Councillor David Mann

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Councillor  David Mann
09 May 2019
First Elected::
05 May 2011
Bocking North
82 High Garrett
Telephone No:
01376 323539

David Mann has represented Bocking North since 1983. On Braintree District Council he has served variously as Labour Group Leader, Cabinet member, Chair or Vice- Chair of Committees, Working Groups and Partnerships, also representing BDC on a number of external bodies.


He has been active in the Braintree and Bocking community for fifty years, with roles as Trustee, Chair, Vice-Chair, Director or member of local charities, groups and organisations covering education and young people, sport and leisure, law and order, housing and homelessness and local services. Currently he is involved in, for example, Bocking United Charities, Braintree United Charities, the Friends of Braintree Community Hospital, the Tabor Centre and the local community work of the Salvation Army. 


Councillor David Mann is the Leader of the Labour Group.


Electoral Ward Profile

Member Allowances and Expenses

Job Title:

Election History

Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015 Re-elected
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-elected
Thu 9 May 2019 Elected on 2nd May 2019

Party Representation History

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Bocking NorthThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Bocking NorthThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Bocking NorthThu 9 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
Planning Committee Member28 May 201506 May 2019
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Member25 April 201806 May 2019
Overview and Scrutiny Committee Vice Chairman28 May 201524 April 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Thu, 30 May 2019Introduction to Environmental Services and Enforcement, and Housing and Community Services 
Tue, 28 May 2019Introduction to Local Government Finance and Strategic Investments 
Tue, 14 May 2019Introduction to Council Services 
Thu, 9 May 2019Member Induction Day - Overview of the Council including Role of Councillor and Code of Conduct  
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Thu, 26 Jul 2018Member Development - Planning EnforcmentSession outline: Guide to Planning Enforcement including: Outline of powers and enforcement tools, breaches of planning controls, permitted development, allegations which are not planning breaches, outline of powers for untidy land, unlawful adverts, protected trees and listed buildings
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Mon, 16 Apr 2018Member Development - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner/Community Safety HubsSession Outline: • To provide an overview of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • To provide an overview of the Braintree DistrictCommunity Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2017/18. • To provide an overview of the Braintree Community Safety Hub Session Outcomes: • Have an improved awareness of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • Understand the benefits & importance of partnership working within the Community Safety Hubs.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Thu, 7 Sep 2017Benefits and Welfare 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 4 Jun 2015Specialised Training for the Local Plan Sub-Committee and Planing Committee 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 26 May 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 19 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 14 May 2015Member Induction 
Wed, 13 May 2015Member Induction 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

Councillors’ Community Grant

This grant scheme operates from 1st September 2016 and provides all 49 Ward Councillors with funds to support organisations and groups to develop and deliver community projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.

The Councillor Community Grants Scheme is monitored by the Grants Panel and Councillors are obliged to consider the Member Code of Conduct when making grant decisions.  To aid transparency the details of each grant are published below.  

Grants made by Councillor David Mann:

Organisation: Bocking Sports Club

Project: Manual Arm Barrier

Overall cost of project: £1,071.84

Grant awarded: £535.92

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Mrs Stephanie Paul

Date: 17th February 2017

Organisation: Braintree Bullets BMX Club

Project: HSBC National BMX Series Race Event

Overall cost of project: £14,000

Grant awarded: £500.00

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Mrs Stephanie Paul

Date: 22nd March 2017

Organisation: Bocking Village Fayre Co-coordinating Group

Project: Bocking Village Fayre 2017

Overall cost of project: £11,000

Grant awarded: £300.00

Joint Grant: No

Date: 22nd March 2017


Organisation: Sporting 77 Piranhas

Project: Piranhas U10

Overall cost of project: £600

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: No

Date: 24th November 2017


Organisation: Friends of Bocking Windmill

Project: New Display Desk at Windmill in Bocking

Overall cost of project: £1200

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: Yes (with Stephanie Paul)

Date: 3rd March 2018


Organisation: Bocking Flowers Club

Project: Renewal of Demonstrators Lighting

Overall cost of project: £110

Grant awarded: £110

Joint Grant: No

Date:11th October 2018


Organisation: Daws Hall Trust
Charity Registration Number:
Daws Hall Trust Project  
Overall cost of Project:
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant:
YES (Cllr Graham Butland, Tom Cunningham, Cllr Malcolm Dunn, Cllr Tony Everard, Cllr Frankie Ricci, Cllr Wendy Schmitt and Cllr Lyn Walters)
Date: 25th March 2019
Financial Year:


Organisation: 158 Squadron Braintree Air Cadets
Charity Registration Number:
548/88 (Charity Exemption Number)
Camping Expedition for DofE
Overall cost of Project:
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant:
YES (Cllr Stephen Kirby, Cllr Malcolm Dunn and Cllr Vanessa Santomaruo)
25th February 2019
Financial Year:

Organisation: Bocking Concert Brass 
Charity Registration Number:
Bocking Concert Brass
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant:
January 2020
Financial Year: 

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired

Spouse: Employed by Essex County Council 

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses met by the Braintree Labour Party.

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 82 High Garrett, CM7 5NT

5. Property Licences

Councillor/Spouse: None

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

7. Securities

Councillor/Spouse: None

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment


9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Trustee/Director (Chair) of Tabor Centtre, Trustee/Director (Chair) of Bocking United Charities, Trustee/Director (Vice-Chair) of Friends of Braintree Community Hospital, Trustee of Braintree United Charities, Holding Trustee of Glebe Community Hall, Braintree Local Officer of the Salvation Army, Member of: The Labour Party, Association of Labour Councillors, Fabian Society and Christians on the left.

11. Gifts and Hospitality with as estimated value of at least £50



Updated: 25th June 2019