Rattery Parish

Rattery Parish Council

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  • Elected body (Click link for details of Rattery Parish Councillors)
  • First tier of local government
  • Funded by a precept – a share of council tax
  • Few duties* but freedom to choose what action to take
  • Key roles:           
      • Represent the interests of the community
      • Improve the quality of life and the local environment
      • Influence other decision makers such as principal local authorities
      • Deliver services to meet local needs
  • In simple terms, there is little the Parish Council has to do but much it could do.
  • The recently created Parish Plan gives the Parish Council a clear agenda for the period 2017 - 2022.

* Our principal local authorities, South Hams District Council and Devon County Council, have many legal duties to deliver services such as education, housing, town and country planning, transport, environmental health and social services.

Rattery Parish Council meetings are open to the public and parishioners are encouraged to attend meetings.

  • 11 each year
  • Village Hall
  • 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month, except for August
  • Public very welcome
  • Parishioners Question Time at every meeting
  • Agenda, Minutes and Budget published on the Parish Website and noticeboards
Agenda Agenda
Minutes Minutes
Budget Budget


To raise any matters of concern or interest

  • Contact the Clerk – Sharon Raggett  Tel: 01364 654607 or email
  • Talk to a Councillor
  • Attend a meeting and have your say in Parishioners Question Time

Mrs Sharon Raggett
34 Balland Park
TQ13 7BT
Tel 01364 654607
Email sharon.raggett@sky.com

Our Parish, Our Future, Have Your SayPublic Meeting at Rattery Village Hall on
Tuesday 14th Jan. 2020
Click here for notes of the meeting

Resilient Rattery
Following feedback at the Public Meeting on 14th January, it has been decided that  the Parish Plan Steering Group will now be renamed the Resilient Rattery Group.  This group will take the Parish Plan forward through its next iteration, with its new name being more appropriate to the future needs of our Parish.

In addition to overseeing the Parish Council and its excellent work, this Group’s focus will revolve around making Rattery Parish more resilient through, amongst other measures: encouraging environmentally-friendly use of energy and transport; how we can better re-cycle to reduce waste; giving Parishioners good access to the advice and information that everyone will need to meet the challenges ahead.   Other related work will continue to be carried out by the Environment Advisory Group, the Rattery Environment Group and, of course, the Parish Council itself.

Rattery has an on-going and comprehensive Parish Plan.

The current plan started in May 2017 and every six months the Parish Plan Steering Group reviews progress with the Plan and publishes its evaluation.


Click here to download Parish Plan evaluation May 2018 (PDF file)
Click here to download Parish Plan May 2017 (PDF file)
Click here to access Parish Plan Archive Files

To help deliver the Parish Plan we have set up Advisory Groups to harness the expertise, enthusiasm and energy of parishioners who would like to get involved. The initial membership of each group was drawn from the volunteers who have helped to produce the Plan but we would really like to recruit many more people to join in. If you would like to help please contact our Clerk, Sharon Ragget - Email

The groups are: 
Building and Land Development;
Business and Telecommunications;
Highways and Drainage;
Children and Young People

The groups provide advice to the Parish Council and, on behalf of the Council, do a lot of detailed work in their area of expertise. Each group includes at least one Parish Councillor and reports to each meeting of the council. To find out what these groups are doing follow the links below.

Previous reports of the advisory groups can be found in the Parish Council Minutes

Richard Keen
Lister Bass
Rob Hatt
Lisa Wensley
Kim Howard

Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Inspectors' Final Report
The Joint Local Plan is about to be finally adopted by our District Council. Amongst other things it will provide the framework for planning decisions for the foreseeable future.
The Parish Council will now examine the Plan to understand the implications for Rattery and report our findings to parishioners.
To view the plan click here.

  • 7 councillors
  • Elections every 4 years
  • People interested in standing as candidates are advised to attend meetings to find out more.

Pre-election training courses available

Current Council

Richard Haigh
Main responsibilities:

Parish Plan
Building Development
Neighbourhood Watch



Contact details:
Culver Lane
TQ10 9LJ
Tel: 01364 72239
Email: richard.haigh@rocketmail.com


Lister Bass

Main responsibilities:
Vice Chairman
Road Warden
Highways & Drainage

Contact details:
Ashbourne Farm
TQ10 9LN
Email listerbass@hotmail.com
Linda Jopson

Main responsibilities:
Young People
Village Green
Parochial Church Council Link

Contact details:
Ashbourne Farm
TQ10 9LN
Email nickjopson@hotmail.com
Rob Hatt

Main responsibilities:
Business & Telecoms.
Village Green

Contact details:
The Pound House,
TQ10 9LD
Tel: 01364 642737
Mob: 07501 116046
Email robhatt01@gmail.com

Kim Howard
Main responsibilities:
Environment and Public Open Spaces
Contact details:
Southern Light,
Almshouse Cross,
Tel: 01364 642511
Email: khoward@linebyline.co.uk
Peter Smerdon

(Also our South Hams District Councillor)
Main responsibilities:
Highways & Drainage
Road Safety
Village Hall Link
Joint Snow Warden

Contact details:
Smallcombe Farm
South Brent
TQ10 9LH
Tel: 01364 642207
Email: Cllr.Smerdon@southhams.gov.uk