Council & democracy

Councillor John Harrison

Councillor John Harrison
06 May 1999
06 May 1999
Conservative
Melbourne
Hope Cottage
55 Penn Lane
Melbourne
Derbyshire
DE73 8EQ
01332 862477
07715 612581

First elected to the Council in May 1999 and privileged to have been re-elected four times since, I also served on the County Council from 2000 to May 2013, latterly as a Cabinet Member, but  stood down to focus all of my energies on the District Council.

A Chartered Management Accountant, I was the Director of the National Knitting Industries' Federation, where I was the 'Voice of the Industry' in Whitehall, Westminster and Brussels for over 20 years.

In addition to my role of Finance and Management Committee Chairman, I'm also Chairman of the Standards Committee and of the Melbourne Area Forum and represent the Authority on the EMA's Independent Consultative Committee. I am also the Member Champion for Performance and Data Quality.

Other local positions which I'm proud to hold are:

  • Melbourne Sporting Partnership – Chairman
  • Melbourne Town Band – President
  • Melbourne Male Voice Choir – a Vice President and
  • Melbourne Town Cricket Club – a Vice President

I am totally dedicated to advancing, promoting and protecting the best interests of all in Melbourne, Kings Newton and Stanton-by-Bridge.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time by phone (07715612581), email or letter when you feel the need, noting that you would always be welcome to come to the Melbourne County and District Councillors' Advice Surgery, on the left hand side of the Assembly Rooms, which takes place on the first Saturday of  every month from 11.00am to noon; a prior appointment is not necessary.

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 6 May 1999  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 6 May 1999

Ward Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Council Member18 May 2017
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute18 May 2017
Finance and Management Committee Chairman18 May 2017
Joint Consultative Committee Member18 May 2017
Licensing and Appeals Sub-Committee Member18 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Council Member18 May 201618 May 2017
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute19 May 201618 May 2017
Finance and Management Committee Chairman19 May 201618 May 2017
Licensing and Appeals Sub-Committee Member19 May 201618 May 2017
Joint Consultative Committee Member19 May 201618 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Local Government Association (London) 28 June 2007 18 May 2016
Local Government Information Unit 28 June 2007 06 May 2015
Derbyshire Community Legal Services Partnership 28 June 2007 06 May 2015
South Derbyshire Partnership 20 May 2010 06 May 2015
Derby and Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Forum 03 July 2014 06 May 2015

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Finance and Management Committee11 December 2003  View
Housing and Community Services Committee08 January 2004  View
Housing and Community Services Committee10 March 2005  View
Development Control Committee10 May 2005Left the Meeting for this item View
Finance and Management Committee21 February 2006  View
Finance and Management Committee23 March 2006  View
Environmental and Development Services Committee13 July 2006  View
Housing and Community Services Committee15 March 2007  View
Council24 May 2007  View
Environmental and Development Services Committee23 August 2007Left the Meeting for this item. View
Council08 November 2007  View
Council08 November 2007  View
DateTitleNotes
Thu, 12 May 2016Equalities & Respecting Diversity 
Thu, 17 Dec 2015Emergency Planning 
Thu, 10 Dec 2015Safeguarding & CSE 
Tue, 22 Sep 2015Social Media 
Tue, 7 Jul 2015Code of Conduct 
Tue, 9 Jun 2015Social Media 
Wed, 3 Jun 2015Finance 
Mon, 1 Jun 2015Licensing 
Wed, 27 May 2015Planning 
DateFromDescriptionValue
Mon, 9 May 2011Toyota Motoring (UK) LimitedTwo match tickets and luncheon£130.00
Sat, 14 Apr 2012Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Limited2 Match Tickets and Luncheon£150.00
Sat, 20 Apr 2013Toyota Manufacturing (UK) LimitedMatch ticket and luncheon£100.00
Sat, 12 Apr 2014Toyota (Manufacturing) Ltd2 Match Tickets & Luncheon£150.00
7th May 2011 4th June 2011 2nd July 2011 6th August 2011 3rd September 2011 1st October 2011 5th November 2011 3rd December 2011 7th January 2012 4th February 2012 3rd March 2012 From 11.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon Bill Shone Leisure Centre, High Street, Melbourne.