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Councillor Diana Garrod

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Councillor Diana Garrod
Elected:
04 May 2023
First Elected
20 October 2016
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Bumpstead
Address:
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB
Mobile Telephone No:
07979 790637
Job Title:
Councillor
Department:

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 20 Oct 2016 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

PartyFromTo
ConservativeThu 20 Oct 2016

Ward Representation History

WardFromTo
BumpsteadThu 20 Oct 2016 Mon 6 May 2019
BumpsteadThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
BumpsteadThu 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, 27 Mar 2024Operations/Waste Changes and Climate Change 
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, 27 Sep 2023Strategic Risk 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
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 
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 
Wed, 18 Aug 2021Adult Mental Health Aware Training  
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 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
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, 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.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018Report Writing 
Mon, 8 Jan 2018Community Leadership 
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Wed, 8 Nov 2017Sensory Awarness 
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 
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 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
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 Diana Garrod:

Organisation: Helions Bumpstead Parish Council
Project: Covered bike shelter
Overall cost of project: £2175.00
Grant awarded: £750.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 22nd February 2017

Organisation: Birdbrook Parish Council
Project: Care for the Community (to install two defibrillators into the newly refurbished BT Telephone Boxes in Birdbrook Village and Baythorne End)
Overall cost of project: £995 to £3495.00
Grant awarded: £750.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 2nd March 2017

Organisation: Sturmer and District Women's Institute
Project: Chicken Foot Nights
Overall cost of project: £150.00 
Grant awarded: £150.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 12th June 2017

Organisation: Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council
Project: Replacement Swing Bars within Children's playground
Overall cost of project: £1930.00
Grant awarded: £1200.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 29th June 2017

Organisation: Sturmer Parish Council
Project: Clear Community Area of Debris/Growth
Overall cost of project: £189.00
Grant awarded: £150.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th November 2017

Organisation: Steeple Bumpstead Congregational Church
Project: New Boiler
Overall cost of project: £2180
Grant awarded: £375
Joint Grant: No
Date: 21st May 2018

Organisation: Helions Bumpstead Parish Council
Project: Common Ground GTR Project
Overall cost of project: £300
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 28th September 2018

Organisation: Steeple Bumpstead Bowls Club
Project: Indoors Bowls Storage
Overall cost of project: £325 (requesting £288.)
Grant awarded: £288
Joint Grant: No
Date: 9th November 2018

Organisation: Birdbrook Parish Council
Project: Plinth Construction
Overall cost of project: £4000 (requesting £300.)
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 9th November 2018

Organisation: The Sew Crafty Group, Steeple Bumpstead 
Project: Group Sewing Machine
Overall cost of project: £220.00
Grant awarded: £220.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 12th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: 1st Steeple Bumptead Scout Group
Project: Lightweight Tents 
Overall cost of project: Approx. £1,200
Grant awarded: £320.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 12th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Birdbrook Parish Council
Project: Refurbishment of play area - provide safe secure seating
Overall cost of project: £792.50 plus VAT
Grant awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 4th March 2021
Financial Year: 2020/21

Organisation: Helions Bumpstead Sports Pavilion Club
Project: Replacement of a specialised pavilion clock
Overall cost of project: £1,176.00
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 9th August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

OrganisationBirdbrook Ladies Group
Project: Microwave and kettle for the kitchen
Overall cost of project: £100
Grant awarded: £100
Joint Grant: No
Date: 27th August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

OrganisationHelions Bumpstead Community Benefit Society Ltd
Project: Encouragement of exercise and wellbeing - installation of bike racks
Overall cost of project: £383
Grant awarded: £383
Joint Grant: No
Date: 20th September 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Foxearth & Liston Parish Council
Project: Purchase of new SID equipment
Overall cost of project: £5,000
Grant awarded: £650
Joint Grant: No
Date: 8th April 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Birdbrook Parish Council
Project: Birdbrook Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Overall cost of project: £300
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 17th May 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council
Project: Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Overall cost of project: £800
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 18th May 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Sturmer and District Women's Institute
Charity number: 803793

Project: Cookery workshops
Overall cost of project: £900
Grant awarded: £517
Joint Grant: No
Date: 10th November 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council
Project: Electrics upgrade/modernisation
Overall cost of project: £1020
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 5th November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Helions Bumpstead Community Benefit Society Ltd
Charity number: N/A

Project: Community Defibrillator
Overall cost of project: £750
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: No
Date: 5th November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Birdbrook Community House
Charity number: 211459
Project: Birdbrook Community House Warm Hub
Overall cost of project: £1750
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: No
Date: 6th November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Birdbrook Bowls Club
Charity number: N/A
Project: Bowls Green Spreader
Overall cost of project: £250
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Company Director and Parish Councillor (Sturmer Parish Council).

Spouse: Company Director.

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses were paid for by the Braintree Constituency Conservative Association.

Spouse: None.

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None.  

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Pope Mill Farm, Coupals Road, Sturmer, Essex and adjoining Paddocks.

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

CHC LTD, 2 Rose Cottages, Withersfield Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 9LB.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None.

Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of Sturmer Parish Council, Member of the Conservative Party, Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Member of the AA, the National Trust, Which and AXA PPP.

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

None.

 

Updated: 30th May 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances6 
Present as expected6100%
Absent00%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)4 

Attendance Details