Welcome to Essex County Council

John Gilbert Jowers Chairman of the Council

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
John Gilbert Jowers Chairman of the Council
04 May 2017
First Elected::
05 May 2005
Conservative Party
Mersea and Tiptree
11 Victory Road
West Mersea
Telephone No:
01206 382975

Roles and Responsibilities

Elected Chairman May 2018

Previous Roles and Responsibilities

ECC representative on and Chair of Police and Crime Panel

Cabinet Member for Libraries, Communities and Planning 

Chair of Essex Countrywide Traveller Unit Committee

Vice-Chairman of the Council

For information on the Chairman click here

To read the Chairman's blog click here

The Electoral Division Profile can be found here

Job Title:
2012/13: £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance) £35310 (Special Responsibility)
2012/13: £5266.65

Election History

Thu 5 May 2005 Wed 3 Jun 2009 Re-elected
Thu 4 Jun 2009 Wed 1 May 2013 Re-elected
Thu 2 May 2013 Wed 3 May 2017 Re-elected
Thu 4 May 2017  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Conservative PartyThu 5 May 2005

Division Representation History

DivisionRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Stanway and PyefleetThu 5 May 2005 Wed 3 Jun 2009
Mersea and TiptreeThu 4 Jun 2009

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 9.
Essex Police, Fire and Crime Panel Member13 May 201419 July 2018
Development and Regulation Committee Substitute16 May 201714 May 2018
Development and Regulation Committee Member25 February 201515 May 2017
Essex Fire Authority (no longer active) Member01 September 201410 May 2016
Audit Committee Member09 December 201410 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 4, items 1 to 5 of 17.
Essex Partnership Steering Group 04 June 2009 15 May 2019
Regional Flood & Coastal Committee Anglian (Eastern) 07 July 2016 19 July 2018
LGA - Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group (SASIG) 21 September 2012 13 January 2017
Essex County Traveller Unit 29 July 2013 13 January 2017
LGA Inland Flood Risk Management Group 09 July 2013 13 January 2017

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Thu, 30 Jul 2020Training on Covid-19 
Wed, 6 Mar 2019E-Learning Health and Safety 
Wed, 6 Mar 2019E-Learning How we behave 
Tue, 29 Jan 2019E-Learning Anti-fraud and corruption 
Tue, 29 Jan 2019E-Learning Equality and Diversity 
Mon, 5 Nov 2018E-learning: GDPR - An introduction module 1 
Tue, 5 Jun 2018Data Protection: GDPR 
Tue, 15 May 2018E-learning: Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Mon, 4 Dec 2017Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) 
Tue, 13 Dec 2016Garden Communities 
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Essex Highways- Maintenance and Improvement Approach 
Tue, 16 Feb 2016Development Session on Bradwell 
Wed, 25 Mar 2015Member's IT 
Wed, 7 Jan 2015Police and Crime Panel Training Course 
Tue, 11 Mar 2014Community Rights Session 
Wed, 12 Feb 2014Media Training (London) 
Wed, 4 Dec 2013Leadership Academy: Cultural Services 
Wed, 23 Oct 2013Outcomes Based Accountability 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Community Right to Challenge 
Thu, 1 Nov 2012Code of Conduct 
Thu, 4 Oct 2012Police Commissioners and Police and Crime Panels 
Wed, 22 Aug 2012E-learning: Information Governance 
Mon, 20 Aug 2012E-learning: Anti-fraud and Corruption 
Mon, 20 Aug 2012E-learning: How we behave 
Tue, 14 Aug 2012E-learning: Good Decision Making 
Mon, 13 Aug 2012E-learning: Diversity and Equality 
Tue, 12 Jun 2012LGA Coastal Special Interest Group 
Tue, 29 May 2012Essex Whole Place Community Budget Update 
Thu, 24 May 2012Big Society Fund Briefing 
Tue, 24 Apr 2012Flood Risk in Essex 
Mon, 13 Feb 2012Essex Whole Place Community Budget 
Thu, 12 Jan 2012My Home Life and Residential Homes 
Tue, 11 Oct 2011Highways Strategic Transformation Seminar 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011Corporate Vision 
Thu, 30 Jun 2011Partnership Working and Locality Boards 
Tue, 21 Jun 2011Partnership Working and Locality Boards 
Thu, 16 Jun 2011Partnership Working and Locality Boards 
Tue, 9 Nov 2010Influencing Decision Making in your local area 
Mon, 1 Mar 2010Community Leadership 
Mon, 1 Mar 2010Community Leadership Market Place Event 
Mon, 11 Feb 2008Col. BartonLunch£20/£25

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