Councillor Martin Goss

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  • Party History
  • Ward History
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  • Locality Budget
Councillor Martin Goss
01 May 2008
First Elected::
01 May 2008
Liberal Democrats
Mile End
226 Axial Drive
Mile End
Mobile Telephone No:
07912 396335

Martin moved to Colchester in 1978  when he was 4 and moved to Mile End in 2005 and was successfully elected to represent Mile End in 2008. He is married to Rachel.

Martin holds an MBA which he studied part-time through the Open University whilst working full-time. His professional occupation is Project Management and he has worked for some well known blue chip organisations. He currently works in Financial Services managing major projects.

Martin has worked across Mile End to deliver many initiatives and projects and enjoys doing his best to solve issues that residents raise with him on a regular basis. Martin  is always happy to hear from anyone using the many methods of communication available including phone, email, Twitter, Facebook and letter.

Martin will  respond to all queries in 24 hours or less.


Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7,115.66, Cabinet Member Special Responsibility Allowance £12,808.22

Election History

Thu 1 May 2008  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Liberal DemocratsThu 1 May 2008

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Mile EndThu 1 May 2008 Sun 8 May 2016
Mile EndMon 9 May 2016 Sun 9 May 2021

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation23 May 2018
Council Member22 May 2013
Local Plan Committee Substitute25 May 2018
Revolving Investment Fund Committee Substitute08 June 2018

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Local Plan Committee Chairman22 May 201323 May 2018
Scrutiny Panel Substitute22 May 201322 May 2018
Crime and Disorder Committee Substitute22 May 201322 May 2018
Trading Board Substitute25 May 201622 May 2018
Trading Board Member27 May 201524 May 2016

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
18 October 201818 October 2018 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Local Plan Committee05 July 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Council08 December 2016Non-Pecuniary View
Fri, 24 May 2019Dementia Friends Session 
Tue, 5 Feb 2019Policing in Colchester 
Thu, 20 Sep 2018North East Essex Health and Social Care Alliance Briefing 
Tue, 28 Aug 2018East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust Briefing 
Tue, 19 Jun 2018Universal Credit and Colchester Update 
Tue, 20 Mar 2018General Data Protection Regulations Training 
Tue, 20 Feb 2018NEE CCG Care Hub 
Tue, 6 Dec 2016Policing in Colchester 
Tue, 12 Jul 2016Gang Violence in Colchester 
Mon, 27 Jun 2016Equality and Diversity Workshop 
Wed, 1 Jun 2016Local Plan Briefing 
Tue, 15 Mar 2016Chairing Skills 
Tue, 1 Mar 2016Safeguarding 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Air Quality Action Plan and Low Emission Strategy Briefing 
Thu, 29 Oct 2015Section 106, Community Infrastructure Levy, Affordable Housing and Viability 
Thu, 9 Jul 2015Introduction to Local Government Finance 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

Please find below the 2020/21 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goss:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/06/2020 £100  Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank


Please find below the 2019/20 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goss

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/01/2020  £2,000  Three new benches for community use in Mile End Ward. Internal     Wellbeing

Please find below the 2018/19 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goss

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/07/2018 £573.18 Bench for Bergholt Rd POS  Wellbeing
31/01/2019  £500  Defib installation at Mile End recreation ground changing rooms, CBH    Wellbeing
  £150  Purchase of sports equipment for use in the playground by children, Myland Primary School    Wellbeing
  £150  Purchase of sports equipment for use in the playground by children, Camulos Academy   Wellbeing 
  £150  Purchase of sports equipment for use in the playground by children, Queen Boudica Primary School   Wellbeing 
  £476.82  Installation of Buddy Bench in playground, Friends of Braiswick Primary   Wellbeing 

Please find below the 2017/18 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goss

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
26/04/2017 £386.30  Replacement Litter Bin   Prosperous 
27/10/2017  £400  Tree planting in Mile End - Local Authority  Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant 
27/10/2017  £400  Bulb Planting in Dickenson Road - Local Authority  Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant 
05/01/2018  £200  Community First Responders - Colchester Community First Responders  Welcoming 
17/01/2018  £188  Bulb Planting in Bradford Drive  Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant 
08/02/2018  £220  Contribution towards offering support for homeless residents of Mile End who use services - Beacon House  Prosperous 
15/02/2018  £205.70  Contribution to services - Colchester Night Shelter  Vibrant 


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