Mrs Susan Barker

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  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
Mrs Susan Barker
06 May 2021
First Elected
07 June 2001
Conservative Party
Little Garnetts
Bishops Green
Great Dunmow
Telephone No:
01245 231250

Previous Roles

Cabinet Member for Customer, Communities, Culture and Corporate

Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate

Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Customer

Deputy to the Cabinet Member for Communities & Corporate

Deputy Cabinet Member for Adults and Children
Member Essex Fire Authority Member Essex Fire Authority

Member Place Services & Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee

Link to Division Profiles (via Essex Open data – select division name from drop down box)

Job Title:
2012/13: £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance)
2012/13: £1197.64

Election History

Thu 7 Jun 2001 Wed 4 May 2005 Re-elected
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 Wed 5 May 2021 Re-elected
Thu 6 May 2021  

Party Representation History

Conservative PartyThu 7 Jun 2001

Division Representation History

DunmowThu 7 Jun 2001

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
 Page 1 of 3, items 1 to 5 of 11.
Youth Strategy Group - Uttlesford 01 June 2012 10 June 2021
Civilian Military Partnership Board 10 August 2017 10 June 2021
Essex Association of Local Councils 10 August 2017 10 June 2021
Safer Essex 11 August 2017 10 June 2021
Locality Board - Epping Forest 10 August 2017 25 May 2021

