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Councillor Raymond M Sutherland

    Email: rsutherland@staffordbc.gov.uk
    Ward: Seighford and Church Eaton
    Telephone: 01785 244739
    Postal Address: Sirocco, Church Lane, Derrington, Stafford ST18 9LY

    Political Party

    I am a member of the following Party:-

    Party Position
    Conservative Party

    Diary Dates

    Date Meeting Position
    24/04/19 Planning Committee - 24 April 2019 Chairman
    18/04/19 Council (7.00pm) - 18 April 2019
    3/04/19 Planning Committee - 3 April 2019 Chairman
    13/03/19 Planning Committee - 13 March 2019 Chairman
    12/03/19 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 12 March 2019
    26/02/19 Council (7.00pm) - 26 February 2019
    20/02/19 Planning Committee - 20 February 2019 Chairman
    19/02/19 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 19 February 2019
    4/02/19 Licensing Sub Committee (2.00pm) - 4 February 2019 (rescheduled from 23 January)
    30/01/19 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 30 January 2019 Chairman
    29/01/19 Council (7.00pm) - 29 January 2019
    16/01/19 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 16 January 2019 Chairman
    8/01/19 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (4.30pm) - 8 January 2019
    7/01/19 Planning Committee Site Visit (10.15am) - 7 January 2019 Chairman
    19/12/18 Planning Committee - 19 December 2018 (6.30pm) Chairman
    11/12/18 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 11 December 2018
    11/12/18 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (4.30pm) - 11 December 2018
    10/12/18 Special Planning Committee (10.30am) - 10 December 2018 Chairman
    28/11/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 28 November 2018 Chairman
    20/11/18 Council (7.00pm) - 20 November 2018
    13/11/18 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 13 November 2018
    7/11/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 7 November 2018 Chairman
    6/11/18 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (5.30pm) - 6 November 2018
    6/11/18 Licensing Committee (10.00am) - 6 November 2018
    22/10/18 Licensing Sub Committee (2.00pm) - 22 October 2018
    18/10/18 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 18 October 2018
    17/10/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 17 October 2018 Chairman
    26/09/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 26 September 2018 Chairman
    18/09/18 Council (7.00pm) - 18 September 2018
    4/09/18 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 4 September 2018
    16/08/18 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 16 August 2018
    15/08/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 15 August 2018 Chairman
    30/07/18 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 30 July 2018
    25/07/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 25 July 2018 Chairman
    24/07/18 Council (7.00pm) - 24 July 2018
    16/07/18 Planning Committee Site Visit (11.45am) - 16 July 2018 Chairman
    10/07/18 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 10 July 2018
    4/07/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 4 July 2018 Chairman
    2/07/18 Planning Committee Site Visit (11.00am) - 2 July 2018 Chairman
    22/06/18 Licensing Sub Committee (2.00pm) - 22 June 2018
    20/06/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 20 June 2018 Chairman
    12/06/18 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 12 June 2018
    30/05/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 30 May 2018 Chairman
    21/05/18 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm) - 21 May 2018
    12/05/18 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am) - 12 May 2018
    19/03/18 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 19 March 2019

