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Councillor David Mann

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09 May 2019
First Elected
05 May 2011

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

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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 Mon 8 May 2023 Local Elections - May 2023

Party Representation History

LabourFri 1 Nov 2013 Mon 8 May 2023

Ward Representation History

Bocking NorthThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Bocking NorthThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Bocking NorthThu 9 May 2019 Mon 8 May 2023

Current Committee Memberships

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Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

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Past Outside Body Appointments

Personal Register of Interests

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Meeting Declarations

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Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
Thu, 16 Jun 2022Police and Crime Commissioner 
Tue, 1 Feb 2022Audit Committee 
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

: Sporting 77 Piranhas
Project: Piranhas U10
Overall cost of project: £600
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 24th November 2017

: 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

: 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:
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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
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Bocking Concert Brass 
Charity Registration Number:
Bocking Concert Brass
Overall cost of Project: 
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January 2020
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Organisation: Bocking Sports and Social Club
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Improving Disabled Access 
Overall cost of Project: £1,585
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Tony Everard (£1,085 contributed)
Date: 9th October 2020
Financial Year: 2020/21

Organisation: 2nd Braintree Air Scout Group
Registered Charity No.: 306101
Project: Provide equipment to offer new experiences for the group
Overall cost of Project: £1200
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 5th August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: St Peter's Church Bocking
Registered Charity No.: n/a
Project: Hall improvements (installation of disabled ramp and new carpet/floor covering)
Overall cost of project: £4000
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Saif Rehman, Dean Wallace, Ian Pritchard
Date: 26th July 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Friends of Bocking Windmill
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Bocking Windmill grand re-opening
Overall cost of Project: £750
Grant Awarded: £375
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Tony Everard
Date: 22nd September 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22


Organisation: Braintree Basketball Club
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Improvements to sports facilities 
Overall cost of project: £10,654.68
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mrs Mary Cunningham, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Dean Wallace and Justin Wrench
Date: 24th June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Bocking Concert Brass Band (BCB)
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: 50 year anniversary BCB recording (CD)
Overall cost of Project: £3,400
Grant Awarded: £875
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Tony Everard
Date: 4th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

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

Member Attendance

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