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Councillor Jim Hewlett

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03 May 2007
First Elected
03 May 2007

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 Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Melbourne Area Forum, and a substitute on the Planning committee.

I also serve on the Board of Mid Mercia Citizens Advice and on the Board of Trustees of Bank House in Swadlincote, a drop-in centre for people with mental health problems.

My spare time interests are, 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, Martyn Fitzpatrick, 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 Thu 4 May 2023 retired

Party Representation History

ConservativeThu 3 May 2007 Thu 4 May 2023

Ward Representation History

MelbourneThu 3 May 2007 Thu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

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Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

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

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
 Page 2 of 3, items 13 to 24 of 31.
Council20 January 2011 
Council28 February 2011 
Council14 April 2011 
Planning Committee26 April 2011Left the Meeting for this item
Council27 February 2012 
Housing and Community Services Committee14 March 2013Pecuniary
Finance and Management Committee20 June 2013Personal
Planning Committee06 August 2013Pecuniary
Council03 March 2014Pecuniary
Planning Committee15 September 2015Personal
Housing and Community Services Committee12 January 2016Personal
Planning Committee20 December 2016Personal
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.

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances0 
Present as expected00%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

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