Councillors

  • David Crabtree – Chairman
    David Crabtree – ChairmanCouncillor

    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 until the mid 1970s.  When they sold the post office in 2001 the decided to move back to Cornwall.  Since then he has run a number of businesses and is not working for a national market research company.  He has two grown up children and two granddaughters, both of whom live 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 in October 2014 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.

    Councillor
    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.
  • Lawrence Pavey – Vice Chairman
    Lawrence Pavey – Vice ChairmanCouncillor

    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.

    Councillor
    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.
  • 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.

    Councillor
    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.
  • 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 in 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.
    Councillor
    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.”
    Councillor
    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.
  • 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.
    Councillor
    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.
  • Paul Holmes
    Paul HolmesCouncillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 An Illogan boy 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, 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 holds a Royal School of Church Music silver medal and many singing trophies from 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 serves on the Planning  and Environmental Services Committee.  As a Councillor since 1985, he would like to see more devolution of responsibility from Cornwall Council and is delighted that Illogan Park has now been secured under Illogan Parish Council.  Paul would like Illogan Parish Council to take on more responsibilities from Cornwall Council to ensure that matters that are neglected by Cornwall Council are done by someone.
    Councillor
    Telephone: 01209 714275 An Illogan boy and schooled in Illogan, he worked in London from 1966 to 1976 and is now a retired electrician, having run his own electrical business.  Read More.
  • Cllr Penny Lang
    Cllr Penny Lang
  • 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 one cat. She was elected to Illogan Parish Council in 2013 and serves on the Staffing Committee.  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. Jean and Paul are the first married couple in Cornwall to win the Royal School of Church Music silver medal.
    Councillor
    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.
  • Tricia Share
    Tricia Share
    Tel:  07818 407714 Born in Birmingham, she moved around the country quite a bit with her family before her parents decided to settle in Falmouth where she attended school.  Moving to Penzance she trained as a nurse.  Once qualified she moved around to gain experience in different disciplines.  Moving into occupational health at Compare Maxam, gave her an insight onto social work, so she had her first career change and qualified as a social worker. Standards across a large number of residential and community care organisations were in need of improvement, wanting to make a difference she moved into adult education.  She worked as an independent advisor and inspector to help owners/managers improve standards. Having obtained a qualification in teaching adults, she combined all her skills and knowledge and taught social care subjects to County Council and NHS employees.  Taking an interest in NVQ.  She was in a group of like-minded professionals instrumental in writing the first NVQ’s in care. She then had several career changes including obtaining a qualification in Health and Safety, Patient/manual handling qualification at Newcastle University and worked for NHS community care trust as a risk assessor and health and safety officer she was the Patient handling trainer/risk assessor for several NHS trusts in and around Northampton. Obtaining a degree in Business Studies, she then moved into retail and had several business’s before retiring in 2013. In her spare time, she qualified as a beauty therapist and opened a salon her steps into retails, followed by hairdressers, ladies wear and bridal boutique. Returning to Cornwall she wanted to become involved in the community, what was being done, what needed doing, what could be achieved and how, she felt her skills and knowledge could be utilised improving the area we live in. She is passionate about retaining green spaces and have a special interest in care of the elderly and services available to them to prevent isolation and loneliness. She has had many and varied hobbies including photography, crafting, travel, she still does the odd manicures and facial, but best of all she enjoys walking with her retrievers over the downs, cliff paths and beaches.
    Tel:  07818 407714 Born in Birmingham, she moved around the country quite a bit with her family before her parents decided to settle in Falmouth where she attended school.  Moving Read More.
  • Stefan Szoka
    Stefan Szoka
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. His 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.  His mother is Cornish. He works as a Sales Engineer in the field of commercial catering equipment, refrigeration and air conditioning. He has a keen interest in sailing/boating and serves on the Truro Harbour Forum and Truro Boat Owners Association committee. He has been a parish councillor for around 30 years, initially on Carn Brea Parish Council, then Illogan Parish.  He is an independent councillor and not a member of any political party. Nationally and within the County he believes taxpayers’ money sometimes being spent unwisely and draws attention to this at every opportunity.
    Telephone: 01209 214735 Stefan was born in Redruth and educated at Redruth Grammar School. His father was Polish, injured during the war at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 Read More.
  • Reece Weatherburn
    Reece Weatherburn
  • 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. He also served a full term as an Essex County Councillor.  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.
    Councillor
    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.
  • Vacancy
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