Register of interests

Councillor Nigel Taylor

I, Councillor Nigel Taylor being a Member/Co-opted Member of Somerset County Council, hereby give notice that I, my spouse or civil partner, or someone I am living with as if we were husband and wife or civil partner (defined as ‘partner’ in the rest of this Notice), have the following Disclosable Pecuniary Interests within the description set out in the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 and Somerset County Council’s Code of Conduct:

1. Employment, Office, Trade, Profession or Vocation. Please give details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain (i.e. profit, salary or benefit in kind), of yourself, or your partner.
Description of employment, job, vocation, trade or business. Name of Employer, body, firm or company
Co-directors Demrock Explosives Limited
Explosives Engineer Self Employed
2. Sponsorship. Please give details of any person or body (other than the County Council) who has made any payment to you, or your partner, in respect of election expenses or any expenses you have incurred in carrying out your duties as a County Councillor.
Name of Person or Body making Payments
None
3. Securities: Interests in Companies. Please give details of body which has a place of business or owns land in the County Council’s area and in which you, or your partner, have a beneficial interest (a shareholding) of more than £25,000 (nominal value) or more than 1/100th of the total share issue of that body (whichever is the lower) or if there is more than one class of share, the total nominal value of shares in any class of that body of more than 1/100th of the total shares of that class
Details of Body
Owner of Demrock LTD
Director and Trustee of “St Cuthberts Minery Reserve ltd” a non-profit making company
4. Contracts: for Goods, Works or Services with the Council. Please give details of any current, existing contracts for goods, works or services between the County Council and you, or your partner, or any body, firm or company by which you, or you partner, are employed or own or have a beneficial interest, as referred to at 3 above.
Contract Details
None
5. Landholdings and Licenses in the Area. Please give the address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land or property in the County Council’s area in which you, or your partner, have a beneficial interest, and indicate the nature of that beneficial interest, whether as the owner, lessee or tenant, including land in which you, or your partner, may have a licence, alone or with others, to occupy for a period of one month or longer. You must include the land and house you, or your partner, live in.
Address/Description of Land Nature of Interest in Land
Batcombe Barns Upper Draycott Road Cheddar Somerset BS27 3YD Including 5 acres of fields and orchard besides the property Owner
6. Corporate Tenancies: Land leased from Somerset County Council. Please give the address or other description (sufficient to identify the location) of any land leased or licensed from the County Council by you, or your partner, or any body firm or company by which you, or your partner, are employed or own or have a beneficial interest (as specified at 3 above).
Address/Description of Property Nature of Interest in Property
NoneNone
7. Membership of Other Bodies. Please give details of your membership of, or any position of general control or management, of any relevant bodies as set out in the note (PLEASE READ). Please note that you do not have to give details of any memberships held by your partner in this section.
Name of Organisation Position
Mendip Hills AONB, Management Board -
Somerset Waste Partnership Mendip District Council Representative
Cheddar Parish Council Councillor
Mendip District Council Councillor, portfolio and cabinet holder
Bristol Exploration Club Trustee
St Cuthberts Minery Reserve ltd Trustee and Director
Benevolent Lodge of Freemasons No 446 Member
Conservative Party Wells & Cheddar Branch Member
National Trust Member
R.S.P.B. Member
Greenpeace Member
Somerset Wildlife Trust Member
Mendip Society Member

I Councillor Nigel Taylor recognise that if I fail to comply with the Code of Conduct for Members of Somerset County Council or: (i) omit any information that should be included in this Notice, (ii) give false or misleading information; or (iii) do not tell the County Council of any changes to this Notice or new interests I acquire, that may be a criminal offence and/or the matter may be referred to the Council’s Standards Committee for investigation.

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