• A new Council brings new responsibilities

    I have not posted on this site for three weeks as I have been holding on to see what new responsibilities I will have as the newly elected Council gets underway. At the beginning of each term, the mayor selects the members of his administration – giving each a portfolio/area of council business to lead. Seats on committees are distributed according to proportions dictated by the numbers of councillors elected for each party (each councillor being allocated 1/36th of all seats).

    I am very proud to say that the mayor has appointed me to his administration to lead on services for adults (previously known as Adult Social Care). This means that I will be his spokesperson and advisor on all council policy relating to the council’s care and support for older residents, and those with special needs associated with mental health and disabilities.

    This portfolio is particularly complex and comes with diverse and changing statutory responsibilities, a budget under huge strain due to savage cuts in grant from central government, changing relationships with the NHS and all care providers, and constantly-emerging safeguarding issues. In all of these matters and more, I will be Bay residents’ champion in seeking the best possible care.

    As always, I sought the opinion of a small circle of trusted Ellacombe residents about this appointment. Their strongly held view is that they elected me to serve both them and all the people of our Bay in the very best way that I can using my skills and experience. In short, whatever the challenge, I should be part of the solution. I thank them once again for their wonderful support and for placing me in a position to be able to take on such responsibility.

    I have no intention of being a ‘yes’ man to the mayor – I suspect he already knows that! - and I will continue to challenge in all areas, but I genuinely believe that I can make a difference to all of those people in our Bay that the Adults portfolio covers. For Ellacombe people, I will still be available via my business six days a week: If I’m not around, whoever is will take a message – however detailed you like – and email it directly to me, so no change there at all!

    The first meeting of Full Council of the new term takes place next Monday, 1June at 11.00am in the Rosetor Room at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay (get there for 10.30am to be sure of a seat). Business will begin with the election of our new Chairman and Vice Chairman. This year I am honoured to be seconding the motion for the appointment of the new Chairman (last year’s Vice Chairman, Cllr Ray Hill).

    As usual, proceedings are open to all, and if you do attend, please feel free to say ‘hello’ if you see me prior to the meeting ….

    Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. For information about Age UK’s work in the Bay, call 01803 555181 or go to www.ageuk.org.uk/torbay



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

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