Meet The Councillors

If you have a question for your Town Councillor, an issue you wish to raise, a bright idea that might improve the town, or simply want to find out more about what the Town Council is doing, talk to us.

We are still gathering the details for our Councillors, so check back again soon for further updates.

Mayor

Simon Cassidy
LISKEARD SOUTH & DOBWALLS WARD
5 Whitley Grange, Liskeard, PL14 6DQ
01579 347976
07967 096306
s.cassidy@liskeard.gov.uk

I am a relative newcomer to Liskeard although I have frequently visited the area to see family in the past.

On arriving in Liskeard I was taken aback at the warm welcome and support I received from all the people I met, and, finding some spare time on my hands I wanted to repay that debt by giving something back to the people of Liskeard.

Originally hailing from Cumbria, I’ve worked in the Rail Industry across the South West over the last 19 years and currently manage Operations across Devon and Cornwall.

I have two boys aged 11 and 6, the youngest attends school in Liskeard.

In my spare time I am an avid supporter of Liskeard Looe Rugby and currently serve as the Club’s Vice Chairman.

I  am passionate about improving both Community Engagement between Council and Community and Economic Development to support the growth of Liskeard and to ensure future prosperity for all.

Councillor Christina Whitty

Deputy Mayor

Christina Whitty
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
24 Stephens Road, Liskeard PL14 3SX
01579 345407
c.whitty@liskeard.gov.uk

I was born in Liskeard at Passmore Edwards Nursing Home, as was my sister and 1 of my 5 brothers.

I grew up in Dobwalls and went to School there, followed by Liskeard Comprehensive and then Plymouth Catering College.  My first job at 14 years old was in Dobwalls village shop.  Whilst at College worked at Webbs Hotel and after qualifying in my chosen field I continued to work there until it closed in 1989.  I then went to work at the Fountain Hotel, followed by Pengover Home and then Kilmar House.  After this I worked at the Echo Centre, a centre for adults with learning disabilities, for 20 years until I retired at Christmas 2015.

I have three children and while they were growing up I supported them in their chosen organisations, becoming a Cub Leader for 20 years and Sergeant Instructor for Liskeard Army Cadets for 10 years.

I am very proud to be a resident of Liskeard and I have served on the Town Council for 14 years.

I am a member of other organisations in Liskeard and I would like to think I am able to support all of our wonderful community.

Councillors

David Ambler
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
01579 345407
d.ambler@liskeard.gov.uk

A product of St Martins Primary School and Liskeard Secondary School, David has a strong knowledge of Liskeard, and is proud to call the town his home.  Even while studying for his electronics degree, and working up country as an avionics engineer, David returned regularly to Cornwall and his home town – the sea and moors are never far from his thoughts.

David was the Liskeard Town Sergeant/Sergeant of Mace for over ten years.  This was a ceremonial role, and involved carrying the town’s maces before the Mayor on official parades.  The maces can be viewed during town parades and information on their history sought from the Councillors present.

Running a local business, sharing an interest in local history and hopeful about the future directions of the town, David has been co-opted onto Liskeard Town Council during 2017.  He looks forward to working with the community and local organisations to support the development of the town with upcoming technologies, business opportunities and future developments.

David represents Liskeard East Ward.  David has a particular interest in the future of Liskeard and the way technology could affect its capability in Cornwall and the country.

Rachel Brooks
LISKEARD SOUTH WARD
01579 345407
rachel.brooks@liskeard.gov.uk

The thing I most enjoy about being on the Town Council is working with a very wide variety of people and organisations to get things done.

I have been a Town Councillor since 2013 and was Mayor from 2019-2021.  For the first part of this It was a great pleasure to meet local people and groups as Mayor.  From the start of the pandemic I worked with others to ensure that the Town Council provided information and supported local groups as well as adapting its own services and ways of working.  Throughout, I worked hard to get more investment for Liskeard in the Cattle Market and to scope out new cycling and walking routes.  Previously, as Chair of the Communications and Engagement Committee. I have helped improve the promotion of Liskeard through the development of new websites, the Lyskerrys magazine and a new town leaflet; coordinated events including the Man Engine Day in 2016, Liskeard Unlocked and Nadelik Lyskerrys (Cornish Christmas); led consultations on town centre parking and on the Council’s draft aims and objectives; and improved signage and flowers in the town centre.

Before joining the Town Council I worked in a range of jobs helping the NHS and voluntary organisations improve services and how they are managed.  I moved with my family to Liskeard in 2005 and my son attends a local school.

Aside from the Town Council, I have a lot of fun working with a like-minded group to organise the 3 Bags Full Wool Market and Woolly Workshops in Liskeard every autumn.  I relax by knitting and crocheting quite well and doing Tai Chi quite badly.

