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

Cllr Hilary 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, 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 Book-keepers; 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 a Member of the National Trust.


Name:Councillor Hilary Bastone
Address:Apartment 12
Vavasour House
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9PW
Tel:01803 835455
Councillor Position:Deputy Leader of Council
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Dartmouth and East Dart 
Parishes:Dartmouth, Kingswear and Stoke Gabriel


Outside Bodies:

Declaration of Interests Summary:


Devon County Locality Committee; South West Councils

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: Devon Building Control Partnership; St Petrox Trust Lands; Conservative Association; Dartmouth & Kingswear Society

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

Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Community Safety Partnership Training

October 2019

Climate Change Workshop

Audit Viewpoint Training