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
12 May 202212 May 2022

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Mon, 18 Jul 2022Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy Briefing (Children and Families) 
Tue, 5 Jul 2022Briefing - Local Government Boundary Review 
Thu, 26 May 2022Standards Briefing 
Wed, 25 May 2022Climate Briefing 
Mon, 16 May 2022Locality Fund/LLUF Briefing 
Thu, 31 Mar 2022Corporate Policy and Scrutiny Committee - briefing on s106/s278 planning contribution processes 
Thu, 10 Mar 2022Training on Risk Management and Internal Audit 
Mon, 11 Oct 2021Highways Winter Service Briefing 
Fri, 8 Oct 2021My Oracle Member Briefing 
Mon, 19 Jul 2021Summer Covid Fund Induction 
Fri, 19 Feb 2021Elective Home Education 
Wed, 20 Jan 2021The New Princess Alexandra Hospital Member Briefing 
Mon, 30 Nov 2020COVID-19 Winter Grant 
Mon, 23 Nov 2020Training - Polling Dates 
Wed, 11 Nov 2020Emergency Planning 
Tue, 3 Nov 2020Code of Conduct: Member Briefing 
Fri, 16 Oct 2020Planning White Paper briefing 
Thu, 8 Oct 2020Briefing from PFC Commissioner 
Thu, 6 Aug 2020Zoom training part 2 
Thu, 30 Jul 2020Training on Covid-19 
Tue, 10 Mar 2020Locality Fund 
Mon, 2 Mar 2020Report It Tool 
Mon, 20 Jan 2020Essex 2020 (a year of Science and Creativity) 
Tue, 15 Oct 2019Just About Managing and Care Leavers 
Tue, 10 Sep 2019Highways Winter Service  
Tue, 16 Apr 2019Gypsy, Roma & Travellers 
Tue, 9 Apr 2019Collaborate Essex 
Tue, 2 Apr 201910 Year Plan for School Places (West Essex) 
Tue, 15 Jan 2019Adult Social Care and NHS Integration 
Tue, 18 Dec 2018Garden Communities 
Tue, 13 Nov 2018Children in Care Council: working with us 
Tue, 6 Nov 2018E-learning: GDPR: An introduction module 1 
Tue, 6 Nov 2018E-learning: GDPR: An introduction module 2 
Tue, 4 Sep 2018Member Enquiries 
Tue, 12 Jun 2018Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Member Training 
Tue, 5 Jun 2018Data Protection: GDPR 
Tue, 22 May 2018Adult and Children Safeguarding 
Wed, 16 May 2018Principal and Local Councils Working in Partnership 
Tue, 17 Apr 2018Developments in NHS organisation and the implications for ECC 
Tue, 20 Feb 2018Care Homes and the Care Market 
Tue, 16 Jan 2018Briefing on Gangs 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018Virtual Dementia Tour 
Mon, 4 Dec 2017Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) 
Thu, 2 Nov 2017North Essex Garden Communities 
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Equality and Diversity 
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Health and Safety  
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Who we are and how we operate 
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: How we behave 
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Anti-Fraud and Corruption 
Thu, 5 Oct 2017E-learning: Information Governance 
Mon, 5 Jun 2017Cabinet Member and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction  
Thu, 9 Jun 2016ECC Housing Growth Strategy 
Tue, 12 Apr 2016Member Code of Conduct and Declarations of Interests 
Tue, 16 Feb 2016Development Session on Bradwell 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Personal Safety for Members 
Tue, 15 Dec 2015Residential Home Visit/Pre-Birth - 19 Engagement Work 
Tue, 20 Oct 2015Equalities and Diversity 
Tue, 1 Sep 2015Carers Programme 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Waste Plan 
Wed, 17 Dec 2014Local Government Finance 
Thu, 4 Sep 2014Community Agents Briefing 
Wed, 7 May 2014Learning Disabilities Briefing 
Fri, 18 Apr 2014Essex Pension Fund Training (Funding Strategy) 
Wed, 5 Mar 2014Essex Pension Fund Training (Financial services procurement and relationship management 
Wed, 26 Feb 2014Safeguarding Adults and Learning Disabilities 
Wed, 5 Feb 2014Early Intervention  
Wed, 22 Jan 2014Essex Pension Fund Training (Pension Fund Governance) 
Mon, 9 Dec 2013Essex Pension Fund Training (Standards and practices) 
Wed, 20 Nov 2013RCCE 
Thu, 17 Oct 2013Overview and Scrutiny Realising the Potential: Developing the Scrutiny Board and the Chairman’s Role 
Thu, 10 Oct 2013Transformation Mark II Briefing 
Wed, 31 Jul 2013Overview and Scrutiny - Realising the Potential 
Wed, 17 Jul 2013Audit Committee Induction Training 
Thu, 9 May 2013Introductory Session 1 
Wed, 8 May 2013Introductory Session 
Tue, 7 May 2013Welcome to the Council 
Wed, 6 Mar 2013Essex Pension Fund Board Training 
Tue, 12 Feb 2013All Age Disability Strategy 
Wed, 30 Jan 2013Influencing Skills 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Community Right to Challenge 
Thu, 24 Jan 2013Speed Effective Reading 
Thu, 13 Dec 2012Essex Pension Fund Board Training: Actuarial 
Tue, 27 Nov 2012Code of Conduct 
Thu, 22 Nov 2012Community Budgets 
Tue, 16 Oct 2012Economic Growth Strategy 
Wed, 11 Jul 2012Essex Pension Fund Board Training: Investment 
Tue, 10 Jul 2012Essex County Council Transformation 
Thu, 21 Jun 2012Local Authority role in Public Health 
Tue, 19 Jun 2012Council Tax Benefit Changes 
Tue, 29 May 2012Essex Whole Place Community Budget Update 
Wed, 16 May 2012Essex Pension Fund Board Training: Accounts and Audit 
Wed, 25 Apr 2012Emergency Planning and the Olympics 
Tue, 24 Apr 2012E-learning: Good Decision Making 
Tue, 27 Mar 2012Customer Service Member Briefing 
Wed, 14 Mar 2012LTGG Seminar - Pension Board 
Wed, 7 Mar 2012Transfers/Employer Issues - Pension Board 
Wed, 29 Feb 2012Diversity and Equality 
Tue, 7 Feb 2012Police Blueprint briefing 
Thu, 2 Feb 2012Essex Whole Place Community Budget 
Thu, 12 Jan 2012My Home Life and Residential Homes 
Tue, 13 Dec 2011Member Development Charter Introductory Workshop 
Thu, 24 Nov 2011Bringing the Cloud back down to Earth. The ECC IS Strategy and the wider ICT world. 
Fri, 28 Oct 2011Waste Issues 
Thu, 27 Oct 2011eBooks 
Tue, 25 Oct 2011Council Protocols 
Tue, 11 Oct 2011Highways Strategic Transformation Seminar 
Thu, 1 Sep 2011The Essex Funding Team  
Tue, 19 Jul 2011Health and Social Care Bill 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011Corporate Vision 
Wed, 8 Jun 2011e-Payroll and Member Expenses Member Session 
Fri, 1 Apr 2011Transforming Essex - Member Briefing 
Mon, 28 Mar 2011European Funding Member Seminar 
Tue, 8 Feb 2011Digital Switchover Briefing 
Tue, 8 Feb 2011Census 2011 Briefing 
Mon, 15 Nov 2010Constitution Briefing Session 
Tue, 9 Nov 2010Comprehensive Spending Review and Transformation 
Tue, 9 Nov 2010Influencing Decision Making in your local area 
Tue, 11 May 2010Expenses and Allowances 
Mon, 7 Dec 2009Diversity and Equality 
Thu, 17 Sep 2009Safeguarding Adults and Adult Residential Homes  
Mon, 14 Sep 2009Essex Strategy Review and Partnership Working 
Thu, 3 Apr 2008Housing Corp. Rural Housing Advisory GroupDinner at Bedford Lodge Hotel Newmarket>£25
Tue, 1 Jul 2008Mayor of Great DunmowTwo Tickets to the Kiribati Ass. Gt Dunmow>£25
Wed, 26 May 2010ECCAttendance by husband at the Conference "Making Woodlands Pay">£25
Fri, 1 May 2009Anglia RuskinDinner>£25
Mon, 28 Feb 2011Colchester CouncilTwo Tickets to the Mercury Theatre including refreshments>£25
Fri, 11 Mar 2011Stansted Airport Community TrustTwo Tickets and Champagne Reception to 'Going Digital' Project>£25
Sat, 10 Mar 2012Leaden Roding Social ClubTwo bottles of wine>£25
Wed, 14 Mar 2012Baillie GiffordMeal and drinks>£25
Mon, 12 Mar 2012London Hilton, Park LaneComplimentary overnight stay>£25
Thu, 14 Mar 2013Axa Investment ManagersEvening meal, Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire prior to the commencement of Local Government Chronicle Investment Seminar 28 Feb - 1 Mar 13est £30 - £40
Thu, 25 Apr 2013Barclays Bank PlcHamper in regard to errors made in respect of Stansted Airport Ccommunity Trust bank accounts£30
Tue, 1 Oct 2013Baillie Gifford Investment Manager employed by Essex Pension FundTraining Event in Edinburgh: Flights, two nights commodation and two evening meals shared by Essex Pension Fund and Baillie Gifford£360
Thu, 19 Sep 2013AXA Investment ManagersAwards ceremony - Pension Scheme of the Year 2013 £40
Thu, 3 Jul 2014Professional PensionsDinner at Searcy's to receive Pension Fund of the Year Award>£25
Wed, 22 Jul 2015Hyman Robertson - Investment Fund AdvisorsMeal and drinks>£25
Thu, 9 Jun 2016Chinese Health DelegationBracelet£60 estimated
Tue, 4 Oct 2016Baillie GiffordLocal Government training and Investment conference in Edinburgh. Two night's accommodation and two evening meals plus flights£280 Baillie Gifford £70 Essex Pension Fund
Thu, 14 Sep 2017Essex Jazz Archive2 tickets to concert £40.00
Sat, 16 Sep 2017Harlow Listening Bench OpeningFlowers, DVD and book>£25
Tue, 19 Sep 2017Hospitality Partners GroupMeal and drinks>£25
Tue, 27 Feb 2018AXA and LGCPension Conference at Carden Park in Chester. March 1st. Hospitality in the form of drinks and two meals were provided for myself and my husband. > £25
Wed, 26 Feb 2020AvivaMeal and drinks at Carden Park conference<£25
Tue, 1 Oct 2019Baillie GiffordBaillie Gifford conference>£25
Thu, 8 Jul 2021 Lee Valley Regional Park AuthorityGift of white water rafting session from the Lee Valley Regional Park Authorityapprox. £50
Tue, 12 Apr 2022Stansted Airport Community TeamVoucher for tea for 4, at down Hall 4 x £35 Flowers £20 Bottle of Port £20£180
Thu, 7 Jul 2022Lee Valley Authority DECLINED the opportunity to participate in White Water rafting>£50

