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Councillor Mrs Wendy Schmitt

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Councillor  Mrs Wendy Schmitt
Elected:
09 May 2019
First Elected
05 May 2011
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Bocking Blackwater
Address:
19 Hadley Close
Bocking
Braintree
Essex
CM7 5LP
Telephone No:
01376 345363
Biography:
Job Title:
Councillor
Department:

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
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

PartyFromTo
ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

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

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Member22 May 2019
Council Member28 May 2015

Past Committee Memberships

Past CommitteePast RolePast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
Cabinet Vice Chairman05 May 201106 May 2019
Community Governance Review Committee Chairman24 April 201706 May 2019
Appointments Committee Member11 December 201706 May 2019
Appointment Committee (Corporate Director) Member26 March 201806 May 2019

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.
DateTitleNotes
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 
DateFromDescriptionValue
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:

2016/17

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

2017/18

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

2018/19

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

2019/20

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

2021/22

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: 
1102858
Project: 
Purchase extra equipment for members sole use
Overall cost of Project: 
£1,005.86
Grant Awarded: 
£334.00
Joint Grant: 
Yes - Councillor Mrs Lyn Walters and Councillor Mr Trevor McArdle
Date:  
3rd August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

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

None

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None

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

None

Updated: 17th May 2021

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances15 
Present as expected1387%
Absent213%
Apologies received2100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details