Councillor George Wheeler

Party: Labour

Ward: St. Budeaux

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

The St Budeaux ward Councillros run surgeries at St Budeaux library on Saturday mornings between 1030 and 1200 hours, except for Bank holiday weekends.

A rota showing which Councillor is on duty each week is displayed at the library.

Contact information

Phone:  (01752) 362511


Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 01/05/1995 - 01/05/2002
  • 07/05/2002 - 04/05/2003
  • 06/05/2003 - 07/05/2007
  • 07/05/2007 - 09/05/2011
  • 09/05/2011 - 11/05/2015
  • 11/05/2015 - 14/05/2019
  • 11/05/2015 - 14/05/2019

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Community Grants 2019/20


Aug - 19


Feast for fun - community events run by Churches together in St Budeaux providing free food and activities for families. Supporting the purchase of catering, crafts and play equipment hire.


Respect Festival 14th September 2019 - the event's 21st birthday party, bringing the city's diverse communities together to celebrate our differences and commonalities through, music, food and dance.


Dec - 19


To contribute towards the St Budeaux Community Association's Christmas Celebrations


Feb - 20


To support pop-up sessions at out-door locations for Plan it, cook it, share it cookery courses. This will also include leaflets, cookery ingredients and sessions for residents of the ward.


March - 20


To support funding the purchase of a table tennis table-top set at £219 and the purchase of two chip fryers at £130.80 each, for the running of activities and lunches enjoyed by the attendees.


To contribute towards the new school mural to celebrate their links with schools in Uganda and South Africa.


To support with the purchase and installation of CCTV for Saltash Passage Boat Owners Association.


Kings Tamerton Community Association needs to made repaires to the suspended ceiling in their main hall.


Provision of fruit trees which will be planted in the orchard that the Pioneers are developing at their allotment space at Kinterbury Terrace, Barne Barton.


Purchase and planting of trees for the benefit of local residents and the planet.


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Community Grants Scheme 2018/19



Support for the Beach Rangers project. They provide free community events throughout the school summer holidays, aimed at encouraging children and their families to enjoy experiencing local sea-side areas and their wildlife, including our own Kinterbury Creek.




The local PCSOs to organise a fun day in Barne Barton on 27th August. Various partner organisations will be participating.  This will revive a local tradition, which has been lost for several years. Our funding will contribute towards affordable entertainments (inflatables, face-painting etc.) and provision of refreshments and a barbecue




To fund refreshments, basic equipment, art & craft materials for the young people engaged in the Community Ambassador Project for Barefoot.




Contribution to Kings Tamerton Community Association's Christmas children's programme




Christmas lunch for 12 local residents at the Sunny Bobs Youth Group, William Sutton Memorial Hall.




To provide a grit bin on the corner of Dolton Gardens and Priestley Avenue


To provide a drop kerb in a payment that was rebuilt following tree removals in Reynolds Grove, Barne Barton.


To contribute towards a bigger coffee machine for The Pioneers Project to use at the Barn's Community cafe. This will benefit the attendees at the Cafe.




To contribute towards replacing very damaged outdoor play equipment to benefit the nursery children at Victoria Road Primary School.


To support the Square Club at St Budeaux Community Centre with the enhancement of kitchen facilities.


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Community Grants Scheme

George Wheeler



Young Devon, Children in Care Award


Support The Pioneers Young Project Scheme




Contribution to the cost of providing a replacement water main for St Budeaux Community Centre. When the new community centre was built ten years ago, the builders used the old main to supply the Centre. This has fractured on several occasions and a new mains connection over some 80 metres of Highway land to the SWW network is needed. A quotation including obtaining all permissions has been offered and provisionally accepted. The St Budeaux Community Association which is responsible for the building is a charity and have requested help with meeting this bill.




It has been 3 years since Colebrook SW became custodians of the Affinity Sutton owned William Sutton Memorial Hall. We would like to invite the local community to celebrate this occasion and inform them of our progress in developing the Centre and what is on offer to the local community. We will be inviting partners and other community organisations to meet the community and advise on their offers. The event will also function as a HYS event.