    Date Meeting Position
    9/05/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 9 May 2018 Chairman
    24/04/18 Council (7.00pm) - 24 April 2018
    18/04/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 18 April 2018 Chairman
    28/03/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 28 March 2018 Chairman
    20/03/18 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 20 March 2018
    13/03/18 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 13 March 2018
    7/03/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 7 March 2018 Chairman
    26/02/18 Council (7.00pm) - 26 February 2018
    20/02/18 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 20 February 2018
    14/02/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 14 February 2018 Chairman
    30/01/18 Council (7.00pm) - 30 January 2018
    24/01/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 24 January 2018 Chairman
    11/01/18 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (4.30pm) - 11 January 2018
    3/01/18 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 3 January 2018 Chairman
    18/12/17 Special Planning Committee (10.30pm) - 18 December 2017 Chairman
    14/12/17 Licensing Sub Committee (2.00pm) - 14 December 2017
    12/12/17 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (4.30pm) - 12 December 2017
    6/12/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 6 December 2017 Chairman
    30/11/17 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 30 November 2017
    21/11/17 Council (7.00pm) - 21 November 2017
    15/11/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 15 November 2017 Chairman
    14/11/17 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (5.00pm) - 14 November 2017
    9/11/17 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 9 November 2017
    6/11/17 Planning Committee Site Visit Meeting 11am - 6 November 2017 Chairman
    25/10/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 25 October 2017 Chairman
    18/10/17 Licensing Sub Committee (2.00pm) - 18 October 2017
    4/10/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 4 October 2017 Chairman
    21/09/17 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 21 September 2017
    19/09/17 Council (7.00pm) - 19 September 2017
    13/09/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 13 September 2017 Chairman
    5/09/17 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 5 September 2017
    23/08/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 23 August 2017 Chairman
    22/08/17 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 22 August 2017
    14/08/17 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30am - reconvene Civic Centre at approximately 11.00am) - 14 August 2017 Chairman
    14/08/17 Planning Committee Site Visit (Site Visit 9.30am - reconvene Civic Centre at approximately 10.30am) - 14 August 2017 Chairman
    2/08/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 2 August 2017 Chairman
    25/07/17 Council (7.00pm) - 25 July 2017
    19/07/17 Special Planning Committee (Additional Meeting) (6.30pm) - 19 July 2017 Chairman
    12/07/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 12 July 2017 Chairman
    4/07/17 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm) - 4 July 2017
    3/07/17 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 12 noon) - 3 July 2017 Chairman
    3/07/17 Planning Committee Site Visit (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 1.15pm) - 3 July 2017 Chairman
    27/06/17 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee - 27 June 2017
    21/06/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 21 June 2017 Chairman
    15/06/17 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 15 June 2017
    12/06/17 Special Planning Committee (Site visit 9.30am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.30am) - 12 June 2017 Chairman
    12/06/17 Special Planning Committee (Site visit 9.30am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.00am) - 12 June 2017 Chairman
    5/06/17 Licensing Sub Committee (10.00am) - 5 June 2017
    31/05/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 31 May 2017 Chairman
    22/05/17 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm) - 22 May 2017
    13/05/17 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am) - 13 May 2017
    10/05/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 10 May 2017 Chairman
    8/05/17 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30 am - re-convene at Council Chamber approx 11.45 am) - 8 May 2017 Chairman
    8/05/17 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30 am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.15 am) - 8 May 2017 Chairman
    25/04/17 Council (7.00pm) - 25 April 2017
    25/04/17 Council as Trustee of the Izaak Walton Cottage Trust Meeting - 25 April 2017
    18/04/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 18 April 2017 Chairman
    23/03/17 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 23 March 2017
    20/03/17 Special Planning Committee (10.30am) - 20 March 2017 Chairman
    8/03/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 8 March 2017 Chairman
    21/02/17 Council (7.00pm) - 21 February 2017
    15/02/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 15 February 2017 Chairman
    31/01/17 Council (7.00pm) - 31 January 2017
    25/01/17 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 25 January 2017 Chairman
    16/01/17 Special Planning Committee - this meeting is now cancelled - 16 January 2017 Chairman
    16/01/17 Planning Committee Site Visit (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 10.30am) - 16 January 2017 Chairman
    19/12/16 Special Planning Committee (Additional Meeting) (11.00am) - 19 December 2016 Chairman
    19/12/16 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 10.30am) - 19 December 2016 Chairman
    7/12/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 7 December 2016 Chairman
    6/12/16 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 6 December 2016
    28/11/16 Special Planning Committee (2) (12.30pm) - 28 November 2016 Chairman
    28/11/16 Special Planning Committee (1) (11.30am) - 28 November 2016 Chairman
    22/11/16 Council (7.00pm) - 22 November 2016
    16/11/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 16 November 2016 Chairman
    10/11/16 CANCELLED - Licensing Sub Committee (1) (2.00pm) - 10 November 2016
    31/10/16 Planning Committee - Additional Meeting (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 11.00am) - 31 October 2016 Chairman
    26/10/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 26 October 2016 Chairman
    17/10/16 Planning Committee Site Visit (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre at 10.30am for meeting) - 17 October 2016 Chairman
    5/10/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 5 October 2016 Chairman
    26/09/16 CANCELLED - Special Planning Committee (2) - 26 September 2016 Chairman
    26/09/16 Special Planning Committee (1) (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 11am) - 26 September 2016 Chairman
    20/09/16 Council (7.00pm) - 20 September 2016
    20/09/16 Special Council (6.30pm) - 20 September 2016
    14/09/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 14 September 2016 Chairman
    13/09/16 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 13 September 2016
    24/08/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 24 August 2016 Chairman
    3/08/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 3 August 2016 Chairman
    26/07/16 Council (7.00pm) - 26 July 2016
    26/07/16 Special Council (6.30pm) - 26 July 2016
    13/07/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 13 July 2016 Chairman
    22/06/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 22 June 2016 Chairman
    14/06/16 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm) - 14 June 2016
    13/06/16 Planning Committee Site Visit - 13 June 2016 Chairman
    1/06/16 Planning Committee (6.30pm) - 1 June 2016 Chairman
    26/05/16 CANCELLED - Licensing Sub Committee (9.30am) - 26 May 2016
    23/05/16 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm) - 23 May 2016
    14/05/16 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am) - 14 May 2016
    9/06/11 Licensing Sub Committee (adjourned from 26 May 2011)

