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Councillor Frankie Ricci

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Councillor  Frankie Ricci
04 May 2023
First Elected
15 March 2012
Great Notley & Black Notley
Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Mobile Telephone No:
07850 264115

Councillor Ricci is Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Inward Investment. Details of his portfolio can be found here

Job Title:

Election History

Thu 15 Mar 2012 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

Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Great Notley & Black NotleyThu 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, 27 Sep 2023Strategic Risk 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
Mon, 22 May 2023Effective Ward Councillor  
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
Thu, 29 Sep 2022Economic Development 
Tue, 19 Jul 2022Levelling Up 
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 
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
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Thu, 7 Sep 2017Benefits and Welfare 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Tue, 2 Jun 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.

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 Francesco Ricci:


 Organisation: Crossroads Care Braintree District & Chelmsford
Project: Crossroads Care
Overall cost of project: £192,911.00
Grant awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: February 2017

Organisation: Black Notley Community Association Table Tennis Club

Project: Equipment Replacement

Overall cost of project: £1,600

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham and Graham Butland

Date: 2nd October 2017


Organisation: Crossroads Braintree and Chelmsford

Project: Early Intervention

Overall cost of project: £17000

Grant awarded: £966

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham and Graham Butland

Date:5th February 2018



Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre 
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3000
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs M Cunningham, Graham Butland, John Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Mrs L Walters and John McKee
Date: 24th May 2018

Organisation: Hearing Help Essex Ltd
Project:Hearing Aid Support Service
Overall cost of project: £12,320 (requesting £2353.)
Grant awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors  Mrs Mary Cunningham, John Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Peter Tattersley, Phil Barlow, Mrs Lyn Walters, Miss Vanessa Santomauro and Peter Schwier.
Date: 28th January 2019

Organisation: CHAPS Men's Health Charity
Project: The Braintree District Men's Health Project
Overall cost of project: £4000.00
Grant awarded: £220.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Ron Ramage, Andrew Hensman, Bill Rose, John Cunningham, Vanessa Santomauro, Peter Tattersley, John Baugh and Gavin Maclure
Date: 6th February 2019

Organisation: Daws Hall Trust
Charity Registration Number:
Daws Hall Trust Projects 
Overall cost of Project:
Grant Awarded:
Joint Grant:
Yes  -  Councillors Graham Butland, Tom Cunningham, Malcolm Dunn, Tony Everard, David Mann, Mrs Wendy Schmitt and Mrs Lyn Walters
Date: 25th March 2019
Financial Year:


Organisation: Community Iron
Charity Registration Number: 1162930
Project: Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer
Overall cost of Project: £2232 (Requested £2232)
Grant Awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Miss Vanessa Santomauro, Graham Butland, Saif Rehman, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Kevin Bowers, Mrs Lyn Walters, Peter Tattersley, John McKee and Andrew Hensman
Date: 7th June 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Baby Stuff 
Project: New Shed, Base, Hilti Fixings
Overall cost of Project: £1,250
Grant Awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Mrs Lyn Walters and Dean Wallace 
Date: 21st November 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Braintree District Neighbourhood Watch
Charity Registration Number: 1168988
Project: Increasing the awareness of Neighbourhood Watch in Braintree District
Overall cost of Project: £750.00
Grant Awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 3rd August 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Wilderness Foundation UK
Registered Charity No.: 1118493 
Project: Wilderness nature therapy 
Overall cost of project: £60,000 per year
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham and Kevin Bowers
Date: 25th November 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: £750
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham, Paul Euesden, Saif Rehman, John Baugh
Date: 9th February 2022
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity
Registered Charity No.: 1139014
Project: New furnishings
Overall cost of project: £1,278
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Paul Euesden, John McKee, Mrs Mary Cunningham
Date: 9th February 2022
Financial Year: 2021/22


Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre
Registered Charity No.: 1086210
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3,900
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham, Mrs Mary Cunningham, John McKee, Saif Rehman, Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Dean Wallace and Mrs Lyn Walters
Date: 1st June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Black Notley Table Tennis Club
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Surrounds for table tennis hall 
Overall cost of project: £600
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Tom Cunningham and Graham Butland
Date: 10th June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Braintree Basketball Club
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Improvements to sports facilities 
Overall cost of project: £10,654.68
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mrs Mary Cunningham, David Mann, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Dean Wallace and Justin Wrench
Date: 22nd June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Elim Church Braintree
Charity Registration Number: 251549
Project: Planting on highways land Manor Street Braintree
Overall cost of Project: £1150
Grant Awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman 
Date: 24th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Braintree (aka Braintree District Walkabout)
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: RWW Braintree First Aid Provision 
Overall cost of project: £521
Grant awarded: £173
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland and Tom Cunningham
Date: 10th November 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Great Notley Parish Council
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Great Notley tree planting project 
Overall cost of project: £594
Grant awarded: £198
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland and Tom Cunningham
Date: 14th November 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23


Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre 
Charity Registration Number: 
Family Fun Day 2023
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant: 
Yes (Cllr Ayten, Cllr Butland, Cllr M Cunningham, Cllr T Cunningham, Cllr Diamond, Cllr Green, Cllr Jefferis, Cllr Mason and Cllr Wrench)
28th June 2023 
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Friends of Bradford Street
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Blue Plaques
Overall cost of Project: £2350
Grant Awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillors J Baugh, K Bowers, L Bowers-Flint, G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, L Jefferis, G Prime, M Thorogood, L Walters
Date: 19th July 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Director, Parish Councillor for Great Notley Parish Council, Member of Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Panel, Trustee of Active Braintree Foundation and Trustee of the Braintree Museum.

Spouse: Store Supervisor

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Contribution to election expenses made by the Braintree Constituency Conservative Association.

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: 1 Drayman Grove, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7GY.

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

 London City Airport

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of the Conservative Party, Trustee of The Active Braintree Foundation, Trustee of Braintree Museum, Member of Great Notley Parish Council and Member of BASC and RAC

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


Updated: 31st May 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances28 
Present as expected2486%
Apologies received4100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details