Ward Councillor for Dartmouth and East Dart

Cllr H D Bastone

My employment history: On leaving Colyton Grammar School, I worked for a few months in ground services at Exeter Airport for Westpoint Airlines.  However, the ultimate ambition led to twenty five years in banking and fifteen years as a Branch Manager.  This was followed by twenty three 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 was the Clerk/Treasurer to St Petrox Trust Lands for thirty years.

My hobbies include rowing (river, gig, seine boat,  whaler and ocean rowing) and being a member of Rotary International for over thirty years.  I also have had a long association with the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, including a twelve year spell as Secretary and two terms as Chairman, and I  am now an Honorary Steward.

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

My professional qualifications are: Fellow of the Institute of Bankers; Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants; Member of the Chartered Institute of Management; Fellow of the Institute of Book-keepers; Associate Member of the Institute of British Innkeepers; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

My other memberships are: Honorary Life Member of Dartmouth Yacht Club; Life Member of the Old Dartmothians' Association; Life Member of the Dartmouth & Kingswear Society; Past President of Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club; Past President and Life Member of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association; Life Member of the South Coast Championship Regatta Council; Member of British Rowing; Member of the Conservative Association; Member of Dartmouth & District Conservative Club; Life Member of the National Sweet Pea Society; Member of Dartmouth Caring; and a Member of National Geographic.

Name:Councillor Hilary Bastone
Address:Apartment 12
Vavasour House
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9PW
Tel:01803 835455.
Councillor Position:Executive Member - Customer First
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Dartmouth and East Dart 
Parishes:Dartmouth, Kingswear and Stoke Gabriel
Committees:Council, Executive, Devon Building Control Partnership