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Councillor Gabrielle Spray

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Councillor  Gabrielle Spray
Elected:
04 May 2023
First Elected
05 May 2011
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
The Colnes
Address:
21 Morleys Road
Earls Colne
Colchester
Essex
C06 2NT
Telephone No:
01787 224885
Biography:

Councillor Spray is Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure. Details of her portfolio can be found here

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-election
Thu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

PartyFromTo
ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

WardFromTo
The ColnesThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
The ColnesThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
The ColnesThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
The ColnesThu 4 May 2023

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
Wed, 6 Mar 2024Housing 
Wed, 7 Feb 2024Health and Wellbeing 
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 13 Dec 2023Cost of Living 
Wed, 22 Nov 2023Corporate Scrutiny Committee 
Thu, 9 Nov 2023Finance Seminar 
Wed, 1 Nov 2023Devolution 
Wed, 18 Oct 2023Corporate Strategy 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
Tue, 27 Jun 2023Planning training - part 2 
Tue, 20 Jun 2023Planning training - part 1 
Mon, 19 Jun 2023Chairing Skills 
Mon, 22 May 2023Effective Ward Councillor  
Thu, 18 May 2023Governance 
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
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 
Wed, 9 Jan 2019Lone Worker and Staying Safe 
Tue, 16 Oct 2018Brain, Balance and Power 
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.
Mon, 8 Jan 2018Community Leadership 
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Thu, 2 Nov 2017Presenting with presence 
Thu, 7 Sep 2017Benefits and Welfare 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 15 Jun 2017Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Wed, 12 Oct 2016Being Effective In Meetings 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Thu, 14 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 6 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Influencing Skills 
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 22 Mar 2016Engaging Young People 
Wed, 16 Dec 2015Speed Reading 
Mon, 16 Nov 2015Effective Decision Making 
Tue, 22 Sep 2015Public Speaking 
Thu, 16 Jul 2015Managing Difficult Situations 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Thu, 4 Jun 2015Specialised Training for the Local Plan Sub-Committee and Planing Committee 
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 
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.

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 Gabrielle Spray:

Organisation: North Essex Table Tennis School (NETTS)
Project: "Lighting for Lift Off"
Overall cost of project: £20,000.00
Grant awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Chris Siddall
Date: 11th October 2016

Organisation: Parish Church of St. Andrews, Earls Colne
Project: Improvement of Lighting
Overall cost of project: £6,000.00
Grant awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Chris Siddall
Date: 13th March 2017


Organisation:The Courtauld Memorial Hall
Project:Thermal Insulation & Fire Protection Implement
Overall cost of project: £2,358.00
Grant awarded: £750.00
Joint Grant: No
Date:12th June 2017


Organisation: Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham
Project: Creating a sustainable rural advice service
Overall cost of project: £3446.08
Grant awarded: £400.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 6th July 2017

 

Organisation: Courtauld Memorial Hall
Project: Adult yoga classes
Overall cost of project: £485.00
Grant awarded: £175.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 26th September 2017

 

Organisation: Greening The Colne
Project: Community Orchard
Overall cost of project: £900
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: Yes - with Councillor Chris Siddall 
Date: 30th August 2017

 

Organisation: Pebmarsh Community Pub 
Project: Village Emergency Telephone Systems
Overall cost of project: £2000
Grant awarded: £400
Joint Grant: Yes - with Councillor Chris Siddall 
Date: 7th February 2018

 

Organisation:Carers First

Project:Carers Celebration Event

Overall cost of project: £2400

Grant awarded: £200

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Bill Rose, John McKee, Mrs Sue Wilson, Mrs Lyn Walters, Malcolm Dunn, Stephen Kirby and Stephen Canning

Date: 12th October 2018

 

Organisation: Earls Colne Tennis Club 
Charity Registration Number:
N/A
Project:
Tennis Club House 
Overall cost of Project: 
£15,000
Grant Awarded: 
£575
Joint Grant: 
YES (Cllr Chris Siddall)
Date: 
24th January 2019
Financial Year: 
2018/19

 

Organisation: Earls Colne Recreation Club 
Charity Registration Number:
274292
Project:
Lounge Refurbishment 
Overall cost of Project:
£1,000
Grant Awarded:
£500
Joint Grant:
YES (Cllr George Courtauld)
Date:
31st July 2019
Financial Year:
2019/20

 

Organisation: 1st Earls Colne Scout Ground
Charity Registration Number:
N/A
Project:
Save Our Hut
Overall cost of Project:
£40,000
Grant Awarded:
£3-5,000
Joint Grant:
No
Date:
17th September 2019
Financial Year:
2019/20

 

