Councillor Miss Vanessa Santomauro

Councillor  Miss Vanessa  Santomauro
15 May 2019
05 May 2011
Three Fields
61A Bradford Street
07740 348528
Councillor Miss Vanessa Santomauro was the Chairman of the Council for the Civic Year 2018/19

Electoral Ward Profile 

Member Allowances and Expenses

Updated:10th May 2019


Election History

Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015 Re-elected
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-elected
Wed 15 May 2019 Elected on 2nd May 2019

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013 Wed 6 May 2015
ConservativeThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
ConservativeWed 15 May 2019

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Bocking BlackwaterThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Braintree SouthThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Three FieldsWed 15 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

Past Committee Memberships

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

Tue, 4 Jun 2019Introduction to The Local Plan and Economic Development 
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
Thu, 24 May 2018Member Development - Health and wellbeingSession Outline: Be Well Strategy, Disabled Facilities Grants, Home First initiative, mental health provision
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Wed, 19 Apr 2017Making the most of the hours that count 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 19 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 14 May 2015Member Induction 
Wed, 13 May 2015Member Induction 
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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 Miss Vanessa Santomauro:


Organisation: Braintree Basketball Club

Project: Electronic Score Board

Overall cost of project: £944

Grant awarded: £200

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, John Cunningham,  Tom Cunningham, Graham Butland and Andrew Hensman

Date: 17th January 2018


Organisation: Braintree Foyer

ProjectBraintree Community Activators

Overall cost of project: £1000

Grant awarded: £327

Joint Grant: Yes  - Councillors Ron Ramage, Mrs Mary Cunningham and John Cunningham

Date: 21st March



Organisation: The Friends of Bradford Street

Project:The Friends of Bradford Street Museum Wall

Overall cost of project: £2500 (requesting £2350)

Grant awarded: £350

Joint Grant:Yes - Councillors Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Mrs Lyn Walters and Malcolm Dunn.

Date: 5th November 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, Frankie Ricci, Peter Tattersley, Phil Barlow, Mrs Lyn Walters 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: £100.00

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

Date: 7th February 2019

Organisation: 158 Squadron Braintree Air Cadets 
Charity Registration Number:
548/88 (Charity Exemption No)
Camping Expedition for D of E
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant: 
Yes - Councillors David Mann, Stephen Kirby and Malcolm Dunn
25th February 2019
Financial Year: 

Organisation: Witham Running Club

Charity Registration Number: N/A
Gazebo Purchase 2019
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant:
Yes - Councillors Gavin Maclure and James Coleridge
25th March 2019
Financial Year: 


 Organisation: Shalford Local History Association

 Charity Registration Number: N/A

Project: 700+ Community Celebration
Overall cost of Project: 
Grant Awarded: 
Joint Grant: 
Yes - Councillors Gavin Maclure and James Coleridge
5th June 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: £332

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Kevin Bowers, Mrs Lyn Walters, Peter Tattersley, John McKee and Andrew Hensman

Date: 4th June 2019

Financial Year: 2019/20





Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Senior Solicitor.

Spouse: N/A.

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses met by Braintree Constituency Conservative Association.

Spouse: N/A.

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None.

Spouse: N/A.

4. Land/Property

Councillor: 61a Bradford Street, Bocking, Braintree, CM7 9AT.

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

Holmes & Hills LLP, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9AJ.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Solicitors' Association of Higher Courts Advocates and Braintree Constituency Conservative Association.

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


Updated: 14th August 2019.