Ward Councillor for Dartmouth and East Dart - Deputy Leader of Council for 2019-2023

Cllr Hilary Bastone

My employment history: On leaving Colyton Grammar School, I worked for a few months in ground services at Exeter Airport for Westpoint Airlines.  However, ambition led to twenty five years in banking and fifteen years as a Branch Manager.  This was followed by twenty-seven years as a General Manager working in retail, holiday accommodation, catering and tourism based industries for employers JC & BR Holland based in Dartmouth.  I also worked as a freelance correspondent and rowing reporter for the Herald Express for twenty years and I've been the Clerk/Treasurer to St Petrox Trust Lands for over thirty years.

My main hobbies include rowing (river, coastal, gig, seine boat, whaler and ocean rowing) and being a member of Rotary International for over thirty-five years having held most of the offices in the Dartmouth Club, been President twice and recently presented with a Sapphire Award.  I have also had a long association with the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta having joined the committee in 1975; including a twelve year spell as Secretary and two terms as Chairman; and I am now an Honorary Steward and President.

My interests include a special attachment to Dartmouth and Kingswear, numismatics (the study and collecting of coins and medals), at which I would like to spend more time.

My professional qualifications are: Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers; Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants/Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia); Member of the Chartered Institute of Management; Fellow of the Institute of Book-keepers; Associate Member of the Institute of British Innkeepers; and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

My other memberships are: Honorary Life Member of Dartmouth Yacht Club; Life Member of the Old Dartmothians' Association; Life Member of the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society; Past President of Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club; Past President and Life Member of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association; British Rowing Umpire; Life Member of the South Coast Championship Regatta Council; Member of the Conservative Association; Member of Dartmouth & District Conservative Club; Life Member of the National Sweet Pea Society; Member of Dartmouth Caring; and a Member of the National Trust.


Name:Councillor Hilary Bastone
Address:Apartment 12
Vavasour House
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9PW
Tel:01803 835455
Councillor Position:Deputy Leader of Council
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Dartmouth and East Dart 
Parishes:Dartmouth, Kingswear and Stoke Gabriel


Outside Bodies:

Declaration of Interests Summary:


Devon County Locality Committee; South West Councils

Employment: Clerk;Treasurer/Visitor Centre Manager

Sponsorship: None

Securities: Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Ltd; Dartmouth Visitor Centre

Contracts: None

Land/Licences: None

Corporate Tenancies:None

Membership of Other Bodies: Devon Building Control Partnership; St Petrox Trust Lands; Conservative Association; Dartmouth & Kingswear Society

Other Matters: None

Training & Development from May 2019:

May & June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • Setting the Scene & How the Council Works including Code of Conduct
  • Governance - Introduction to the Role of the Executive, O+S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,
  • Safeguarding, General Data Protection Regulation, Equality and Diversity, Freedom of Information, Business Continuity and Health and Safety
  • The Planning Process (Part 1), The Planning Process (Part 2)
  • Media Skills (to include Social Media)
  • Council Procedure Rules
  • The Locality Service
  • DM Committee Mock Meeting
  • Good Governance
  • Environment Service Briefing
  • District Tour
  • IT Training

September 2019



Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Community Safety Partnership Training

Climate Change Workshop

October 2019


November 2019


January 2020


March 2020

Audit Viewpoint Training

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Community Safety Partnership Session

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session