Councillor Ian Fisher 
(East Ward) 
 
i.fisher@ripleytowncouncil.gov.uk 
07836 734005 
Ian is an experienced Councillor, having been a member of Ripley Town Council and since 1995. He wanted to become a Councillor so he can make a difference in Ripley. Ian wants to improve Ripley by using the influence of a strong Town Council to challenge other groups and authorities to make a difference to the whole township. 
 
He was brought up in Waingroves and went to St John’s Primary School and Ripley Technical School. His four children all went to Ripley Mill Hill before going to university. His interests are mainly sport, particularly rugby union and cricket. Ian was self employed for 25 years before his retirement. 
 
Ian was awarded the Highly Commended Derbyshire Councillor of the Year in 2021. 
 
In the same year, through his love of local history, Ian wrote the Ripley Town Guide and the text for the information boards which are situated throughout the Ripley Township. 
 
Outside of Ripley Town Council, Ian is Chair of Trustees for William Holmes Almshouses on Fletcher Street in Ripley and a Trustee of Marehay Cricket Club. 
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