A retired Vet and specialist in Deer Management, Councillor Godbeer was first elected to East Devon District Council, to represent Coly Valley, in 2007. A member of Axminster Town Council for 16 years, and recently a Portfolio holder for Economy, he was described on Wednesday as ” a man of culture and a gentleman” and with “a love of his community, his family, and of animals.”
Outgoing Chair, Councillor Peter Halse, was congratulated on initiating the very successful project in Honiton by a local sculptor. He spoke of his own enjoyment of the role as EDDC Chair, noting more than a few “times of excitement here in this room”. He hoped in future that his colleagues would be seen to be “working not for themselves but for the Council”.
More on this meeting to follow.