Chair of the council

Steve Freeborn

Councillor Steve Freeborn took over the role of Chair of the council in October 2014


As Chair, Councillor Freeborn takes on the official chain of office and presides over council meetings, which take place at Matlock in the council chamber at County Hall on Smedley Street six times a year.

In addition to ensuring the smooth running of council meetings, the Chair is an ambassador and figurehead for the county council across the whole of Derbyshire. The ambassador role extends the length and breadth of Derbyshire with the exception of the city of Derby which, as a unitary authority, is responsible for all its own local government functions.

During his term of office Councillor Freeborn is keen to promote the work of the council and local voluntary organisations around tackling poverty and inequality, particularly through supporting the county's credit unions, addressing hate crime across Derbyshire and campaigning for a fairer funding deal for Derbyshire from the Government.

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