A Councillors' role
Councillors are elected to represent an individual geographical unit on the council, known as a ward or – mainly in smaller parishes – the entire parish or town council area. They are generally elected by the public every four years.
Register Of Interests
All members, co-opted members of district, and parish councils must complete a register of interests form to register their financial and other interests.
These can be be found under each individual Councillor's name.
Christopher Paul Grose
I have been on the parish council for over 33 years. I joined as a young man to do my bit for the parish I love. My main aim is to represent you and work for the best interests of the parish. I have always contributed positively and I have learned how the council can work effectively. This experience is important and I have helped guide the council as chairman for over eight years. I am a Gorran man and my family have been here for many hundreds of years. I am standing again to continue to represent the parish that is so dear to me. New faces are very welcome and a balance is always best. I will support and guide the new councillors as a mature and experienced councillor.
I have been a Parish Councillor for approximately 18 years. I have lived in the Parish for 23 years, after holidaying here for many years prior to this. I fell in love with Gorran Haven the first time I came here and remain so. I care very much about preserving the way of life here, whilst being in favour of sympathetic progress. I am the manager of the local football team and have been for at least 15 years. I’ve been part of the Annual Beach Cleaning Scheme from day one, and I also put out the waste bins and seats etc each season.
I have lived in Gorran Haven all my life and would love for many young people to have the same opportunities as I have had; to grow up in a beautiful village with a closely knit, caring community. As well as representing the younger members of the parish, I want to show respect for and help protect local customs, traditions and values, as I come from an old Cornish family with my Grandfather Henry being Captain of Caerhays & Gorran Bell Towers for many years and roots that we can trace back to Veryan in the 1500’s. I work at Cakebreads in the shop and behind the bar, and from there I get to meet and interact with many local residents.
I have lived in the village for 11 years and work as a primary school teacher in a local school. I am involved with many other local groups, including St Goran Rowing Club, of which I am club vice-captain, the Playing Field committee and the Old School Rooms. As part of these committees, I have organised events and fundraisers to promote and improve resources available to our community. I have loved this village for the last 30 years and will work with the other councillors to promote and bring the best to our Parish. I am committed to helping further support the village and community I cherish.
I joined the parish council in 2013, serving as vice chair for 7 years giving me valuable experience. I am the third generation of the Tregaskes family to farm at Galowras in the parish of St. Goran and have a wealth of local knowledge. My academic background is in agricultural science and I teach biology. I have a passion for conservation and sustainable food production. I am an active member of the Carvinick working group which has secured the future of our only county farm and delivered land for community use. I am on the Neighbourhood Development Plan steering group, because I believe that development in the parish must be guided by local knowledge, need and aspirations. Community engagement with these projects has highlighted positive opportunities for all age groups. If elected I will continue to work hard as a councillor and do my best to serve the community.
I have been fortunate enough to have lived in Gorran Haven all my life. I am married to Carolyn and have two boys, Joel and Sebastian. I am involved with many community groups within the parish. I am a Trustee of the Gorran Harbour Trust, Chair of the Gorran Haven Snooker club, and I help to co-ordinate the youth work through Haven Church. In these ways, I seek to make a positive contribution to the life of the parish, and I would endeavour to do this as parish councillor. I would bring a wealth of local knowledge and understanding. I fully appreciate how the need for progression within our parish, must also be balanced with protecting the heritage and beauty. I believe firmly that important parish decisions are best taken at local level rather than at county level.
I was born in St Ewe Parish but went to school at Gorran so I am almost local. I retired a few years ago from a career involving all types of building projects and currently run the local car park with my sister. I love the area, especially the sea, swimming, scuba diving and anything to do with boats. I often walk some of our many footpaths, a few years ago I was sponsored to walk them all to raise funds for our defibrillators. I work on many committees including the Parish Council and am actively involved with the CLT kitchen extension and the 999 Climate Emergency Event.
I have served as a St Goran Parish Councillor for the last five years. I am a Gorran Haven toilets volunteer and fundraiser. I also volunteered for our Community Help Scheme, involved in providing meals and various services for our community. I have sourced suppliers, collected food donations and delivered supplies to Gorran School Food Bank. I am a NHS Responder Volunteer helping at vaccine clinics. I work part-time at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and spend much of my free time walking or cycling. I am also an active ‘pot-hole refill champion’ - reporting road damage onto the Cornwall Council website.
Robert James Winter
I have lived in this wonderful parish for 45 years and I am standing to help work towards a sustainable community for all residents. I value the parish’s traditional heritage, whilst also recognising the benefit of positive change. I work as a medical manufacturing engineer, which has equipped me with transferable skills that can be utilised within the parish council, for example project management, problem solving, and data analysis. The pandemic has been a very busy time for me where work is concerned, but I have still taken an active role within the community support group, to support our vulnerable residents. I’m a member of St Goran rowing club and am the current ladies captain, I’m also an unelected trustee of Gorran Haven Harbour Trust.