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One Ilfracombe Board

New Delivery Structure

The need to restructure and ‘rewire public services’ to suit the individual and community, and not
the agency was identified by the partners. A credible, non-political, business-minded and
locally-led body, free from the often paralysing constraints of the public sector, would be needed if
services were to be delivered more efficiently and effectively. If it was to be truly locally-led, it would
need more than a few individuals sitting on the body acting as community representatives.

The formation of two separate but interlinked sustainable and credible bodies was therefore agreed:
1) a body that would represent the community (Ilfracombe Town Council has taken on this role), and
2) a body that would co-ordinate public services and other activities in the town

A not-for-profit company limited by guarantee was formed with the following organisations as members:

  • Ilfracombe Town Council
  • Devon County Council
  • North Devon Council
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • North Devon Homes
  • NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
  • The council and partner agencies nominated their own Board Directors.
  • The independent Director positions were advertised for 2 weeks in the North Devon Journal, on the Town Council’ s Facebookpage, in the Ilfracombe Centre window, and distributed to community groups within the town.

The interview panel was appointed by the Steering Group and made up of representatives from
Ilfracombe Town Council, Devon County Council and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue.

One Ilfracombe Board Directors…


  • Cllr Ron Ley – Chair – Ilfracombe Town Council
  • Inspector Roger Bartlett – Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Cllr Andrea Davis – Devon County Council
  • Cllr Rodney Cann – North Devon Council
  • Ann Oliver – Job Centre Plus
  • Pete Bond – Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Pete French – Independent Director
  • Dr John Womersley – Vice Chair – Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Cllr Rodney Donovan – Ilfracombe Town Council
  • Dr Greg Pearson – Independent Director
  • Marc Rostock – North Devon Homes
  • Daniel Turton – Company Secretary – Independent Director
  • Simon Adams – Independent Director