Councillors

  • Stefan Szoka
    Stefan Szoka
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. My father was Polish, injured during the war at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 whilst fighting with the allied forces and was brought back to the UK.  My mother is Cornish. I work as a Sales Engineer in the field of commercial catering equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning. I have a keen interest in sailing/boating and serves on the Truro Harbour Forum and Truro Boat Owners Association committee. I have been a parish councillor for around 30 years, initially on Carn Brea Parish Council, then Illogan Parish.  I am an independent councillor and not a member of any political party. Nationally and within the County I believe taxpayers’ money sometimes being spent unwisely and draw attention to this at every opportunity.
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. My father was Polish, injured during the war at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 Read More.
  • Mrs Maggie Thompson
    Mrs Maggie ThompsonCouncillor

    Telephone: 01209 844754

    Moving to Illogan some three years ago, she met with such kindness and acceptance, that she wished to repay that kindness by serving the community in some way.  She saw that there was an opportunity for co-option onto the Parish Council and decided to go for it!  She hoped that her experience in community development and social care would be of some small benefit.

    As a non-car owner, the issues surrounding public transport are of particular concern, as she knows they are to many of you.

    She is a grandmother of four, and as an addicted family history researcher, discovered that her grandchildren have antecedents from Illogan as far back as the 18th century!

    She is also a member of the book club which meets at the Robartes pub once a month.  She walks with friends on a Wednesday, do Pilates, and is currently studying for a degree in Art History with the Open University.

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    Telephone: 01209 844754 Moving to Illogan some three years ago, she met with such kindness and acceptance, that she wished to repay that kindness by serving the community in some Read More.
  • Mrs Margaret Roberts
    Mrs Margaret RobertsChairman

    Telephone: 01209 211502

    Margaret Roberts was born in Camborne and attended the local grammar school.  She worked for SWEB for 13 years and took early retirement in 1996, going on to Ruskin College, Oxford.  On obtaining a diploma in Labour Studies, Margaret took up a post as regional organiser for UNIFI, the Barclays Bank staff union.

    Margaret has two sons and five granddaughters.  Her eldest son and three granddaughters have all been playing members of Camborne Youth Brass Band.

    For seven years Margaret was Vice Chair of Watervoice South West, for which she was awarded an MBE.

    Various voluntary organisations have been part of her life and she helped to set up and run The Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline.  She has been a mentor with Cornwall Youth Service and an advocate for children in care.

    Margaret now enjoys meeting up with friends and looking after her great grandson.

    Chairman
    Telephone: 01209 211502 Margaret Roberts was born in Camborne and attended the local grammar school.  She worked for SWEB for 13 years and took early retirement in 1996, going on Read More.
  • Geoff Williams
    Geoff WilliamsCouncillor
    Telephone:  01209 842604   A teacher and lecturer in modern languages by profession, Geoff moved to Illogan in 2015 having served over 30 years as a borough councillor in Basildon, Essex. Geoff and his wife are not new to Cornwall; their daughter has lived in Penryn for the last 14 years and he and his family have spent the last 50 years travelling regularly to this part of Cornwall. Geoff works on a voluntary basis with the National Trust and Cornwall Partnership Trust and he and his wife have found the Illogan community to be so welcoming that Geoff decided to give something in return. He hopes that his experience up country, for which he was awarded an MBE in 2013, will help him make a constructive and informed contribution to the work of the Parish Council and the life of the Illogan community.
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    Telephone:  01209 842604   A teacher and lecturer in modern languages by profession, Geoff moved to Illogan in 2015 having served over 30 years as a borough councillor in Basildon, Read More.
  • Miss Jean Pollock
    Miss Jean PollockCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 Dorset born of Scottish ancestry, she moved to Somerset in 1979 where she was a Frome Town and Mendip District Councillor.  She is a retired Pipe Organ Builder’s Assistant.  She visited Cornwall for many years and moved to Illogan to Marry Cllr Paul Homes in a Cornish Language Ceremony at Bridge Chapel in 2013.  As well as being an accomplished violinist she is a Church Chorister at St. John’s Church, Camborne and a member of Tereba Nessa, the Illogan-based Cornish Gorsedh Church Choir.  She is an animal lover with three cats. She was elected to Illogan Parish Council last year and serve on the Planning and Devolution Committees.  She believes poverty is a serious problem in Cornwall and firmly believes we must protect the rural areas of our Parish and support its agricultural industry whilst still providing homes in the right places for local people and she trusts that serving you will help to improve the area.
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    Telephone: 01209 714275 Dorset born of Scottish ancestry, she moved to Somerset in 1979 where she was a Frome Town and Mendip District Councillor.  She is a retired Pipe Organ Read More.
  • Lawrence Pavey
    Lawrence PaveyCouncillor

    Telephone: 01209 843407

    Lawrence Pavey was originally born in the Midlands but, having moved around the country quite a bit, settled in Illogan nearly 30 years ago with his wife Sue.

    Although originally from an engineering background, and having worked in various locations for Compair Maxam, Lawrence had a complete career change in 1995 as he didn’t wish to move away from Cornwall and is now a Partner and Director in his mortgage and property businesses based in Camborne.

    So why did he eventually decide to stand as a local councillor?

    “For too many years, too many people have been content to complain about local facilities and services but do nothing about it. He knows - because he was one of those people.  He came to realise that, especially with the cuts visited on us by the unitary authority, doing nothing was no longer an option.”

    Outside of business concerns Lawrence maintains a keen interest in local rugby, music, reading, and photography.

