Cllr Dave Oakley
Chair of the Council
Dave worked in the motor industry most of his working life before retiring in 2021. He was first a Councillor 2008-2011 and was co-opted back onto the Council in December 2019, before becoming Mayor in 2020.
He represents the North Ward and is on the Finance, Personnel and Planning Committees within the Council. Dave also sits on the Board of Trustees for The Whitworth.
Dave joined the Council to be able to help, guide and support the local community as well as helping influence decisions that best benefit the people of Darley Dale. You will often see Dave at The Whitworth, with his dog Pasha, catching up with the Town Clerk team and he is always on hand to catch up with residents and local businesses.