Councillor Frances Beatty MBE, JP, ARAgs

Councillor: Frances Beatty MBE, JP, ARAgs
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Ward: Milwich
Photo: Frances Beatty MBE, JP, ARAgs
Contact Telephone: 01785 240667
Councillor Fax: 01785 619119
Postal Address: Willoughby, 1 Newbolt Walk, Stafford
ST16 3WY


I am married with four daughters and currently five grandchildren; and have lived in Stafford all my married life. My background is as a business advisor and parliamentary lobbyist - as Midlands Director of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA) particularly working with small businesses, farmers and foresters - and running my own business.

My various roles bring me alongside a wide range of agencies, voluntary organisations and people. I have broad interests and Board level experience across education, environment, economy and social sectors, including currently:

  • Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, Stafford Borough Council;
  • Chair Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Joint Committee.
  • On behalf of Staffordshire and Stoke Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – Staffordshire representative to Defra’s national LEPs Rural Roundtable Forum.
  • Chair Staffordshire Rural Affairs Forum (advisory arm of the LEP).
  • Rural Affairs Forum representative to Staffordshire ESIF committee (EU funding).
  • Non-executive Director of Engaging Communities Staffordshire. ECS aims to bring together public engagement and research, information provision, advocacy and customer feedback services for the health and social care sector in Staffordshire.
  • Secretary of State appointee to Peak District National Park Authority (Board).
  • Peak Park Authority representative on Destination Staffordshire, the county’s Tourism Economic Partnership.
  • Midland Heritage Champion for English Heritage.
  • Trustee William Salt Library in Stafford, a unique archive of Staffordshire history.
  • Trustee Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum, housed in the High House, Stafford.

Magistrate since 1980.

Previous Board positions: Harper Adams University; Stafford and Rural Homes; Staffordshire Ambulance Trust, Staffordshire Crimestoppers; Government Food and Farming Panel, responsible for industry responses to government on agri-food, economic and environmental policies. I have been involved extensively in food/farming initiatives for Government with schools, education authorities on healthy eating.

I can always be contacted by leaving a message with my husband Michael at home on 01785 240667, on my mobile 07877 896466 or by emailing me at

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
Cabinet Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
Chief Executive Appointment Committee
Planning & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee (ceased - contact Democratic Services)

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
02/05/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
13/05/2017 Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am)
22/05/2017 Council (Appointments) (7.00pm)
01/06/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
06/07/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
25/07/2017 Council (7.00pm)
03/08/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
31/08/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
19/09/2017 Council (7.00pm)
05/10/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
02/11/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio
21/11/2017 Council (7.00pm)
07/12/2017 Cabinet (6.30pm) Planning and Regeneration Portfolio

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