Ward: West Devon Tavistock South East
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Parish: Tavistock Town - West Devon
46, St David's Road
Phone: 01822 612153
Declaration of Interests Summary
Sponsorship: The Conservative Party
Securities: 46, St David's Road, Tavistock PL19 9BT
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of other bodies:
Devon County Council elected member;
Tavistock College Endowment Trust;
Tavistock & Whitchurch District Nursing Trust;
Other interests: None
Training and Development from May 2019
May and June 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)
The Locality Service
DM&L Committee Mock Meeting
Housing & Homeless Training
A Different Approach to Housing Delivery
Risk Register Training
Improved Recycling Service
I am married to a locally born retired fireman John Sellis who is a Tavistock Town Councillor. John is a Devon lad born and bred. John has two sons from his first marriage (widowed) and four grandchildren. I have two children (30 and 28 years); one working in Local Government and one studying for a PhD at Edinburgh University.
I was born in the Isle of Man, enjoyed a comprehensive school education, played the piano and violin, played loads of sport, achieved ten O levels and was generally unremarkable.
I qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1980 and spent most of my working career in critical care. I also worked in renal dialysis, burns, high velocity injuries, self-harm, neonatal care and paediatrics, and cardiac care. I have also worked in palliative care, residential and nursing homes and in the community.
I like walking, nature, music and art. I am a qualified though non-practising masseuse and aroma therapist. I love rugby and used to be the medic for a local rugby team. I have a very low boredom threshold and I like being a Councillor because it’s great when you can help residents. I also love to switch off and enjoy a good laugh with friends.
My parents were teachers and my grandparents came from farming, fishing, legal and marine engineering backgrounds.
I was brought up to be kind, honest and self-reliant. I detest unkindness, rudeness, waste and big-headedness. I take my role as a Councillor seriously, but have to laugh at myself too! I meditate to help my spirit and take care to look after myself. Being an effective Councillor takes time and energy.