Councillor Dennis Willetts

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  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
  • Locality Budget
  • Attendance
Councillor Dennis Willetts
04 May 2006
First Elected
04 May 2006
Lexden and Braiswick
The Retreat
Wood Lane
Fordham Heath
Telephone No:
01206 240314
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7293.55

Election History

Thu 4 May 2006  

Party Representation History

ConservativeThu 4 May 2006

Ward Representation History

West Bergholt and Eight Ash GreenThu 4 May 2006 Sun 8 May 2016
Lexden and BraiswickMon 9 May 2016 Sun 9 May 2021
Lexden and BraiswickMon 10 May 2021

Current Outside Body Appointments

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
01 October 202101 October 2021

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Planning Committee26 September 2019Non-Pecuniary
Mon, 23 Oct 2023Chief Executive Briefing - Postal Vote, Proxy Changes and RAAC 
Wed, 31 May 2023Local Government Boundary Commission Briefing 
Tue, 23 May 2023Planning Training  
Mon, 6 Mar 2023Member Briefing on Devolution 
Tue, 28 Feb 2023Member Briefing on new voter ID requirements 
Tue, 21 Feb 2023Section 106 Agreements Training Session 
Tue, 7 Feb 2023Planning Enforcement Training 
Mon, 30 Jan 2023Treasury Management Training 
Mon, 9 Jan 2023Planning Training  
Mon, 5 Dec 2022Rapid Transit System Briefing 
Tue, 1 Nov 2022Briefing on Sustainability and Climate Change 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Chief Executive Briefing - The story so far 
Tue, 25 Oct 2022Cost of Living Crisis Support for residents briefing 
Mon, 24 Oct 2022New Rural England Shared Prosperity Fund Briefing 
Thu, 6 Oct 2022Budget Workshop 
Wed, 10 Aug 2022Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Briefing 
Tue, 2 Aug 2022Chief Executive Briefing - Electoral Reform 
Wed, 27 Jul 2022Scrutiny Training 
Mon, 25 Jul 2022Colchester Borough Homes Briefing 
Mon, 17 Jan 2022Budget Workshop 
Wed, 5 Jan 2022Briefing on Permitted Development  
Mon, 22 Nov 2021Budget Workshop 
Mon, 18 Oct 2021Councillor Safety Briefing 
Thu, 14 Oct 2021Cyber Security Briefing 
Mon, 27 Sep 2021Scrutiny Training 
Mon, 20 Sep 2021Budget Workshop 
Mon, 19 Jul 2021Risk Management Briefing 
Tue, 6 Jul 2021Delays in Elective Surgery Briefing 
Tue, 15 Jun 2021Tackling the Climate Challenge 
Wed, 19 May 2021Planning Training 
Thu, 21 Jan 2021Vaccination Programme 
Mon, 7 Dec 2020Budget Workshop  
Mon, 5 Oct 2020Budget Workshop 
Thu, 3 Sep 2020Local List and Assets of Community Value 
Tue, 11 Feb 2020Garden Communities Briefing 
Mon, 13 Jan 2020Neighbourhood Teams Briefing 
Thu, 3 Oct 2019Garden Communities Briefing 
Tue, 5 Feb 2019Policing in Colchester 
Thu, 29 Nov 2018Local Plan Viability 
Wed, 14 Nov 2018Local Plan Housing Numbers and Objectively Assessed Need  
Tue, 19 Jun 2018Universal Credit and Colchester Update 
Mon, 11 Jun 2018Licensing Training 
Wed, 16 May 2018Social Media Training 
Thu, 15 Mar 2018Planning Training 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017New Waste Technology 
Tue, 11 Apr 2017Bradwell New Nuclear programme briefing 
Tue, 24 Jan 2017Planning Training 
Mon, 9 Jan 2017Welfare Reform, Benefits and Colchester 
Tue, 6 Dec 2016Policing in Colchester 
Tue, 15 Nov 2016Scrutiny Training 
Thu, 13 Oct 2016Managing Unauthorised Encampments in the Borough 
Thu, 21 Jul 2016Code of Conduct and Statement of Accounts briefing 
Mon, 27 Jun 2016Gang Violence in Colchester 
Thu, 12 May 2016New Council Conference 
Tue, 26 Jan 2016Jumbo - Issues and Options Briefing 
Mon, 11 Jan 2016Planning Training 
Wed, 1 Jul 2015Universal Credit and Colchester 
Mon, 1 Dec 2014Colchester Housing Strategy 2015 briefing 
Mon, 20 Oct 2014Local Government Boundary Commission: Warding Proposals briefing 
Mon, 15 Sep 2014Plan Making and the Duty to Co-operate 
Mon, 27 Jan 2014Castle Reopening Communications Strategy 
Mon, 20 Jan 2014Planning Training 
Tue, 8 Oct 2013UCC and FSR Briefing 
Tue, 30 Jul 2013Scrutiny Training 
Wed, 24 Jul 2013Local Government Finance Made Easy 
Mon, 22 Jul 2013Planning Training 
Mon, 8 Jul 2013Colchester Citizen's Advice Bureau 
Wed, 8 May 2013Surface Water Management Plan 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 2022/23 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Willetts:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
31/01/2023 £229.33 Architect drawings for new hall. Eight Ash Green Village Hall Trust  
31/01/2023 £267  Subsidise the Monday shopper bus for Eight Ash Green, Fordham & Aldham. Community 360   
31/01/2023 £278.90  Table and storage trolley. West Bergholt Scouts  
31/01/2023 £216.67  Sound system for church hall. West Bergholt Parochial Church Council  
31/01/2023  £180.80  Purchase four tables. West Bergholt Parochial Church Council   
31/01/2023  £134  Modernise community magazine. Aldham Grapevine magazine  

