Register of interests

Councillor John Cook-Woodman

I, Councillor John Cook-Woodman 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
You - Councillor, and self employed landlord Somerset Council and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority
Partner - Shop Proprietor - Sole Trader Highly Strung Beads
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
You - No
Partner - No
3. Do you have any contracts with Somerset Council?
Description of Contract
You - No
Partner - No
4. Do you have interests in companies or securities of a body, with premises or land in the County?
Name of Company
You - No
Partner - Highly Strung Beads, 10 Cross Street, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BN
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
3 Merryfield, Mark, TA9 4NB Owner
43a Victoria Street, Burnham on Sea, TA8 1AN Owner and landlord
Partner - 3 Maddock Slade, Burnham on Sea, TA8 2AN Owner
Partner - 10 Cross Street, Burnham on Sea, TA8 1BN (shop) Rented Shop
6. Do you have any Corporate/Business tenancies where the Council is the Landlord?
Address/Description of Property Nature of Interest in Property
You - No -
Partner - No -
7. Do you have any Licenses to occupy land in the County?
Address/Description of Land
You - No
Partner - No
8. Have you been appointed by this Council to Outside Bodies?
Name of Organisation Position
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Chair
9. Do you hold membership of other Public Authorities?
Name of Organisation Position
DSFRS Vice Chair
10. Do you hold membership of any body established for charitable purposes?
Name of Organisation Position
No -
11. Do you hold membership of bodies influencing Public Opinion or Policy (including any political party)?
Name of Organisation Position
Conservative Party Member
12. Do you hold membership of Trade Unions or Professional Associations?
Name of Organisation
13. Any other information you wish to declare?
Please enter details below
Member of Sedgemoor model boat club
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
No -
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 11/05/23