The seafront and railway line at Dawlish Dawlish's famous black swans swim in the Brook in Dawlish Town Centre The Manor House The Bowling Green and Lawn, Dawlish Dawlish railway station The breakwater at Dawlish Boat Cove, Dawlish Beach huts on Dawlish promenade Cockwood harbour Dawlish Warren Views along the beach at Dawlish Warrne Dawlish Leisure Centre The Brook, Dawlish

Dawlish Town Councillors

Dawlish Town Council came into being in 1974. There are three wards and sixteen Councillors who stand for re-election every four years. The Town has a Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected from the membership of the Town Council.

The wards are:

Dawlish is represented at District Council level by five Councillors. Dawlish is represented at Devon County Council by one elected Member. 

Dawlish Town Council Members Register of Interests

* Teignbridge District Council Members are indicated with an asterisk.

Central Ward

Angela FenneMayor Angela Fenne   (Central)

Tel: 07779 090704


Howard AlmondCouncillor Howard Almond   (Central)
3 Pinewood Close, Dawlish EX7 0AJ
Tel: 07970 793560


Alison FodenCouncillor Alison Foden   (Central)
5 Hoopern Terrace, Dawlish EX7 9NH


John PetherickCouncillor John Petherick   (Central)
Newhouse, Penfield Gardens, DAWLISH EX7 9NQ
Tel: 01626 864655

Independent - Born and bred in Dawlish, at the age of 16 joined the Royal Air Force, served 23 years in a number of locations, including Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands and the Gulf.
Decorated in service and attained the rank of Chief Technician.
• 1988 – 1997 - Client Services Administration Officer - Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council,
• 1997 – 2003 - Stadium Manager - Leicester City Football Club
• 2003 – 2011 - Estates and Support Services Manager - Exeter Hospice

I am now retired and hold the future of Dawlish close to my heart, as a Town Councillor I will diligently serve the residents of our delightful town and the surrounding villages.

Graham PriceCouncillor Graham Price*   (Central)

Tel: 07970 892093


Carole TamlynCouncillor Carole Tamlyn   (Central)
17 Weech Road, Dawlish EX7 9BN
Tel: 01626 866982

Independent - Born in the South West. During my working life I have been employed as a Police Woman, Probation Officer for 25 years, Social Worker, Community Worker with the elderly, Youth Leader, Child Care Officer with autistic children, and am now retired. I have a B.A. Degree in Social Work and have acquired skills in decision making, mediation, problem solving and organisational skills. I have dealt with people from all walks of life and will be confident in meeting the challenges I will face as your local Councillor. I do not represent a political party. I am independent and will use experience, professional skills and common sense in dealing with issues and challenges within the community. I am aware that the changes to improve life for residents in Dawlish cannot be made over night, but I am more than willing to listen and learn from local people. I care about where I live and I see so much potential in Dawlish.

North East Ward

Martin WrigleyDeputy Mayor Martin Wrigley   (North East)

Tel: 01626 891277

Liberal Democrat

Pauline BloomfieldCouncillor Pauline Bloomfield   (North East)
50 Cofton Hill, Cockwood EX6 8RB
Tel: 01626 890200

Conservative - I am a Devonian and have lived in Cockwood since 1969 where, with my husband Roger bringing up our two sons, Charles and Simon. Over the years I have been involved with various local associations. I am currently President of Cofton Womans Institute. I have been a Town Councillor for the past four years and have enjoyed trying to help update and promote Dawlish for the future.

Lisa MayneCouncillor Lisa Mayne*   (North East)

Tel: 01626 865680

Conservative - I am now retired but before my husband’s death we ran several businesses at Dawlish Warren over the last 30 plus years. My two daughters are now grown up and I feel I have plenty to give to the council.

Linda PetherickCouncillor Linda Petherick   (North East)
Newhouse, Penfield Gardens, DAWLISH EX7 9NQ
Tel: 01626 864655

Independent - I have lived in Dawlish for 8 years, I came to live here with my husband who was born in Dawlish, he wanted to return to his home town. I have three children, 2 daughters and one stepson and a little grandson who brings us all a lot of joy. My working life has been spent as Community Fundraising Manager for the British Red Cross raising money for the work they do at home and abroad, I then moved to Dawlish and for the first few years I worked as Head of Fundraising at Hospiscare. I then worked for a local estate agent part time for a while and I now work for The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners campaigning and lobbying for better healthcare, transport and pensions for the older generation. I was so pleased and honoured to become a town Councillor and I will work hard for the community of Dawlish.

South West Ward

Humphrey ClemensCouncillor Humphrey Clemens*   (South West)
Manor Farm, Holcombe, Dawlish
Tel: 01626 863020


Gregory FenneCouncillor Gregory Fenne   (South West)
12 East Cliff Road, Dawlish EX7 0DJ
Tel: 07779 090706


Terry LowtherCouncillor Terry Lowther   (South West)
49 Brook Street, DAWLISH EX7 9AE
Tel: 01626 862011


Carol PayneCouncillor Carol Payne   (South West)
19 Newlands, Dawlish
Tel: 01626 865722

Conservative - Carol is retired having worked for Rank Leisure for 22 years. She became a Town Councillor in July 2008, she is the main carer for her aged parents and when not looking after them plays golf, enjoys walking and swimming and is a disabled riding helper. "I joined the Town Council to help people of Dawlish make our town a place to be proud of".

Rosalind ProwseCouncillor Rosalind Prowse*   (South West)
4 Nash Gardens, Dawlish
Tel: 01626 866621

Conservative - I have lived in Dawlish since the late 1960s and have seen many changes. I have a daughter in her early 30's who was educated locally and went on to University. On returning to Devon she has faced all the challenges of work and home that our young people have, living locally. I have been in the tourism business and have worked with the elderly, besides looking after aged parents.
This is my fourth term as a councillor and have been Mayor of Dawlish and Chairman of Teignbridge. My interests are about looking after the interests of the residents of the area and getting the best possible future for all. I know we have many problems in all directions but with working together I believe we can overcome some of the issues. I support as many groups as possible and think we are very lucky to have so many people prepared to organise so much over such a wide field.

Gary TaylorCouncillor Gary Taylor   (South West)

Tel: 07712 527101

Liberal Democrat