Councillor Judy Pearce

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Title: Leader of Council

Party: Conservative

Ward: South Hams Salcombe and Thurlestone

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Malborough - South Hams ; Salcombe Town - South Hams ; South Huish - South Hams ; South Milton - South Hams ; Thurlestone - South Hams ; West Alvington - South Hams

Contact information

Home address: 
7 Whimbrels Edge

Phone:  01548 561370


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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Declaration of Interests Summary


Employment: None
Sponsorship: None
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: 7 Whimbrels Edge, Thurlstone
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Groups: The Conservative Party
Other Matters: None

Training and Development from May 2019


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


Setting the Scene

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)

Media Skills (to include Social Media)

Council Procedure Rules

The Locality Service

DM Committee Mock Meeting

Audit Committee Workshop

Chairing Skills

District Tour

Various IT Training


September 2019 to March 2020


Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Climate Change Workshop

Audit Viewpoint Training

Standards & Governance

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Development Management Service Session

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session


April to December 2020


Remote Development Management Committee Meeting Training

Recovery Planning Workshop - Business Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Place & Environment Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & Partnerships Themes

Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance & Communication Themes

Budget Workshop

Waste & Recycling Briefing

Planning White Paper

Housing Strategy Workshop

Planning Training

Covid-19 Briefings


In May 2019 I was re-elected to the Salcombe and Thurlestone Ward, having previously represented the Salcombe and Malborough Ward, which included South Huish parish.


My mother was brought up in Paignton and we often used to take holidays both there and in Salcombe. Once married, we always came to Thurlestone.


I spent most of my life in Worcestershire, where our two sons grew up, but they both found work in London and were unlikely to return there. I was a district councillor there for thirteen years before moving here, which is why I seized the opportunity when a by-election arose shortly after I moved to Thurlestone.


My particular interests are housing and planning. I realise the huge problems many local families encounter in the ward due to local house prices and am always happy to try to advise on housing options.


I don't hold surgeries because if you need me, you are likely to need me immediately, not when the next surgery is, so please ring or email me.