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Derrick Ashley

Derrick Ashley
01 May 1997
02 May 1985
Hitchin South
12 Nuns Close
01462 450892
01992 556557

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of the applications previously agreed and declined can be found by following the links in the Members' Locality Budget section below

Locality Budget Scheme Allocations

Details of received applications

Highways Locality Budget Scheme

Details of allocations

Executive Member for Environment, Planning & Transport

Election History

Thu 2 May 1985 Thu 6 May 1993  
Thu 1 May 1997  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 2 May 1985

Division Representation History

DivisionRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Hitchin SouthThu 2 May 1985 Fri 7 May 1993
Hitchin SouthThu 1 May 1997

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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Mon, 5 Mar 2001Poole Borough Council & Poole PotteryT-Shirt & Large Pottery DishNot known
Thu, 7 Jul 2005SercoDinner during LGA Annual Conference, Old Swan Hotel, HarrogateNot known

My front-line role

 I am the Conservative County Councillor for Hitchin South division. The  ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events and contacts about the area.

I represent the interests of the 12,000 residents living in the town centre and the south of the town. I work closely with the North Herts District Councillors for the same areas; our Member of Parliament, the Rt Hon Peter Lilley, who lives locally; and active residents’ and local community groups.

Residents who wish to raise any issue with me are welcome to do so at any time, whether by e-mail, letter or telephone.

My County Council responsibilities

I am a member of the Cabinet and the Executive Member responsible for Environment, Planning & Transport.

Cabinet is responsible at law for most of the council’s policy decisions, but these are made in the light of recommendations from a range of cross-party Cabinet Panels.

Environment, Planning & Transport is a wide-ranging portfolio and encompasses the following:

Hertfordshire’s built and natural environment; countryside management; Lead Flood Authority; environmental intelligence; rights of way; climate change (excluding County Council estate and operations); leading for the County Council on the Hertfordshire Infrastructure and Planning Panel:  strategic planning; waste planning; minerals planning; airport policy: Local Transport Plan; leading for the County Council on the Local Transport Board; passenger transport: leading for the County Council on the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Roles on outside bodies

I have a regional role representing Hertfordshire on the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority as well as serving on regional bodies representing my portfolio.  Locally, I have served as a school governor for 30 years and I am a trustee of a number of local charities including the Hitchin Educational Foundation which provides an endowment to the local secondary schools and local children of about £70,000 per annum. I have always taken a particular interest in planning issues and have campaigned to ensure Hitchin retains its character and is not overwhelmed by large scale development