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Councillor Richard van Dulken

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Councillor  Richard van Dulken
Elected:
04 May 2023
First Elected
07 May 2015
Party:
Conservative
Ward:
Yeldham
Address:
C/O Braintree District Council Offices
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB
Mobile Telephone No:
07803 932737
Biography:

Councillor Richard van Dulken is Deputy Cabinet Member to the Leader. Details of the Cabinet Portfolio can be found here

Job Title:
Councillor
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
YeldhamThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
YeldhamThu 9 May 2019 Wed 3 May 2023
YeldhamThu 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.
DateTitleNotes
Thu, 20 Jun 2024Your Role on the Audit Committee 
Wed, 27 Mar 2024Operations/Waste Changes and Climate Change 
Wed, 6 Mar 2024Housing 
Wed, 31 Jan 2024Corporate Scrutiny Committee (Budget update) 
Tue, 16 Jan 2024Community Safety and PFCC  
Wed, 13 Dec 2023Cost of Living 
Thu, 9 Nov 2023Finance Seminar 
Wed, 1 Nov 2023Devolution 
Wed, 18 Oct 2023Corporate Strategy 
Wed, 13 Sep 2023Introduction to Overview and Scrutiny 
Wed, 16 Aug 2023Levelling Up 
Wed, 19 Jul 2023Licensing training 
Mon, 22 May 2023Effective Ward Councillor  
Thu, 18 May 2023Governance 
Mon, 15 May 2023Introduction to the Council’s Management Board and Senior Managers 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Housing Strategy 
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 
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, 22 Nov 2018Governance Committee Training 
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, 14 Jun 2018Influencing Skills 
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.
Mon, 8 Jan 2018Community Leadership 
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Thu, 13 Jul 2017Virtual Dementia Tour 
Wed, 16 Nov 2016Dangerous Wild Animals Act - Training 
Thu, 8 Sep 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Wed, 6 Jul 2016Public Speaking/Presentation Skills  
Thu, 14 Apr 2016Member Development 
Thu, 18 Feb 2016Ward Leadership 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Community Champions 
Thu, 22 Oct 2015Media Interview Skills 
Mon, 10 Aug 2015Working with the media 
Tue, 30 Jun 2015Public Health Development Training 
Tue, 2 Jun 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 26 May 2015Member Induction 
Thu, 21 May 2015Member Induction 
Tue, 19 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.

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 Richard van Dulken:

Organisation: Stambourne Congregational Church
Project: Kitchen Refurbishment
Overall cost of project: £880
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 15th July 2017

Organisation: Great Yeldham Parish Council
Project: Recreation Ground Footpath
Overall cost of project: £1,500
Grant awarded: £1,000
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th August 2017

Organisation: Stambourne Parish Council
Project: Stambourne Pavilion
Overall cost of project: £6,000 approx.
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 7th August 2017

Organisation: Toppesfield Village Hall
Project: Emergency electrics repair works
Overall cost of project: £447
Grant awarded: £447
Joint Grant: No
Date: 9th August 2017

Organisation: Toppesfield Parish Council
Project: Repairs to Gate Sign and New Litter Bin
Overall cost of project: £610
Grant awarded: £553
Joint Grant: No
Date: 22nd August 2017

 Organisation: Toppesfield Parish Council
Project: Toppelsfield Playing Fields
Overall cost of project: £600
Grant awarded: £400
Joint Grant: No
Date: 11th May 2018

Organisation: Stambourne Parish Council
Project: Play Equipment Programme
Overall cost of project: £784.86
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: No
Date: 16th August 2018

Organisation: Toppesfield Village Hall
Project: Illuminated Car Park (For Safety)
Overall cost of project: £200.00
Grant awarded: £200.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 28th October 2018

Organisation:Toppesfield Village Hall
Project: Cavity Wall Insulation
Overall cost of project: £869.00
Grant awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 10th October 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Stambourne Parish Council 
Project: To provide wheelchair access to pavilion 
Overall cost of project: £500.00
Grant awarded: £500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 27th November 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: St Margaret of Antioch Toppesfield Parochial Church Council
Project: Replacement of Bell Ropes 
Overall cost of project: £1,000
Grant awarded: £250.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 13th February 2020
Financial Year: 2019/20

Organisation: Braintree Salvation Army
Charity Registration Number: 
214779 / 00259322
Project: 
Braintree Salvation Army Christmas Meals
Overall cost of Project: 
£2,000  - £3,000 (applied for £500)
Grant Awarded:
 £200
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
22nd October 2020
Financial Year: 
2020/21

Organisation: Toppesfield Parish Council
Charity Registration Number:
N/A
Project:
Tree Planting
Overall cost of Project: 
£900.00
Grant Awarded:
 £200
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
22nd December 2020
Financial Year: 
2020/21

