, Village Hall Liaison
  • Paula Burton-Perrett – Ide Emergency Plan WG, Village Hall Liaison
  • Ben Ervine – Website Co-ordinator
  • Laura Bell – School Liasion

Planning Committee:

  • Pete Bishop (Chair)
  • Rachel Herbert
  • Mark Thomas

Weir Meadow Working Group:

  • Nick Bradley
  • Stuart Brooking (Chair)
  • Richard Cloke
  • Tony Stearman (Secretary)
  • Cheryl Haddy
  • David Howe
  • Philip Willcock
  • Doug Bell
  • Jessica Paine
  • Richard Cottle
  • Mel Liversage

Pynes Community Orchard Working Group:

  • Peter Cloke (Chair)
  • Julian Perrett (Secretary)
  • Nick Bradley
  • Andy Bragg
  • Richard Sharman
  • Mark Thomas
  • Trevor Gardner
  • Carolyn Tysoe
  • Philip Willcock
  • Jessica Paine
  • Mel Liversage
  • David Howe

Ide Emergency Plan Working Group:

  • Paula Burton-Perrett
  • Pete Bishop
  • Dave Black
  • Ian Campbell

Climate Emergency and Environment Working Group:

  • Andy Swain
  • Pip Smithson
  • James Romain
  • Carolyn Tysoe
  • Jenny Lundh
  • Andy Bragg
  • Richard Cottle
  • Georgina Ambrose
  • Alex Goodman
  • Ann Boyce

How we work

The parish council of Ide is made up of 9 elected volunteer councillors including a Chair and Vice-Chair. In addition the council employs a clerk who is responsible for calling meetings, sending out agendas, preparing minutes, and conducting correspondence. The clerk is also the responsible financial officer for the parish council and manages the council’s finances and accounts. Councillors are normally elected for 4 years. The chairman is elected annually.

Meetings are bi-monthly, and include a 10 minute period where members of the public can ask questions or make representations about items on the agenda for that meeting, or raise issues for consideration at future meetings at the discretion of the chairman. If you have an issue you would like the council to discuss, you can also contact the chairman or another parish councillor to request this. Requests for items to be considered for inclusion on the agenda should be made at least 14 days before the date of the meeting. Dates of meetings and the agenda are advertised three clear days ahead in Coronation Gardens, in Ide Times and on the village website and calendar. The minutes of each meeting are available on this website.

What we do

The main activities of Ide Parish Council include :

  • Firstly to set the annual precept, which is the amount we request as our income each year from Teignbridge District Council.
  • With the precept the Council then meets its running costs including expenditure on the clerk’s salary, the village website, a computer and IT software, Council meetings, community and capital projects, working groups, and the annual production of accounts and audits for public accountability. We administer eight allotments for residents, the cemetery, the war memorial, benches and planters, the children’s play area, the car park, the bus shelter, flood trash screen grid, dog waste bins, Coronation Gardens and notice board, the container with sand bag supply, a strimmer, the defibrillator and two football goals on The Green
  • Liaison with the local police and Neighbourhood Watch on crime, security and traffic issues.
  • Scrutiny and comment on planning applications within the parish, submitted to the local planning authority, Teignbridge District Council.
  • Initiation of capital projects to improve the environment, appearance and amenities within the village.
  • Maintenance, repairs and improvements to parish facilities including recreational areas, public spaces and cemetery.
  • Liaison with other local authorities on the maintenance, repair and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, cycleways, public transport, street cleaning, conservation matters including trees and listed buildings, & environmental issues.
  • Liason with Ide School on road safety, the children’s Play Area, community use of the MUGA, and access to the garden allotments
  • We operate on a small budget and many of the services we provide are funded by grants and other external sources.
  • There is a parish fund which has given assistance to numerous groups and projects in the village.

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