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Councillor Ron Ramage

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Councillor  Ron Ramage
04 May 2023
First Elected
05 May 2011
Witham West
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Mobile Telephone No:
07963 934224

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-election
Thu 9 May 2019 Mon 24 Aug 2020 Resignation
Thu 4 May 2023  

Party Representation History

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013 Mon 24 Aug 2020
ConservativeThu 4 May 2023

Ward Representation History

Braintree Central and Beckers GreenThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Braintree WestThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Witham SouthThu 9 May 2019 Mon 24 Aug 2020
Witham WestThu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining Date
There are no current outside bodies for this member.

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.
Wed, 27 Mar 2024Operations/Waste Changes and Climate Change 
Wed, 6 Mar 2024Housing 
Wed, 7 Feb 2024Health and Wellbeing 
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 22 Nov 2023Corporate Scrutiny Committee 
Thu, 9 Nov 2023Finance Seminar 
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, 18 May 2023Governance 
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
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 Worker and Staying Safe 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Thu, 8 Nov 2018Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Tue, 16 Oct 2018Brain, Balance and Power 
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, 14 Jun 2018Influencing Skills 
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Tue, 20 Mar 2018Report Writing 
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Wed, 8 Nov 2017Sensory Awareness 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 15 Jun 2017Managing Challenging Behaviour 
Wed, 19 Apr 2017Making the most of the hours that count 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Wed, 12 Oct 2016Being Effective In Meetings 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Thu, 14 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Influencing Skills 
Wed, 20 Apr 2016Effective Communication 
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 22 Mar 2016Engaging Young People 
Wed, 16 Dec 2015Speed Reading 
Thu, 16 Jul 2015Managing Difficult Situations 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Thu, 4 Jun 2015Specialised Training for the Local Plan Sub-Committee and Planning Committee 
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 Ron Ramage:


Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity

ProjectThe "Hut" Refurbishment Project

Overall cost of project: £2,810.55

Grant awarded: £1,000.00

Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillor John McKee)

Date: 22nd September 2017


Organisation: Braintree Foyer

ProjectBraintree Community Activators

Overall cost of project: £1000

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillor Santomauro, Councillor Mrs Cunningham and Councillor Mr J Cunningham)

Date: 21st March 2018


Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity

ProjectBYPC Horticulture Project

Overall cost of project: £1645.00 (requested £1,045.00)

Grant awarded: £245

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor John McKee

Date: 23rd November 2018


Organisation: Braintree Foyer

ProjectResidents Vending Machine Project

Overall cost of project:£600

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: No

Date:15th March 2019


Organisation: CHAPS Men's Health Charity

Project: The Braintree District Men's Health Project

Overall cost of project: £4000.00

Grant awarded: £755.00

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Andrew Hensman, Frankie Ricci, Bill Rose, John Cunningham, Vanessa Santomauro, Peter Tattersley, John Baugh and Gavin Maclure

Date: 5th January 2019


Organisation: Marketing Witham CIC

Charity Registration Number: N/A

Project: Royal Charter Market

Overall cost of project: £1,500

Grant awarded: £1,000 (£250 to each Cllr)

Joint Grant: Yes - Cllr Angela Kilmartin, Cllr Bill Rose and Cllr Sue Wilson)

Date: 20th July 2019

Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Witham Town Youth Football Club

Project: Soccability Football

Overall cost of Project: £3,270

Grant Awarded: £300.00

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Patrick Horner, Stephen Hicks, Justin Wrench, Bill Rose, Mrs Angela Kilmartin and James Coleridge 

Date: 19th December 2019

Financial Year: 2019/20

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: None.

Spouse: N/A

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Contribution to election expenses made by Witham &  Braintree Constituency Conservative Association

Spouse: N/A

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None.

Spouse: N/A

4. Land/Property

Councillor: 9 Grace Close, Witham, CM8 1QH

Spouse: N/A

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

7. Securities

Councillor: None

Spouse: N/A

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment  


9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of the Conservative Party and Member of the Automobile Association and National Trust.


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



Updated: 31st May 2023