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Councillor Peter Schwier

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Councillor  Peter Schwier
Elected:
09 May 2019
First Elected
07 May 2015
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Gosfield & Greenstead Green
Address:
Long Fen
Great Maplestead
Halstead
CO9 2RJ
Telephone No:
01787 460473
Biography:

 

Councillor Peter Schwier has been a Member of the Council since May 2015, representing Three Fields Ward. Currently, he represents his home Ward of Gosfield & Greenstead Green.

 

He is Vice Chair of the Performance Management Board. Councillor Schwier is also a member of the Development Working Group, (since December 2015) the Strategic Investment Programme and the Horizon 120 Reference Group.

 

He was a Parish Councillor for Gt Maplestead from 2011-2015. Councillor Peter Schwier was selected by Braintree District Council to be an independent member of the Standards Committee serving two full terms from 2003 – 2010 and Chaired the Committee from 2004 – 2005 and 2007-2008.

Electoral Ward Profile

Member Allowances and Expenses

Updated: 10th May 2019

Job Title:
Councillor
Department:

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
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
ConservativeThu 7 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardFromTo
Three FieldsThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Gosfield & Greenstead GreenThu 9 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Council Member28 May 2015
Licensing Committee Member22 May 2019
Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Vice Chairman22 May 2019
Planning Committee Member19 April 2021

Past Committee Memberships

Past CommitteePast RolePast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Member28 May 201506 May 2019
Planning Committee Member23 April 201821 September 2018
Planning Committee Member25 April 201621 September 2018

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
There are no past outside bodies for this member.

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, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Thu, 8 Nov 2018Managing Challenging Behaviour  
Tue, 16 Oct 2018Brain, Balance and Power 
Tue, 18 Sep 2018Partnership and Collaborative WorkingThis 2 hour session looks at partnership and collaboration examples within local government and looks at the role that elected members can play to enable and instigate the process. It also looks at the required key skills and some of the competencies that assist partnership building.
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, 14 Jun 2018Influencing Skills 
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Thu, 17 May 2018Handling Difficult Situations 
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.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018Report Writing 
Thu, 22 Feb 2018Advance Communication 
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 - Health and Wellbeing 
Thu, 13 Jul 2017Virtual Dementia Tour 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development - Strategic Transport Infrastructure 
Thu, 15 Jun 2017Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Wed, 19 Apr 2017Making the most of the hours that count 
Thu, 13 Apr 2017Advanced Social Media Skills 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development - Overview and Scrutiny 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Wed, 9 Nov 2016Managing Conflict 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development - Economic Growth 
Wed, 12 Oct 2016Being effective in meetings 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development - Housing allocation, affordable housing and Welfare reforms 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development - Local Plan 
Thu, 14 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 6 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development - New Councillor Grant Scheme  
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Influencing Skills 
Wed, 18 May 2016Social Media Awareness 
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Wed, 20 Apr 2016Effective Communication 
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 22 Mar 2016Engaging Young People 
Thu, 18 Feb 2016Ward Leadership 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Community Champions 
Wed, 16 Dec 2015Speed Reading 
Mon, 16 Nov 2015Effective Decision Making 
Thu, 22 Oct 2015Media Interview Skills 
Tue, 22 Sep 2015Public Speaking 
Mon, 10 Aug 2015Working with the media 
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 Peter Schwier:

Organisation: Blackmore End Village Hall
Project: Blackmore End Village Hall Car Park Improvements
Overall cost of project: £37,000.00
Grant awarded: £400.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date: 5th December 2016


Organisation: Wethersfield Village Hall C.I.O
Project: Replacement of Toilets
Overall cost of project: £15,000.00 (approx.)
Grant awarded: £400.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date: 12th December 2016


Organisation: Great Bardfield Parish Council
Project: Photocopy Facility/with scanning abilities.
Overall cost of project: £400
Grant awarded: £200.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date: 1st February 2017


Organisation:Great Bardfield Historical Society
Project: Hand Rail to facilitate access to The Bawden Room
Overall cost of project: £6,000 
Grant awarded: £80
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  26th June 2017

 

Organisation: Shalford Local History Association 
Project: Bringing Shalford History Association into the 21st Century
Overall cost of project: £750 
Grant awarded: £375
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  5th October 2017

