OUR COUNCILLORS

Councillor Mrs Karen Bradford : Chair
61 Burton Road

Coton-in-the-Elms, Swadlincote

DE12 8HL

01283 760033

Councillor Mrs A Wolfe : Vice-Chair 

Councillor Mrs Claire Bradford                           
11 Burton Road

Coton-in-the-Elms

Swadlincote

DE12 8HJ

Councillor Mr James Heaven

14 Glebe Close

Coton-in-the-Elms

Swadlincote

DE12 8HF

07376 100270

Councillor Mr Martin Kinson
12 Elms Road

Coton-in-the-Elms

Swadlincote

01283 760599                                     

Councillor Miss Margaret Leech

                                                                         

Councillor Jo Lang
3 Old School Mews

Coton-in-the-Elms

Swadlincote

DE12 8ES
07881 597114

OTHER REPRESENTATIVES

Councillor Stuart Swann (Derbyshire County Councillor for Linton Division)

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG
07970 741687
stuart.swann@derbyshire.gov.uk

Councillor Mrs A Wheelton (District Councillor)
Borough Hill Farm
Catton Road
Walton-on-Trent
Swadlincote
DE12 8LL

Amy.Wheelton@southderbyshire.gov.uk

Councillor Simon Ackroyd (District Councillor)
56 Linton Heath
Linton
Swadlincote
DE12 6PD
07481872041
simon.ackroyd@southderbyshire. gov.uk

The Role of a Councillor

 

They are elected to represent the interest of the local community as a whole and promote a harmonious local environment. The number of elected Councillors depends on the size of the area, in Coton In The Elms we are able to have 7 Councillors.

 

Local Councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'Local Council' is synonymous with ' Parish Council, 'Town Council' and 'Community Council'.

 

Local Councils are made up of locally  elected Councillors. They are legally obliged to hold at least four meetings a year.  Most meet on a monthly cycle to discuss council business and hear from local residents.  District and County Councillors regularly attend parish meetings and report at the Annual Parish meeting. Councillors are expected to attend meetings on a regular basis.​

Councillors must abide by a Code of Conduct, a set of rules on how Councillors are expected to behave. They must also declare their financial interests in the parish, details of which are kept by the District Council.

The Parish Council for Coton-in-the-Elms, whose role is to:

  • Represent the views of parishioners to District and County Council level and at local forums, e.g. Linton Community Meeting

  • Provide services for the community, e.g. ensure public assets such as the village green are well maintained

  • Review and comment on local planning applications

  • Liaise with DCC Highways on traffic concerns and signage

  • Work with the DCC Flood Risk Management Team to minimise the risk of flooding in the village

  • Help escalate unresolved issues to the attention of District and County Councillors as appropriate

  • Collaborate with neighbouring Parish Councils on issues of common concern