Ward Councillor for Ermington and Ugborough

Cllr Tom Holway

I was first elected as Ward Councillor for Ermington & Ugborough in May 2015, previously serving as the Erme Valley Ward Councillor from May 2011.  I have also been an Ugborough Parish Councillor for twenty years and was Chairman for eleven years up to 2010.

I was brought up in Mid Devon and after leaving school, I left Devon for twenty years before returning to the wonderful South Hams.  I am interested in people, especially with regard to people in village communities.  In addition to village life, I enjoy motor sport, and road rallying in particular.

I started out in electrical engineering and changed horses to management accounting.  I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and have worked at all levels in a variety of public and private sector organisations.

Name:Councillor Tom Holway
Job Title:District Councillor
PL21 0NR
United Kingdom
Tel:01752 941872
Mobile:07706 215441
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Ermington and Ugborough
Parishes:Ermington and Ugborough
Committees:Audit Committee; Development Management Committee;; Licensing Committee
Outside Bodies:South Devon and Dartmoor Community Safety Partnership
Declaration of Interests Summary:

Employment: None

Sponsorship: Conservative Party

Securities: None

Contracts: None

Land/Licences: Sou'West, Park Cottages, Ugborough PL21 0NR; the field 'Rock Park' Between Ivybridge Hill & Bittaford Hill, Ugborough

Corporate Tenancies: None

Membership of Other Groups: Ugborough Parish Council; Conservative Party

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
  • Audit Committee Workshop
  • Licensing
  • Good Governance
  • Overview & Scrutiny
  • Audit Training
  • Chairing Skills
  • Environment Service Briefing
  • District Tour
  • Various IT Training
September 2019

Medium Term Financial Strategy Training

Community Safety Partnership Training

Climate Change Workshop

October 2019




November 2019


December 2019

January 2020


March 2020

Hackney Carriage Licence Training

Audit Viewpoint Training

Standards & Governance

Community Infrastructure Levy Training

Budget Workshop

Webcasting Training

Development Management Service Session

Community Safety Partnership Session

Gypsy and Traveller Session

Treasury Management Training

Health and Wellbeing Session