Ripley Town Council Committees 

We have various Committees that meet regularly to discuss local matters relating to their purpose. No decisions can be made at these meetings, however they can put recommendations to full council which are either approved or disapproved at the monthly Council meetings. 
 
Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings. They are currently conducted via Zoom. You can either watch and observe what's being duscussed, or you can join in during the Public Speaking section of the agenda and speak about a local matter relating to the nature of the Committee. 
A list of the dates that Committee meetings are taking place, along with the agenda and minutes can be found by clicking below. 

Allotment Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet annually (or as otherwise agreed) to make recommendations to Full Council on the management and supervision of Allotments and associated matters of the five allotment sites. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Mayor - Cllr Roland Emmas-Williams (Chair) 
Deputy Mayor - Cllr Nigel Weaving 
Cllr Steve Freeborn OR Cllr Ian Fisher 
Cllr T Holmes 
Cllr Matt Murray 
Cllr Lynn Joyes 
 

Certificate of Merit Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To make recommendations to Full Council regarding the Annual Certificate of Merit winner, having considered the nominations submitted following the public advertisement. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Mayor – Cllr Roland Emmas-Williams (Chair) 
Deputy Mayor – Cllr Nigel Weaving 
Councillor Paul Lobley 
Councillor Sean Carter 
Independent person 

Employment Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet monthly (or as otherwise agreed) to monitor and manage all employment matters on behalf of the Town Council including policies, procedures and performance. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor Paul Lobley (Chair) 
Councillor Ian Fisher 
Councillor Mick Wilson 
Councillor Christine Worth 
Councillor Matt Allwood 
Councillor Paul Moss 
Councillor Matt Murray 

Environment Committee 

To meet monthly (or as otherwise agreed) to help develop good environmental policies and practices throughout the Township, and to make recommendations to Full Council about its own environmental policies and practices. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor David Williams (Chair) 
Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams 
Councillor Steve Freeborn 
Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor Christine Worth 
Councillor Matt Allwood 
Councillor Trevor Spencer 
Councillor Ron Ashton 

Events Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet monthly (or as otherwise agreed) to monitor and manage all arrangements for events organised by the Town Council. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor Janis Gregory (Chair) 
Councillor Tony Holmes 
Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams 
Councillor Ian Fisher 
Councillor Lyndsay Cox 
Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor Trevor Spencer 
Councillor Tony Harper 

Finance and Management Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet monthly (or as otherwise agreed) to manage all financial and administrative matters on behalf of the Town Council, including the placing of contracts up to a value of £5,000.00, the monitoring of income and expenditure and to make recommendations for budget / precept setting. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor Ian Fisher (Chair) 
Councillor Lyndsay Cox 
Councillor Steve Freeborn 
Councillor Tony Holmes 
Councillor Paul Lobley 
Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor David Williams 
Councillor Ron Ashton 
Councillor Paul Moss 

Heritage Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet every three months to discuss heritage of the township and make recommendations to Full Council. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor Christine Worth (Chair) 
Councillor Ian Fisher 
Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams 
Councillor Steve Freeborn 
Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor David Williams 
Councillor Tony Harper 
Councillor Trevor Spencer 

Planning Committee 

Terms of Reference 
To meet monthly to discuss Planning Applications for the Township submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council in the previous month. The Committee is mandated to submit responses on behalf of the Town Council to the Planning Authority in respect of all Planning Applications and associated matters. 
 
Councillors on this Committee 
Councillor Steve Freeborn (Chair) 
Councillor Lyndsay Cox 
Councillor Tony Holmes 
Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor David Williams 
Councillior Mick Wilson 
Councillor Matt Allwood 
Councillor Steven Williams 
Councillor Lynn Joyes 

Financial Grants Panel 

Terms of Reference 
To meet yearly and as necessary to make recommendations to Full Council on the allocation of grants within the approved budget for the year. (Note, this budget excludes £3k to both the Ripley Music Festival and Amber Sound FM, and £750 to each of the Ambergate, Butterley and Marehay Cricket Clubs, the Ripley Town Football Club and Greenwich Park Sports Partnership. 
 
Councillors on this Panel 
Mayor - Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams (Chair) 
Deputy Mayor - Councillor Nigel Weaving 
Councillor Tony Holmes 
Councillor Janis Gregory 
Councillor Paul Lobley 
Councillor David Williams  
Councillor Ron Ashton 
Councillor Steven Williams 

Representatives to outside bodies 

Derbyshire Association of Local Councils: Cllr Cox & Cllr Holmes 
Ripley & District Heritage Trust - Cllr Emmas-Williams 
Ripley & District Town Twinning Association - Cllr Jones 
Waingroves Community Association - Cllr D Williams 
Heage Windmill Society - Cllr Weaving 
Amber Valley Access - Cllr Freeborn 
Police Town Liaison meetings - Cllr Emmas-Williams 
William Holmes Almshouses & the Ellis-Fermor Charity - Cllr Emmas-Williams and Cllr Fisher, until 2022. 
Amber Valley Parish Liaision Committee - Cllr Worth and Cllr Allwood 
Derwent Valley Mills Partnership - Cllr Freeborn 
Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership - Cllr Worth 
Ripley Town Centre Traders Forum - Cllr Emmas-Williams 
Butterley Ironworks Trust - Cllr Freeborn 
Derbyshire Law Centre - Cllr Wilson 
Greenwich Park Sports Partnership Trust - Cllr Holmes 
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