John Brooks

John Brooks

Vice Chair

Born 02 November 1968 in a small village in Somerset, called "Shipham"

Educated at the "Kings Of Wessex" Upper School Cheddar Somerset.

Moved to Tintagel from South Wonford, North Devon in 1995. Needed a bigger place to live, for a growing family, better quality of life with outstanding schools.

Tintagel was that place!

I left school at the age of 17 and joined the Royal Navy, still serving now after 30 years.
Due to leave the service after completing a 5 year extension in 2013. I was then approached, and was asked to stay again, for another 5 years!
Said yes, must be mad, now due to leave during 2018 after 33 years.

Life in the Royal Navy has taken me all over the world, meeting some great, and not so great people!
Worked with people from all walks of life, seen action and conflict, seen pain and suffering.
Active service in the Gulf, Bosnia, Northern Ireland Afghanistan.

Lucky enough to serve on HMS Cornwall three times, the last time was during 2011, sadly before she was decommissioned after a successful deployment conducting "Anti Piracy Operations" near Somalia.

I’m now an "Instructor of new recruits" at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint Cornwall.
(Just like having children all over again!)

After leaving HMS Raleigh, my next job was onboard HMS Echo as the Communications Engineer.
First trip away, I was involved with searching for the missing airliner MA370.

Married to Deborah, who is also very active in the local community, drives the Age Concern Bus, Committee member for the W.I. and with great help runs the local Brownie Unit!
Plus looks after me!!

I have two smashing Children, Oliver (22) and Hannah (19).
Oliver attended University in Cardiff; he completed his Degree and is now looking for full time work.
Hannah completed her “A” levels and is now looking at Universities.

Councillor Brooks lives with his family at Treven, Tintagel.
01840 770480

Richard Dale

Richard Dale


I grew up in Cambridge and was educated at boarding school in Norfolk, followed with a successful diploma course in Farm and Estate management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

I married Sally in 1962 and we have two children and two grown up grandchildren.

I worked on a variety of farms around the country to gain further practical experience before joining the AFRC Weed Research Organisation, Oxford for eighteen years, until its closure in 1986; after which I returned to commercial farm management until we retired to Tintagel in 2000.

I applied to join the Tintagel Parish council primarily over concerns regarding future planning development issues, brought about by the desperate shortage of housing nationwide.
Secondly to support the Tintagel Visitors Centre, which I consider to be essential for Tintagel’s main industry, tourism; it is also of paramount importance that this project is commercially viable.

I believe I can support the community more effectively as a councillor, rather than a provocative resident!

01840 770960

Mary Dyer

Mary Dyer


I first moved to Cornwall with my parents at the start of the war and we lived in South Cornwall for 7 years. I then left Cornwall for boarding school. I eventually ended up in London working in a picture gallery. I moved to Cornwall in 1958, when my parents bought two cottages and a shop. I met my husband in Tintagel in 1960 and we were married in 1961. Though I have now lived in Cornwall for 63 years I would never presume to call myself Cornish, but I did the next best thing in marrying a Cornish man and produced two Cornish sons for Cornwall.

Hobbies are my membership of the Inner Wheel Club of Camelford, working in and for the Visitor Centre, reading and when necessary helping out with my family at Bude.

Forty four years ago our eldest son was very ill and the support of the residents of Tintagel was fantastic. The opportunity then arose for me to try and give something back to the village and I became a member of the Parish Council. I hope that the Visitor Centre under the management of the Parish Council and with the support of our excellent volunteers will continue to flourish.

Roseberry Cottage, Tintagel PL34 0AH
t: 01840 770472

Robert Flower

Robert Flower


I was born in London in 1928 Evacuated with Wilson’s Grammar School to Horsham in Surrey and moved to Tintagel in 1940 as my parents had been bombed out, and my sisters were evacuated to Tintagel.

After I finished School I served in the DCLI for 3 years and in 1949 on my return I was a Grocer in Tintagel until my retirement in 1989. I have been a Parish councillor for Tintagel for 50 years. I was first elected in 1964.

I have also been The District Councillor for Tintagel for over 30 years. I was first elected to Camelford Rural District Council in 1970. Then Elected to NCDC in 1979. I became Chairman of NCDC in 1999.

I have been a Rotarian for 30 years, now retired and Secretary of The Social Hall Committee. Also formed and am now the Secretary of The Tintagel Indoor Bowls Club, the last 13 years (from 2000) I have been a County Player, now retired.

16 Danmore Close, Tintagel PL34 0BX
t: 01840 770857

Michael Goward

Michael Goward


I was born in 1938 in North London. I received a grammar school education and on leaving school in 1955 I joined the Metropolitan Police as a Police Cadet and retired in 1984 as a Chief Inspector, after having served in areas ranging from rural to busy Central London police stations. During my police service, after years of part-time study, I was awarded a Diploma in Criminology by the University of London and a B.A. Honours degree by the Open University.

I met my wife, who was a woman P.C. also serving in London, and we married in 1963 (and recently celebrated our Golden Wedding). We have four children (three of whom still live with their families in North Cornwall) and six grandchildren.

