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Councillor James Coleridge

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Councillor James Coleridge
04 May 2023
First Elected
03 May 2018
Hatfield Peverel and Terling
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Telephone No:
07534 275449
Councillor James Coleridge is Deputy Cabinet Member to the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Performance and is the Lead Member for Risk Management and Members' Support.  Details of the Cabinet portfolios can be found here 
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Election History

Thu 3 May 2018 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and Re-elected
Thu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

ConservativeMon 14 May 2018

Ward Representation History

Hatfield Peverel and TerlingMon 14 May 2018 Mon 6 May 2019
Witham SouthThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Hatfield Peverel and TerlingThu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
There are no register of interest records for this member.

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Thu, 9 May 2024Strategic Management and Strategic Risk Register 
Wed, 18 Oct 2023Corporate Strategy 
Wed, 27 Sep 2023Strategic Risk 
Wed, 19 Jul 2023Licensing training 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
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  
Thu, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Thu, 31 May 2018Member Induction Programme 
Wed, 30 May 2018Member Induction Programme 
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 James Coleridge:


Organisation: Terling and Fairstead Parish Council

Project: Terling Recreation Cabin

Overall cost of project: £1,000.00 (Requested £500.)

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: No

Date: 3rd December 2018


Organisation: Terling and Fairstead Parish Council

Project: Painting Playground Equipment

Overall cost of project: £170.00 (Requested £150.)

Grant awarded: £150

Joint Grant: No

Date: 3rd December 2018


Organisation:White Notley and Faulkbourne Parish Council
Overall cost of project: £1200.00 (requested £500)
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor David Bebb
Date:  10th January 2019

Organisation: Hatfield Peverel Parish Council
Project: Cradle Swing update/Playground maintenance
Overall cost of project: £363.20
Grant awarded: £196.39
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor David Bebb
Date: 11th  March 2019

Organisation: Witham Running Club
Charity Registration Number:
Gazebo Purchase 2019
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant:
YES (Cllr Gavin Maclure and Cllr Vanessa Santomauro)
25th March 2019
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Witham Town Youth Football Club
Project: Soccability Football
Overall cost of Project: £3,270
Grant Awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Patrick Horner, Stephen Hicks, Justin Wrench, Bill Rose, Mrs Angela Kilmartin and Ron Ramage
Date: 19th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Hatfield Peverel Parish Council

Project: Jubilee Tree Plaque

Overall cost of project: £109.40

Grant awarded: £109.40

Joint Grant: No

Date: 15th November 2022


Organisation: Community360
Registered Charity No.: 1092567
Project: Cost of Living 
Overall cost of project: £11,334
Grant awarded: £3,640
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Tom Cunningham, Patrick Horner, Andy Munday, Bill Rose, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Richard van Dulken and Justin Wrench
Date: 15th March 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23


Organisation: Terling Football Club

Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Football Club Benches 
Overall cost of project: £590
Grant awarded: £590
Joint Grant: No
Date: 3rd November 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: AXA UK

Spouse: Employment declared - Dispensation against publication granted by the Monitoring Officer

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Contribution of Election expenses by Witham Conservative Constituency Association.

Spouse: None. 

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor: Contract with Braintree District Council for the collection of Garden Waste wef 1st March 2024.

Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Land/Property declared - Dispensation against publication granted by the Monitoring Officer.

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None

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

Member of the Conservative Party.

Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

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



Updated: 13th December 2023.

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances18 
Present as expected1478%
Apologies received4100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details