Councillor John McKay

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Title: Lead Executive Member for Climate Change & Biodiversity

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: South Hams West Dart

Parish: Ashprington - South Hams ; Cornworthy - South Hams ; Dittisham - South Hams ; Harberton - South Hams

Contact information

Home address: 
Woodcourt Road

Phone:  01803 732117

Mobile:  07810 007760

Bus. email:

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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Declaration of Interests Summary


Employment:  Retired
Sponsorship: Liberal Democrats
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: Lyndhurst, Woodcourt Road, Harbertonford TQ7 7TY
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Bodies: 

Citizens Advice;

Liberal Democrats
Other Matters: None

Training and Development from May 2019


May and June 2019 - Induction Training:


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

Audit Committee Workshop


Good Governance

Overview & Scrutiny

Audit Training

Environment Service Briefing

District Tour

Housing & Homelessness

IT Training


September 2019 to March 2020


Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Climate Change Workshop

Audit Viewpoint Training

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Community Safety Partnership Session

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session


April to September 2020


Recovery Planning Workshop - Business Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Place & Environment Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & Partnerships Themes

Recovery Planning Workshop - Recovery & Redesign Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance & Communication Themes

Budget Workshop

Waste & Recycling Briefing

Planning White Paper

Housing Strategy Workshop

Covid-19 Briefings