Agenda item

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest Members may wish to make including the term(s) of the Grant of Dispensation(s) by the Standards Committee (if any)

Minutes:

Alan Twyman, Member Services Manager, declared a personal interest on behalf of all Officers present at the meeting in staffing matters referred to in Agenda item 6, Revenue and Capital Budgets 2012/2013. He also announced the following declarations on behalf of Members:

 

In respect of Agenda item 6, for Parish/Town Councillors, a personal interest by virtue of their Parish/Town Council membership.

 

In respect of Agenda item 6, recommendation 3.7 (Members’ Allowances and Mayoral Allowances), all Members and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor have a personal interest.

 

In respect of Agenda item 6, recommendation 3.10 (Mayoral Allowances – standard rate of income tax), the Mayor and Deputy Mayor have a personal interest.

 

In respect of Agenda item 6, recommendations 3.31 (a) (Council Tax Base) all Members resident in the Borough have a personal interest.

 

In respect of Agenda item 6, recommendations 3.31(b) and 3.32 (Parish/Town Council Tax Base/Precepts) Councillors J P Adams, Mrs A D Allen, I D Armitt, L J Bobby, S H Brown, S P Butterfill, P F Coleman, D A Hammock, J A Hayes, D E Hunnisett, J A Kite, E J Lampkin, A R Martin, M I Peters, B E Read, Mrs J Rickwood, R L Shanks, M J Street, and Mrs P A Thurlow have a personal interest.

 

Councillor J P Adams declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Labour Party which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor A D Allen declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.  The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as a trustee of Dartford Almshouses Charity, Age Concern North West Kent and of Dartford Citizens Advice Bureau, and as a member of the management committee of Health Action Dartford.

 

Councillor I D Armitt declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of DGSM Your Choice and as Vice-President of the Dartford District Scouts Association. He also declared a personal interest as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as he is an employee of Wilmington Parish Council.

 

Councillor A Bardoe declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as Chair of the 3rd Dartford Scout Group. He also declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a member of the Becketts Gym.

 

Councillor L J Bobby declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents’ Association and a member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Sports and Social Club.

 

Councillor S H Brown declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Dartford Football Club Supporters’ Club and because his father is a shareholder in Dartford Football Club. He also declared a personal interest as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival

 

Councillor S P Butterfill declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents’ Association. She also declared a personal prejudicial interest as she is a resident director of Ingress Park (Greenhithe) Management Limited.

Councillor P J Cannon declared a personal interest as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

Councillor P F Coleman declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as he is a patron of the Dartford Dramatic and Operatic Society, a member of the Samaritans and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as honorary treasurer of Rural Age Concern Darent Valley, North West Kent Carers Support and the 1st Sutton-at-Hone Scout Group, and as President of the Dartford Association for the Disabled and the Sutton-at-Hone Horticultural Society, as President elect of St John Ambulance Dartford, as a member of the management committee of Gravesham Churches Housing Association and as a Trustee and Chairman of Wrott and Hill Almshouses. 

 

Councillor M J Davis declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as he is Vice-Chairman of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor D A Hammock declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Ellenor Lions. He declared a personal prejudicial interest as President of the New Yorkers Club (Disabled and Children with learning difficulties).

 

Councillor J S Hawkes declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Compass andas a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Labour Party which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor J A Hayes declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents’ Association and as secretary of the Kent Sub Clubs Convalescent Federation. The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as a committee member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Sports and Social Club.

 

Councillor D E Hunnisett declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as Council representative on Gravesham Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Support Group, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival and as his granddaughter is an attendee of the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled for which he raises funds.  The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as a director of DGSM YourChoice and a trustee of Age UK North West Kent and the Dartford Almshouse Charity.

 

Councillor K Kelly declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He declared a personal prejudicial interest as he is a director of Ingress Park (Greenhithe) Management Limited.

 

Councillor P Kelly declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as secretary of the Dartford Constituency Labour Party which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a trustee and member of the unit management board of the Dartford and Crayford Sea Cadets.

 

Councillor J A Kite declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as Council representative on the Dartford and Gravesham Community Safety Partnership, Kent Thameside Economic Board, Thames Gateway Kent Partnership Board, Thames Gateway London Partnership Board, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and the Town Centre Board and as a season ticket holder for Dartford Football Club, Princes Park. He declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a director of Dartford Football Club, a director of the Leigh Technology Academy and as Life President of Southfleet Cricket Club.

 

Councillor E J Lampkin declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley MIND, Dartford Golf Club and the Beckett Gym and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as he is a director of DGSM YourChoice.

 

Councillor A R Lloyd declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor T Maddison declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as secretary of the Dartford & District Co-operative Party which has sponsored the Dartford Festival in the past. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a trustee of the Co-operative Foundation and of the Dartford Almshouse Charity.

 

Councillor A R Martin declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as his partner’s daughter is an attendee of the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled and he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal interest in item 6 and Treasury Indicators as in the course of his employment he occasionally issues certificates of deposit indirectly to the Council via its fund managers. He further declared a personal and prejudical interest as a trustee of the Dartford Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

Councillor D J Mote declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as he is the Chairman of Stone (Dartford) Scout Group. He also declared a personal interest as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association, which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival and further declared a personal prejudicial interest as his wife is an employee of Stone Parish Council.

 

Councillor Mrs A Muckle declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Stone Lodge Bowls Club and Halls Bowls Club and as she rents a garage from the Council.  The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as trustee of the RSPCA Kent North West Branch.

 

Councillor J I Muckle declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the RSPCA Kent North West Branch, Stone Lodge Bowls Club and Halls Bowls Club, and the Dartford Photographic Society. The Councillor declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as a season ticket holder of Dartford Football Club and as he rents a garage from the Council.

 

Councillor J Ozog declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 as he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor M I Peters declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. The Councillor declared a personal prejudicial interest as a trustee of the Joydens Wood Residents Community Association.

Councillor G T Prout declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of Dartford Golf Club and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Labour Party which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor B E Read declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents’ Association and of the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Sports and Social Club.

 

Councillor Mrs J A Rickwood declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association, which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. She also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as she is a trustee of the Dartford Alms House Charity and of the Dartford Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

Councillor A Sandhu declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as he is a season ticketholder of Dartford Football Club. He declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6 as a trustee of the Temple Hill Trust, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, the Kent Peoples Trust and of the Council for Voluntary Service North West Kent.

                

Councillor C Shippam declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association, which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival and as a member of the Town Centre Board.

 

Councillor M J Streetdeclared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival. He also declared a personal prejudicial interest as a member of the YMCA Thames Gateway (South) Board of Management.

Councillor D Swinerd declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor Mrs P A Thurlow declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as she is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Darford Festival and as a member of the Dartford Lions Club. She also declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as a trustee of Groundwork Kent and Medway.

 

Councillor A Wells declared a personal prejudicial interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Management Committee of the Beckett Sports Centre.

Councillor R J Wells declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dartford Conservative Association which hires a stall at the Dartford Festival.

 

Councillor N C Wightman declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6, as a life Vice-President of Dartford Harriers Athletics Club.