Councillor Helen Legood – Mayor

Ward: Hurst Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Address: 126 Hurst Rise, Matlock. Derbyshire. DE4 3ET                                                                                                                                                                         

Telephone: 01629 57358


Committees: Joint Christmas Committee, Derbyshire Dales District Council Fairtrade Steering Committee, Matlock Safer Neighbourhood group


Cllr H Legood – Register of Interest



I trained as a primary school teacher at Chester college, with my 2nd year studying in North America.


After 18 months I moved on to being a youth hostel assistant in the Lake District.  I then progressed to senior assistant, warden and then manager in Helmsley, Lincoln, Salisbury and finally Oxford when I moved to Matlock in November 1999 to work in the YHA office.  


I retrained as a secretary at Chesterfield college.


I have worked in an estate agent, PA to accommodation business partners and agency worker in various locations.  I set up a small business with my retired BT engineer husband, Brian, doing odd jobs, painting, small decorating jobs etc.

I worked with my husband, did the accounts (with the help of an accountant) and managed the business.  In 2010 I became a care worker.


I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2012


My boss was so good while I underwent treatment I returned to work in 2014, working for Crocus Homecare, bringing care to people in their own homes.  I now work in McDonalds.


Hobbies include Bellring, singing in St Giles church choir, walking our large black labrador dog (Ben) and holidays!