Councillor Simon Crow

  • General
  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
  • Locality Budget
Councillor Simon Crow
08 May 2018
First Elected::
08 May 2018
c/o Town Hall
High Street
Mobile Telephone No:
07870 154554
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7,115.66, Cabinet Member Special Allowance £12,808.22

Election History

Tue 8 May 2018  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeTue 8 May 2018

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
CastleTue 8 May 2018 Mon 9 May 2022

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability26 May 2021
Council Member23 May 2018
Local Plan Committee Substitute25 May 2018
Planning Committee Substitute24 May 2018

Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
10 October 201810 October 2018 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Planning Committee30 May 2019Non-Pecuniary View
Mon, 17 Jan 2022Budget Workshop 
Wed, 5 Jan 2022Briefing on Permitted Development  
Wed, 15 Dec 2021Briefing on the Vaccine Booster Programme and Volunteering 
Mon, 6 Dec 2021Central Colchester Neighbourhood Pilot 
Mon, 22 Nov 2021Budget Workshop 
Mon, 18 Oct 2021Councillor Safety Briefing 
Mon, 20 Sep 2021Budget Workshop 
Mon, 19 Jul 2021Risk Management Briefing 
Tue, 15 Jun 2021Tackling the Climate Challenge 
Mon, 7 Dec 2020Budget Workshop  
Mon, 16 Nov 2020Scooter Briefing Session 
Mon, 5 Oct 2020Budget Workshop 
Thu, 3 Sep 2020Local List and Assets of Community Value 
Fri, 5 Jun 2020Licensing Training - Sexual Entertainment Venues and Safeguarding 
Wed, 20 May 2020Planning Training 
Wed, 12 Jun 2019Licensing Training 
Mon, 4 Mar 2019Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Briefing 
Thu, 7 Feb 2019Essex Highways Briefing 
Tue, 5 Feb 2019Policing in Colchester 
Tue, 2 Oct 2018Crimestoppers Briefing 
Tue, 19 Jun 2018Universal Credit and Colchester Update 
Mon, 11 Jun 2018Introduction to Local Government Finance 
Thu, 7 Jun 2018Licensing Training 
Wed, 16 May 2018Social Media Training 
Tue, 15 May 2018Induction evening 
Mon, 14 May 2018Planning Training 
Tue, 8 May 2018Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and GDPR 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/09/2021 £200  To purchase a noticeboard for displaying community news, local history. Roman and Castle Road Residents' Association

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/06/2020 £100  Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank
 30/06/2020 £100 To fund a street party once the Covid 19 crisis is over. 1940s theme to bring the community together and reward those who have helped their neighbours. Fits in with the wellbeing aspect. Riverside Residents Association  
 30/11/2020 £300  Planting and decorating Christmas Tree in Castle Park. Internal  
 31/12/2020 £300 Equipment to restore Victorian lamp posts in town centre. Colchester Civic Society  
 28/02/2021 £500  Actors' fees for open-air theatre production planned for Castle Park. Packing Shed Theatre Company   
 28/02/2021 £500  Purchase of bulbs for local planting. Riverside Residents' Association   
 28/02/2021 £200  Toward statue to celebrate Ann and Jane Taylor who lived on West Stockwell Street and wrote 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star.' Twinkle Star Fund   

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
30/06/2019 £144 Bunting for Pride 2019 - to be used for future occasions as well, Colchester Pride RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
31/07/2019 £125  Supporting independent businesses on Crouch Street and Eld lane - advertising for regular late night event to increase footfall in the town centre, The South Lanes Project  GROWTH WELLBEING 
01/11/2019  £125 Helps support young people in a safe environment. Packing Shed Theatre GROWTH RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
01/12/2019 £100
Contribution toward new marquee for the RA's summer street party. Riverside Residents' Association OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
01/12/2019 £175 Purchase of paint and equipment for residents to paint the Victorian lamp posts. Roman and Castle Road Residents Association   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £281  Actors' fees - open air theatre production - newly commissioned work re-interpretating a story from the town's history. Packing Shed Theatre   OPPORTUNITY 
 31/01/2020  £250  To deliver Dancing with Parkinson's session at the Castle offering dance and movement sessions to those with Parkinson's Disease and their partners, friends and carers. Dance Network Association   RESPONSIBILITY
 31/01/2020  £300  Purchase of hi-vis and gardening equipment for volunteers - maintain heritage assets. Colchester Civic Society   RESPONSIBILITY
 31/01/2020  £500  New floral displays for Colchester High Street.  Colchester in Bloom   RESPONSIBILITY

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/05/2018 £125 Firstsite annual community event  Opportunity 
30/06/2018  £125  Improvements, St Botolph's Church  Opportunity, Responsibility, Wellbeing, Growth 
31/07/2018  £125  Annual Community Lunch, Riverside RA  Wellbeing 
31/10/2018  £125  Tackling reuse of plastics locally, Replastic    RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING 
  £125  Fundng for plants and bulbs, and for PR campaign, Colchester District Neighbourhood Watch     WELLBEING 
  £125  Purchase of rees and bulbs to enhance streetscene, Rosebery and Smythies Residents' Association    WELLBEING
30/11/2018  £125 Contribution towards tree saplings and bulbs owned by RA, Roman & Castle Residents' Association  WELLBEING 
  £125  Contribution towards running costs, Colchester Orbital   GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING 
31/12/2018  £125 Restoration of drinking water fountain on Middleborough to reduce plastic use, Colchester Civic Society   GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING  
  £125  To fund security, website development and web hosting for the Colchester Pride 2019  OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING 
01/01/2019  £324.96  Provision of labels for tree on the tree trail within the park, Friends of Castle Park   OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING  
31/01/2019  £125  Running costs supporting the services to the borough, Colchester Emergency Night Shelter  RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING   
  £250  Running costs toward new warehouse for sustaining service, Colchester Foodbank   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING  
  £50.04  Community 360 mini bus service to shopping location for residents, Riverside Residents' Association    GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING  


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