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Councillor Kevin James Bowers

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Councillor  Kevin James Bowers
Elected:
09 May 2019
First Elected
07 May 2015
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Braintree South
Address:
C/O Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
CM7 9HB
Telephone No:
01376 323196
Biography:

Kevin was first elected to Braintree District Council in May 2015, representing the Silver End and Cressing ward.  He was re-elected as a District Councillor in May 2019 as one of the two councillors for the Braintree South ward.  

Kevin first served on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee from May 2015, before becoming a member of the Planning Committee in April 2016, a position he still holds. In May 2019, Kevin also became a member of the Local Plan Sub-Committee, this is also a position he still holds.

Kevin joined the Cabinet in April 2017 and is still a current member. He first became Deputy Cabinet Member for Economic Development and held this position until May 2019, when he became Cabinet Member for Homes. This is a position he held for two years before becoming the Cabinet Member for Housing, Assets and Skills in April 2021. 

Kevin is also a Freeman of the City of London, following being awarded the Freedom of the City in 2013. He is also a Liveryman with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

 

Updated: 16th May 2021


Electoral Ward Profile

Member Allowances and Expenses

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Department:

Election History

ElectedRetiredReason
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-elected
Thu 9 May 2019 Elected on 2nd May 2019

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

Current Outside Body Appointments

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

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, 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: 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: IVC Evidensia, The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, BS31 2AU and  Sole Trader of Aspiring Eyewear.

Spouse: IVC Evidensia, The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, BS31 2AU and Vice-President of Braintree MENCAP and Essex County Councillor for the Bocking Division

2. Financial Support

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

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Declaration made to the Monitoring Officer

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

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

Sole Trader of Aspiring Eyewear.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None

Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Member of the Conservative 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: 21st January 2022

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances38 
Present as expected3489%
Absent411%
Apologies received4100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)3 

Attendance Details

Meeting DateCommitteeAttendance
13 Dec 2021 19:15 Council Attended
14 Dec 2021 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
5 Jan 2022 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
11 Jan 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
25 Jan 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
2 Feb 2022 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
7 Feb 2022 19:15 Cabinet Attended
8 Feb 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
21 Feb 2022 19:15 Council Attended
22 Feb 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
8 Mar 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
14 Mar 2022 19:15 Cabinet Attended
17 Mar 2022 18:00 Local Plan Sub-Committee Apologies received
22 Mar 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
28 Mar 2022 19:15 Council Attended
5 Apr 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
19 Apr 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
25 Apr 2022 19:15 Council Attended
3 May 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
16 May 2022 19:15 Cabinet Attended
31 May 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
13 Jun 2022 18:00 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
14 Jun 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
20 Jun 2022 19:15 Council Attended
28 Jun 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
5 Jul 2022 18:00 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
11 Jul 2022 19:15 Cabinet Attended
25 Jul 2022 17:00 Cabinet Apologies received
25 Jul 2022 19:15 Council Attended
9 Aug 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
23 Aug 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
4 Oct 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
5 Oct 2022 19:15 Cabinet Attended
10 Oct 2022 17:00 Cabinet Attended
10 Oct 2022 19:15 Council Attended
18 Oct 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
1 Nov 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended
15 Nov 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Apologies received
23 Nov 2022 19:15 Performance Management Scrutiny Committee In attendance (as a visitor)
24 Nov 2022 18:00 Local Plan Sub-Committee Attended
29 Nov 2022 19:15 Planning Committee Attended