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Mayor of High Peak

The current Mayor for High Peak Borough Council is Councillor Ed Kelly who represents Hadfield North. The Mayoress is Mrs Lynda Kelly, Ed's Wife who will attend community events alongside the Mayor.

Ed was raised on Chapel Lane in Hadfield, by his parents and his two sisters; he attended St Andrews Primary School and Glossop Comprehensive before spending time at university including Swansea University where he gained a post-graduate certificate in Education, Teaching and Youth Work, Humanities and Youth and Community Work.

Ed spent the early part of his working life in London as a youth worker, before returning to the North, with time spent working as a mental health support worker in Glossop and then in Stockport as a community worker, from 2002 to 2007. Ed worked for Oldham Council as part of the youth service management team, before moving across to Rochdale as head of the youth service between 2007 to 2013.

Ed has also spent time supporting future generations by being an external examiner for Huddersfield University.

During his time with Rochdale, Ed carried out a variety of community and youth initiatives including launching youth buses with a range of equipment on board, and training and workshop activities aimed at preventing anti social behaviour.

Ed currently works for the Bureau in Glossop as their Volunteer Connections Lead, having responsibility for the recruitment, retention, training and development of volunteers.  Ed is also the Chair of the PC refurb group which refurbishes old computers and gives them to those in need, groups and individuals.

Ed is married to Lynda with three children Shaun, Kia and Emma.

Since taking over as councillor for Hadfield North in 2015, Ed has endeavoured to further the work of his predecessors tackling a range of issues from the everyday housing queries to getting bollards replaced, benches installed and tackling dog fouling.

Ed has also worked with many local community groups including the Hadfield Heritage Trail, Bellies not Bins and the Giving Tree.

Ed has worked alongside the community to establish the Hadfield Community Garden on Chapel Walk, along with organising and supporting with several local community groups, various Community Clean Up sessions not just within in his ward but also encouraging nearby neighbours to start their own.

His main themes as Mayor of the High Peak are: children and young people's mental health and the planting of trees.

Mayor Ed Kelly