The Mayor of Newton Abbot 2018/19

The Mayor of Newton Abbot for 2018/19 is Councillor Ken Purchase and he will be raising money through various events for his Charities: Newton Abbot Street Pastors and The Dyrons Journal Talking Newspaper.

Mayor’s Cadet

Each year the Mayor chooses a cadet from one of the youth services in the Town to be the Mayoral Cadet for the forthcoming year.

Cadet Corporal Jacob Whittle from the 1322 Air Training Corps has been chosen to act at the Mayor's Cadet for 2018/2019.   Jacob will accompany the Mayor to various engagements. 

The Mayor's Chaplain for the year will be Rev. Patrick Parkes.

Contact Details

Councillor Ken Purchase

9 Denbury Road

Newton Abbot

TQ12 6AD

Telephone: Home 01626 353063

Mobile: 07938 789375

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you would like the Mayor to officially attend a funtion please contact the Mayor's Secretary, Mrs Carla Winsborrow 01626 201120 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Details of the Mayor

Date joined Newton Abbot Town Council - 2007

Ward - Bushell

Political Party - Liberal Democrats

Member of the Town Council Committees: Community & Heritage Committee, Finance & Audit Committe, Planning Committee, Policy & Resources Committee, Events Sub-Committee, Staffing Sub-Committee, Community Engagement Group, Strategic Planning Forum, Neighbourhood Plan Monitoring Group

Personal Details

I was born in Tiverton and moved to Newton Abbot when I was 6 months old. I attended the schools of Bearnes, Wolborough and Highweek Senior and a private school in Torquay for 2 years.
I was an apprentice plasterer with Hugh Mills and Gaye then went to work at Centrax and lastly was a caretaker at the Newton Abbot Adult Education Centre.
I am married to Dulcie and we have two grown up daughters, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
I have been in the Scout movement for 70 years and am now the Fellowship Chairman.  I have recently retired as the Newton Abbot Town Crier after service 26 years.
My other hobbies are gardening and campanology.





Mayors Engagements

Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

Find us on Google Maps

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday

08:30am - 01:00pm and

02:00pm - 04:30pm 

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