Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams 
(East Ward) 
29 Porterhouse Road 
Ripley 
DE5 3FL 
01773 746543 
 
Cllr. Roland Emmas-Williams was first elected to Ripley Town Council in 1987 until 1999. He was re-elected in 2013, after returning to Ripley following a 12 year absence. 
 
Roland served as a Councillor for Amber Valley Borough Council for 8 years. 
 
He became a Councillor in order to serve the community and to help residents with their problems and issues, seeking to find a suitable solution. 
 
Roland is currently Mayor of Ripley Town Council 2021-2022. 
 
Roland said, 'I wish to make the Parish of Ripley a better place to live and work and help the local Community to thrive with a local spirit for the benefit of all'. 
 
Ripley Town Council Committees: 
Allotments (Chair) 
Financial Grants (Chair) 
Certificate of Merit (Chair) 
Events 
Environment 
Heritage 
 
Roland represents Ripley Town Council on the following outside bodies: 
Ripley and District Heritage Trust 
Police Parish / Town Liaison Meetings 
William Holmes Almshouses and the Ernest Fermor Charity 
Ripley Town Centre Traders Forum 
 
Personal Interests: 
I have lived in Ripley for 57 years, currently with my wife, Sheila. I am retired. My main hobby is watching all different kinds of sport. 
 
External committees/ groups: 
President/Secretary of Ripley OAP Association 
Secretary of Ripley & District Twinning Association 
Member of Friends of Ripley Greenway 
School Governor of Ripley Junior School 
Member of Midland Railway Trust 
Trustee of William Holmes Armshouses & Ellis-Fermor Charity 
Member of Ripley & District Heritage Trust 
Life Member of Marehay Cricket Club 
Volunteer for Greenwich Park Sports Partnership 
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