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Councillor John Baugh

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Councillor  John  Baugh
04 May 2023
First Elected
05 May 2011
Bocking North
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Mobile Telephone No:
07487 609733
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 Wed 3 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

Bocking SouthThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Bocking SouthThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Bocking SouthThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Bocking NorthThu 4 May 2023

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.
Wed, 7 Feb 2024Health and Wellbeing 
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 13 Dec 2023Cost of Living 
Wed, 1 Nov 2023Devolution 
Wed, 25 Oct 2023Questioning Skills for Scrutiny 
Wed, 18 Oct 2023Corporate Strategy 
Wed, 27 Sep 2023Strategic Risk 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
Wed, 19 Jul 2023Licensing training 
Mon, 19 Jun 2023Chairing Skills 
Mon, 22 May 2023Effective Ward Councillor  
Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
Thu, 16 Jun 2022Police and Crime Commissioner 
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  
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
Wed, 9 Jan 2019Lone Working and Staying Safe 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Tue, 18 Sep 2018Partnership and Collaborative WorkingThis 2 hour session looks at partnership and collaboration examples within local government and looks at the role that elected members can play to enable and instigate the process. It also looks at the required key skills and some of the competencies that assist partnership building.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018Influencing Skills 
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, 29 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Thu, 7 Sep 2017Benefits and Welfare 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development  
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Wed, 16 Nov 2016Dangerous Wild Animals Act - Training 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 15 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  
Mon, 16 Nov 2015Effective Decision Making 
Thu, 16 Jul 2015Managing Difficult Situations 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 26 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 21 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 John Baugh:

Organisation: Bocking Arts Theatre Trust
Project: New Induction System to provide hearing loop at the Bocking Arts Theatre
Overall cost of project: £984.00 (£784 requested)
Grant awarded: £784.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 31st October 2016 

Organisation: Salvation Army New Direction
Project: Well Being Project
Overall cost of project: £1675
Grant awarded: £1516
Joint Grant: No
Date: 11th January 2018

Organisation: Carers First

Project: Carers Celebration Event

Overall cost of project: £2400

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters, Bill Rose, John McKee, Mrs Sue Wilson, Mrs Gabrielle Spray, Malcolm Dunn, Stephen Kirby and Stephen Canning

Date: 18th September 2018


Organisation: Braintree and Bocking Public Gardens Trust

Project: Gardening Volunteers

Overall cost of project: £300

Grant awarded: £300

Joint Grant: No

Date: 1st March 2019

Organisation: CHAPS Men's Health Charity
Project: The Braintree District Men's Health Project
Overall cost of project: £4000.00
Grant awarded: £100.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Ron Ramage, Frankie Ricci, Bill Rose, John Cunningham, Vanessa Santomauro, Peter Tattersley, Andrew Hensman and Gavin Maclure
Date: 7th February 2019

Organisation: Lyons Hall Primary School
Registered Charity No.: 07984238
Project: GROW Sensory Garden
Overall cost of project: £1,000
Grant awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors: Mrs Lyn Walters, Ian Pritchard and Trevor McArdle 
Date: 13th January 2021
Financial Year: 2020/21

Organisation: Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens Trust
Registered Charity No.: 212989
Project: Replanting Flower Beds at Main Entrance
Overall cost of project: £600
Grant awarded: £300
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Ian Pritchard (contributed £300)
Date: 3rd March 2021
Financial Year: 2020/21

Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Registered Charity No.: 1110447 and 05408088
Project: Exhibition 'Space Fact & Fiction'
Overall cost of project: £7,500
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Dean Wallace, Lyn Walters and Justin Wrench
Date: 26th May 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22


Organisation: Braintree District Cultural Education Partnership
Registered Charity No.: n/a
Project: BDCEP Care Home Project
Overall cost of project: £2,500
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Frankie Ricci, Paul Euesden, Saif Rehman, Tom Cunningham
Date: 8th February 2022
Financial Year: 2021/22


Organisation: Baby Stuff Braintree
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Baby Stuff - Winter Warmth
Overall cost of Project: £2500
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Paul Euesden, Trevor McArdle, John McKee, Ian Pritchard
Date: 10th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23


Organisation: First Stop Centre
Charity Registration Number: 803170
Project: Slow Cooker Project
Overall cost of Project: £4200
Grant Awarded: £2700
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Ian Pritchard
Date: 28th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23


Organisation: Friends of Bradford Street
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Blue Plaques
Overall cost of Project: £2350
Grant Awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillors K Bowers, L Bowers-Flint, G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, L Jefferis, G Prime, F Ricci, M Thorogood, L Walters
Date: 19th July 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24


Organisation: Friends of Bocking Windmill
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Community Building Maintenance
Overall cost of Project: £184.48
Grant Awarded: £184.48
Joint Grant: No
Date: 29th August 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24


Organisation: St Mary's Church, Bocking
Charity Registration Number: 1131205
Project: Friendly Friday Café 2023-24
Overall cost of Project: £1800
Grant Awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Jefferis
Date: 13th December 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24


Organisation: Friends of Bocking Windmill
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Events equipment
Overall cost of Project: £289.26
Grant Awarded: £144.63
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Jefferis
Date: 11th January 2024
Financial Year: 2023/24




Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation  

Councillor: Independent Architectural Designer/Consultant.

Spouse: Retired.

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses paid for by the Conservative Party (via Braintree District Conservative Association) .

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 67-69 and 71 Church Lane, Bocking, Braintree CM7 5SD

5. Property Licences

Councillor/Spouse: None

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None


Councillor/Spouse: None

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment

Self Employed Independent Architectural Designer/Consultant.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Fellow of the RSA and Member of the Conservative and Unionist Party .

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


Updated: 22nd May 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances14 
Present as expected1393%
Apologies received1100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details