Organisation: Great Yeldham Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project:
Memorial for previous Chairman
Overall cost of Project: 
£1,100.00
Grant Awarded:
 £250.00
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 26th March 2021
Financial Year: 
2020/21

Organisation: Stambourne Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project:
Stambourne playing field
Overall cost of Project: 
£283.32
Grant Awarded:
 £283.32
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 6th April 2021
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: Great Yeldham Sports Ground
Charity Registration Number: 
1040387
Project: 
Outdoor exercise equipment
Overall cost of Project: 
£11,400
Grant Awarded:
 £500
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 8th October 2021
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: St Margaret of Antioch, Toppesfield
Charity Registration Number: 
n/a
Project:
Queen's Platinum Jubilee community event
Overall cost of Project:
£250
Grant Awarded:
 £250
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 3rd February 2022
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: Toppesfield Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
n/a
Project:
Coffee, cake and catch-up
Overall cost of Project: £132
Grant Awarded:
 £100
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 22nd March 2022
Financial Year: 
2021/22

Organisation: Great Yeldham Sports and Recreational Ground
Registered Charity No.: N/A
Project: Repainting of Pavilion interior and minor repairs
Overall cost of Project: £300
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 22nd April 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Toppesfield Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: 
n/a
Project:
Pavilion electrical improvements
Overall cost of Project: £300
Grant Awarded:
 £300
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 22nd June 2022
Financial Year: 
2022/23

Organisation: Belchamp Walter Village Hall
Charity Registration Number: 
262403
Project: 
Toilet refurbishment
Overall cost of Project: 
£1500
Grant Awarded:
 £250
Joint Grant: 
Yes - with Councillor Mrs Iona Parker
Date:
 6th July 2022
Financial Year: 
2022/23

Organisation: Great Yeldham Cottage Garden Society
Charity Registration Number: 
N/A
Project: 
Visit to Downe House
Overall cost of Project: 
£500 plus entrance fee
Grant Awarded:
 £300
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 15th August 2022
Financial Year: 
2022/23

Organisation: Salvation Army Braintree
Charity No.: 214779
Project: Replacement oven
Overall cost of project: £3000
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes (Councillors: David Hume, Jackie Pell, Mick Radley)
Date: 10th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Charity No.: 1110447/05408088
Project: Exhibition "The Wonderful World of Ladybird Artists"
Overall cost of project: £5000
Grant awarded: £150
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Andrew Hensman, John McKee, Ian Pritchard, Saif Rehman, Lyn Walters
Date: 18th October 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Great Yeldham Men's Shed
Charity No.: N/A
Project: Power Tools
Overall cost of project: £5000+
Grant awarded: £400
Joint Grant: No
Date: 6th February 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: Community360
Registered Charity No.: 1092567
Project: Cost of Living 
Overall cost of project: £11,334
Grant awarded: £166
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, James Coleridge, Tom Cunningham, Patrick Horner, Andy Munday, Bill Rose, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley and Justin Wrench
Date: 15th March 2023
Financial Year: 2022/23

Organisation: St Margaret of Antioch, Toppesfield
Charity Registration Number: 
n/a
Project
: Summer 23 Holiday Club day
Overall cost of Project: 
£200
Grant Awarded:
 £100
Joint Grant: 
No
Date:
 16th May 2023
Financial Year: 
2023/24

Organisation: Baby Stuff Braintree
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: Winter Warmers 2023
Overall cost of Project: £4000
Grant Awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes (with Councillors G Butland, M Cunningham, T Cunningham, J Edwards, G Prime, F Ricci, L Walters
Date: 14th September 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Stambourne Parish Council
Charity Registration Number: N/A
Project: New chairs
Overall cost of Project: £667.75
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 10th October 2023
Financial Year: 2023/24

Organisation: Little Chestnuts Pre-school
Charity Registration Number: 1194353
Project: 50th Birthday Celebration
Overall cost of Project: £600.00
Grant Awarded: £300
Joint Grant: No
Date: 14th February 2024
Financial Year: 2023/24

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: Retired. 

Spouse: Retired. 

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election expenses from Braintree Conservative Association.

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: Contract with Braintree District Counci for Garden Waste Collections wef 1st March 2024. 

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Lower Cottage, Ruffles Yard, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3ED 

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

None.

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council

None

Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Trustee of Great Yeldham Reading Room (in capacity as Ward Member), Member of the Conservative Party/Braintree Conservatives, Member of Braintree & Uttlesford Independent Advisory Group and Associate Member of Rotary Club of Kelvedon & Tiptree.

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

None

Updated: 13th December 2023

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

SummaryCountPercentage
Expected attendances24 
Present as expected2396%
Absent14%
Apologies received1100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)4 

Attendance Details