Damien Greenhalgh is the Borough Councillor for Howard Town ward on High Peak Borough Council, elected in May 2015. He is also the Deputy Leader of the Labour Group.
Damien was County Councillor for Glossop and Charlesworth and Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Derbyshire County Council and served as a Member of the Peak District National Park Authority from 2013 until 2017.
Damien was born and raised in Glossop, where he attended All Saints Primary and St. Philip Howard Secondary Schools in the town and Xaverian Sixth Form College in Manchester, before going onto study Politics at Salford University and University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic. He is the son of Peter and Joanne Greenhalgh, brother to Simon, Matthew and the late Tim Greenhalgh; and partner to local lad James.
Damien understands that before anything else he is a local councillor, community champion and a neighbour. To that end since his election Damien has focused on helping numerous constituents get their concerns addressed and issues resolved; campaigned hard against the Government’s cuts to Derbyshire’s valued public services, and fought for improved infrastructure and environmental works for the town, its residents and visitors.
Locally he is Chair of Governor at Dinting Primary School and is involved in several local charities and social enterprises including Glossopdale Furniture Project where he is Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Glossop Community Allotment C.I.C. where he is a Company Director/Chair.
He has also been a passionate advocate of public transport, serving as the Chair of the successful High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership from 2013 to 2017, where he worked avidly to improve the three rail lines that traverse the borough, their stations and their rail services.
Damien works at the highly regarded community wellbeing charity, The Bureau, where he is a Manager.
You get in touch with Damien via the Contact Damien section of this website.