    Profile

    I have lived in Derrington with my wife Frances since 1980. I retired in 2005 after a career in senior management in the retail and financial sectors.

    I was privileged to be elected to represent the constituents of Seighford Ward in 2003, re-elected in 2007, 2011 and with the boundary changes in 2015 I was elected to represent Seighford and Church Eaton Ward on the Borough Council.

    In 2014/15 I was Mayor of Stafford Borough.

    Currently, I am a member of the following:-

    Community Services Scrutiny Committee, Planning Committee, Audit and Accounts Committee, Licensing Committee, Employee Appeals Committee and Chairman of the Standards Committee.  I am in my 11th year as chairman of the Sow and Penk Internal Drainage Board, and serve on the Post Office Working Group.

    I also represented the Borough on the Community Council of Staffordshire. I am a trustee of the Mrs Cookson Charity and a trustee of Roger Hinton’s Charity, a member of the Beaconside Sports Centre Joint Management Committee, a director and executive of Stafford and District Bereavement and Loss Support Group, and on the committee of Relate North Staffordshire.

    When able, I attend Parish Council meetings in Seighford, Derrington, Great Bridgeford, Creswell, Ranton, Hyde Lea, Ellenhall, Haughton, Bradley and Church Eaton.

    Ward residents can contact me on my home phone number 01785 244739 my mobile 07702 848064 or by email: rsutherland@staffordbc.gov.uk.

    I have served on various committees, including:-

    • 2003 - present, Member of the Council
    • 2004 - 2006 A founder member of the Stafford and Rural Homes Shadow Board
    • 2006 - 2009 Council Representative Member on the Board of SARH until resignation in 2009 to give more time to council positions
    • 2004 - 2009 Whilst on the Shadow Board and on the main board of SARH, I also chaired the Human Resources and Equalities Committee
    • 2009 - 2013, chairman of the Planning Committee
    • 2007- 2010 Public Appeals Committee (chairman 2007-2009)
    • Standards Committee chairman
    • Audit and Accounts Committee
    • Resources Scrutiny Committee
    • Community Scrutiny Committee
    • Post Office Working Group

    Voluntary work:

    • 1997 - 2007 Chairman of Derrington Social Club
    • 2000 - 2010 Treasurer of Derrington Village Hall
    • 2010 - Appointed Holding Trustee of Derrington Village Hall
    • 2014/15 - Mayor of Stafford Borough

    I am Group Chairman of the Conservative Group of Councillors and Deputy Chairman Political for Stafford Conservative Association.

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