New councillor

There will be a new face at Matlock Town Council meetings now with the election of a new councillor.

Keith Pearce, of Riber, was elected to the town council by a majority vote in this week’s meeting.

Cllr Pearce will represent Riber and Starkholmes on the town council.

He is originally from Manchester and moved to Matlock in 1990.

Cllr Pearce was an RAF engineering officer for four years and left the airforce in 2007.