Organisation: 1st Earls Colne Scout Group
Charity Registration Number: 
273934
Project:
Refurbishment of boys toilet facilities in the Scout Hut
Overall cost of Project: 
£5,000
Grant Awarded: 
£200
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
3rd March 2021
Financial Year: 
2020/21


Organisation: Earls Colne Parish Council
Charity Registration Number:
N/A
Project: 
War Memorial Bench
Overall cost of Project: 
£900
Grant Awarded: 
£350
Joint Grant:
Yes (Cllr Courtauld contributed £350)
Date: 
9th June 2021
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: EC2K plus
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project:
Prepare and submit a planning application for a designated cycleway from Kelvedon to Halstead
Overall cost of Project: 
£3125
Grant Awarded: 
£1000
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
28th June 2021
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: Colne Engaine Parish Council
Charity No.: n/a
Project: Replacement football goals on recreation ground
Overall cost of project: £908 exc VAT
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: No
Date: 15th December 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Colne Engaine Parish Council
Charity No.: n/a
Project: Disability swing
Overall cost of project: approx. £7,500
Grant awarded: £418
Joint Grant: No
Date: 31st October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Earls Colne Millennium Green Trust
Charity Registration Number:
1069724
Project: 
Replacing swings with a climbing unit
Overall cost of Project: 
£30,000 approx.
Grant Awarded: 
£416
Joint Grant: 
Yes (Cllr Courtauld)
Date: 
4th November 2022
Financial Year: 
2022/23

Organisation: White Colne Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project: 
White Colne Community Hub
Overall cost of Project: 
£2,262
Grant Awarded: 
£416
Joint Grant: 
Yes (Cllr Courtauld)
Date: 
4th January 2023
Financial Year: 
2022/23

Organisation: Earls Colne Tennis Club
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project: 
Clubhouse refurbishment and extension
Overall cost of Project: 
£60,000
Grant Awarded: 
£500
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
11th July 2023
Financial Year: 
2023/24

Organisation: Earls Colne Recreation Club
Charity Registration Number: 
274292
Project: 
Sports Hall Curtain 
Overall cost of Project: 
£2,500
Grant Awarded: 
£400
Joint Grant: 
Yes (Cllr George Courtauld)
Date: 
31st July 2023
Financial Year: 
2023/24

Organisation: Colne Engaine Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project: 
Rocker play equipment 
Overall cost of Project: 
£843
Grant Awarded: 
£350
Joint Grant: 
No
Date: 
21st November 2023
Financial Year: 
2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired.

Spouse: N/A.

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Contribution to Election expenses from Braintree Conservative Association.

Spouse: N/A.

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor: Contract with Braintree District Council for Garden Waste Collections wef: 1st March 2024.

Spouse: N/A.

4. Land/Property

Councillor: 21 Morleys Road, Earls Colne, Essex, CO6 2NT.

Spouse: N/A.

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None.

Spouse: N/A.

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A.

7. Securities

Councillor: None.

Spouse: N/A.

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment

Retired.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None.

Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of Conservative and Unionist Party and Member of the AA.

 

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

None.

 

Updated:   13th December 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances33 
Present as expected3091%
Absent39%
Apologies received3100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)3 

Attendance Details

Meeting DateCommitteeAttendance
25 May 2023 19:15 Council Attended
4 Jul 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
10 Jul 2023 19:15 Cabinet Attended
12 Jul 2023 17:00 Braintree District Local Highways Panel Attended
17 Jul 2023 19:15 Council Attended
25 Jul 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
31 Jul 2023 19:15 Corporate Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
3 Aug 2023 19:15 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
15 Aug 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
21 Aug 2023 19:15 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
4 Sep 2023 19:15 Council Attended
5 Sep 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
21 Sep 2023 17:00 Braintree District Local Highways Panel Attended
25 Sep 2023 19:15 Cabinet Attended
26 Sep 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
17 Oct 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
7 Nov 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
16 Nov 2023 19:15 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
22 Nov 2023 19:15 Corporate Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
27 Nov 2023 19:15 Cabinet Attended
28 Nov 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
11 Dec 2023 19:15 Council Attended
18 Dec 2023 19:15 Cabinet Attended
19 Dec 2023 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
22 Jan 2024 19:15 Cabinet Attended
23 Jan 2024 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
31 Jan 2024 19:15 Corporate Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
5 Feb 2024 19:15 Cabinet Attended
13 Feb 2024 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
19 Feb 2024 19:15 Council Attended
4 Mar 2024 19:15 Cabinet Attended
5 Mar 2024 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
7 Mar 2024 19:15 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
18 Mar 2024 19:15 Council Attended
26 Mar 2024 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
16 Apr 2024 19:15 Planning Committee Attended