Councillor Keith Baldry

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Title: Lead Executive Member for Environment

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: South Hams Newton and Yealmpton

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Holbeton - South Hams ; Newton and Noss - South Hams ; Sparkwell - South Hams ; Yealmpton - South Hams

Contact information

Home address: 
14 Hillside Drive

Phone:  01752 881402

Mobile:  07967 122916


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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Declaration of Interests Summary:

Employment: None
Sponsorship: South Hams Liberal Democrats
Securities: None
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: 14 Hillside Drive, Yealmpton PL8 2NT
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Bodies:

Yealmpton Parish Council;



SW Coastal Path Association;

Amnesty International;

Liberal Democrats

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 and How the Council Works including Code of Conduct

Governance - Introduction to the role of the Executive, O and S Panel, DM Committee, Licensing Committee, Audit Committee and Salcombe Harbour Board,

The Locality Service

Environment Service Briefing

Housing and Homelessness

Various IT Training

August 2019 to March 2020

Energy From Waste (Site Visit, Devonport)

Climate Change Workshop

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session

April to December 2020

Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community and Partnerships Themes

Recovery Planning Workshop - Recovery and Redesign Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance and Communication Themes

Budget Workshop

Waste and Recycling Briefing

Planning White Paper

Housing Strategy Workshop

Covid-19 Briefings


I am a former County Councillor and I am in my fourth term as a District Councillor. I am a joint member for the largest geographical ward. I have twice been a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate. I am a long time member of Yealmpton Parish Council and served three years as its Chair. I have been active in politics all my adult life.


My first degree was an MA from Dublin University and in 1996, I was awarded an M. Phil by Plymouth University.


I worked for the Post Office for over 30 years and retired as Head Postmaster (Plymouth and Cornwall) when I was 50. Previous appointments include Controller Mount Pleasant, London.


I am a former Chairman of the Devon Fire Authority.


Since retiring I have been able to spend time on community and political activities.

My interests are bell ringing and bridge and I am a season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle and an Associate Member of MCC. Other memberships include: South West Coast Path Association; Community Council of Devon; CND; Republic; Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors.


I am married to Isabel and we have three adult children and seven grandchildren.