Ward Councillor for Salcombe and Thurlestone - Deputy Leader of the Council

Cllr S A E Wright

In May 2015 I was elected as ward Councillor of Salcombe & Thurlestone, previously representing Westville and Alvington, from May 2011.

My parents farmed in Berkshire but rather unknowingly I must have had a very different employment ambition because I moved to West Sussex and ran a Sea School for a number of years.  This experience led to my move to the South Hams where I lived in West Alvington and worked for a boatyard in Salcombe.  A number of interesting challenges lay ahead and I ended up as the UK and Ireland distributor for a range of American sports boats.

My family and I now enjoy living on a small holding surrounded by ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens and our two family dogs.  Whilst my wife and I enjoy working on our small holding, we do love the opportunity of sailing our Drascombe Lugger in the Salcombe Estuary.

Name:Councillor Simon Wright
Job Title:District Councillor
Address:Oldaway Barn
West Alvington
United Kingdom
Tel:01548 561033
Mobile:07970 836410
Political Party: Conservative
Ward:Salcombe and Thurlestone
Parishes:Malborough, Salcombe, South Huish, South Milton, Thurlestone and West Alvington
Committees:Council, Executive, Salcombe Harbour Board, Invest to Earn Member Working Group, Political Structures Working Group Public Spaces Working Group, SH/WD Joint Steering Group
Outside Bodies:Governance Board (South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust), Hope Harbour, iESE Transformation Limited, Local Government Association - General Assembly