Councillor Lewis Barber

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Councillor Lewis Barber
09 May 2016
First Elected
09 May 2016
Lexden and Braiswick
c/o Town Hall
High Street
Mobile Telephone No:
07876 237137
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7293.55

Election History

Mon 9 May 2016  

Party Representation History

ConservativeMon 9 May 2016

Ward Representation History

Lexden and BraiswickMon 9 May 2016 Sun 5 May 2019
Lexden and BraiswickMon 6 May 2019 Mon 8 May 2023
Lexden and BraiswickTue 9 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining Date
There are no current outside bodies for this member.

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
06 June 202206 June 2022

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Local Plan Committee12 November 2018Non-Pecuniary
Council21 October 2020Non-Pecuniary
Tue, 9 May 2023Rural Prosperity Fund Briefing 
Mon, 17 Jan 2022Budget Workshop 
Mon, 8 Nov 2021Joint Committee for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community 
Mon, 20 Sep 2021Budget Workshop 
Thu, 15 Oct 2020Scrutiny Training 
Mon, 5 Oct 2020Budget Workshop 
Wed, 14 Nov 2018Local Plan Housing Numbers and Objectively Assessed Need  
Tue, 10 Oct 2017Garden Communities Briefing 
Thu, 12 May 2016New Council Conference 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

A sum of money is assigned each year to all Colchester City Councillors, to use on supporting community initiatives within their wards.

Please find below the 2023/24 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 31/12/2023 £333.34 Marquee hire costs to enable the annual West Bergholt summer fete to resume. Orpen Memorial Hall

 £133.00 Printing of Programmes to advertise two-day open gardens event. West Bergholt Open Gardens   

Please find below the 2022/23 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 30/11/2022 £100 Sign for the School. Eight Ash Green Primary School  

31/01/2023  £229  Architect drawings for new village hall. Eight Ash Green Village Hall Trust   
31/01/2023  £267  Restart of Monday shopper bus. Community 360   
31/01/2023  £278.90 Tables and Storage Trolley. West Bergholt Scouts   
31/01/2023  £216.67  Sound system for church hall. West Bergholt Parochial Church Council   
31/01/2023  £180.80  Purchase of four tables. West Bergholt Parochial Church Council  
31/01/2023  £133  Meditation and prayer space. Holy Trinity Primary School   
31/01/2023  £134  Modernise Facebook and magazine. Aldham Grapevine  

31/01/2023  £167  Create a website. East Lexden Residents' Association   
31/01/2023  £293.63  Restart Monday Shopper bus. Community 360   

Please find below the 2021/22 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 31/01/2022 £166.67 Churchyard driveway  repairs  and improvements. This is a  joint application with other Ward Councillors for Lexden and Braiswick. St Mary's Old Church West Bergholt  

 31/01/2022  £333.33  Playground Repairs and improvements- this is a joint application with   the other ward Councillors for Braiswick and Lexden. Friends of Braiswick Primary School  
 31/01/2022  £624.31 Contribution towards purchase  of VAS equipment. Eight Ash Green Parish Council
 28/02/2022 £709.03 Contribution towards the costs of purchasing VAS equipment. This is a joint application with other ward Councillors. Aldham Parish Council

 28/02/2022  £166.66  Further funding to repair playground. Friends of Braiswick Primary  

Please find below the 2020/21 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 30/06/2020 £100 Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank  

 28/02/2021  £500 Contribution toward running costs. Essex and Herts. Air Ambulance 
 28/02/2021  £1,000 Supporting St John Ambulance - mobilising thousands of volunteers to support the rollout of the Covid 19 vaccination work. St John's Ambulance
 28/02/2021  £400 To support community safety initiative of a pedestrian crossing on Colchester Road, West Bergholt by contributing to the cost of the feasability study, also being supported by the Parish Council and Local Highway Panel in itself. West Bergholt Parish Council

Please find below the 2019/20 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
01/08/2019  £533 Outdoor story telling chair with stools for pupils designed to encourage individual children in reading stories aloud in an outdoor environment, Braiswick Primary School  OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
   £155 West Bergholt Swift Project - Boxes fitted to residential and public building to encourage swifts to settle, West Bergholt Parish Council WELLBEING
 01/10/2019 £150 Replacing and augmenting their current stock They will continue to be of benefit to the whole community as they extend the litter picking areas and also enable other groups of all ages to use the equipment. West Bergholt Litter Warriors RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING
 01/12/2019  £165 Contribution towards the hiring of the hall , programme production and advertising. West Bergholt Gardeners Association  WELLBEING
 01/12/2019  £190 Design and print of new footpath leaflets, delivered to all residents, glamping site and local hotel. Eight Ash Green Parish Council  WELLBEING
 01/12/2019  £318 Replacement interpretation board outside Aldham Village Hall. Aldham Parish Council   WELLBEING
 01/02/20 £108  Improvement to water provision facility at allotments for the users of these premises. Eight Ash Green Parish Council   WELLBEING
 01/02/20 £380  Monday morning senior citizens shopper transport from Eight Ash Green, Fordham and Aldham to Sainsbury's. Community360 Transport   WELLBEING


Please find below the 2018/19 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Barber

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/09/2018 £166.64 Replacement of playpark equipment, West Bergholt Parish Council Wellbeing
31/11/2018 £69.33  Footpath sign as part of WW1 memorial ,West Bergholt Local History Group Wellbeing, Responsibility 
31/12/2018 £790.40  Provision of a speed gun for community speed watch group, Aldham Parish Council   Wellbeing, Responsibility  
31/01/2019  £40.29  Provision of bat and bird boxed in straegic location to encourage and protect local wildlife, Eight Ash Green Parish Council  Wellbeing, Responsibility  
  £505  Installation of community defibrillator in the village with residents volunteering for training, Eight Ash Green Parish Council  Wellbeing, Responsibility   
  £428.34  Community Bus - providing transport for shopping trips for local elderly residents, Community360  Wellbeing 


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Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances14 
Present as expected1071%
Apologies received4100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)2 

Attendance Details