• New Year Message to Ellacombe Residents

    Dear fellow Ellacombe resident,

    I have not been keeping this site as up to date as usual over recent months as I have been working to get to grips with my new role as the mayor’s Executive Lead for Adults and Children, as well as keeping up with my ward work on your behalf. However, this message marks what I intend to be something of a re-launch of my diary and bulletins for 2016…

    Firstly, thank you once again for voting for me again back in May to continue as your councillor. Your support is nothing short of amazing. This time you voted for me in greater numbers than ever (929). Ellacombe residents are very special. They work hard and look out for each other. I am here to help when sometimes that is not quite enough. The fact that you trust me in that role is a matter of great personal pride.

    In addition to the Ellacombe vote, 11,325 voters from across the Bay supported my run for mayor, seeing me come third overall and just missing out on the second round of the count. Such results made what seemed a gruelling four months of campaigning well worthwhile.

    Some of my political colleagues have asked how it is that I feel comfortable accepting my role as the mayor’s special advisor on matters relating to adults and children. I am quite clear on this. The mayor won re-election in May and has asked me to do my very best to look after the interests of the most vulnerable people in our community. The older people and children of our Bay deserve the very best support that we can afford to offer. This has to be done against a background of rapidly reducing support from central government. It would have been quite wrong of me not to step forward to take up the mayor’s challenge in such circumstances.

    So what can we expect from 2016? I suspect that it will be another hard year. It is almost certain that council tax will increase. Having spent the previous four years fighting successfully to prevent increases, this time I will support an increase. The government has permitted local authorities the ‘freedom’ to add 2% to council taxes to support increased need in adult social care. A neat side-stepping of responsibility by Westminster! The costs of caring for an ever increasing number of older people with increasingly complex needs must be a priority for us all. I will, however, insist that council tax payers are told exactly what services will be protected as a result of such an increase.

    Next year need not be all bad news. The arrival of the new link road – on time – is already making a huge difference to journey times to the Bay. Early in the New Year, times will improve still further with direct routing to Torquay town centre returning. Expect to see new jobs and new housing projects getting underway as private sector interest in the Bay increases. Councillors will have to learn to say yes more often to take advantage of such opportunities. This is a message that I expect to see reinforced by a Local Government Association report on a recent visit to the Bay.

    Next year may see two referenda. As a member of UKIP, it has been like waiting for the metaphorical bus. Nothing for ages then two come along at once! First, David Cameron may pluck up the courage to ask us what we think of our membership of the EU, and the fact that he is dithering is testament to the fact that, as things stand, he is likely to lose. If, like me you want out, or are wondering which way you might vote, check out the www.leaveeu.com website.

    The second referendum will happen in May. This will ask whether we want to continue with a mayoral system of local government in the Bay beyond 2019. I think that I have been clear that I personally think we should stick with it. Watch out for a full article on this issue on this site as the vote approaches.

    Finally for this time, I would like to wish everyone in Ellacombe, and friends across the Bay a peaceful and happy 2016. I look forward to working with you throughout what promises to be an eventful and challenging year.

    All very best wishes as ever,


    Julien Parrott

    Councillor for Ellacombe



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

Email me:

Write to me:
Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

Telephone me:
01803 389624 (Mon-Fri, daytime)

Come and see me:
I am also generally available each Monday between 12 noon and 1pm at the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, at 49 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AW

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During the Civic Year

2013-2014, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of Torbay Council.

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