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Councillor Mrs Wendy Schmitt

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09 May 2019
First Elected
05 May 2011
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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 Mon 8 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023

Party Representation History

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013 Mon 8 May 2023

Ward Representation History

Bocking BlackwaterThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Bocking BlackwaterThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Bocking BlackwaterThu 9 May 2019 Mon 8 May 2023

Current Committee Memberships

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Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

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Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

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Meeting Declarations

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Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
Thu, 26 May 2022Strategic Risk Register 
Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Thu, 30 May 2019Introduction to Environmental Services and Enforcement, and Housing and Community Services 
Tue, 28 May 2019Introduction to Local Government Finance and Strategic Investments 
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 
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
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.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018Knowing me, knowing you - Influential Impact 
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession 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 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.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 14 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 
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.

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 Wendy Schmitt:


Organisation: Braintree District MENCAP Society
Project: Parent and Toddler Group
Overall cost of project: Not known - Request for £633.60
Grant awarded: £633.60
Joint Grant: No
Date: 11th October 2016


Organisation:Dolphin WI
Project: Knitted Braintree Buildings Heritage Trail
Overall cost of project: 500
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th February 2018


Organisation: The Friends of Bradford Street
Project:The Friends of Bradford Street Museum Wall
Overall cost of project: £2500 (requesting £2350)
Grant awarded: £1,100
Joint Grant:Yes - Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters, Malcolm Dunn, Miss Vanessa Santomauro
Date: 29th October 2018

Organisation: Daws Hall Trust 
Charity Registration Number: 1157570
Project: Daws Hall Trust Projects
Overall cost of Project: £28,500
Grant Awarded: £400
Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Graham Butland, Cllr Tom Cunningham, Cllr Malcolm Dunn, Cllr Tony Everard, Cllr David Mann, Cllr Frankie Ricci and Cllr Lyn Walters)
Date: 25th March 2019
Financial Year: 2018/19


Organisation: Braintree District Mencap Society
Charity Registration Number: 237956
Project: Information Resource Room
Overall cost of Project: £30,000 (Requested £980.00)
Grant Awarded: £328.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters and Trevor McArdle
Date:  31st July 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Charity Registration Number: 1102855
Project: Instruments for Music Class
Overall cost of Project: £450.00
Grant Awarded: £150.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters and Trevor McArdle
Date: 7th September 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Registered Charity No.: 1110447 and 05408088
Project: Exhibition 'Space Fact & Fiction'
Overall cost of project: £7,500
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Peter Tattersley, Dean Wallace, Lyn Walters and Justin Wrench
Date: 26th May 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Charity Registration Number: 
Purchase extra equipment for members sole use
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant: 
Yes - Councillor Mrs Lyn Walters and Councillor Mr Trevor McArdle
3rd August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22
Organisation: Braintree District Mencap
Charity Registration Number: 237956
Project: Safe exit
Overall cost of Project: £4,638
Grant Awarded: £966
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters and Trevor McArdle
Date:  13th September 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre
Registered Charity No.: 1086210
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3,900
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, John McKee, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Dean Wallace and Mrs Lyn Walters
Date: 6th June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Braintree Basketball Club
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Improvements to sports facilities 
Overall cost of project: £10,654.68
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mrs Mary Cunningham, David Mann, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Dean Wallace and Justin Wrench
Date: 23rd June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Community360
Registered Charity No.: 1092567
Project: Cost of Living 
Overall cost of project: £11,334
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, James Coleridge, Tom Cunningham, Patrick Horner, Andy Munday, Bill Rose, Peter Tattersley, Richard van Dulken and Justin Wrench
Date: 15th March 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired.

Spouse: Vice President Technical, Parexel Consulting

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Braintree Conservative Association,  Suite 11, The Centre, Lakes Industrial Park, Braintree, CM& 3RU

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 19 Hadley Close, Bocking, Essex, CM7 5LP

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


9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Essex Flood Partnership Group, Essex Gypsy and Traveller Unit, Great Notley Country Park Joint Governance, Braintree Conservative Association, and Member of: RSPB, BTO, WWF, Essex Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust and Royal Horticultural Society.

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


Updated: 17th May 2021

Member Attendance

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Present as expected00%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

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