31/01/2023  £120  Six bat boxes, paid c/o Eight Ash Green Parish Council. Eight Ash Green Health and Greens Group  
31/01/2023  £133  Outdoor meditation and prayer space. Holy Trinity C of E Primary School   
31/01/2023  £273.30  Community event free BBQ for local community. Colchester Croquet Club   
31/01/2023  £167  Creation of community website. East Lexden Residents' Association  

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
31/01/2022 £166.67 Churchyard driveway repairs and improvements. This is a joint application with other Ward Councillors for Lexden and Braiswick. St Mary's Old Church, West Bergholt   
31/01/2022 £333.33  Playground Repairs and improvements- this is a joint application with  the other ward Councillors for Braiswick and Lexden. Friends of Braiswick Primary School   
31/01/2022 £624.31  Contribution towards cost  VAS equipment. Eight Ash Green Parish Council  
31/01/2022 £589.02  Contribution towards the costs of purchasing VAS equipment. This is a joint application with other councillors. Aldham Parish Council  
28/02/2022  £120  Contribution to enable the group to replace wooden birdboxes with woodcrete versions. Friends of Hillhouse   
28/02/2022  £166.67  Further funding to assist with repairs to playground. Friends of Braiswick Primary School   

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/06/2020 £100 Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank   
31/12/2020 £117.80  Purchase of bird and bat nesting boxes for open spaces plus pruning tools for maintenance. Eight Ash Green Parish Council    
28/02/2021  £500  Contribution toward running costs. Essex and Herts. Air Ambulance   
28/02/2021  £125  To conserve trees and plants, establishing and protecting the natural environment for the public and wildlife. Friends of Hillhouse Woods   
28/02/2021  £1,000  Supporting St. John's Ambulance - mobilising thousands of volunteers to support the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination work. St John's Ambulance   


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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
01/08/2019  £533 Outdoor story telling chair with stools for pupils designed to encourage individual children in reading stories aloud in an outdoor environment, Braiswick Primary School  OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
   £155 West Bergholt Swift Project - Boxes fitted to residential and public building to encourage swifts to settle, West Bergholt Parish Council  WELLBEING
 01/10/2019 £150 Replacing and augmenting their current stock They will continue to be of benefit to the whole community as they extend the litter picking areas and also enable other groups of all ages to use the equipment. West Bergholt Litter Warriors
 01/12/2019  £165 Contribution towards the hiring of the hall , programme production and advertising. West Bergholt Gardeners Association 
 01/12/2019  £190 Design and print of new footpath leaflets, delievered to all residents, glamping site and local hotel. Eight Ash Green Parish Council   WELLBEING
 01/12/2019  £318 Replacement interpretation board outside Aldham village hall. Aldham Parish Council   WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £108  Improvement to water provision facility at allotments for the users of these premises. Eight Ash Green Parish Council   WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £380  Monday morning senior citizens shopper transport from Eight Ash Green, Fordham and Aldham to Sainsbury's. Community360 Transport   WELLBEING

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/09/2018 £166.66 Replacement of playpark equipment, West Bergholt Parish Council   Wellbeing
30/11/2018  £69.33  Footpath sign as part of the WW1 memorial, West Bergholt Local History Group   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING  
31/12/2018  £790.40  Provision of a speed gun for community speed watch group, Aldham Parish Council   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING  
01/01/2019  £40.29  Provision of bat and bird boxes in straegic locatiosn to encourage and protect local wildlife, Eight Ash Green Parish Council    RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING  
31/01/2019  £505  Installation of community defibrillator in the village with residents volunteering for training, Eight Ash Green Parish Council   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING   
  £428.32  Community Bus - providing transport for shopping trips for local elderly residents, Community360   WELLBEING 

Further information on Locality Budgets for Councillors

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances20 
Present as expected20100%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)7 

Attendance Details