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Cllr H D Bastone

Ward Councillor for Dartmouth and East Dart - Deputy Leader of Council for 2019-2023

Cllr Hilary Bastone


NameCllr Hilary Bastone

15A Mount Boone

Tel01803 835455
Political PartyConservative
WardDartmouth and East Dart

Stoke Gabriel

Outside BodiesDevon County Locality Committee
Governing Boards/PanelsWaste Partnership Board

Slapton Line Steering Group
Rate Relief Panel
Joint SH/WD/Plymouth Local Plan Partnership Board
Devon Building Control Partnership

My employment history: 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, been President twice and 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 twelve-year spell as Secretary and two terms as Chairman; and 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.

My professional qualifications are:

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers;
  • Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants/Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (Australia);
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management;
  • Fellow of the Institute of Bookkeepers;
  • Associate Member of the Institute of British Innkeepers; and
  • 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;
  • British Rowing Umpire;
  • Life Member of the South Coast Championship Regatta Council;
  • Member of the Conservative Association;
  • Member of Dartmouth & District Conservative Club;
  • Life Member of the National Sweet Pea Society;
  • Member of Dartmouth Caring; and
  • Member of the National Trust.

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 & Development from May 2019

May & June 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,
  • 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 & Environment Theme
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Residents and Community & Partnerships Themes
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Recovery & Redesign Theme
  • Recovery Planning Workshop - Governance & Communication Themes
  • Budget Workshop
  • Waste & Recycling Briefing
  • Planning White Paper
  • Housing Strategy Workshop
  • Planning Training
  • Covid-19 Briefings

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