Councillor Raymond M Sutherland

Councillor: Raymond M Sutherland
Contact E-mail:
Ward: Seighford and Church Eaton
Photo: Raymond M Sutherland
Contact Telephone: 01785 244739
Councillor Fax: 01785 619119
Postal Address: Sirocco, Church Lane, Derrington, Stafford
ST18 9LY


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:

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.

Political Party

I hold the following position(s) within my political group:-

Group Position
Conservative Party


I am a member of the following committees:-

Committee Position
Audit and Accounts Committee
Community Services Scrutiny Committee (ceased as at 23 May 2017)
Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee
Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee
Employee Appeals Committee
Licensing Committee
Licensing Sub Committee
Planning Committee Vice-Chairman
Public Appeals Committee
Standards Committee Chairman

Diary Dates

The following is a list of dates of committees upon which I am presently a Member, click on the meeting to get the agenda, reports and minutes.

Date Meeting Position
08/05/2017 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30 am - re-convene at Council Chamber approx 11.45 am)
08/05/2017 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30 am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.15 am)
10/05/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm)
13/05/2017 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am)
22/05/2017 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm)
31/05/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm)
05/06/2017 Licensing Sub Committee (10.00am)
12/06/2017 Special Planning Committee (Site visit 9.30am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.00am) Vice-Chairman
12/06/2017 Special Planning Committee (Site visit 9.30am - re-convene at County Buildings approx 11.30am) Vice-Chairman
15/06/2017 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm)
21/06/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
27/06/2017 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee
03/07/2017 Planning Committee Site Visit (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 1.15pm) Vice-Chairman
03/07/2017 Special Planning Committee (Site Visit 9.30am, reconvene Civic Centre 12 noon) Vice-Chairman
04/07/2017 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm)
12/07/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
19/07/2017 Special Planning Committee (Additional Meeting) (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
25/07/2017 Council (7.00pm)
02/08/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
22/08/2017 Economic Development and Planning Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm)
23/08/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
05/09/2017 Community Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee (6.30pm)
07/09/2017 Audit and Accounts Committee (6.30pm)
13/09/2017 Planning Committee (6.30pm) Vice-Chairman
19/09/2017 Council (7.00pm)

Click here for an archived list of all previous committee meetings this councillor may have attended.