Ward Councillor for Dartmouth and East Dart and Chairman of Council 2019-20

Cllr Rosemary Rowe

I was first elected to The District Council in May 1995 to represent the Parish of Stoke Gabriel.Since then we have had two boundary reviews and I now represent the three member ward of Dartmouth and East Dart which covers the area from Townstal, Dartmouth, Kingswear,Hillhead and Stoke Gabriel.

I have lived in South Devon all my life and in Stoke Gabriel for over 30 years. I have spent most of my working life involved in Rural Affairs, Tourism and The Environment in which we live and work. I have served on most committees of the Council and have just been elected it's Chairman  for a third time and I will do my best to serve the office to which I have been elected.

I believe that our main objective should be to make the South Hams a better place in which to live, work and to visit. I will strive to make this possible whilst being mindful that the Council has to do more for less by way of services and finance. I am mindful of ensuring we have a balanced budget each financial year and no overspends.

Name:Councillor Rosemary Rowe
Vicarage Road
Stoke Gabriel
United Kingdom


Councillor Postion:

01803 782222

Chairman of the Council 2019/20

Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Dartmouth and East Dart
Parishes:Dartmouth, Kingswear and Stoke Gabriel
Committees:Development Management Committee; Licensing Committee
Outside Bodies:South Devon AONB Partnership Committee; Governance Board (South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust)
Declaration of Interests Summary:

Employment: Retired

Sponsorship: None

Securities: None

Contracts: None

Land/Licences: Fairways, Vicarage Road, Stoke Gabriel, TQ9 6QP

Corporate Tenancies: None

Membership of Other Groups: The Conservative Party

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)

  • 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
  • The Planning Process (Part 1), The Planning Process (Part 2)
  • DM Committee Mock Meeting
  • Licensing
  • Good Governance
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • IT Training

September 2019

October 2019

November 2019


January 2020


March 2020

Hackney Carriage Licence Training

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Community Safety Partnership Session

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Treasury Management Training