Councillor Helen Gorham – Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
I, Helen Gorham a member of Ash Parish Council, notify the Monitoring officer that I have set out in Sections A and B below the interests which I am required to register under Section 30 of the Localism Act 2011, including the interests of my spouse/civil partner where applicable, and have entered “None” where I have no such interests.
Section A: Disclosable Pecuniary Interests
(1) Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.
(2) Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the Council) made or provided within the previous 12 months in respect of any expenses incurred by me in carrying out duties as a member, or towards my election expenses. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
(3) Details of any contract which is made between me, or my spouse/civil partner (or a body in which I or my spouse/civil partner have a beneficial interest), and the Parish Council;
- (a) under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and
- (b) which has not been fully discharged.
(4) Details of any beneficial interest in land within the Parish council’s area (this will normally include your home address).
(5) Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land within the Parish Council’s area for a month or longer.
(6) Details of any tenancy where (to my knowledge);
- (a) the Parish Council is the landlord; and
- (b) the tenant is a body in which I, or my spouse/civil partner, have a beneficial interest.
(7) Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where;
- (a) that body (to my knowledge) has a place of business or land in the Parish council’s area; and
- (b) either-;
- (i) the total nominal vale of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or
- (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which I, or my spouse/civil partner has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
Section B: Gifts and Hospitality
(8) Any person from whom I have received a gift or hospitality (during my term of office as a parish councillor) with an estimated value of at least £25.
NB – your attention is drawn to your Parish Council’s Code of Conduct for parish councillors, which may make provision in respect of the acceptance of gifts and hospitality. Generally, as a councillor, you should avoid accepting any gift hospitality or other favour which could giver the impression of compromising your integrity, honest or objectivity, in particular you;
- (1) should avoid any behaviour which might reasonably be seen as motivated by personal gain;
- (2) should exercise caution in accepting any gifts or hospitality which are (or which you might reasonably believe to be) offered to you because you are a parish councillor;
- (3) should never accept significant gifts or hospitality (i.e. anything with a value of £25 or more) from suppliers or contractors seeking to acquire or develop business with your Parish Council; and
- (4) may be required, within 28 days of receipt or acceptance, to notify the Monitoring Officer of any gift you receive or hospitality you accept (of a value of £25 or more) for inclusion in the register of interests
Signed:- Helen Gorham