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Gifts and Hospitality Register

Gifts and Hospitality Register

Register of offers of Gifts and Hospitality received whether they have been accepted or not.

Listed below is a SUMMARY of the Register of Gifts and/or Hospitality offers made to officers of Torridge District Council

 

DepartmentOffer DescriptionDate ReceivedOffer Accepted Y/NComments
Democratic Services Goody bag container water bottle, notepad, pen and diary. 24/10/2017Yes 
Resources Annual lunch following meeting at hotel 20/10/2017YesWas paid for as a shared event with numerous other Councils in attendance
Housing Box of Chocolates 31/08/2017Yes 
Housing Box of Chocolates 19/07/2017Yes 
Council Tax Box of doughnuts 23/06/2017YesShared between Council Tax Team & NNDR
Dem Services Bouquet of Flowers 16/05/2017Yes 
Dem Services Bouquet of Flowers 16/05/2017Yes 
Corporate Luxury thorntons easter egg 18/04/2017Yes 
Dem Services Easter Eggs 11/04/2017Yes 
Legal Services Easter Egg 11/04/2017Yes 
Dem Services 2 Sticks of rock 28/03/2017Yes 
Housing Renewal Bottle of white wine 16/03/2017YesWine given to TDC raffle prize 'collection'.
Legal Business lunch 07/03/2017Yes 
Planning Business lunch 07/03/2017Yes 
Environmental Health and Community Safety Chocolates 01/02/2017YesApprox. value £5
Accountancy Lunch estimated value £5 30/01/2017YesWorking Lunch between meetings.
Dem Services Tin of quality streets 26/01/2017YesThis was a late Christmas gift
Planning Box of Milk Tray 22/12/2016Yes 
Dem Services Chocolates 21/12/2016Yes 
Dem Services Chocolates 21/12/2016Yes 
Housing Renewal/Environmental Health Tub of Celebrations. 20/12/2016YesShared with EH office
Parking Services Small home made hamper containing cake and jams 20/12/2016YesValue approx. £10
Regulatory Services 1 bottle (330ml) of craft beer 20/12/2016YesRefusal would have caused offence - value approx. £3. Confirmed that the item would be declared.
Parking Services Small homemade Hamper containing cake & Jams 20/12/2016YesValue approx. £10.00
Customer Services Box of biscuits 19/12/2016Yes 
Building Control Bottle of wine 08/12/2016Yes 
DM Book on Skipton Railway 29/09/2016Yes 
Planning Book on Skipton Railway 29/09/2016Yes 
Planning Book - Illustrations of Old Bideford 9 14/09/2016YesA useful addition to the Councils archive/reference material from the Author
Commercial and Leisure Services Buffet lunch and coffee at Haytor, finish of stage 6 of the Tour of Britain cycle race. 09/09/2016YesInvitation was given to a Devon County Councillor who passed it to me. I checked with the event organisers that they would allow me to accept.
Dem Services Bottle of wine 21/06/2016YesGiven as a thank you for organising the armed Forces Flag Raising Event
Corporate Support 1 bottle red wine 21/06/2016YesThank you gift for organising Flag Raising Ceremony
Housing Bottle of perfume 17/06/2016YesKept if office for all colleagues to use
Revenues Lunch 26/04/2016Yesworking lunch
Customer Services taken out for lunch 26/04/2016YesWorking Lunch with account manager
Housing Options Two small bunches of flowers 25/03/2016YesFlowers were hand delivered to my home address. Refusing the gift would have caused offence.
Housing Joint of beef 08/01/2016YesElderly housing client who would have been offended had the gift not been accepted
Building Control Tin of biscuits 16/12/2015Yes 
Housing Box of fruit 15/12/2015YesShared with colleagues in the office
Building Control Bottle of wine 15/12/2015Yes 
Customer Services Small box Thorntons Chocolates 14/12/2015YesAccepted to share with colleagues.
Parking Services Small Hamper (Home made Jam + Biscuits) 11/12/2015Yes 
Parking small homemade hamper of jam, a cake & biscuits. 11/12/2015Yes 
Parking Services Bunch of flowers given by local Florist for Wife who has been undergoing Chemo therapy, Blooms know her as Mrs Maceys Sister use to work there. 11/12/2015Yes 
building control bottle of mulled wine 09/12/2015Yes 
Planning Box of chocolates 09/10/2015YesAccepted and shared with colleagues
