Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Councillor overseeing Devon youth cuts resigns

PUBLISHED: 15:28 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:18 21 March 2014

Will Mumford has resigned from his post.

Will Mumford has resigned from his post.

Archant

A Devon county coucillor responsible for education and children’s services has resigned from his post.

Leader John Hart confirmed the resignation of Will Mumford, who has been appointed operations director of property company NPS South West.

Mr Mumford will be replaced by Hatherleigh and Chagford councillor James McInnes, a former leader of West Devon Borough Council, who currently chairs Devon’s development management committee.

Mr Hart paid tribute to Mr Mumford for his ‘instrumental’ impact and ‘key role’ in building the council’s local enterprise panel.

“Will Mumford has been in the cabinet since day one of this administration in 2009,” said Mr Hart. “As the cabinet member responsible for economy, he was instrumental in negotiating the roll-out of superfast broadband to many rural parts of Devon.

“Over the past year he has been responsible for driving the improvement of our child protection services following the Ofsted inspection. I am sorry to lose his excellent contribution from both the cabinet and the council.

“But I understand, as a family man, he has to devote himself to his professional career and this is too good an opportunity for him to turn down.

“I am delighted to welcome James McInnes to the cabinet, which I am sure will benefit from his considerable experience at both district and county level.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

The black labrador’s owners held a coffee morning to raise money for the lifeboat after saving their pet in November.

Read more

A Canadian student is looking to trace missing diaries and letters of a prominent trader.

Read more

Firefighters from Ottery St Mary were called out to Aylesbeare after reports of a bonfire ‘out of control’.

Read more

Sidmouth fire fighters were not among those hurt in a massive blaze on Woodbury Common, it has been confirmed.

Read more

Anyone interested in a woman’s perspective on 19th century life in the Sid Valley can pick up a new book published by Sidmouth Museum.

Read more

Fire crews were called out this morning (Monday, April 24) to a domestic fire in Exmouth.

Read more
11:26

More pictures from the fire at Woodbury Common on Sunday, 23 April.

Read more
10:32

Wildlife rangers are today starting to assess the impact of the major fire on Woodbury Common, the site of which includes a significant conservation area.

Read more

Fire crews have begun dampening down a large scale fire on Woodbury Common – which covered nearly one-and-a-half-miles of moorland.

Read more

A collection box has been installed on Sidmouth seafront in an ‘urgent appeal’ to raise £3.3million for a scheme to tackle coastal erosion and prevent flooding.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications