Linda Chilton

Linda Chilton - Melbourne Division

LINDA CHILTON has lived in the Melbourne Division for 29 years and has felt privileged to have represented it since 2013.

Sadly widowed during her tenure, she is a mother and grandmother, travelled extensively and holds a BA(Hons) in Business Administration.

Linda is involved with many local groups and organisations. A school governor at Melbourne Junior School with special responsibility for Safeguarding Children, a Vice President of the Melbourne Rugby Football Club, Treasurer for the East Midlands Conservative Women's Organisation, Member of the Melbourne Civic Society and a substitute member of the Local Government Association’s Wellbeing Board. Linda served as Chairman of Derbyshire County Council for the 2017/18 civic year and currently sits on the council's Audit and Improvement & Scrutiny People committees. She has also been a member of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Authority since June 2018.

Linda regularly attends the seven Parish Council monthly meetings within her division, and works to ensure a fairer deal for her residents. 

PRIORITIES

  1. Promoting the interests of, and care in, the whole community within the area
  2. Monitoring the standards of education and schooling for local children
  3. Protecting Universal County Services for our area despite increased budget pressures
  4. Keeping up pressure on action for a new river crossing to replace the Swarkestone Causeway – presently, the main route through to Swadlincote.