Councillor Mark Goacher

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  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
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  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
  • Locality Budget
  • Attendance
Councillor Mark Goacher
06 May 2019
First Elected
06 May 2019
The Green Party
c/o Town Hall
High Street
Mobile Telephone No:
07504 252323
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7576.54, Planning Committee member Special Responsibility Allowance £1193.32

Election History

Mon 6 May 2019  

Party Representation History

The Green PartyMon 6 May 2019 Tue 27 Sep 2022
IndependentWed 28 Sep 2022 Thu 15 Dec 2022
The Green PartyFri 16 Dec 2022

Ward Representation History

CastleMon 6 May 2019 Mon 8 May 2023
CastleTue 9 May 2023

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
28 May 201928 May 2019

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Mon, 4 Mar 2024Changes to Postal Vote Arrangements 
Wed, 14 Feb 2024Budget briefing 
Tue, 6 Feb 2024Councillor IT and Cyber Security 
Mon, 5 Feb 2024Changes to National Planning Policy Framework and National Planning Policy 
Mon, 29 Jan 2024Planning Training  
Wed, 6 Dec 2023Councillor "Meet SLT" Event  
Mon, 23 Oct 2023Chief Executive Briefing - Postal Vote, Proxy Changes and RAAC 
Mon, 18 Sep 2023Chief Executive Briefing - Budget Update 
Tue, 11 Apr 2023Member Briefing on Biodiversity Net Gain 
Tue, 7 Feb 2023Planning Enforcement Training 
Mon, 21 Nov 2022Chief Executive Briefing - Community Development 
Tue, 1 Nov 2022Briefing on Sustainability and Climate Change 
Tue, 25 Oct 2022Cost of Living Crisis Support for residents briefing 
Mon, 26 Sep 2022Chief Executive Briefing - Levelling Up/ Shared Prosperity Fund 
Thu, 27 Jan 2022Planning Training  
Mon, 8 Nov 2021Joint Committee for Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community 
Thu, 3 Oct 2019Garden Communities Briefing 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

A sum of money is assigned each year to all Colchester City Councillors, to use on supporting community initiatives within their wards.

Please find below the 2023/24 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goacher:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
31/12/2023 £500.00 Food for those in need. Colchester Foodbank
31/01/2024 £500.00 New trailer for mobile skate park. Neighbourhoods  
31/01/2024  £500.00 Helping the homeless. Beacon House   
31/01/2024 £500.00  Help of people who have lost loved ones due to alcoholism or drug addition. Blossome   

Please find below the 2022/23 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goacher:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/11/2022 £500  Fund the new climate community hub. Colchester En-form
30/11/2022  £300  Purchase of PPE and other materials for Iron Lamp post project. Colchester Civic Society   
31/12/2022  £700  Support LEAF Community Hub with costs. Colchester En-form   
31/12/2022  £500  Aligns to CCC Wellbeing strategic plan. Colchester Foodbank   

Please find below the 2021/22 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Goacher:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/09/2021 £200  Contribution for new community notice board. Roman & Castle Road Residents' Association
 31/10/2021  £480 To fund an Art at Home exhibition in collaboration with  FANs Network  and care homes. Victor Batte Lay Foundation  
 31/12/2021 £500 To fund a community theatre project to be performed at Town hall as part of Jubilee Celebrations. Packing Shed Theatre  
 31/01/2022  £478 Donation towards cost of replacement Heritage Bin in Castle ward. Internal  
 31/01/2022  £342 Donation to Colchester Food cooperative, which provides ethical  and environmentally sourced food. Colchester Food Collective 

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/06/2020 £100  Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank
 30/06/2020 £75 To fun printer ink for newsletters to update residents on Covid-19 local support. Plus to fund latex gloves for the local volunteers. Rosebery & Smythies Residents' Association   
 30/06/2020 £100 To fund a street party once the Covid 19 crisis is over. 1940s theme to bring the community together and reward those who have helped their neighbours. Fits in with the wellbeing aspect. Riverside Residents Association  
 31/12/2020 £300 Equipment to restore Victorian lamp posts in town centre. Colchester Civic Society   
 31/12/2020  £1,425 Contribution toward food requirements for most vulnerable residents. Colchester Food Bank

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
 31/07/2019 £125 Supporting independent businesses on Crouch Street and Eld lane - advertising for regular late night event to increase footfall in the town centre, The South Lanes Project  GROWTH WELLBEING
01/10/2019  £200 To fund ‘The Gift’, a theatrical production in Castle Park celebrating Charles Gray saving the Castle from destruction. It promotes Colchester’s heritage & attracts tourism. Packing Shed Theatre  WELLBEING
 01/10/2019 £175 Re-painting of iron lamp posts of Castle and Roman Road. Working with volunteers, contributing to community wellbeing and local heritage. Castle & Roman Road Residents' Association  WELLBEING
 01/10/2019 £100 To part fund a community notice board. Rosebery & Smythies Residents' Association  WELLBEING
 01/11/2019 £200  Helps support young people in a safe environment. Packing Shed Theatre   GROWTH RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £400  Running Costs. Beacon House   WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £200  Running Costs. Together we Grow IC   WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £600  Running Costs. Colchester Foodbank  WELLBEING


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Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances14 
Present as expected1286%
Apologies received150% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)8 

Attendance Details