Amber Valley Conservatives

Conservatives take control of Derbyshire County Council

The Conservatives have taken control of Derbyshire County Council from Labour winning 37 of the 64 seats up for election. Congratulations to the winning candidates in Amber Valley – Trevor Ainsworth, Ron Ashton, Kevin Buttery, Richard Iliffe, Peter Makin, Chris Short, Alex Stevenson and David Taylor.

Core Strategy update

At its meeting on Wednesday 15 July Amber Valley Borough Council approved certain changes to its Local Plan following the refusal of planning permission for 400 houses at Kedleston Road. In 2013, Amber Valley submitted its Core Strategy to the Planning Inspector. At that time research indicated it needed fewer than 7,000 dwellings to fulfil its […]

Is Council Leader About to Break Promise on Council Tax.

Cllr Paul Jones, the then leader of the opposition on Amber Valley Borough Council, gave an interview on Radio Derby last May in which he promised not to increase Council Tax if Labour gained control of the Borough Council in the forthcoming elections. The self-styled Socialist leader of the Borough Council has now put forward […]

Democratic Deficit at Amber Valley

At a meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council to discuss the Council’s Core Strategy on 15 October 2014 the socialist Mayor of the Borough, Cllr John Walker, completely ignored the Constitution of the Council. He allowed members to speak for only three minutes whereas the Constitution allows five minutes. Not only that, he prevented Cllr […]

Socialists Cancel Cabinet Meeting – Again

At Amber Valley Borough Council’s AGM in June the dates for six Cabinet meetings were approved. The Cabinet meetings are always preceded by a ‘Have Your Say’ session when members of the public can ask question of and, speak directly to, cabinet members. The Leader of the Socialist administration at Amber Valley Borough Council, Cllr […]

Socialists Fail to Support/Back Local Communities.

Cllr Gareth Gee (Conservative, Crich) proposed a motion at the meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council on 17 September calling on the Council to object to the imposition by the Socialist controlled Housing Market Area (the HMA) of an additional 2,665 houses to be built in Amber Valley. Consultants employed by the HMA had stated […]

Audit Highlights Council Savings

The meeting of Amber Valley Borough Council on 17 September received a report from KPMG, the Council’s auditors. In their report the auditors commented on the £4million of annual savings made by the Borough. These savings took place while the Conservatives were in control. Cllr Alan Cox, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on the […]