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Councillor Bill Rose

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09 May 2019
First Elected
05 May 2011

Cllr Wiliam Rose, known as Bill, is married and has 2 grown-up children, a Daughter, and a Son.

Bill has represented the Witham West Ward as a Conservative, continuously since 2007, and up until May 2019 was also a member of Witham Town Council, where he was Town Mayor for the civic year 2014-2015.


Bill has served on the Overview and Scrutiny committee at BDC as well as several Task and Finish Groups and has previously served as a Deputy Portfolio holder on BDC Cabinet for Economic Development.


He trained as an Engineer, moving onto mobile radio systems communication installations and was also a member of The Royal Signals and has served with Essex Police.


Bill currently is Vice Chairman of BDC Licensing and a member of the BDC Appeals Committee and a member of the BDC Performance Management Board.

Electoral Ward Profile

Member Allowances and Expenses


Updated: 10th May 2019

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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

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013 Mon 8 May 2023

Ward Representation History

Witham WestThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Witham WestThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Witham WestThu 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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Thu, 9 Feb 2023Planning (including enforcement) 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Cost of Living 
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 
Wed, 9 Jan 2019Lone Worker and Staying Safe 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Thu, 8 Nov 2018Managing Challenging Behaviour 
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, 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 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Licensing Training - Taxis Licensing amd role of Councillor at Drivers PanelLicensing Training as Member of the Licensing Committee
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Thu, 13 Jul 2017Virtual Dementia Tour 
Thu, 13 Jul 2017Licensing Act 2003 - Outline of legislation and role of a Councillor at Licensing HearingsLicensing Training as Member of the Licensing Committee
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Wed, 19 Apr 2017Making the most of the hours that count 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Tue, 20 Sep 2016Sensory Awareness 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Thu, 14 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 6 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 16 Jun 2016Influencing Skills 
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development  
Thu, 18 Feb 2016Ward Leadership 
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 
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 Bill Rose:

Organisation: Witham Town Luncheon Club
Project: Provision of a chest freezer
Overall cost of project: £200.00
Grant awarded: £50.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Sue Wilson and Patrick Horner
Date: 21st September 2016

Organisation: Witham Eagles Junior Hockey Club
Project: Witham Junior Hockey Goalkeeping Kit Replacement 
Overall cost of project: £929.23
Grant awarded: £750.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 21st March 2017

Organisation: Citizens Advice Bureau Witham
Project: Portable Projector
Overall cost of project: £150.00
Grant awarded: £100.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 22nd March 2017

Organisation: Witham Rugby Club
Project: U12's Rugby Kit
Overall cost of project: £600.00
Grant awarded: £600.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 21st August 2017

Organisation: Royal British Legion Youth Section
Project: Instruments
Overall cost of project: £1000
Grant awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mr Patrick Horner, Ms Janet Money and Mr John Goodman
Date: 2nd October 2017

Organisation: Witham Carnival Association
Project: New Float
Overall cost of project: £4500-6000
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Janet Money, Mr Patrick Horner and Mr Phil Barlow
Date: 6th February 2018

Organisation: Holdfast Credit Union Limited
Project: New web site
Overall cost of project: £2000
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Janet Money, Mr Patrick Horner, Mr Phil Barlow and Mr John Goodman
Date:  August 2018

Organisation: Carers First

Project: Carers Celebration Event

Overall cost of project: £2400

Grant awarded: £150

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

Date: 18th September 2018


Organisation: Witham Hangout
Project: Witham Hangout
Overall cost of project: £1000
Grant awarded: £400
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Sue Wilson,  Mrs Janet Money and Patrick Horner.
Date: 4th October 2018

Organisation: Tabor Centre
Project: Medicine Cabinet
Overall cost of project:£400
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Lyn Walters and Stephen Canning
Date: 25th October 2018

Organisation: CHAPS Men's Health Charity
Project: The Braintree District Men's Health Project
Overall cost of project: £4000.00
Grant awarded: £200.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Ron Ramage, Frankie Ricci, Andrew Hensman, John Cunningham, Vanessa Santomauro, Peter Tattersley, John Baugh and Gavin Maclure
Date: 6th February 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 Ron Ramage and Cllr Sue Wilson)
Date: 16th July 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Sanctuary Supported Living 
Charity Registration Number: 
Coverdale Life Line
Overall cost of Project: 
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Joint Grant: 
YES (Cllr Patrick Horner)
15th July 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, Ron Ramage, Justin Wrench, Mrs Angela Kilmartin and James Coleridge 
Date: 19th December 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: The Templars Residents Association
Project: Templars Defibrillator 
Overall cost of Project: £2,000
Grant Awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Kilmartin, Miss Michelle Weeks and Stevie Hicks  
Date: 7th October 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Witham Valley Nursery
Project: Exploration Garden
Overall cost of Project: £1,037.29
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Patrick Horner  
Date: 17th April 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Witham Allstars Majorettes
Project: Restart following Covid
Overall cost of Project: £1,000.
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Patrick Horner also contributed £500
Date: 30th June 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Witham United Reform Church
Project: Community Friendship Lunch
Overall cost of Project: £4,000.
Grant Awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Sue Wilson and Patrick Horner
Date: 27th September 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: The Witham Hub
Charity Registration Number: 1188048
Project: Replacement distribution board
Overall cost of Project: £3,856.14
Grant Awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Patrick Horner
Date: 25th June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Community360
Registered Charity No.: 1092567
Project: Cost of Living 
Overall cost of project: £11,334
Grant awarded: £1,100
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, James Coleridge, Tom Cunningham, Patrick Horner, Andy Munday, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Richard van Dulken and Justin Wrench
Date: 15th March 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired.

Spouse: Retired.

2. Financial Support

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

Spouse:      None.

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None.

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Declared to the Monitoring Officer - Dispensation against publication granted - 12/11/2021

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

Member of The Conservative and Unionist Party, Member of the Witham Constituency Conservative Association (WCCA), Member of The Humber Road Estate Community Initiative (HRECI), Witham United Charities, Member of English Heritage and Member of The National Trust.  Appointed by Braintree District Council as the Council's representative to the Braintree District and Eastlight community Panel.

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



Updated:  12th November 2021

Member Attendance

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Present as expected00%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

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