Kerry Cassidy
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
1 Granite Way, Liskeard, PL14 6FS
07970 925 533
cassidy.kerry@hotmail.co.uk

Nick Craker
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
10 Meadowsweet Close, Liskeard, PL14 6FR
07932 846 278
cllr.nick.craker@cornwall.gov.uk

I was elected as the Cornwall Councillor for the old Liskeard North division in 2017 aged just 25. When the boundaries changed in 2021, I was re-elected to the new Liskeard Central division on Cornwall Council.

I care passionately about Liskeard and take a strong interest in planning, economic development and enhancing the environment of our town. Leaving the natural environment in a better state than that which we have inherited is something I think is incredibly important.

In my spare time I enjoy exploring new walks in the beautiful countryside that surrounds Liskeard with my cocker spaniel and also enjoy dinghy sailing at Siblyback lake which I have done for many years.

Richard Dorling
LISKEARD SOUTH WARD
Trussel Barn, St Keyne, Liskeard, PL14 4QL
r.dorling@liskeard.gov.uk

Ian Goldsworthy
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
Holywell Orchard, Pengover Road, Liskeard PL14 3NW
07970 075 277

I’ve been a Liskeard resident all my life. I attended St Martin’s and Liskeard School before going to work in our family business, HE Goldsworthy, which is based on Market Street in the heart of Liskeard.  Through my work I meet many people from the town and the surrounding area which helps to give me an insight into what residents think of the Town and what the Town Council should do.

I currently Chair the Facilities Committee which manages the Town Council’s properties.  The Council works hard to maintain and improve its buildings and open spaces.  The recent improvements to the facilities and accessibility at the Public Hall are a good example of this work.  I look forward to supporting the Council as it begins to work towards improving the Towns Parks and Open Spaces.

Annette Lee-Julian
LISKEARD SOUTH WARD
19 Pengover Close, Liskeard, PL14 3NZ
07546 396 319
annetteljliskeard@gmail.com

Jane Pascoe
LISKEARD SOUTH WARD
Churchtown Farm, St. Keyne, Liskeard PL14 4RJ
01579 348442
07484 315 327
cllr.jane.pascoe@cornwall.gov.uk

Although not born in Liskeard Jane feels it’s where she belongs.  She has owned businesses in the town for over 40 years, and believes in making the town centre more attractive to shoppers and visitors.

One of Jane’s priorities is bringing economic investment into South East Cornwall to create much needed employment.

She has served on the Liskeard Town Forum, is on the Chamber of Commerce, a Secretary of the Liskeard Show and is also now a Cornwall Councillor representing the best interests of Liskeard West and Dobwalls.

Tony Powell
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
01579 345213
apow@btinternet.com

Tony joined the Town Council in 1995. Since then he has also served as a  County and District Councillor at various times and is a former leader of Caradon District Council.

Tony’s family live in Liskeard and he has served as Mayor on five occasions.

He is currently Chair of the Council’s Planning Committee that has responsibility for co-ordinating the work of the Neighbourhood Plan.

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Julian Smith
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
Tregenna, Dobsons Close, Callington Road, Liskeard, PL14 3HB
01579 228612
07802 688 205
j.smith@liskeard.gov.uk

I am quite new to Liskeard and I hope I can bring some fresh ideas to blend with the traditional, established ways to make the very best use of the resources and services available to Liskeard townspeople through the Town Council.

Having worked in senior posts most of my life in large corporate industry, I now run my own business services company.  I have previously been a Chairman of School Governors and Chairman of one of the largest children’s football clubs in Buckinghamshire.

Although I have only lived in Cornwall a year, my family has been holidaying here for over 35 years and I am very familiar with the county.

My personal interests are sailing, photography and model railways.

Councillor Naomi Taylor

Naomi Taylor
LISKEARD CENTRAL WARD
01579 348905
councillortaylor@btinternet.com

Naomi grew up in Saltash and was educated at Plymouth High School for Girls. She completed her further education at Duchy College in Stoke Climsland, completing a course in Leisure & Recreation management.

Naomi  moved to Liskeard in 2000 and has lived in the town ever since. She has 2 sons who attend school within Liskeard.

Naomi is currently the Vice Chair of the Planning committee and takes a strong interest in local development within the town.

Could this be you?  we have 2 vacancies, one in each Ward.  Why not check out our Be A Councillor page for more details.

Book Your Appointment

If you wish to book an appointment to talk to a Town Councillor please contact:

Mr Steve Vinson
Town Clerk
3-5 West Street
Liskeard
PL14 6BW
Tel: 01579 345407 (9am – 1pm)
Fax: 01579 324429
email: townclerk@liskeard.gov.uk

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