I have been re-elected as ward Councillor South Brent, previously representing the Eastmoor ward from 2011, one of the largest wards in the South Hams though containing no large towns.
I have lived in the area for over fifty years and have a good knowledge of all the tiny lanes and hamlets that are a feature of the South Hams.
I am married to Angela and we have three daughters.
I have been a farmer all my life and I am the third generation of my family to live at Smallcombe. Up to 2009, we were dairy farming with 110 cows but we now keep beef cattle, rear dairy replacements, and we also have a small organic vegetable acreage, plus a caravan site.
I have a long connection with the Devon Young Farmers Club and I am a member of its Board of Management. I am also a member of Rattery Parish Council and the Rattery Village Hall Committee.
I enjoy watching Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club and my wife and I enjoy walking, either on Dartmoor or the Coast Path.
|Name:||Councillor Peter Smerdon|
|Parishes:||Dean Prior, Diptford, Holne, North Huish, South Brent, Rattery and West Buckfastleigh|
|Committees:||Licensing Committee; Overview & Scrutiny Panel|
|Outside Bodies:||Dartmoor National Park Authority; Devon County/South Hams Highways and Traffic Orders Committee, Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund|
|Declaration of Interests Summary:|
Land/Licences: Smallcombe Farm, Rattery; Moorhaze, Rattery; Land at Bulkamore, Rattery; Land at Yelland, Rattery
Corporate Tenancies: None
Membership of Other Groups: Rattery Parish Council; South Hams CVS Trustee; Rattery Village Hall, Trustee; NFU
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)|
Medium Term Financial Strategy Training
Climate Change Workshop
Standards & Governance
Community Infrastructure Levy Training
Gypsy and Traveller Session
Health and Wellbeing Session