Councillor Helen Chuah

  • General
  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
  • Locality Budget
Councillor Helen Chuah
07 May 1998
First Elected::
07 May 1998
Liberal Democrats
St Anne's and St John's
c/o Town Hall
High Street
Telephone No:
01206 865864
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7,115.66, Planning Committee member Special Responsibility Allowance £1,120.73

Election History

Thu 7 May 1998  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Liberal DemocratsThu 7 May 1998

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
St Anne's Thu 7 May 1998 Sun 8 May 2016
St Anne's and St John'sMon 9 May 2016 Sun 5 May 2019
St Anne's and St John'sMon 6 May 2019 Mon 8 May 2023

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 6.
Council Member22 May 2013
Crime and Disorder Committee Substitute22 May 2013
Licensing Committee Member22 May 2019
Planning Committee Member01 January 2020
Planning Committee Substitute24 May 2018

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
Governance and Audit Committee Deputy Chairman23 May 201821 May 2019
Planning Committee Member22 May 201323 May 2018
Trading Board Substitute05 August 201422 May 2018

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
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Planning Committee02 October 2014Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee05 March 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee16 July 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee01 October 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee22 October 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee04 February 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee17 March 2016Other View
Planning Committee17 March 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee17 March 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee17 March 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee14 July 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee03 November 2016Pecuniary View
Wed, 5 Jan 2022Briefing on Permitted Development  
Wed, 15 Dec 2021Briefing on the Vaccine Booster Programme and Volunteering 
Thu, 18 Nov 2021Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents Briefing 
Mon, 8 Nov 2021Joint Committee for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community 
Tue, 2 Nov 2021Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training 
Wed, 27 Oct 2021Licensing Training - Gambling Act 2005 and Safeguarding 
Mon, 18 Oct 2021Councillor Safety Briefing 
Tue, 6 Jul 2021Delays in Elective Surgery Briefing 
Tue, 8 Jun 2021Licensing Act 2003 Training 
Wed, 19 May 2021Planning Training 
Thu, 21 Jan 2021Vaccination Programme 
Mon, 16 Nov 2020Scooter Briefing Session 
Tue, 6 Oct 2020GDPR Training 
Mon, 5 Oct 2020Budget Workshop 
Thu, 3 Sep 2020Local List and Assets of Community Value 
Wed, 26 Aug 2020Budget Workshop 
Fri, 5 Jun 2020Licensing Training - Sexual Entertainment Venues and Safeguarding 
Wed, 12 Jun 2019Licensing Training 
Mon, 4 Mar 2019Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Briefing 
Tue, 5 Feb 2019Policing in Colchester 
Mon, 10 Sep 2018Social Media Training 
Tue, 20 Mar 2018General Data Protection Regulations Training 
Mon, 26 Feb 2018Emergency Planning Briefing 
Tue, 5 Dec 2017Dementia Awareness 
Wed, 15 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Wed, 8 Nov 2017Working Together Across Colchester 
Tue, 12 Jul 2016Gang Violence in Colchester 
Mon, 20 Jun 2016Presentation by the University of Essex 
Thu, 12 May 2016New Council Conference 
Tue, 9 Feb 2016Safeguarding 
Thu, 29 Oct 2015Section 106, Community Infrastructure Levy, Affordable Housing and Viability 
Fri, 31 Jul 2015Archaeology, Urban Design, Historic Buildings and Areas 
Tue, 1 Jul 2014Changes to the Council's Website 
Wed, 12 Mar 2014UCC FSR Briefing 
Mon, 20 Jan 2014Planning Training 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 31/10/2021 £100 To fund a children's Christmas Party for St Anne's residents. St Annes Community Hall Association  


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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
 30/06/2020 £250  Money for a community garden shed for the volunteer gardeners to sustain and improve the garden environment. St Annes Community Hall Association  
 30/06/2020  £100 Money to help supply the vital food some residents require.  
31/07/2020 £120 Willow Brook Primary School has joined forces with Amazing Minds CIC so that the children in the school can build mental health and well being skills during this unprecedented times. Lockdown has not only impacted on the education of many children, but also their emotional stability, and this funding is to tackle this issue. Amazing Minds CIC   
 30/11/2020  £300 Safety fencing installed at Pondfields for the wellbeing and safety of residents. Internal   
 30/11/2020  £300 Christmas dinner or hamper to be provided to the local elderly residents, in order to tackle isolation. St Anne's Community Halls Association
 28/02/2021  £300 Provision and repair of emergency lighting. St Anne's Community Hall Association  
 28/02/2021  £80  Toward purchase of new IT equipment to benefit users of the Hall. St Anne's Community Hall Association  
 28/02/2021  £550 Dog bin and litter bin for community use to support/enable the environment and greening of Colchester. Internal  



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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
01/11/2019 £125 Enhancing the appearance of the frontage to the school’s reception, making it more welcoming to the pupils, parents and visitors. Friars Grove Primary School  GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
 01/12/2019 £100 Enhancement of natural area using wood craft skills for the benefit of the community. Internal 
 01/12/2019   £280 Christmas dinner for local elderly. St Anne's Community Hall Association 
 01/12/2019   £300  Running costs. St Anne's Youth Club  RESPONSIBILITY  OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING GROWTH
 31/01/2020  £300  Hire charges and expenses. St Matthew's Child Contact Centre  RESPONSIBILITY  OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING GROWTH
 31/01/2020  £400

Contribution toward lessons, music equipment, and hire charges. Community Music Colchester

 31/01/2020  £300  Running costs for Parkinsons Dance Group. Dance Network Association   OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING GROWTH
 31/01/2020  £134  Provision of salt bins for Community use - Welshwood Park Residents' Association & Broadland Estate. St Anne's Community Hall Association   OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/07/2018 £1,000  Provision of outside area for special needs members - St Anne's Community Hall Association  Wellbeing
31/12/2018 £280  To provide a Christmas lunch for older single people, St Anne's Community Hall Association  Wellbeing
  £126.60  To provide a defibrillator on site for public use, St Anne's Community Hall Association   Wellbeing
  £50  Provision of bench on site for residents use, St Anne's Community Hall Association  Wellbeing 
  £250  Provision and planting of tree at Lancaster Way, St Anne's Community Hall Association  Wellbeing 
  £293.40  Supporting youth services including educational sessions, St Anne's Community Hall Association    RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING 

Please find below the 2017/18 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Chuah

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
16/05/2017 £2,000  Community Arts Project and Garden Project - St Ann's Community Hall Association  Thriving, Vibrant, Welcoming 

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