We're Growing Back Better

About Braintree District Council

The Council has set out a range of priorities that will support a successful and sustainable local economy, create opportunities for our residents, and help to shape a great place to live.

Our new Corporate Strategy has five key themes:

  • Connecting people and places
  • Enhancing our environment
  • Supporting our communities
  • Promoting prosperity
  • Delivering and innovating

To deliver this, we prepare an Annual Plan which sets out our actions against each priority, together with how we measure our success. Progress against the Annual Plan is regularly reported to Cabinet.

As of 25th May 2021, the political balance of the Council is:


  • 33 Conservative
  • 7 Green
  • 4 Halstead Residents Association
  • 2 Labour
  • 3 Independent

The Leader of the Council is Councillor Graham Butland.
The Green and Independent Group Leader is Councillor James Abbott.
The Halstead Residents Association Group Leader is Councillor Mrs Jackie Pell.
The Labour Group Leader is Councillor David Mann.