Environmental Protection 1 x Bottle of home made wine 02/10/2015YesDonated to staff function
Housing Box of biscuits and mug 25/09/2015YesClient left gift whilst I was away from the office, biscuits shared with colleagues.
Housing Options Tin of Stewart's Luxury Shortbread left at Bridge Buildings reception from customer assisted earlier this year. 22/09/2015YesShared with team
Planning Book - Illustrations of Old Bideford Volume 8 09/09/2015YesA further volume in the series of books which include historic photographs of Bideford. See comments on previous similar gifts which form a useful library for Officers.
Planning Lunch with Parish Council Chairman, St Giles - Value £7.00 19/06/2015Yes 
Customer Support Food & drink 18/05/2015Yes 
Legal Services 1x bottle of homemade wine 15/05/2015YesDonated to staff function
Revs and Bens A bunch of flowers brought in from a Customer I had seen earlier on this morning. 27/04/2015Yes 
Housing Services Box of chocolates, bouquet of flowers, bottle of wine 02/04/2015YesGifts left by customer when I was on leave, flowers displayed in office, chocolates shared with colleagues
Building Control Bottle of wine 19/12/2014Yes 
ICT Box of sweets 17/12/2014Yes 
Planning 4 tins of chocolates 17/12/2014Yes
Building Control Chocolates 17/12/2014Yes 
Building Control Biscuits 17/12/2014Yes 
Housing Options Tub of Celebration sweets 16/12/2014YesSweets were shared amongst the office
Customer Support Celebrations chocolates 15/12/2014YesWas left in reception whilst I was out of the office. A thank you for the help received from me and the rest of the team this year.
Revs and Bens Bunch of flowers 03/10/2014Yes 
Northam Burrows £20 was given to the officers (£10 each) as reward for helping somebody stuck in the mud who was in a hurry - had young children that needed attention 12/09/2014YesDon't normally accept gift but customer insisted - pushed into hand and drove away
Planning Illustrations of Old Bideford volumes 6 and 7 ( donated in the year of publication 2013 and 2014 respectively.) 09/09/2014YesThe volumes are produced on a yearly basis at present and a copy is donated to the Planning Library.
Economic Regeneration Invitation to the 50 year trading celebrations for Evans Transport. Buffet and two glasses of wine accepted 21/06/2014Yes 
Customer Services Tin of Quality Street 02/06/2014Yes 
Economic Regeneration Invitation to pre opening event at the Blue and Green Westward Ho! 27/03/2014. Taster food and service and to provide feedback to management as a practice for the official opening on 28/03/14 14/03/2014Yes 
Bideford Tourist Information A tin of Party Ring biscuits 26/02/2014YesAs a token of appreciation from a Tourist Information customer who was very impressed with the service received from Bideford TIC staff.
Planning Policy Offerred Lunch and drink to the value of £4.80 06/02/2014Yes 
Waste Management Invite to watch Wales v Italy in the six nations at Cardiff. 17/01/2014No  
Environmental Health Box of chocolates 19/12/2013YesValue approx. £5.00. Given in recognition of good service from team during year.
ICT M&S Belgian Biscuit Selection 19/12/2013YesShared with Team.
Property & Procurement 2 tins celebration chocolates (shared with team) 19/12/2013YesThank You - Shared with Team
Housing Box of Thorntons Chocolates 16/12/2013YesChocolates were kept in the office and consumed by the whole team!
Planning 2 x tins of chocolates (DC and Enforcement) 16/12/2013Yes 
Planning Policy Tin of Cadbury Heroes 16/12/2013YesShared between all the Staff
Customer Services Tin of Cadburys Heroes 16/12/2013YesXmas gift
Building Control Tin of Cadbury's Heroes 16/12/2013Yes 
Building Control Bottle of wine 16/12/2013Yes 
Customer Services Tin of Cadburys Heroes 16/12/2013YesXmas Goodwill gift
Building Control Tin of Celebrations 10/12/2013YesGiven to Building Control Section
Revenues and Benefits Lunch 10/12/2013YesAccount manager took offiecr to lunch - Lunch taken in officer's own time
Reveneus and Benefits Lunch 10/12/2013YesAccount manager offered lunch - Lunch talen in officer's own time
