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Councillor John Harrison

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06 May 1999
First Elected::
06 May 1999

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, a Member of the Planning Committee and represent the Authority on the EMA's Independent Consultative Committee and the East Midlands Council's Employers' Board. I am also the Member Champion for Performance and Data Quality.

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

  • Derbyshire County Council – Honorary Alderman
  • Melbourne Sporting Partnership – President
  • Melbourne Town Band – Immediate Past 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 whenever 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.



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Election History

Thu 6 May 1999 Thu 2 May 2019  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 6 May 1999 Thu 2 May 2019

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
MelbourneThu 3 May 2007 Thu 2 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 11 of 26, items 51 to 55 of 130.
Joint Consultative Committee Member23 May 201314 May 2014
Safer Neighbourhood Area 3 North East and Melbourne Area Forum Chairman23 May 201314 May 2014
South Derbyshire Partnership Member23 May 201314 May 2014
Standards Committee Chairman23 May 201314 May 2014
Housing and Community Services Committee Member17 May 201222 May 2013

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
 Page 1 of 6, items 1 to 12 of 66.
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
Thu, 6 Dec 2018Finance Briefing/Training 
Thu, 21 Jun 2018Licensing 
Mon, 18 Jun 2018Planning 
Wed, 7 Mar 2018ACAS Spring Conference 
Wed, 23 Aug 2017Licensing 
Tue, 11 Jul 2017Planning  
Thu, 9 Feb 2017DBS Disclosures 
Tue, 16 Aug 2016Licensing 
Tue, 19 Jul 2016Local Plan Briefing 
Tue, 21 Jun 2016Treasury Management 
Wed, 15 Jun 2016Planning  
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 
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.