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Councillor Jackie Pell

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Councillor  Jackie Pell
04 May 2023
First Elected
05 May 2011
Halstead Residents' Association
Halstead Trinity
7 Highfields
Telephone No:
01787 477369
Mobile Telephone No:
07733 138535


Job Title:

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 Wed 3 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

Halstead Residents' Association Fri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

Halstead TrinityThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Halstead TrinityThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Halstead TrinityThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Halstead TrinityThu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
There are no register of interest records for this member.

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Wed, 19 Jul 2023Licensing training 
Tue, 27 Jun 2023Planning training - part 2 
Tue, 20 Jun 2023Planning training - part 1 
Mon, 19 Jun 2023Chairing Skills 
Thu, 18 May 2023Governance 
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
Thu, 16 Jun 2022Police and Crime Commissioner 
Thu, 26 May 2022Strategic Risk Register 
Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Tue, 28 May 2019Introduction to Local Government Finance and Strategic Investments 
Thu, 9 May 2019Member Induction Day - Overview of the Council including Role of Councillor and Code of Conduct  
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
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
Mon, 16 Apr 2018Member Development - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner/Community Safety HubsSession 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
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 15 Jun 2017Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Wed, 16 Nov 2016Dangerous Wild Animals Act - Training 
Wed, 9 Nov 2016Managing Conflict 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Influencing Skills 
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Wed, 16 Dec 2015Speed Reading 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 26 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 21 May 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 19 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 14 May 2015Member Induction 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

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.


Grants made by Councillor Mrs Jacqueline Pell:

Organisation: Halstead in Bloom
Project: Refurbishment of town sign
Overall cost of project: £1,968.00
Grant awarded: £1,968.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 5th September 2017

Organisation: Halstead in Bloom
Project: Replacment of Floral Containers
Overall cost of project: £460.80
Grant awarded:£460.80
Joint Grant: No
Date: 27th November 2017

Organisation: Halstead Day Centre
Project: Halstead Day Centre Lunch Subsidy
Overall cost of project: £171.20
Grant awarded: £171.20
Joint Grant: No
Date:14th February 2018

Organisation: Friends of Holy Trinity Church Halstead
Charity Registration Number:
Compositible Toilet for Holy Trinity Church
Overall cost of Project:
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant:
13th February 2019
Financial Year:

Organisation: Braintree Salvation Army Community Centre 
Charity Registration Number:
Water Heater Replacement
Overall cost of Project: 
£500 (applied for £580)
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant:
5th February 2020
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Braintree Salvation Army
Charity Registration Number:
214779 / 00259322
Braintree Salvation Army Christmas Meals
Overall cost of Project:
£2,000  - £3,000 (applied for £500)
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant:
14th October 2020
Financial Year:

Organisation: Halstead Swimming Club
Project: Revamp of starting blocks
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant: 
19th May 2021
Financial Year: 

Organisation: 1st Halstead Brownies
Project: Brownies rent and guiding census
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant: 
21st October 2021
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Empire Theatre Trust
Registered Charity Number: 1178975
Project: Community cinema
Overall cost of project: £1,100
Grant awarded: £550
Joint Grant: Yes - with Councillor Radley
Date: 3rd November 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Salvation Army Braintree
Charity No.: 214779
Project: Support for Christmas meal 2021
Overall cost of project: £1500
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes (Councillors: Mick Radley, David Hume)
Date: 14th November 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Empire Theatre Trust CIO
Registered Charity Number: 1178975
Project: Dementia Friendly Choir Project with Christmas Concert 
Overall cost of project: £5000
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - with Councillor Mick Radley
Date: 3rd August 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Salvation Army Braintree
Charity No.: 214779
Project: Replacement oven
Overall cost of project: £3000
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes (Councillors: David Hume, Mick Radley, Richard van Dulken)
Date: 1st September 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: St Andrew with Holy Trinity Halstead Parochial Church Council
Project: Soul Food
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant: 
22nd November 2022
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Halstead Choral
Charity number: 1072277
Project: Operatic Choruses Concert
Overall cost of Project: £1170
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 17th January 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Halstead Town Youth Football Club
Charity number: N/A
Project: Replace goal posts at Courtaulds Sports Ground
Overall cost of Project: £1547
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 31st January 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Halstead Town Football Club (Women's Team)
Project: Halstead Town Women's FC - New training kit
Overall cost of project: £1,300 approx.
Grant awarded:£500
Joint Grant: No
Date:24th May 2023 
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Braintree Salvation Army
Charity Number: 214779
Project: Christmas meals 2023
Overall cost of project: £2000+
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date:13th November 2023 
Financial Year: 2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired and Town Councillor (Halstead Town Council)

Spouse: Retired - Pension from UK Power Networks

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses paid by Halstead Residents' Association

Spouse: None 

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 7 Highfields, Halstead, CO9 1NH

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None

Spouse: 1 double garage at Abels Road, Halstead  rented from Eastlight Community Housing Association.

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

7. Securities

Councillor/Spouse: None

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment


9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Travel Aid for parents of sick children, Courtauld Sports Ground Management Committee, Halstead Needy Sick Fund/Edith Rachel Sudbury Fund, Halstead Town Council, Halstead Day Centre, Halstead Community Centre Charitable Company, Mencap Braintree, Halstead Cricket Club, League of Friends Halstead Hospital, Halstead Residents' Association and Halstead Public Gardens Management Committee

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

Gifts of flowers from fellow Members and constituents of an unknown value.

Updated: 13th December 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances10 
Present as expected440%
Apologies received6100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)5 

Attendance Details