Council officer retires after 37 years

Futuristic: District Council Development Chief Dave Brooks pictured by the new swimming pool at Arc Leisure Matlock.
Futuristic: District Council Development Chief Dave Brooks pictured by the new swimming pool at Arc Leisure Matlock.

A SENIOR district council officer has retired after 37 years’ service.

Dave Brooks, Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Director of Planning and Development Services, has been responsible for many large projects at the authority, including Arc Leisure Matlock.

Dave, who joined Matlock Urban District Council in 1973, said he “immensely” enjoyed working for the authority

He added: “Together with colleagues and members, I believe we have managed to make a difference.”

Chief executive David Wheatcroft said Mr Brooks’ skills will be “sorely missed”.