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Councillor Darius Laws

Councillor Darius Laws
07 May 2015
07 May 2015
25 Belle Vue Road
07786 007560

Darius Laws grew up in a village on the Suffolk Essex border and completed his A-Levels at the Colchester Sixth Form College. After university Darius briefly lived in London but in 2007 choose to put roots down in Britain’s First City & oldest recorded town.

Currently working in the media industry Darius has previously worked in retail, hospitality, catering, agriculture and is a former University governor. Passionate about heritage Darius also enjoys growing vegetables on his allotment.  Darius is keen to help Colchester be an even better place to live, and is very happy to help all Castle ward residents with any issues they may have.

Please get in touch with him using the contact details on this page. 

Basic Allowance £6,839.35 Conservative Group Leader Special Responsibility Allowance £7,688.55

Election History

Thu 7 May 2015  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 7 May 2015

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
CastleThu 7 May 2015 Sun 8 May 2016
CastleMon 9 May 2016 Sun 5 May 2019

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
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Council Member11 May 2015
Crime and Disorder Committee Substitute14 September 2015
Licensing Committee Member27 May 2015
Local Plan Committee Substitute27 May 2015
Planning Committee Substitute03 February 2016

Past Committee Memberships

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 
02 November 201802 November 2018 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Planning Committee20 October 2016Pecuniary View
Tue, 8 May 2018Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity and GDPR 
Tue, 20 Mar 2018General Data Protection Regulations Training 
Thu, 15 Mar 2018Planning Training 
Tue, 10 Oct 2017Garden Communities Briefing 
Tue, 5 Sep 2017The Confident Public Speaker 
Wed, 14 Jun 2017Licensing Training 
Thu, 20 Apr 2017Sustainable Development Training 
Mon, 27 Jun 2016Equality and Diversity Workshop 
Mon, 20 Jun 2016Presentation by the University of Essex 
Tue, 26 Jan 2016Jumbo - Issues and Options Briefing 
Tue, 12 Jan 2016Air Quality Action Plan and Low Emission Strategy Briefing 
Mon, 11 Jan 2016Planning Training 
Fri, 13 Nov 2015Introduction to the Code of Conduct 
Thu, 9 Jul 2015Introduction to Local Government Finance 
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Please find below the 2018/19 Locality Budget spends for Councillor Laws

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
31/05/2018 £125  Firstsite annual community event, Illumanti  Opportunity 
  £125  Facility Improvements, St Botolphs Church  Opportunity, Wellbeing, Growth Responsibility 
30/06/2018  £125  Annual Community Lunch, Riverside RA   Wellbeing 

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

Date  Total Contribution  Description   Category
09/05/2017 £125 Colchester Storytelling Project - Arts La'Olam Vibrant, Prosperous, Thriving, Welcoming
27/10/2017  £200  New Bench Riverside Estate/Castle Park Area - Riverside Residents Association  Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant 
05/01/2018  £600  Funds to enhance the signage and interpretation of the site - Colchester Archaeological Trust  Welcoming, Vibrant 
05/01/2018  £150  Contibution towards information displays - Destination Colchester CIC  Welcoming, Vibrant  
26/01/2018  £150  Contribution towards Essex Witch Trial Victim Memorial - John Worland (WTV Memorial)  Vibrant 
27/02/2018  £250  Contribution to purchase bulbs and seeds - Colchester In Bloom   Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant  
27/02/2018  £260  Contribution towards running costs - Colchester Night Shelter  Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant  
28/02/2018  £965  Lighting up Jumbo at night  - Version Events Thriving, Welcoming, Prosperous, Vibrant  

Further information on Locality Budgets for Councillors