Councillor Hilary Bastone

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Title: Deputy Leader of Council

Party: Conservative

Ward: South Hams Dartmouth and East Dart

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Dartmouth Town - South Hams ; Kingswear - South Hams ; Stoke Gabriel - South Hams

Contact information

Home address: 
15A Mount Boone
TQ6 9PB.

Phone:  01803 835455


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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Declaration of Interests Summary

Employment: Clerk; Treasurer/Visitor Centre Manager
Sponsorship: None
Securities: Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Ltd; Dartmouth Visitor Centre
Contracts: None
Land/Licences: None
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Bodies: 

Director of the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Ltd;

Director of Dartmouth Visitor centre CIC;

Devon Building Control Partnership;

St Petrox Trust Lands;

Conservative Association;

Dartmouth & Kingswear Society;

Rotary International;

Rotary Club of Dartmouth;

Chartered Institute of Bankers;

Institute of Financial Accountants/Institute of Public Accountants (Australia);

Chartered Institute of Management;

International Association of Bookkeepers;

Royal Society of Arts;

British Institute of Innkeepers;

Dartmouth Yacht Club;

Old Dartmothians Association;

Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club;

West of England Amateur Rowing Association;

British Rowing;

South Coast Rowing Championships Council;

Dartmouth & District Conservative Club;

National Sweet Pea Society;

Dartmouth Caring;

National Trust;

Dartmouth Outdoor Pool Trust;

Director of the Plymouth & South Devon Freeport

Other Matters: 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)


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, 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

Good Governance

Environment Service Briefing

District Tour

IT Training


September 2019 to March 2020


Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Community Safety Partnership Training

Climate Change Workshop

Audit Viewpoint Training

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Community Safety Partnership 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 and Environment Theme

Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & 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

Planning Training

Covid-19 Briefings



On leaving Colyton Grammar School, I worked for a few months in ground services at Exeter Airport for Westpoint Airlines. However, ambition led to twenty five years in banking and fifteen years as a Branch Manager. This was followed by twenty-seven years as a General Manager working in retail, holiday accommodation, catering and tourism based industries for employers JC & BR Holland based in Dartmouth.  I also worked as a freelance correspondent and rowing reporter for the Herald Express for twenty years and I've been the Clerk/Treasurer to St Petrox Trust Lands for over thirty years.


My main hobbies include rowing (river, coastal, gig, seine boat, whaler and ocean rowing) and being a member of Rotary International for over thirty-five years, having held most of the offices in the Dartmouth Club. I have been President twice and was recently presented with a sapphire award.


I have also had a long association with the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, having joined the committee in 1975, including a 12-year spell as secretary and two terms as Chairman. I am now an Honorary Steward and President.


My interests include a special attachment to Dartmouth and Kingswear, numismatics (the study and collecting of coins and medals), at which I would like to spend more time!