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meet our Councillors


Joanna Collins

High Peak Borough Councillor for Hope Valley
Joanna has lived in Hope valley for over 25 years and has been a councillor since 2019. She is vice-chair of the Climate Change Working Group, working across the Council for more focus on the environment. She has successfully pushed for funding for climate action, and supported energy efficiency and affordable housing.

Outside the Council Joanna is an active member of the Wildlife and Habitats Policy Working Group, and she volunteers for local nature conservation projects. She also volunteers for Citizens Advice in Buxton, which gives her in-depth understanding of people’s practical problems.


Charlotte Farrell

High Peak Borough Councillor for Hope Valley

Charlotte is secretary of The Anglers community-owned pub, campaigns for lower speeds in our villages and organises litter picks in Bamford, where she has lived for many years. As Council member of the Peak District National Park Authority, she pushes for consideration of residents’ needs such as more  affordable housing.

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