West Berkshire Council

Agenda item

Declarations of Interest

To remind Members of the need to record the existence and nature of any Personal, Disclosable Pecuniary or other interests in items on the agenda, in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

The Deputy Monitoring Officer announced that in respect of Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget 2016/17) all Members, except Councillor Nick Goodes, had completed an Application for a Grant of a Dispensation in relation to “any beneficial interest” in land within the Authority’s area. The Monitoring Officer had granted the dispensation to allow all those Members that applied for a dispensation to speak and vote on these items.

Andy Day also reported that Councillor Lynne Doherty had an interest in Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget 2016/17) by virtue of the fact that Councillor Doherty’s employer was a recipient of the Short Breaks Funding. Councillor Doherty had applied to the Governance and Ethics Committee for a dispensation to speak and vote on this item. The Committee decided that Councillor Doherty could speak and vote on the Phase 1 consultation responses as a whole, but could only speak on the short breaks for children and not vote on this issue should this situation occur.

The Deputy Monitoring Officer stated that Councillors Marcus Franks and Lee Dillon had an interest in Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget 2016/17) by virtue of the fact that their employer, Sovereign Housing Association, received funding from the Council for its Neighbourhood Warden Scheme. Both Councillors had applied to the Governance and Ethics Committee for a dispensation to speak and vote on this item. The Committee decided that a dispensation should be granted but that the dispensation would permit Councillor Franks and Councillor Dillon to speak but not vote on this item.

The Deputy Monitoring Officer also informed Members that Councillor Mike Johnston had notified him that he had a disclosable pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget) by virtue of the fact that his wife was employed, on a casual basis, by the Visitor Information Centre and he would be leaving the room during the course of discussing and voting on this matter.

Andy Day explained that Councillor Jeff Beck was a trustee of the Corn Exchange, Readibus and the Volunteer Centre West Berkshire. As he had a fiduciary duty to these trusts he determined, in respect of Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget), to leave the Chamber during the discussion of this item and would not take part in the vote.

The Councillors set out below declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 16 (Revenue Budget).

Councillor

Outside Body

Other

Bale, Pamela

 

East Downlands Children’s Centre Advisory Board

Governor of Pangbourne Primary School

 

Regular user of Pangbourne Library

 

Bryant, Paul

 

Greenham Common Trust


Donnington Trust


Harwell Restoration

 

 

Clifford, Jeanette

 

Governor of St Bartholomew’s School


A foundation Governor of the St Bartholomew’s Foundation


A member of The Corn Exchange


Newbury Town Council link Councillor to the West Berkshire Museum

 

Trustee of Mabel Luke Charity – almshouses

 

User of Newbury Library;
User of Northcroft Leisure Centre;


Attends events at The Watermill;

 

Goff, Dave

 

Foundation Governor at St Bartholomew’s School

 

 

Jackson-Doerge, Carol

 

Corn Exchange


The Watermill Theatre


Governor of St Marys Burghfield

 

 

Jaques, Marigold

 

West Berks Citizens Advice Bureau

 

 

Jones, Rick

 

WB Mencap – WBC representative

 
West Berkshire Disability Alliance

 

 

Lock, Mollie

 

Burghfield Children's Centre - Member on the Board (no financial responsibilities)

 

User of Mortimer Library. 

 

User of No 75 Bus service. 

 

Bus Passes.

 

Macro, Alan

 

 

Occasional user of Theale Library


Member of Theale Parish Council. (Theale Parish Council utilises, and helps fund, the Neighbourhood Warden Service and CCTV Service)

 

Podger, James

 

Governing Body at Mary Hare School

 

 

Stansfeld, Anthony

 

 

Police and Crime Commissioner