In September 1984 (on my first retirement) we moved to Tintagel, having purchased the Post Office and I served the village as the Sub Postmaster, with my daughter Jackie and son Jon, until March 2010. My wife was ‘returning home’ and is distantly related to some of the older Tintagel families. Her father was born in Treknow and her mother lived in the Vicarage as a Nanny for Rev. Blissard-Barnes.

In my time in the village I have been treasurer to the Carnival committee, treasurer to the Football Club, (both for many years) and until recently was the Parish Church Treasurer for 14 years. I was a parish councillor (and chairman) in the early 90’s. I was also a volunteer at the Visitor Centre for a couple of years (as was my wife for many years) whilst it was being run by the District and then Cornwall Council.

I am a past president of the Camelford Rotary Club and in 1995/96 was Rotary District Governor for Cornwall and West Devon. I have been a member of Wadebridge Rotary Club since 1998 and have served the club for many years as the club secretary, which office I currently hold, and I am also the webmaster for the Club’s website. The Rotary creed is ‘Service Above Self’ and I aim to live to this.

I re-joined the parish council this year and hope to offer my experiences and local knowledge for the benefit of the whole parish.

Trelyn, Bossiney Road, Tintagel PL34 0AA
t: 01840 770359

Richard Hart

Richard Hart


Born in London in 1961, I moved to Berkshire with my mother, brothers and sister when I was 7 years old.

Attended secondary modern school until the age of 16 until I secured a job with local Architects who trained me and put me through Reading College of Technology to secure my qualifications in building studies.

I left my employer when I turned 21 and started my own Architectural Design business and have now been self employed for 33 years.

Despite my business being successful in the home counties, we decided to move home and job to Treknow in 2000 where I have grown the business from strength to strength whilst continuing to work across the south of England.

I am a former member of The Rotary club of Camelford and past chairman of Treknow Village Hall Committee where we arranged numerous events for the community including The Festival of Lanterns.

I married my wife, Karen in September 2014 and have 3 wonderful step children who live in Trewarmett, Nottingham and Australia - and two dogs, who live with us.

My time is taken up mostly by work; however I enjoy golf when I can, music, outdoor activities and generally looking on the positive side of life.

What can I offer as a member of the parish council? I believe the parish council are there to represent the parishioners only and we must ensure an open, transparent and communicative council that everyone trusts. I aim to bring openness to the council in order for people to discuss their concerns and issues with us direct.

I am very happy to be approached at any time to discuss any issue you may have and do my very best to achieve the best conclusion on you behalf

01840 779230

David Hodge

David Hodge


Born Liverpool 1950, married to Catherine for 43 years, a daughter and son both in successful careers and three beautiful grand daughters. Bought our current property in 2001 as a holiday home and loved Tintagel so much
that we moved here permanently in 2004.

Enjoyed an exciting career with one of the UK’s largest “blue chip” companies, starting as an apprentice engineer in 1968 and retiring at Management Board level in 1997.Qualifications include first degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, second degree BA(hons) Business Administration
and a Diploma in Finance and Accounting.

Post 1997, Owner/MD Business Consultancy Company and Joint owner/MD of a Mechanical Services Company, both based in the West Midlands.

Since 2007, have been a Parish Councillor heavily involved with local issues, most notably the successful fight against a sewage farm in Bossiney, development of a Parish Plan, a business plan to purchase the Visitor Centre, design and production of the first Tintagel visitor guide for 40 years.
I am very proud to be part of a Parish Council that strives so hard to protect and enhance all aspects of the local community.

Other activities include membership of a local pool team, Tintagel indoor bowling club and Camelford Rotary Club. Trips across the channel to France, coastal walks, landscape gardening and continuously doing DIY on my house.

Ambitions are to keep fit, enjoy watching my grand daughters grow up, improve my French language skills, finish development of my property, take more holidays and grow old gracefully with my wife.

Pentaly, Halgabron, Tintagel, PL34 0BD
t: 01840 770064

Roger Wickett

Roger Wickett


I have lived and worked in Tintagel parish all my life. I was born at Bossiney Farm. Went to Tintagel CP School moving to Wadebridge Secondary Modern aged ten years and later Sir James Smiths School in Camelford. In 1965 I joined the family business working on the Farm and Caravan Park.

After my marriage in 1970 I formed a new business with my wife Carol and later took over my parents business. We expanded the Caravan Park, living and working together at Bossiney Farm for 32 years. We then moved to Back Lane after selling the farm in 2002 continuing with some lettings and our Car Park. I am a committed Christian and steward at Bossiney Methodist Church. I enjoy bowling and am a member of the Tintagel Short Mat Bowling Club playing league and County competitions.

Being a Parish Councillor has given me the opportunity to work for the community in the area I love. I am proud of the Council and what it has achieved over the past years. The production of a Parish Plan, purchase of the Visitor Centre with toilets, also the Bossiney toilets and with the wonderful support of local volunteers we have turned a loss to profit which has been a great achievement.

I look forward to the future and am sure it will be full of many challenges.

Nancledra, Back Lane, Bossiney, Tintagel PL34 0AU
t: 01840 770800