ICT Box of Cadbury Roses 17/09/2013YesShared with team
Regeneration 2 free cricket tickets 08/07/2013Yes 
Legal Services Box of Thorntons chocolates 08/04/2013YesShared with staff
Accountancy Received a bouquet of flowers. 05/04/2013Yes
Planning Tin of Quality Street 12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Building Control Tin of Quality Street 12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Planning Policy A Tin of Quality Street 12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Planning - Enforcement Tin of Quality Street 12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Waste Management A lady handed in 8 Bottles of beer to reception for the two cleansing staff that assisted her in cleaning up some spilt plaster in Pitt lane. 28/09/2012Yes
Development Management Book - Illustrations of Old Bideford(Volume 5) by Peter Christie 25/09/2012YesThis book is the latest in the series compiled by Councillor Christie. The Council has provided some access to photographic records. This is acknowledged in the book and staff now have access to the book as a reference resource.
Economic Regeneration 2 cups of coffee and a piece of flap jack 04/09/2012YesHospitality offered whilst meeting at the Westward Arms to discuss business
Economic Regeneration Invite to opening of Westward Arms 26/07/2012YesOne free glass on wine given to all guests that were invited to the opening
Planning Book - Bideford through time by Peter Christie and Graham hobbs 12/06/2012YesThis book shows images of Bideford past compared with present. It is in the Planning reference library for the use of staff
Planning Day Course (which included lunch at the Devil stone Inn)on the Practical use of lime in building. 25/05/2012YesAn extremely useful day run on this occasion for Conservation Staff. The course demonstrated the use of lime in building and plastering and allowed Officers to 'have a go' in order to understand the materials we require others to use as par
Legal Services Bottle of wine 26/03/2012Yes
Revenues and Benefits I was offered but did NOT accept corporate hospitality. A corporate event with food and drink and with admission to a match at Barnstaple Rugby Ground provided. This was offered by (but not accepted from)Solicitors with whom i work. 15/02/2012No The offer was made (and refused by me) on 15.02.2012.
Housing Options Plant - Cineraria 26/01/2012Yes
Planning Illustrations of Old Bideford book. Vol 4. by Peter Christie 03/01/2012YesThe book contains images lent by Torridge Council to the author from the Planning archive. The book is retained for reference in the department.
building control bottle of wine 22/12/2011Yes
Planning Policy Tin of Quality Street 20/12/2011YesShared with Staff
Building Control Tin of Quality Street 20/12/2011YesShared with staff
Building Control Tin of Quality Street 20/12/2011YesShared with staff
Planning Tin of quality street 20/12/2011YesShared with staff
Elections and Electoral Registration Blossom Hill sparkling wine 19/12/2011Yes
HR Tin of Cadbury's Chocolate Biscuits. 08/12/2011YesShared with office.
Legal Services Box of Thorntons Chocolates 22/11/2011YesShared with staff.
Building Control Book on Devon's non-metal mines. 31/10/2011YesTo be shared throughout the department.
Parking Services Bottle of wine 21/09/2011Yes
Car Parks Letter of commendation and bottle of wine 21/09/2011Yes
Planning Box of biscuits. 30/08/2011Yes 
Housing Bunch of roses from a client and they are in the office window 24/08/2011Yes
Planning DVD (War Against Windfarms). 01/08/2011Yes 
Internal Audit Box of Celebrations chocolates to "the lovely first aiders, front of house staff and nice gentleman who helped when I fell off my bicycle". 29/07/2011YesDonated to Raffle
Planning Bunch of flowers. 27/07/2011Yes 
ICT 6 Promotional Terry's Chocolate Orange 06/07/2011YesShared with Staff
Planning Free entry into Caesars Palace, Bideford. 04/07/2011Yes 
CEO Complimentary tickets for RHS Chelsea 23/05/2011YesDonated to Raffle