Contribution towards Lego for St Budeaux Library




Funding for the Memory Café at St Budeaux Library




To provide money to St Budeaux Ambassadors for their Christmas Party, for 30 plus young people in Barne Barton that attend a Youth Club every week. To provide party games and refreshments




Donation for planters and community gardening in St Budeaux square


2nd March 2018


Contribution towards the purchase and installation of a new cooker at Kings Tamerton Community Centre


Assistance with travel costs to the attendance by 10 young people aged 13-17-years-old from Barne Barton and St. Budeaux at a leadership residential to Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest.


To support the Pioneers, with delivery of three projects. Supporting a graphic novel workshop for youngsters (ages 11 – 17). Supporting plants and refreshments for a community day at the Barne Barton allotment. Sessional resources, materials and refreshments for the evening sessions running over the next 2 to 3 months.


Transforming Plymouth Together is working with churches and community groups in St Budeaux to support families and provide meals in holidays for struggling families


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Community Grant Scheme 2016 to 2017


Affinity Community Theatre is an amateur dramatics group who are based at the William Sutton Memorial Hall in St Budeaux. They aim to put on two performances each year, one being a pantomime to which local families are invited at nominal charges. This grant will help with their expenses, allowing a lesser increase in their membership fee and maintaining a minimal charge for audiences for their productions. Beneficiaries: Group members and the local community who enjoy watching their productions.


An opportunity to participate in a residential at an outdoor adventure centre has arisen and we have been requested to fund the transport costs of £300


Barne Barton Community Ambassadors expedition to Ghana. The Community Ambassadors are a team of young people who have been volunteering locally for three years. Eight of them have planned a visit to work with young people at an orphanage in Kumasi, Ghana in October this year


Bubble football tournament


Christmas community event in Barne Barton that will be celebrating the neighbourhood plan & enabling services to engage with residents to support them to access services & to raise issues affecting the community


Contribution towards the cost of garden furniture for the revamped outdoor space


Dangerous Dads is a project run by Tamar Folk Sure Start and the Cabin nursery which encourages social events and projects to be undertaken by fathers and their children


Family Halloween Event supported by Colebrook SW to encourage community cohesion


For improvements to the community garden at Red Brick Field - Fruit trees and raised beds and an interpretation board


Purchase of kick-boxing equipment. The kickboxing sessions which are being run at Tamar View are proving very popular. Over 16 people attend regularly and there have been requests to extend the provision to 5+year olds. The insurance is in place and an instructor is ready but the specialist equipment is needed. £650 is requested which will provide equipment for the Junior sessions and also enable the adult sessions to be extended. The junior sessions will become a component of the Youth Work programme.


St Budeaux Girl Guild camping equipment


The St Budeaux Square Club is run by the St Budeaux Community Association. They hold a monthly extended lunch club and organise trips


The Tamar View job club has been running for 6 years and in the past 3 months has assisted 22 people. The computers were initially provided with support from the DWP. They are now failing and need replacing.


This is part of the Education through Expeditions project, lead by explorer Antony Jinman. This element involves children predominantly from Barne Barton and Kings Tamerton and the key component is a trip to Finland in March this year


You Can Do It Achievement Awards for looked after children


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Community Grant Scheme 2015 to 2016

You Can do It Achievement Awards Ceremony 2015 (joint application with Councillors Downie £150, Drean £100, J Taylor £100, Fry £33, Ball £34, Fletcher £33, K Taylor £100, Singh £50, I Bowyer £50, Mrs Bowyer £50, Jarvis £200, Evans £50, Tuohy £50, Lowry £50, Riley £100, Smith £50, Bridgeman £50, Fox £100, Kelly  £50, Mahony £100, Jordan £50, Beer £50, James £50, Churchill £50, Mrs Pengelly £50, Wigens £50, K Foster £100, Mrs Foster £200, Parker Delaz Ajete £200, Bowie £100, Damarell £100, McDonald £100, Tuffin £200, Penberthy £100, S Davey £300, P Davey £300, Sparling £50, Aspinall £100, Dann £100 & Rennie £100)


