Register of interests

Councillor Theo Butt Philip

I, Councillor Theo Butt Philip a Member of Somerset Council ((the 'Council') give notice that I have set out below under the appropriate headings my interests, and those of my spouse/civil partner (or person with whom I am living as such) of which I am aware, which I am required to declare under the Council's Code of Conduct. These include any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (sections 1 to 5 below) under sections 29 to 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012, and I have put 'none' where I/my spouse/civil partner (or person with whom I am living as such) have no such interests under any heading. Section 6 of the form relates to Personal Interests.

1. Please state your employment or business carried out or any Partnerships or Directorships?
Description of your employment activity Name of Employer or Body
None -
Partner - General Assistant at Cheddar Gorge and Caves Longleat Enterprises Ltd
2. Do you receive payments to carry out your duties other than from the Council or towards election expenses?
Name of Person or Body making payments
Wells Liberal Democrats
3. Do you have any contracts with Somerset Council?
Description of Contract
Partner - None
4. Do you have interests in companies or securities of a body, with premises or land in the County?
Name of Company
Partner - None
5. Do you own, rent, or occupy property or land in Somerset? You must include the land and house you, or your partner, live in.
Address/Description of Land Nature of Interest in Land
27 Churchill Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UZ Jointly owned with my wife
Partner - 27 Churchill Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UZ Jointly owned with me
6. Do you have any Corporate/Business tenancies where the Council is the Landlord?
Address/Description of Property Nature of Interest in Property
None -
Partner - None -
7. Do you have any Licenses to occupy land in the County?
Address/Description of Land
Partner - None
8. Have you been appointed by this Council to Outside Bodies?
Name of Organisation Position
Exmoor National Park Authority Member
Mendip Hills AONB Partnership Committee Member
9. Do you hold membership of other Public Authorities?
Name of Organisation Position
Wells City Council Member
10. Do you hold membership of any body established for charitable purposes?
Name of Organisation Position
The Exmoor Society Member
Campaign for National Parks Member
11. Do you hold membership of bodies influencing Public Opinion or Policy (including any political party)?
Name of Organisation Position
Liberal Democrats Member
12. Do you hold membership of Trade Unions or Professional Associations?
Name of Organisation
Chartered Institute of Public Relations - Member
13. Any other information you wish to declare?
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14. Disclosure of Gifts and Hospitality: The name of any person from whom you have received a gift or hospitality with an estimated value of at least £50 which you have received in your capacity as a member of the Council
Date of receipt of Gift/Hospitality and Name of the Donor Reason and nature of Gift/Hospitality
Date of receipt of gift/hospitality: Tuesday, 6th June 2023 Name of donor: JBP Associates Ltd Networking reception (£25)
21st June – 25th June 2023 Name of donor: Glastonbury Festival Lead Member for Transformation and Human Resources - Site visit, monitoring, being (local member) contact for local residents (if required) £340- accepted
12 - 13 February 2024 Excellence in Local Government 2024 Conference For the purpose of networking and gaining a greater understanding of the role of digital in the transformation of local authorities. Value £295 + VAT
15. I have read and understood sections 15.1, 15.2 and 15.3 on the original signed version of my Register of Members' Interests Form
Signed Date
Original Document signed 27/04/23