Councillor Gareth Derrick

Party: Labour

Ward: Ham

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Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Council House
Plymouth City Council
Armada Way


Mobile:  07825 034967

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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 03/05/2018 - 05/05/2022

Additional Information




Community Grants 2020/21





To enable Motor Neurone Disease to continue providing a level of support and equipment needed for patients and carers living in Plymouth.


To support Adrenalin Devon Junior Minor League Crowdfunder that provides football opportunities for young people aged 6 - 18 years in the City of Plymouth.




To support Plymouth Vineyard with the pop-up Uniform Store Plymouth project with the purchase of vital equipment to get children ready for school such as pencil cases, water bottles as well as the cost of running the project which involves washing, printing and ironing equipment. This will hugely benefit families who have been struggling in Plymouth.




To support Plymouth PIE (Parklifers in Exile) with the ability to provide meals and equipment for their elderly and vulnerable patrons who use the Park Pavilion cafes across the city of Plymouth. 


To support Crossroads Fun and Friendship Centre with the replacement of a hard-stand patio area. This
centre is a long established provider of direct support to its individual members who are adults (18 years and above) with mental health support needs. The replacement patio at Morice Baptist church will provide additional all-weather outdoor space for all members and groups to enjoy.




To help facilitate Jeremiah's Journey with their peer to peer group meetings with resources as COVID19 restrictions relax. The support approximately 350 local children and their families every year.


Plymouth Centre for Faiths and Cultural Diversity continue to strive and
serve both schools and the community. We have been busy exploring
ways of functioning despite the pressures of lockdown, focusing
specifically on training more resources who can offer much needed
virtual bespoke sessions to schools and designing online materials.


To enable Friends and Families of Special Children to provide additional support sessions to the families they support. They have experienced an increased demand due to sheilding and extreme isolation.


To provide new community climbing wall equipment at YMCA Plymouth. This will enable over 100 young people and families get active each month.


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Community Grants 2019/20



May - 19


To provide a standard dual-purpose waste bin where the footpath from Canock Road joins Ham Drive for the residents of the area and passing trade from the Cherry Tree pub to use.


Sept - 19


To support with the purchase of new uniform and sports equipment for the 10th Plymouth Girls' Brigade.


Oct - 19


Providing equipment to Clean Our Patch Ham Ambassador - Craig Clark


Fun and Friendship Day at the Wolseley Trust to combat loneliness. Funding will be used to hire appropriate equipment for the screening of films and for the purchase of licences necessary to show films to members of the public as well as supporting with room hire and catering.


Plymouth Centre for Faiths & Cultural Diversity provides children with the opportunity to meet people of different faiths and cultures and learn first-hand about their life practices allowing them to gain a greater understanding, respect and tolerance for ways of life that are not families to them.


Jan - 20


To purchase School Uniform items for The Pilgrim School Uniform Grant Scheme run by The Pilgrim United Reform Church


Contribution to the Bake Away Plymouth Crowdfunder:


Happy Holiday programme for disadvantaged young people aged 7-12 years. It involves physical activities, enrichment activities, food education and a healthy meal during the school holidays.


Feb - 20


To support Operation Emotion's weekly support group and educational programmes for adult male survivors of sexual abuse in Plymouth.


To support Timebank South West with a contribution towards craft and catering supplies. The organisation provides community meeting facilities and activities.


Room hire, equipment hire and tea, cakes etc for the Plymouth 'Tea Dances with a Twist' events. The activity provides a great way of keeping fit, social interaction, and company for the people, for whom it’s an important part of their lives.


Mar - 20


To provide funds towards fixing the trampoline at the trampoline club aimed at children with disabilities across Plymouth


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Community Grants Scheme 2018/19




Plymouth Merchant Navy Monument


North Prospect History museum to purchase and install a Tommy remembrance figure.


To provide 30 shower jackets for the Signal Box Villa Football Club Ladies Team in the Ham ward.


Funding for additional safe-play mats for young children. This will allow more adventurous play equipment to be used for the developmental benefit of children.




To support additional musical and choral development workshops which will benefit existing members, the pupils of Mayflower Community Academy and many Plymouth residents and visitors during the Mayflower 400 celebrations.




Contribution to support a Fairtrade conference at Pennycross Primary School.




Installation of a standard dual-purpose waste bin with concrete base at the western end of St Pancras Avenue footpath for residents and pupils within the ward to use.


 For the Ham component of the Food Plymouth - Growing Community Abundance project around the Beacon centre on Ham Drive. This will fund 3 monthly sessions to prune the trees and grape vines, remove weeds, mulching and planting in the gaps in the community garden area at the Beacon.  Food harvested during the sessions will be shared with residents.  The sessions will include fun things to do for children too e.g. snail races, wildlife quiz, treasure (or Easter egg) hunt to make the day’s great fun and relevant to local families.


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