Summer fun day at Tamar FOLK Children’s Centre (joint application with Councillors Bowie £80 & Damarell £90)


Halloween & HYS community event (joint application with Councillors Bowie £100 & Damarell £100)


Barne Barton summer Activities (joint application with Councillors Bowie £340 and Damarell £340)


Have Your Say Barne Barton Christmas Cracker Event (joint application with Councillors Bowie £100 and Damarell £100)


Event shelter, ground sheet and 2 LED Lights for the Old School playing field (joint application with Councillors Bowie £75 and Damarell £80)


Lockable barrier for the recreation land  Kings Tamerton (joint application with Councillors Bowie £210 and Damarell £210)


Support for CHIL (Community Health in Lipson) (joint application with Councillors Bowie £15 and Damarell £15)


Love Barne Barton to ascertain what contributes to happiness & wellbeing of residents (joint application with Councillors Bowie £120 and Damarell £110)


Kit & costs of extra tournaments for MAP Kings U12 football team (joint application with Councillors Bowie £35 and Damarell £35)


Dog fouling poster competition run by Riverside School (joint application with Councillors Bowie £40 and Damarell £40)


Support for St Budeaux Community Association’s Beating Obesity Programme called “Dance Yourself Fit” (joint application with Councillors Bowie £170 and Damarell £160)


Children’s Easter Party to be run by Frost (joint application with Councillors Bowie £80 and Damarell £80)



2 cookers for Kings Tamerton Community Centre (joint application with Councillors Bowie £160 and Damarell £170)


Equipment for Muy Thai & Fitness Club (joint application with Councillors Bowie £333 and Damarell £333)


Computer & catering equipment for St Budeaux Community Association (joint application with Councillors Bowie £173 and Damarell £174)


Grant for the provision of activities, staff training and resources for the Tamar View Youth Project (joint application with Councillors Bowie £1269 and Damarell £1363)



Community Grant Scheme 2014 to 2015

Opening of William Sutton Hall for community events (joint application)


Barne Barton Partnership summer & half term activities (joint application)



Barne Barton Christmas Cracker Event (joint application)


Young person’s fun day at Kit Hill Park (joint application)


Cookery sessions & story telling sessions as part of the Tamar View Spring & Easter events (joint application)


Formation of a Toy Library at Riverside Primary School (joint application)


Riverside Poster competition – pupils to create poster to discourage dog fouling (joint application)


10 week coached sports sessions for Dads n Kids in the St Budeaux area to encourage bonding (joint application)


St Budeaux Community Centre’s Lunch Club for the elderly & vulnerable people – lunch & afternoon activities (joint application)


Contribution towards the cost of a defibrillator to be stationed at St Budeaux Community Centre (joint application)


You Can Do It Achievement Awards (joint application)


Activities for the Pensioners & Fifty Plus Action Group (joint application)


Support for the gardening group at William Sutton Hall – tools, seeds etc (joint application)


Activities for children during school holidays at Tamar View Community Complex (joint application)


Support for Ocean View Residents Group Green Fingers Project to bring the allotments back into use (joint application)


Support for Monday evening youth project drop-in centre at St Boniface church for materials, equipment etc (joint application)


Skills Aid Project (Joint Application)



Community Grant Scheme 2013 to 2014

Equipment for table tennis club. (joint application.)


Community event (joint application)


Christmas Cookery Course (joint application)


Barne Barton Christmas Cracker Event (joint application)


Toddler Group at Tamar View – healthy snacks (joint application)


Community event (joint application)


St Budeaux Community Centre – Chairs (joint application)


Community event – Kings Tamerton (joint application)


Churches Together in St Budeaux – community work (joint application)


Healthy Living Cookery Course – Barne Barton (joint application)


Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (joint application)


Riverside School – Poster Competition on dog fouling (joint application)


Marine Academy – School activities (joint application)


Barne Barton & St Budeaux – Detached youth worker project (joint application)