Welcome to Essex County Council

Mrs Susan Barker - Cabinet Member for Customer, Communities, Culture and Corporate

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
Mrs Susan Barker - Cabinet Member for Customer, Communities, Culture and Corporate
04 May 2017
First Elected::
07 June 2001
Conservative Party
Little Garnetts
Bishops Green
Great Dunmow
Telephone No:
01245 231250

Roles and Responsibilities
Cabinet Member for Customer, Communities, Culture and Corporate - 14/05/19

Previous Roles and Responsibilities

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

The Electoral Division Profile can be found here

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  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Conservative PartyThu 7 Jun 2001

Division Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 2 of 6, items 6 to 10 of 30.
People and Families Policy and Scrutiny Committee Member01 November 201615 May 2017
Investment Steering Committee Chairman14 May 201315 May 2017
Place Services and Economic Growth Policy and Scrutiny Committee Member11 February 201615 May 2017
ECC and Essex Fire Authority Joint Standards Committee Member14 May 201315 May 2017
Corporate Policy and Scrutiny Committee Member10 December 201430 November 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 6.
Firstsite 10 August 2017 19 July 2018
Fostering Panel - West 01 January 2011 09 July 2013
Essex Local Government Pension Fund and Investment Steering Committee 01 June 2012 01 June 2013
Fire Authority 04 June 2009 07 May 2013
Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education (SACRE) 28 July 2010 02 May 2013

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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

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