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Councillor Hazel Simmons

Councillor Hazel Simmons
02 May 1991
02 May 1991
Labour
Lewsey
5 Clover Close
Luton
Beds
LU4 OPJ
07769 235474


• How long have you lived in Luton?

I have lived in Luton since 1984 moving here due to changes in employment.

• Which ward do you represent?

I was elected to represent the Lewsey Ward in 1991 and have been a councillor there ever since.

• What portfolio do you represent? Do you sit on or chair any boards?

 I am currently Leader of the council but have also been Deputy Leader, Chair of Leisure and Chair of Equalities. 

• Why did you become a councillor?

I became a councillor so that I could represent people and advocate on their behalf.  I’m particularly interested in helping the most vulnerable in the ward and improving things in general for all the local community.

• What do you love about Luton?

I love the diversity and exciting activities that happen in Luton.  It is never boring and working with all the communities that live here is rewarding. I love the way people tend to get along together.

• What issues are you most passionate about in your role as councillor?

I am particularly interested in improving housing opportunities for the Luton community, which is really challenging at the moment.  I also am passionate about improving public health; it’s really important as poor health is often one of the causes of poverty and is  so important to peoples general well-being.


 

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 2 May 1991  

Party Representation History

Ward Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Executive Executive Leader04 May 2015
Full Council Member04 May 2015
Health and Wellbeing Board Member04 May 2015
Petitions and Representations Board Member16 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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West Luton Area Board Member04 May 201516 May 2017
Executive Executive Leader19 May 201403 May 2015
Full Council Member19 May 201403 May 2015
West Luton Area Board Member19 May 201403 May 2015
Health and Wellbeing Board Member19 May 201403 May 2015

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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Luton Foodbank 20 May 2014 17 May 2016
EoE Local Government Association Environment & Waste Network Pond 22 May 2007 21 May 2013
Luton and Dunstable Partnership Board 22 May 2007 19 May 2009
London Luton Airport Consultative Committee 28 August 2007 19 May 2009
Schools Organisation Committee 18 May 2006 31 July 2008

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Executive11 June 2001Declared non-pecuniary interest View
Executive04 February 2002Declared non-pecuniary interest View
Executive11 February 2002Declared pecuniary interest and left room View
Executive18 February 2002Declared non-pecuniary interest View
West Luton Area Committee11 October 2006Left the room during consideration of the item View
Full Council23 January 2007 left the meeting during consideration of the matter View
Full Council23 January 2007left the meeting during consideration of the matter View
Executive05 January 2009Left the meeting during consideration of the proposal View
Executive04 January 2010Left the meeting during consideration of the proposal View
Executive08 February 2010Left the meeting during consideration of the proposal View
Executive08 February 2010Left the meeting during consideration of the proposal View
DateTitleNotes
Mon, 9 Jan 2017Media Training 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Personnel Appeals 
Wed, 27 Jan 2016IT tablet training 
Tue, 13 Oct 2015Social Media Briefing 
Tue, 15 Sep 2015Data Protection Awareness 
Thu, 14 May 2015Councillors Induction Event 
Fri, 6 Dec 2013Extremism Training 
Sat, 20 Jul 2013Welfare Reform 
Thu, 27 Jun 2013Housing Appeals Panel Training 
Thu, 21 Mar 2013Corporate Parenting Training 
Wed, 13 Feb 2013Standards Regime Training - New Code 
Sat, 26 Jan 2013Welfare Reform Information Pack Training 
Thu, 6 Dec 2012LSCB - Open Evening 
Thu, 24 Nov 2011Localism Training 
Mon, 17 Oct 2011Localism & Beyond Training 
Tue, 10 May 2011Meeting the Chief Executive & Corporate Directors 
Mon, 25 Oct 2010Treasury Management 
Thu, 27 May 2010Liquor/Gambling licensing Training 
Thu, 26 Jun 2008Joint Development Session & CLMT 
Wed, 2 Apr 2008UKPHA Annual health forum: Community Cohesion & Environment 
Tue, 1 Apr 2008UKPHA Annual health forum: Community Cohesion & Environment 
Tue, 22 Jan 2008Safeguarding Children's Briefing 
Thu, 13 Dec 2007New challenges, New Opportunities: What now for Local Government 
Sat, 10 Nov 2007Media Training 
Thu, 5 Jul 2007LGA Annual Conference 2007 - People & Places 
Tue, 3 Jul 2007LGA Annual Conference 2007 - People & Places 
Thu, 28 Jun 2007FAir Selection Appointment Panel 
Mon, 18 Jun 2007Risk Management Training 
Sun, 10 Dec 2006Growth Area Regeneration & housing Conference 
Thu, 19 Jun 2003Disciplinary Appeals 
Tue, 19 Nov 2002Developing Equal Opportunities & Services 
Tue, 19 Nov 2002Provision for Gypsies & Travellers 
Tue, 17 Sep 2002Elected Community Leaders Forum 
Tue, 17 Sep 2002Housing Appeals Panel 
Fri, 19 Jul 2002West Hertfordshire Leaders Group on Health 
Wed, 6 Sep 2000Professional Development Seminars 
Wed, 1 Jan 1997Fair Selection Training 
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Every Saturday 10am - 12 noon - Lewsey Farm Community Centre, Landrace Road