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Councillor Kevin Bowers

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Councillor  Kevin Bowers
Elected:
04 May 2023
First Elected
07 May 2015
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Braintree South
Address:
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB
Telephone No:
01376 323196
Biography:

Councillor Bowers is Cabinet Member for Resources and Performance. Details of his portfolio can be found here

 

Job Title:
Department:

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
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

PartyFromTo
ConservativeThu 7 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardFromTo
Silver End and CressingThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Braintree SouthThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
Braintree SouthThu 4 May 2023

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
There are no past outside bodies for this member.

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.
DateTitleNotes
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 13 Dec 2023Cost of Living 
Wed, 22 Nov 2023Corporate Scrutiny Committee 
Thu, 9 Nov 2023Finance Seminar 
Wed, 1 Nov 2023Devolution 
Wed, 18 Oct 2023Corporate Strategy 
Wed, 27 Sep 2023Strategic Risk 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
Thu, 18 May 2023Governance 
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 
Thu, 26 May 2022Strategic Risk Register 
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.
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 2017Member Development  
Wed, 28 Jun 2017Member Development 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Tue, 7 Mar 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Mon, 5 Dec 2016Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Thu, 15 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 26 Jul 2016Member Development 
Wed, 29 Jun 2016Member Development  
Thu, 28 Apr 2016Member Development  
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
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 
DateFromDescriptionValue
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 Kevin Bowers:

2016/17

Organisation: The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens
Project: Community Garden Equipment
Overall cost of project: £854.60
Grant awarded: £854.60
Joint Grant: No
Date: 2nd March 2017

2017/18

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor James Abbott

Date: 24th July 2017

 

 

Organisation: Crittall Athletic and Social Club

Project: Toilet Refurbishment

Overall cost of project: £20,000

Grant awarded: £1000

Joint Grant: No

Date: 18th August 2017

 

 

Organisation: The Friends of Cressing Temple Gardens

Project: Willow Sculpture for the Walled Garden

Overall cost of project: £1075.00

Grant awarded: £1075.00

Joint Grant: No

Date: 11th March 2019

 

 

Organisation: North Essex Astronomical Society

Project: Operation On-Screen

Overall cost of project: £424.96

Grant awarded: £424.96

Joint Grant: No

Date: 11th March 2019

 


Organisation: North Essex Astronomical Society 
Charity Registration Number:
N/A
Project:
Operation On-Screen
Overall cost of Project:
£424.96
Grant Awarded:
£424.96
Joint Grant:
No
Date:
11th March 2019
Financial Year:
2018/19

 

2019/20

 

Organisation: Community Iron
Charity Registration Number: 1162930
Project: Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer
Overall cost of Project: £2232 (Requested £2232)
Grant Awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Miss Vanessa Santomauro,  Graham Butland, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Mrs Lyn Walters, Peter Tattersley, John McKee and Andrew Hensman
Date: 7th June 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

2021/22

Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Registered Charity No.: 1110447 and 05408088
Project: Exhibition 'Space Fact & Fiction'
Overall cost of project: £7,500
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Graham Butland, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Dean Wallace, Lyn Walters and Justin Wrench
Date: 26th May 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: £1000
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Dean Wallace, David Mann
Date: 16th 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: £2000
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham and Frankie Ricci
Date: 30th November 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 Graham Butland, Mrs Mary Cunningham, David Mann, 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: Community360
Registered Charity No.: 1092567
Project: Cost of Living 
Overall cost of project: £11,334
Grant awarded: £1,300
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Graham Butland, James Coleridge, Tom Cunningham, Patrick Horner, Andy Munday, Bill Rose, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Richard van Dulken and Justin Wrench
Date: 15th March 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

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, L Bowers-Flint, G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, L Jefferis, G Prime, F Ricci, M Thorogood, L Walters
Date: 19th July 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Kevin Bowers)

Date: 24th July 2017

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Kevin Bowers)

Date: 24th July 2017

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Kevin Bowers)

Date: 24th July 2017

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Kevin Bowers)

Date: 24th July 2017

Organisation: Rivenhall Playing Fields Association 

Project: New Shed / Storage Facility

Overall cost of project: £1022

Grant awarded: £511

Joint Grant: YES (Cllr Kevin Bowers)

Date: 24th July 2017

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Regional Manager.

Spouse: Essex County Councillor.

2. Financial Support

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

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

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor & Spouse: Contract with Braintree District Council for the collection of Garden Waste wef 1st March 2024.

4. Land/Property

Councillor: 9 Longacre Road, Cressing, Braintree, CM77 8HG

Spouse:  9 Longacre Road, Cressing, Braintree, CM77 8HG

5. Property Licences

Councillor: None.

Spouse: None.

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor: None.

Spouse: None.

7. Securities

Councillor: None.

Spouse: None.

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment

IVC Evidensia, The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, BS31 2AU

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None

Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of the Conservative and Unionist Party, Liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and Freeman of the City of London.

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

None

Updated: 14th December 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances19 
Present as expected1579%
Absent421%
Apologies received4100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)2 

Attendance Details