Councillor Robert Davidson

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  • Allowances & Expenses
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality & Gifts
  • Locality Budget
Councillor Robert Davidson
26 May 2014
First Elected::
07 May 1998
Mersea and Pyefleet
c/o Town Hall
High Street
Telephone No:
01206 735665
Job Title:
Basic Allowance £7,115.66, Mayoral Allowance £12,276.72

Election History

Thu 7 May 1998 Thu 6 May 2010 Did not stand
Mon 26 May 2014  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 7 May 1998 Thu 6 May 2010
ConservativeMon 26 May 2014

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
PyefleetThu 7 May 1998 Thu 6 May 2010
PyefleetMon 26 May 2014 Sun 8 May 2016
Mersea and PyefleetMon 9 May 2016 Sun 8 May 2022

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Council Mayor and Chairman26 May 2014
Crime and Disorder Committee Substitute16 June 2014
Local Plan Committee Substitute27 May 2015
Planning Committee Deputy Chairman17 March 2021
Planning Committee Substitute08 September 2014

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
Governance and Audit Committee Member23 May 201821 May 2019
Trading Board Group Spokesperson16 June 201422 May 2018

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

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Trading Board14 January 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Trading Board14 January 2015Non-Pecuniary View
Planning Committee20 February 2020Non-Pecuniary View
Wed, 5 Jan 2022Briefing on Permitted Development  
Wed, 15 Dec 2021Briefing on the Vaccine Booster Programme and Volunteering 
Tue, 2 Nov 2021Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training 
Mon, 18 Oct 2021Councillor Safety Briefing 
Tue, 15 Jun 2021Tackling the Climate Challenge 
Thu, 21 Jan 2021Vaccination Programme 
Mon, 13 Jan 2020Neighbourhood Teams Briefing 
Thu, 29 Nov 2018Local Plan Viability 
Thu, 1 Nov 2018Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Training 
Thu, 22 Mar 2018Dementia Awareness 
Tue, 20 Mar 2018General Data Protection Regulations Training 
Mon, 26 Feb 2018Emergency Planning Briefing 
Tue, 20 Feb 2018NEE CCG Care Hub 
Tue, 9 Jan 2018Essex Highways Briefing 
Thu, 12 May 2016New Council Conference 
Tue, 15 Mar 2016Chairing Skills 
Mon, 11 Jan 2016Planning Training 
Tue, 9 Dec 2014Social Media for Councillors 
Mon, 1 Dec 2014Colchester Housing Strategy 2015 briefing 
Tue, 9 Sep 2014Plan Making and the Duty to Co-operate 
Mon, 8 Sep 2014Planning Training 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
30/06/2020 £100  Money to help supply the vital food some residents require. Colchester Foodbank
 30/06/2020 £100  WMTC Community Fund supporting residents & volunteers during the C-19 Crisis. West Mersea Town Council  
 30/06/2020 £1,000 Contribution to fitting out the new community run shop. Abberton & Langenhoe Community Benefit Association  
 28/02/2021 £300   Stroodcam provides a live camera and tide details to advise tourists and residentswhen they can and cannot cross the Strood safely. Stroodcam  
 28/02/2021 £500  Play equipment on Moss Hay field. Winstred Hundred Parish Council  

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
01/12/2019 £300 Memorial to local residents lost in WW1. Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council  RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING
 31/01/2020  £486  Additional bin to be installed at play area. Fingringhoe Parish Council  RESPONSIBILITY
 31/01/2020  £486  Additional bin to be installed for village use. Winstred Hundred Parish Council   RESPONSIBILITY
 31/01/2020  £150  Purchase of disability aids and additional equipment for local residents. Mersea Community Support   GROWTH 
 31/01/2020  £578 Support for village events and projects encouraging community cohesion. Abberton & Langenhoe Community Association  GROWTH 

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/10/2018 £1000  Supply and storage of a stage for the community hall, used by various community groups, Winstred Hundred Parish Council    GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING 
31/12/2018  £100  50+ soldier profiles, representing those local men killed in WW1, erected on the Strood for a year has produced massive support, WW1 Mersea's Fallen   WELLBEING 
31/01/2019  £200  Repairs to church clock, viewed by many as town centre location, Friends of West Mersea Church   RESPONSIBILITY WELLBEING 
  £500  Contribution towards storage and equipment at village hall  for residents' activities, Winstred Hundred Parish Council   GROWTH OPPORTUNITY WELLBEING  
  £200  Contribution toward live stream showing tide height on the Strood, warning islanders and visitors when road is covered by tide.   WELLBEING  


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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
02/08/2017 £200  Pontoon for swimmers - West Mersea Town Council  Welcoming, Thriving, Prosperous, Vibrant 
02/08/2017 £250  Table and Chairs for new Peldon and Wigborough Community Hall - Winsted Hundred Parish Council Welcoming, Thriving, Prosperous, Vibrant 
23/02/2018  £200  New security fence and gate for play area - Fingringhoe Parish Council  Welcoming, Thriving, Vibrant  
27/02/2018  £154.50  Provision of 50 litter pickers for Mersea   Welcoming, Thriving, Prosperous  
  £200  Church Tower clock repair - Friends of West Mersea Parish Church  Welcoming, Thriving 
28/02/2018  £300  Strood cam - running costs  Welcoming 
  £695.50  Equipment to increase use of new hall (Peldon village hall) by various community groups - Winsted Hundred Parish Council  Welcoming, Thriving, Vibrant  

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