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Parish Councillors

In this section you will find all the contact details for the Parish Councillors.

You can contact the Parish Councillors on a wide range of issues that affect the parish of Baslow and Bubnell, and you can also contact Sarah Porter, the Clerk to the Parish Council, by email.

Parish Councillors

Contact Details

Sarah Porter

Clerk to the Parish Councillors
Pynot Cottage
School Lane
Beeley DE4 2NU

M: 07866 695132
E: send an email to Sarah

Chris Brown | Chairman

Having lived in Baslow as I child, I moved back to the village with my family in 2003.

I am married with three children and am a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants. I am a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner and specialise in Business Recovery, helping clients who are in financial difficulty.

I joined the Parish Council in 2006 having taken a keen interest in what was happening in the village. I became vice-chairman in 2007 and then chairman in 2011. I have been actively involved in several working parties, helping to create the Baslow Jubilee Community Orchard (to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee) and the Baslow Woodland Park.

My interests include running, mountainbiking and music.

Over Lane
DE45 1SA

T: 01246 583022
E: send an email to Chris 

Steve Brown

A new resident to Baslow (2022) having my youngest in the local primary school, Baslow St Anne’s.

Having read all the accomplishments of the current board I felt I could contribute and bring my experiences to the village.

I have a long term partner, Emma, and two boys (George and Taylor). I studied a degree in Business & Technology Management at Sheffield having been brought up in Sale, south Manchester, although born in Liverpool and a supporter!

Following my degree I went into sales and marketing for larger companies, including Coca Cola, and pharmaceutical companies, including GSK and Boots. I took the step to work for myself in the property sector and now run a property rental business.

My interests include football and golf, and love mountainbiking in our lovely countryside.

Appletreewell Cottage
Gorse Bank Lane
DE45 1SG

T: 07880 737503
E: send an email to Steve

Jane Buckham

Resident in the village since 2007, I’ve worked with the surgery on the Patient Participation Group before becoming a Parish Councillor. I am also involved with running the Senior Citizens Club and on the Festivals committee.

I was born in the Wirral and brought up outside London, moving north to attend university in Manchester. After that we lived in Sheffield and visited Baslow, always admiring the village.

Since becoming a Councillor I’ve worked with the Gardening Club to improve the appearance of the village roundabouts, and am currently on the Keep Baslow Beautiful working group.

Baslow is such a great village to live in we need to keep it in top condition, despite cutbacks in local authority services.

Hydro Cottage
Bar Road
DE45 1SF

T: 01246 582605
E: send an email to Jane 

Richard Clark

I have lived in Baslow since 2001, married to Karen with three grown up children.

I am a Chartered Surveyor working within the residential sector with some commercial experience in the past.

I joined the Parish Council in 2007 and am currently a Trustee for Baslow Charities. In the past I have served as a Village Hall Trustee and a Governor at Lady Manner’s School.

Calver Road
DE45 1RR

T: 01246 583971
E: send an email to Richard

Simon Chalk

The family and I moved to Baslow from Sheffield in 2020 when I retired. Wanting to help the village and to get to know people I joined the parish council. I hope I’ll be able to increasingly contribute to the good work being done and represent the community.

With an engineering background, I worked in the pharmaceutical sector helping the drug companies improve their manufacturing supply chains. I haven’t completely retired and sit on the board of two biotech start-ups as a non-executive director.

We have two grown up sons and I enjoy playing golf and football.

Newby House
Over Lane
DE45 1RT

T: 01246 582605
E: send an email to Simon

David Dawson

I have been a Baslow resident for 10 years or so and take an active part in village activities including the Garden Society, the Baslow History Group and the Calver Film Society. I have chaired the Community Orchard Group since the orchard was established, instigated the annual Winter Festival and organised the new village sign on Goose Green.

As a member of the Parish Council for nine years, I have led the development of the Community Orchard and chaired the group to establish the Woodland Park. I currently play a role in the Keep Baslow Beautiful scheme and am leading the attempts to regenerate the area of Bridge End and Bubnell.

Professionally, I spent over 30 years in the NHS as a doctor, Consultant Physician, senior manager and Medical Director. After retirement I did a spell in management consultancy. I have four children and eight grandchildren, none of whom are local but visit regularly. My main hobbies are reading and following Test cricket!

Howard Cottage
Eaton Hill
DE45 1SB

T: 01246 582998
E: send an email to David 

Nick Gilbert

M: 07863 330934
E: send an email to Nick

Jonathan Holsgrove

E: Send an email to Jonathan

Susan Hobson

As a Derbyshire Dales District Councillor for the Chatsworth Ward and Deputy Leader, as well as being newly elected County Councillor for this area, I am very busy with local matters ‚ÄĒ anything from bin collections to library services, to supporting our local Neighbourhood Watch by delivering their leaflets.

As part of my Derbyshire County Council responsibilities I attend many of the Parish Council meetings in this area, because I feel that our Parish Councils are the backbone of local democracy.

I also have an excellent working relationship with our local MP, Sarah Dines and with Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster.

District & County Councillor
Town Hall
Matlock DE4 3NN

T: 01629 533190 (Derbyshire County Council)
T: 01629 761100 (Derbyshire Dales District Council)
E: Send an email to Susan (DCC)
E: Send an email to Susan (DDDC)

Sarah Dines MP

Sarah Dines is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Derbyshire Dales.

On her website, you can find her latest news, campaigns and more about Sarah, including the issues she supports and work on.

You can also contact Sarah at her offices in Matlock and Westminster.

Sarah is here to help, regardless of how you voted, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Sarah Dines MP
House of Commons

T: 020 7219 6660
E: send an email to Sarah
W: visit Sarah’s website

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