Council & democracy

Councillor Jim Hewlett

Councillor Jim Hewlett
03 May 2007
03 May 2007
2 Bishop Court,
DE73 8LN
01332 863927
07979 976860

I was born in 1948 and am a Sociology graduate of Reading University with two grown-up sons. I spent most of my working life in the Timber Trade and after taking early retirement was elected as a District Councillor in May 2007.

I am Chairman of the Housing and Community Services Committee and also represent the Council as a Director on the Board of The Association of Retained Council Houses (ARCH) which promotes the interests of Councils which still own their housing stock.

I am also on the Board of the South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau and a Trustee of Bank House in Swadlincote, a drop-in centre for people with mental health problems.

I also serve on the Finance and Management Committee and am Older Peoples' Champion in South Derbyshire.     

My spare time interests are local politics, walking, reading, world music and enjoying life in Melbourne and Kings Newton.

I am Secretary of The Thomas Cook Memorial Cottages in the village, a group of Almshouses.

I am available to talk to constituents on the phone at all reasonable times before 10pm and together with my fellow Councillor for Melbourne and Kings Newton, John Harrison, hold a "surgery" for face to face consultations on the first Saturday of every month from 11am to 12 noon at Melbourne Leisure Centre. We will do our best to help and advise you.


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Election History

Thu 3 May 2007  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 3 May 2007

Ward Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Council Member17 May 201815 May 2019
Environmental and Development Services Committee Substitute17 May 201815 May 2019
Finance and Management Committee Member17 May 201815 May 2019
Heritage Grants Sub-Committee Member17 May 201815 May 2019
Planning Committee Substitute17 May 201815 May 2019

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Citizens’ Advice South Derbyshire & Derby (CASDAC) 28 June 2007 15 May 2019
South Derbyshire Mental Health Association 28 June 2007 15 May 2019
Environmental Education Project Steering Group 20 May 2010 15 May 2019
Rosliston Forestry Centre Management Executive 20 May 2010 15 May 2019
Arts Derbyshire 28 July 2014 15 May 2019

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
03 June 201503 June 2015 View
29 May 201929 May 2019 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Council24 May 2007  View
Council08 November 2007  View
Council24 January 2008  View
Heritage Grants Sub-Committee11 December 2008  View
Housing and Community Services Committee12 March 2009Left the meeting for this item View
Heritage Grants Sub-Committee17 March 2009  View
Council09 April 2009Left the Meeting for this item View
Council21 January 2010  View
Council01 March 2010Left the Meeting View
Planning Committee12 October 2010Left the Meeting for this item View
Housing and Community Services Committee06 January 2011Left the Meeting for this item View
Housing and Community Services Committee06 January 2011Left the Meeting for this item View
Tue, 1 Oct 2019Section 106 Agreement Training 
Tue, 10 Sep 2019Equalities & Diversity Training 
Mon, 5 Aug 2019Corporate Plan Workshop 
Thu, 6 Dec 2018Finance Briefing/Training 
Mon, 18 Jun 2018Planning 
Tue, 22 May 2018General Data Protection Regulation 
Wed, 28 Feb 2018Homeless Reduction Act 
Tue, 11 Jul 2017Planning 
Wed, 5 Jul 2017Chairing & Facilitation 
Thu, 9 Feb 2017DBS Disclosures 
Tue, 19 Jul 2016Local Plan Briefing 
Tue, 12 Jul 2016Licensing 
Tue, 21 Jun 2016Treasury Management 
Wed, 15 Jun 2016Planning 
Thu, 17 Dec 2015Emergency Planning 
Wed, 25 Nov 2015Chairing Skills 
Tue, 22 Sep 2015Social Media 
Thu, 9 Jul 2015Licensing 
Tue, 7 Jul 2015Code of Conduct 
Wed, 3 Jun 2015Finance 
Wed, 27 May 2015Planning 
Tue, 23 Nov 2010Rolls Royce PLC, DerbyBuffet Supper and Classical Music Concert£30.00
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.