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    Telephone: 01209 843407 Lawrence Pavey was originally born in the Midlands but, having moved around the country quite a bit, settled in Illogan nearly 30 years ago with his wife Read More.
  • Paul Holmes
    Paul HolmesCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 Born, raised and schooled in Illogan, he worked in London from 1966 to 1976 and is now a retired electrician, having run his own electrical business.  He has been a Church chorister for 62 years (joining Illogan Church Choir in 1952), a chorister at St. John’s Church, Camborne, a member of the Illogan-based Cornwall Gorsedh Church Choir Tereba Nessa.  He has sung in Wales, Scotland, France and England and hold a RSCM silver medal and many singing trophies at local festivals. Between 1985 and 2009 he served six terms as the Illogan County Councillor and as Illogan District Councillor until both were abolished in 2009.  He was elected to Illogan Parish Council in 2003 and currently serve on the Planning and Devolution Committees.  As a Councillor for a total of 29 years he would like to see more devolution of responsibility from Cornwall Council and is delighted that Illogan Park will now be secured under Illogan Parish Council and the sports teams’ control.
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    Telephone: 01209 714275 Born, raised and schooled in Illogan, he worked in London from 1966 to 1976 and is now a retired electrician, having run his own electrical business.  He Read More.
  • Graham Ford
    Graham FordCouncillor
    Telephone: 07747 346481 Graham Ford was first elected to Illogan Parish Council in 1985 and is the last founding member. He has served three full terms as Chairman. He is the Finance Chairman of the National Association of Councils. He represents Cornwall at the South West Region and on the Committee for Smaller Local Councils. Graham has served on the Community Health Council and as a District Councillor for Illogan.
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    Telephone: 07747 346481 Graham Ford was first elected to Illogan Parish Council in 1985 and is the last founding member. He has served three full terms as Chairman. He is Read More.
  • David Ekinsmyth
    David EkinsmythCouncillor
    Telephone: 07811 114971 Councillor David Ekinsmyth - was born in London and spent some years of his childhood in Australia, returning to complete his schooling. He has a degree in Economics from London University and a post graduate Certificate in Education. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute by examination. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the Insurance industry before moving into Further Education as a business and management Lecturer. He moved to Cornwall and was able to develop his interest in sailing and was involved in yacht delivery around Europe and sail training. He was also employed within the Recycle for Cornwall Project as a canvassing supervisor. In 2007 he was elected to the Parish Council and has subsequently served on all Committees and as Chairman of the Council for 3 years. In July 2014 he was elected to Cornwall Council and is the current member for Illogan. Outside of Council roles David is a proud father and grandfather and has maintained the interest is sailing and has just retired after 5 years as Commodore of Blind at Sea. He also enjoys playing the piano and guitar and walking his two dogs. David is a Liberal Democrat member.
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    Telephone: 07811 114971 Councillor David Ekinsmyth – was born in London and spent some years of his childhood in Australia, returning to complete his schooling. He has a degree in Read More.
  • Jill Ferrett
    Jill FerrettCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 842537 Jill, has lived in Illogan for 40 years.  She re-joined the Council in 2012 having previously been a member for 11 years until 1997. Now retired, Jill has degrees in Economics and Agricultural Economics and most recently worked at the Open University and Cornwall College. She has always been active in the local community both as a Magistrate for many years and as Chairman of Governors at Illogan School when her children were young.  Jill was a member of Cornwall County Council for eight years and a member of the ruling Executive from 2001 to 2005. She believes passionately that local people should have a voice in the changes and developments affecting their community and says: “With the cuts being imposed by Cornwall Council and the attempts to devolve services downwards to local towns and parishes, there is enormous potential for Illogan Parish Council to reflect the wishes of the local community, improving local amenities and attempting to regulate development in the area.”
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    Telephone: 01209 842537 Jill, has lived in Illogan for 40 years.  She re-joined the Council in 2012 having previously been a member for 11 years until 1997. Now retired, Jill Read More.
  • David Crabtree
    David CrabtreeCouncillor

    Telephone: 01209 202508

    David was born in York and started moving around the country as he gained promotion working for a building society before taking redundancy in 1989 and then becoming a sub postmaster.

    His wife is from Camborne and 14 years ago they sold the post office and moved back to Cornwall.  He is currently involved in two businesses.  He has two grown up children, both of whom live and work locally.

    He was a parish councillor when living in Sussex and was pleased when the opportunity came along to fill the vacancy for Park Bottom last October as he sees it as a chance to hopefully put something back into the Parish which made them feel so welcome.  He feels that each part of the Parish should maintain its individual identity and a green border maintained.  He will fight against any mass development that would spoil this area.

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    Telephone: 01209 202508 David was born in York and started moving around the country as he gained promotion working for a building society before taking redundancy in 1989 and then Read More.
  • Ms Veronica Cadby
    Ms Veronica CadbyCouncillor

    Telephone: 01209 313949

    Veronica was born in Birmingham but her parents took her to the countryside regularly where she developed a love of wildlife and photography.  She has written poetry since the age of 10 and enrolled as a mature student at college in order to obtain a better education.  Her daughter still lives in the north of the country although she followed her parents to Cornwall some years ago.

    In her working life she has been a secretary, laboratory assistant and activities coordinator for people with dementia.

    Her interests are wildlife, birds, writing, photography, books, antiques and gardening, as well as filling her head with as much information as possible – some probably useless!  Hopefully some is valuable.

    As a councillor her aim is to help care for our parish, its pensioners and the youth, and she believes open spaces and conservation are important concerns.

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    Telephone: 01209 313949 Veronica was born in Birmingham but her parents took her to the countryside regularly where she developed a love of wildlife and photography.  She has written poetry Read More.