About DGG

Read about DGG (the Derwenthorpe Governing Group) and DPAC (the Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee).

DGG -the Derwenthorpe Governing Group– was established in 2019 by JRHT and the DRA. It consists of five JRHT staff, and five members elected by residents.

Its purpose is to govern the Derwenthorpe site in the best interest of its residents. The full terms of reference are available from our DGG folder on Dropbox.

DGG is chaired by Nicky Helliwell dgg.chair@derwenthorpesecretary


2019 elections: Nicky Helliwell (chair), Ian Eiloart, Phill Jenkins, Sachin Mehta, and Ignazio Cabras were elected for a term of one year, but COVID delayed the next elections ’til 2021.

2021 elections: Danielle Wood, Matt Gardner, Mike Wardle, Nicky Helliwell, and Steven Burkeman were elected unopposed, to serve until 2024.


DPAC -the Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee

ABC:Derwenthorpe A Brighter Community: Derwenthorpe a working group to develop community facilities.

Future Meetings

Next meeting

Our next meetings are Wednesday 21 July, 2021 6:30pm (DPAC) and 7:45pm (DGG). Both on Zoom.

Derwenthorpe Residents’ Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: DPAC and DGG
Time: Jul 21, 2021 18:30 London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 991 8384 6391
Passcode: 856178

Please fix your name as you wish it to appear in the minutes, and your affiliation (eg: JRHT, CoYC, Resident, Neighbour, DPAC member, DGG member, etc).

Please do enable video, so we can see you as we would in a normal meeting. 

Papers for these meetings will be here:

DPAC and DGG meet on the same night: DPAC first, then DGG, in meetings that last about an hour each. They’re public meetings, so anyone can come along.

Dates for 2021:

  • Wednesday 10 February
  • Wednesday 19 May
  • Wednesday 21 July
  • Wednesday 20 October

Past Meetings

Papers for past DPAC and DGG meetings are here:

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