For details of allowances and expenses for this Councillor please follow the link below:,-Expenses-and-Interests.aspx

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances25 
Present as expected2392%
Apologies received150% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details

Meeting DateCommitteeAttendance
12 Oct 2021 14:30 Full Council Attended
12 Oct 2021 10:00 Full Council Attended
13 Oct 2021 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee (ISC) Attended
10 Nov 2021 10:30 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Absent
29 Nov 2021 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee (ISC) Attended
7 Dec 2021 10:00 Full Council Attended
9 Dec 2021 10:00 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
13 Dec 2021 10:30 Audit, Governance and Standards Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
15 Dec 2021 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Strategy Board (PSB) Attended
3 Feb 2022 10:00 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
10 Feb 2022 10:00 Full Council Attended
23 Feb 2022 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee (ISC) Attended
10 Mar 2022 11:00 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Apologies received
18 Mar 2022 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Strategy Board (PSB) Attended
14 Apr 2022 10:15 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
10 May 2022 10:00 Full Council Attended
10 May 2022 10:05 Full Council Attended
12 May 2022 09:45 People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
15 Jun 2022 13:00 Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee (ISC) Attended
15 Jun 2022 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Investment Steering Committee (ISC) Attended
27 Jun 2022 10:30 Audit, Governance and Standards Committee Attended
30 Jun 2022 10:30 Place Services and Economic Growth Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
6 Jul 2022 10:00 Essex Pension Fund Strategy Board (PSB) Attended
12 Jul 2022 10:00 Full Council Attended
21 Jul 2022 10:30 Place Services and Economic Growth Policy and Scrutiny Committee Attended
25 Jul 2022 10:00 Audit, Governance and Standards Committee Attended
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