Ward Councillor for Newton and Yealmpton

Cllr Keith Baldry

Email: Cllr.Keith.Baldry@southhams.gov.uk

NameCllr Keith Baldry
Address

14 Hillside Drive
Yealmpton
Plymouth
PL8 2NT

Tel01752 881402
Mobile07967 122916
Political PartyLiberal Democrat
WardNewton and Yealmpton
ParishesHolbeton,
Newton and Noss,
Sparkwell
Yealmpton
CommitteesExecutive
Outside BodiesDevon Authorities
Strategic Waste Committee


I am a former County Councillor and I am in my fourth term as a District Councillor where I am the Leader of the Opposition Group. I am a joint member for the largest geographical ward. I have twice been a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate. I am the Leader of the South Hams Liberal Democrat group. 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.


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; CND; Republic; SW Coastal Path Association; Amnesty International; Liberal Democrats
Other Matters: None


Training & Development from May 2019

May 2019 - Induction Training: (NB - Re-Elected Members are NOT required to attend the Induction programme)

  • 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,
  • The Locality Service
  • Environment Service Briefing
  • Housing & 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