I joined Bickleigh Parish Council in 1983 and was the Chairman between 1987 to 2012.
I was elected as the ward councillor for Bickleigh and Shaugh since 1991and am now Ward Councillor for the newly formed Bickleigh & Cornwood. I was the Deputy Leader of South Hams District Council in 1994 as well as between 2007 to 2011. I was also Chairman of the Council between the years 2003 to 2004 and was re-appointed to this role for May 2014 - May 2015
I am currently Chair of the Design and Conservation Panel and Dartmoor National Park Member since 1999.
I am in the business of agricultural supply, pet food retail and concrete product manufacture and supply.
My interests range from historic buildings (I am Chairman of the Fortress Study Group (SW)); boating; DIY; rugby; football; and Dartmoor.
My family consists of two sons, two grandsons and a step grand daughter.
|Name:||Councillor Patrick (Bill) Hitchins|
|Job Title:||District Councillor|
Bickleigh Down Road
|Ward:||Bickleigh and Cornwood|
|Parishes:||Bickleigh, Cornwood, Harford and Shaugh Prior|
|Committees:||Council, Development Management Committee, Licensing Committee, Political Structures Working Group|
|Outside Bodies:||Dartmoor National Park Authority, Tamar Estuary Consultative Forum|