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|
|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|