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Ian Bates

005 Ward – Hilltop

PROFILE:

HOW LONG SERVED ON THE COUNCIL:

I joined Ashbourne Town Council in July 2011, and previously served from 1979 – 2003.

BIT ABOUT YOURSELF IE: FAMILY, WORK, HOBBIES ETC:

I was born and brought up in Ashbourne, and have been married to Joan for 58 years in May 2017.  We have 6 children, and 14 grand-children.  I have been Mayor of Ashbourne 4 times, and was the Chairman of Derbyshire Dales District Council 2006/7.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IE: SCHOOL GOVERNOR, OTHER COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT:

I am a member of the Shrovetide Committee, and goaled a ball in 1974.  I also”turned up” the ball in 1990.  I am on the QEGS Friends PTA (QFPTA), and also a representative for Ashbourne Community Transport.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY:

I want to keep Ashbourne moving forward, and I will listen to the people of the town & to their concerns.