Councillor Graham Butland

Councillor  Graham Butland
09 May 2019
05 May 2011
Great Notley & Black Notley
25 Highclere Road
Great Notley
CM77 7WX
07768 357571
Leader of the Council

Election History

Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015 Re-elected
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-elected
Thu 9 May 2019 Elected on 2nd May 2019

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 9 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Braintree District Local Highways Panel Member24 April 2017
Cabinet Chairman05 May 2011
Council Member28 May 2015
Local Plan Sub-Committee Member22 May 2019

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
Local Plan Sub-Committee Member28 May 201506 May 2019
Appointments Committee Chairman11 December 201706 May 2019
Appointment Committee (Corporate Director) Chairman26 March 201806 May 2019

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Tue, 14 May 2019Introduction to Council Services 
Tue, 14 May 2019Introduction to Council Services 
Thu, 9 May 2019Member Induction Day - Overview of the Council including Role of Councillor and Code of Conduct  
Thu, 26 Jul 2018Member Development - Planning EnforcmentSession outline: Guide to Planning Enforcement including: Outline of powers and enforcement tools, breaches of planning controls, permitted development, allegations which are not planning breaches, outline of powers for untidy land, unlawful adverts, protected trees and listed buildings.
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeing Session Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Mon, 16 Apr 2018Member Development - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner/Community Safety Hubs Session Outline: • To provide an overview of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • To provide an overview of the Braintree DistrictCommunity Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2017/18. • To provide an overview of the Braintree Community Safety Hub Session Outcomes: • Have an improved awareness of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • Understand the benefits & importance of partnership working within the Community Safety Hubs.
Thu, 8 Feb 2018Member Development - Stansted AirportSession outline: To provide a background briefing on London Stansted Airport and its role in the East of England economy. • To provide an outline of the planning application to Uttlesford District Council on passenger numbers. • To provide a background briefing on the education, skills and employment role of the airport. Session Outcomes: • Understand the growth of the airport and the effects of this on the broader region. • Understand the airport’s planning application.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018Member Development - Council Budget for 2018-19 Scrutiny of the Council Budget for 2018-19 Update To receive a presentation from the Cabinet on the updated Council Budget for 2018-19.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development EveningInvestment Programme
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development  
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 21 May 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 19 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 14 May 2015Member Induction 
Wed, 13 May 2015Member Induction 
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Councillors’ Community Grant

This grant scheme operates from 1st September 2016 and provides all 49 Ward Councillors with funds to support organisations and groups to develop and deliver community projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.

The Councillor Community Grants Scheme is monitored by the Grants Panel and Councillors are obliged to consider the Member Code of Conduct when making grant decisions.  To aid transparency the details of each grant are published below.  


Organisation: Black Notley Community Association Table Tennis Club

Project: Equipment Replacement

Overall cost of project: £1,600

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Tom Cunningham and Cllr Francesco Ricci)

Date: 2nd October 2017


Organisation: Braintree Basketball Club

 Project: Electronic Score Board

Overall cost of project: £944

Grant awarded: £100

 Joint Grant: Yes (Councillors Mary Cunningham, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Vanessa Santomauro and Andrew Hensman)

Date: 8th January 2018


Organisation: Crossroads Braintree and Chelmsford
Project: Early Intervention
Overall cost of project: £17000
Grant awarded: £968
Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Ricii and Cllr T Cunningham)
Date:5th February 2018


Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre 

Project: Community Fun Day

Overall cost of project: £3000

Grant awarded: £200

Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillor Mrs M Cunningham, Councillor J Cunningham, Councillor T Cunningham, Councillor L Walters, Councillor F Ricci, Councillor J McKee)

Date: 24th May 2018

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Chief Executive - East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Member of Essex County Council, Member of Great Notley Parish Council, Director North Essex Garden Communities Limited (Non-Remunerative), Transport East Secretary, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Trading) Limited (Non-Remunerative) Director, The Children’s Hospice for the Eastern Region (Non-Remunerative) Director and  Stable Trading Limited (Non-Remunerative).

Spouse: None

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Contribution to election expenses made by Braintree Constituency Conservative Association

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 25 Highclere Road, Gt. Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7WX

5. Property Licences

Councillor/Spouse: None

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

7. Securities

Councillor/Spouse: None

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment  

East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

East of England Local Government Association, Great Notley Country Park Joint Venture Committee,  North Essex Garden Communities Limited (Non-Remunerated) Board Member, South Essex Local Enterprise Partnership - Member, District Council Network - BDC's representative, Transport East - Member, Essex County Council - Member, Great Notley Parish Council - Member, Greater Essex Business Board - Member, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Trading) Limited (Non-Remunerative) Director, The Children’s Hospice for the Eastern Region (Non-Remunerative) Director, Stable Trading Limited (Non-Remunerative), The Conservative and Unionist Party and English Heritage.

11. Gifts and Hospitality with as estimated value of at least £50



Updated: 1st August 2019