Councillor Robert Davidson

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  • Election History
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  • Ward History
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  • Locality Budget
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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 £7,293.55, Planning Committee SRA £1148.75

Election History

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

Party Representation History

ConservativeThu 7 May 1998 Thu 6 May 2010
ConservativeMon 26 May 2014

Ward Representation History

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
Mersea and PyefleetMon 9 May 2022

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
09 June 201409 June 2014

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
Trading Board14 January 2015Non-Pecuniary
Trading Board14 January 2015Non-Pecuniary
Planning Committee20 February 2020Non-Pecuniary
Tue, 31 Oct 2023Local Plan Vision Workshop 
Wed, 31 May 2023Local Government Boundary Commission Briefing 
Tue, 30 May 2023Chief Executive Briefing 
Tue, 23 May 2023Planning Training  
Wed, 14 Dec 2022Budget Workshop 
Mon, 21 Nov 2022New Model Code of Conduct Training  
Mon, 21 Nov 2022Chief Executive Briefing - Community Development 
Wed, 26 Oct 2022Chief Executive Briefing - The story so far 
Mon, 24 Oct 2022New Rural England Shared Prosperity Fund Briefing 
Thu, 27 Jan 2022Planning Training  
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.

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 2021/22 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Davidson:

Date  Total Contribution  Description   
28/02/2022 £1,000  Contribution to Parish Council towards improvements at Moss Hay Recreation Ground, Peldon. Winstred Hundred Parish Council
28/02/2022 £1,000 Improvements to the recreation ground. Fingringhoe Parish Council  

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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Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances18 
Present as expected1583%
Apologies received3100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)1 

Attendance Details