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Westgate-on-Sea Town Council

Martyn Pennington Chairman

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Martyn Pennington is one of the 10 elected Town Councillors on the Council in Westgate-on-Sea.

Martyn was elected to the Town Council on the 7th May 2015 and currently sits on 3 Committees - 

Finance and General Purposes

Human Resources

Events and Tourism

Contact : 07710 030278


Martyn Pennington was born in Bolton, Lancashire, and grew up on Tyneside. After studying languages at University College London he spent two years as a volunteer teacher in Madagascar, and he has spent most of his working life managing international development aid - mainly in relation to Africa - working for the British Government and the European Commission. Living in Westgate since 2010, he loves the sea, and the community spirit of Westgate. He is married, and has three grown-up daughters.

Now retired, he wants to play an active part in local community and church life.

"As a councillor I pay special attention to the vital role of shops and small businesses in Westgate, to support for voluntary groups in the town, and to ensuring the efficient use of Council funds"