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Cllr Ian Thomas
Position:
Leader - East Devon District Council and Ward Member - Trinity
Address:
Ware Barn
Ware Lane
Ware
Nr LYME REGIS
Devon
DT7 3RH
England
Mobile:
07884 494474

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Ian is the Leader of East Devon District Council and of the East Devon District Council Conservative Group.

He has represented Trinity Ward on East Devon District Council since being first elected in October 2009, re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

Trinity Ward is the beautiful coastal parishes of Axmouth, Combpyne-Rousdon and Uplyme, in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ian lives locally in Uplyme, and has been married to Sue for 36 years. They have six children.

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Follow on Twitter @cllrIanThomas - www.twitter.com/CllrIanThomas

Current East Devon District Council positions held;
2018 to date - Leader of the Council
2018 to date - Leader of the Council Conservative Group
2018 to date - Housing Company Sub Committee (Chair)

Committee Membership;
2011 to date - Cabinet. (Leader)
2015 to date - Interviewing (Chief Officers) (Chair)

Panels and Forum Membership;
2018 to date - Asset Management Forum (ex officio)
2011 to 2012 & 2013 to date - Budget Working Party (Chair)
2013 to date - Capital Strategy and Allocation Group (Chair)
2015 to date - Office Accommodation Executive Group

Joint Bodies Membership;
2018 to date - Heart of the South West Joint Committee
2018 to date - Exeter & East Devon Enterprise Zone Board (Chair)
2018 to date - Greater Exeter Growth & Development Board
2018 to date - STRATA Joint Executive Committee
2011 to 2013 & 2015 - date Local Joint Panel.

Representative on Outside Bodies;
2018 to date - Local Government Association - General Assembly
2018 to date - Local Government Association - Annual Rural Assembly
2018 to date - South West Councils (including Employers Panel)
2018 to date - SPARSE - Rural Special Interest Group
 
 
Former East Devon District Council positions held and Committees served;

2011 to 2013 : Portfolio Holder - Corporate Services.
2013 to 2015 : Portfolio Holder - Economy
2015 to 2018 : Portfoio Holder - Finance

Committee Membership;
2010 to 2011 : Development Management (Planning).
2013 to 2018 : Employment Appeals.

Panels and Forum Membership;
2013 to 2018 : Asset Management Forum
2015 to 2018 : Community Fund Panel (Chair)
2011 to 2013 : Member Development Working Party.
2012 to 2013 : Office Relocation Working Party

Joint Bodies Membership;
2011 to 2013 : East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee
2009 to 2017 : Seaton Regeneration Programme Board (2013 to 2016 - Chair)

Representative on Outside Bodies;
2011 to 2013  : Devon Conservation Group
2011 to 2013  : South West Councils (formerly SW Branch of the Local Government Association) (Deputy)
2013 to 2016  : Exeter University Innovation Centre Board.
2013 to 2018  : Exeter Science Park Board (Director)