About Ashbourne Town Council
What is the Role of a Town Councillor?
Town Councillors are volunteers who are held accountable by local people for things that happen locally. Councillors work together in the council to serve your community and to make decisions on behalf of the local community.
There are thirteen members of the Ashbourne Town Council. The full Council meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, this takes place at the Town Hall at 7.00pm. The meeting is open to any member of the public, however, only residents on the Ashbourne Electoral Role are permitted to ask questions.
Within the Town Council there are three Committee’s:-
Finance, Town Hall & HR
This Committee meets on the fourth Monday of every second month at 7.00pm. The Committee look and recommend to Full Council, any decisions regarding payments. They help keep Committees within their allocated budgets, and are also responsible for setting the estimates and the precept for the following financial year, after approval, this is sent to Derbyshire Dales District Council.
This Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at 8.00pm. Last Year the Committee looked at over 144 separate planning applications, subsequently sending their recommendations to the Derbyshire Dales District Council for inclusion in their officer’s report. Ashbourne Planning Committee is a consultee only, the final decision lies with the District Council
This Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at 7.00pm. This Committee deals with all other Council business, including events that are held during the year, whether organised by the Council itself, or in partnership with other organisations.