 

Organisation: Wethersfield Village Hall
Project: Kitchen Refurbishment
Overall cost of project: £2500
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  15th November 2017


Organisation: Great Bardfield School
Project: Renovation of Swimming Pool Changing Rooms
Overall cost of project: £12500
Grant awarded: £600
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  16th November 2017


Organisation: Panfield Parish Council
Project: Community Wi-Fi
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verall cost of project: £585
Grant awarded: £292.50
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley 
Date:  8th January 2018


Organisation: Shalford Village Hall Managment Committee
Project:Cricket Sight Screens
Overall cost of project: £624
Grant awarded: £152.50
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley 
Date:  7th March 2018

 

Organisation: Wethersfield Parish Council
Project: Replacement Oil Tank
Overall cost of project: £2500 plus VAT (requesting £500)
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant:Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date: 25th September 2018

 

Organisation: Great Bardfield Town Hall
Project: Great Bardfield Town Hall Floor Polisher
Overall cost of project: £539.94 (requested £400)
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  12th November 2018

 

Organisation: Wethersfield Village Hall
Project: Service area and rear entrance renovation
Overall cost of project: £2500 (requested £650.)
Grant awarded: £450
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Peter Tattersley
Date:  5thJanuary 2019

 

Organisation: Finchingfield Parish Council
Project: Play Equipment
Overall cost of project: £944.90 (requested £500.)
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date:  10th January 2019

 

Organisation: Hearing Help Essex Ltd
Project:Hearing Aid Support Service
Overall cost of project: £12,320 (requesting £2353.)
Grant awarded: £100.00
Joint Grant: Yes  with Councillors  Mrs Mary Cunningham, John Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Frankie Ricci, Peter Tattersley, Phil Barlow, Mrs Lyn Walters and Miss Vanessa Santomauro.
Date: 28th January 2019

 

Organisation: Great Maplestead Parish Council
Project: Parish Council of Great Maplestead 
Overall cost of project: £1,326.94
Grant awarded: £245.78
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th October 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

 

Organisation: Gosfield Parish Council
Project: Perspex Newspaper Stand for Village Shop
Overall cost of project: £380.00 + VAT
Grant awarded: £380.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 13th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

 

Organisation: Little Maplestead Parish Council
Project: Village Information Board
Overall cost of project: £1,803.71
Grant awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 16th September 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired, Room rental and Equity Trading and Essex County Councillor for the Division of Hedingham.

Spouse: Retired, Room rental and Equity Trading.

2. Financial Support

Councillor: None.

Spouse: None.

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None.

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Longfen, Great Maplestead, CO9 2RJ and Land at Cock Road, Little Maplestead.

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

Member of Braintree Constituency Conservative Association, Appointed by Braintree District Council as the Council's representative to CPREssex and Essex Rural Partnership, Member of Essex County Council and Member of Essex County Council Conservative Group.

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

None.

 

Updated: 15th May 2021

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances36 
Present as expected3392%
Absent38%
Apologies received267% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

Attendance Details

Meeting DateCommitteeAttendance
7 Dec 2020 19:15 Council Attended
3 Feb 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
10 Feb 2021 12:00 Licensing Committee Attended
22 Feb 2021 19:15 Council Attended
10 Mar 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
15 Mar 2021 19:15 Council Attended
24 Mar 2021 19:15 Licensing Committee Attended
19 Apr 2021 18:30 Council Attended
27 Apr 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
11 May 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
21 May 2021 10:00 Licensing Committee Absent
25 May 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
26 May 2021 19:15 Licensing Committee Attended
2 Jun 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
7 Jun 2021 19:15 Council Attended
8 Jun 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
22 Jun 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
14 Jul 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
20 Jul 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
26 Jul 2021 19:15 Council Attended
28 Jul 2021 19:15 Licensing Committee Attended
3 Aug 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
17 Aug 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
31 Aug 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
14 Sep 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
20 Sep 2021 19:15 Council Attended
28 Sep 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
6 Oct 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
11 Oct 2021 19:15 Council Attended
12 Oct 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
26 Oct 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
2 Nov 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
9 Nov 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
23 Nov 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
24 Nov 2021 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee Attended
30 Nov 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended