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Gifts and Hospitality Register

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

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

Data last updated: 08/10/2021

 

DepartmentOffer DescriptionDate ReceivedOffer Accepted Y/NComments
Legal4 packets of biscuits, 2 jars of coffee, 2 boxes of tea bags, 1 box of chocolates30/09/2021YesCouncillor Ford requested items be shared with the team.
Legal1 bottle of wine30/09/2021YesA thank you for help over past few months
Revs & BensMeal, Concert Tickets to see Tom Jones at Hampton Court Palace and overnight hotel stay23/08/2021Yes 
Revs & BensMeal, Concert Tickets to see Tom Jones at Hampton Court Palace and overnight hotel stay23/08/2021Yes 
Revs & BensBouquet of Flowers04/05/2021YesFlowers given for help and advice given during the pandemic in reference to her grant payments
CaddsdownBottle of wine21/12/2020YesA thank you for help throughout the year.
CaddsdownBottle of wine21/12/2020YesA thank you for letting him know when post was delivered. As an ex tenant post tends to be delivered to their old address for some time.
CaddsdownBottle of Wine21/12/2020YesA thank you for letting him know when post was delivered.
CaddsdownBottle of Wine21/12/2020YesA thank you for our help throughout the year.
PropertyGlass Artwork & Glass Bowl18/12/2020YesTenants vacated their unit and wanted to say Thank you with a gift which they had made.
CaddsdownSalted Caramel Truffles17/12/2020YesA Thank You gift from one of our tenants for our help throughout the year,shared with the rest of the team at Caddsdown
CaddsdownBunch of flowers16/12/2020YesA thank you for letting them use my personal mobile to zoom their wedding to family in Spain, Caddsdown internet does not support zoom.
CaddsdownBox of Celebrations11/12/2020YesA thank you for our help over the year. Shared between the team.
CadddsdownBox of Quality Street09/12/2020YesThank you for all our help during the year. Shared between the team at Caddsdown.
Housing Options1 small box of Throntons chocolates for Claire Squires. 1 small box of Throntons chocolates and a cord friendship bracelet for me.22/09/2020YesShared box with office and gave Claire her box
Environmental Health and Community SafetyLoaf of sourdough bread03/09/2020YesGift offered outside of work hours / while I was not at work. Recording as Mr Riley is a food business operator within district.
Evnironmental ProtectionBottle of White Wine11/08/2020Yesinsistent customer following assistance given on a messy job.
Environmental ProtectionBottle of wine11/08/2020Yes 
Development ManagementCoffee11/08/2020Yes 
Hsouig OptionsButterfly Lavendar Plant22/06/2020YesCustomer purchased intending to give to first government worker/carer she saw, as thank you for work done during co-vid crisis. She has seen me over the years at TDC. I tried to refuse as better to go to care home but she was most insistent.
PlanningPhotograph07/02/2020YesThe photograph was one he had produced / printed himself of his pet tortoise.
PlanningBox of 18 chocolates24/12/2019YesShared with whole office
Building ControlBottle of wine21/12/2019Yes 
Housing Optionstubs of chocolate, biscuits, mince pies, Haribo20/12/2019YesChristmas gift to Housing team as thank you for working with them.
HousingBunch of Flowers19/12/2019Yes 
REvenues1Kg tin of M&S biscuits18/12/2019YesShared with all Revenues, Benefits & Housing Teams
PlanningTesco Tin of Christmas biscuits (for the office)16/12/2019YesThe application needed a quick response to put in an offer for a property, and I needed further information from him to make a final decision - it was stressful for both parties. They wanted to thank us.
Legal ServicesHamper of Chocolates received via post addressed to Local Land Charges16/12/2019YesShared with the team.
PlanningCoffee10/12/2019Yes 
Revenuesx6 Rachel's Kitchen cup cakes received in post04/12/2019YesShared with the council tax, nndr, sundry debt teams
Economic DevelopmentDinner at The Commodore Hotel as part of the launch of Kinglsey School's Earth Centre26/11/2019Yes 
Legal ServicesBottle of wine05/11/2019Yes 
Planning and EconomyApprox. 50 pick up golf balls17/10/2019YesGolf balls found on Northam Burrows no longer required by Cllr Bushby
PlanningBox of chocolates23/09/2019YesShared with the office
PlanningCup of herbal tea and two fruit bars.20/08/2019Yes 
PlanningBox of chocolate30/07/2019YesShared with the office
Parking OfficeBox of Matchmaker chocolates. Given for sending out a tourist permit to a holiday address because the member of the public had put the wrong start date on their original application.29/07/2019YesShared with office
Caddsdown Business Support Centre4 x Bottles of wine26/07/2019YesShared with team
Economic DevelopmentA chicken sandwich25/06/2019Yes 
Economic DevelopmentAn example stone weight on a light pull cord25/06/2019Yes 
ResourcesLunch with Society District Council Treasurer07/06/2019Yes 
Planning1/2 dozen eggs01/05/2019YesGiven to me as he has too many eggs - cannot get rid of them / doesn't sell them.
Governance2 bottles of wine01/05/2019Yes 
Housing OptionsBox of Chocolates23/04/2019YesTaken at reception and passed up to us
Democratic ServicesBox of chocolates22/02/2019Yes 
Democratic ServicesBox of Chocolates22/02/2019Yes 
Property & Procurement2 Tubs of Chocolate21/12/2018YesChristmas gift shared throughout the office
Building ControlBottle of wine21/12/2018Yes 
Building ControlBottle of wine21/12/2018Yes 
Housing OptionsTub of chocolates x2 tin of biscuits x220/12/2018YesChristmas gift
Housing ServicesTub of chocolates18/12/2018YesGiven as a thank you for assistance to the customers to prevent their homelessness
Housing ServicesTub of chocolates18/12/2018YesGiven to say thank you for the assistance in preventing customers homelessness
Caddsdown Business Support CentreChocolates, Wine & Biscuits18/12/2018YesItems shared with Team
Customer Services1 x tin of biscuits, several notepads, pens, stress balls and diaries13/12/2018YesShared all items amongst the Team
Revenues & Benefitslarge desk pads & tub of Roses chocolates13/12/2018Yesshared with Council Tax, Business Rates, Benefits & Housing Team
ICTGuylian Temptations Assorted Chocolates Gold Gift Tin RRP £1212/12/2018Yes 
Customer Support1 x box of biscuits 1x tub of sweets 2 x mugs 2 x diaries 2 x note pads11/12/2018YesItems shared with team
Dem ServicesGalaxy Selection Box10/12/2018YesShared with Team.
Planning and EconomyBook - The Aftermath of Devastation £8.99 RRP03/12/2018YesUn solicited gift sent into the office with an accompanying letter
Housing RenewalBox of chocolates27/11/2018Yes 
PlanningAdvent Calendar23/11/2018Yes 
PlanningAdvent Calendar23/11/2018YesReceived after myself and a colleague dealt with their planning applications.
PlanningBox of chocolates21/11/2018YesShared with Department.
Democratic Services2 boxes of chocolates13/11/2018YesGift given as a gesture of thanks. shared with deopartment
Commercial & Leisure ServicesSkateboard deck16/10/2018Yes 
Economic DevelopmentAnnual FSB council awards lunch12/10/2018Yes 
Economic DevelopmentBottle of Merlot03/09/2018YesReceived to thank for some aerial photography taken of the affordable housing at The Mount, Appledore.
Property & ProcurementBox of chocolates31/07/2018YesShared with team
Property & ProcurementBox of chocolates & bottle of wine30/07/2018Yes 
Property & ProcurementBox of Chocolates & bottle of wine30/07/2018Yes 
ResourcesAnnual SDCT lunch following meeting at hotel08/06/2018Yes 
Revenues & BenefitWorking lunch08/03/2018YesAppointment made at last minute as Ross & Roberts Director was in area and lunch meeting was best for him.
Democratic ServicesBox of chocolates for the team.19/12/2017Yes 
HousingBox of biscuits13/12/2017Yes 
PropertyChristmas Hamper12/12/2017NoOffer declined, but was mistakenly still delivered to Department. Hamper was handed over to the Bideford Foodbank Charity for use at Christmas.
Commercial & Leisure ServicesBottle of wine08/12/2017Yes 
Democratic ServicesGoody bag container water bottle, notepad, pen and diary.24/10/2017Yes 
ResourcesAnnual lunch following meeting at hotel20/10/2017YesWas paid for as a shared event with numerous other Councils in attendance
HousingBox of Chocolates31/08/2017Yes 
HousingBox of Chocolates19/07/2017Yes 
Council TaxBox of doughnuts23/06/2017YesShared between Council Tax Team & NNDR
Dem ServicesBouquet of Flowers16/05/2017Yes 
Dem ServicesBouquet of Flowers16/05/2017Yes 
CorporateLuxury thorntons easter egg18/04/2017Yes 
Dem ServicesEaster Eggs11/04/2017Yes 
Legal ServicesEaster Egg11/04/2017Yes 
Dem Services2 Sticks of rock28/03/2017Yes 
Housing RenewalBottle of white wine16/03/2017YesWine given to TDC raffle prize 'collection'.
LegalBusiness lunch07/03/2017Yes 
PlanningBusiness lunch07/03/2017Yes 
Environmental Health and Community SafetyChocolates01/02/2017YesApprox. value £
AccountancyLunch estimated value £530/01/2017YesWorking Lunch between meetings.
Dem ServicesTin of quality streets26/01/2017YesThis was a late Christmas gift
PlanningBox of Milk Tray22/12/2016Yes 
Dem ServicesChocolates21/12/2016Yes 
Dem ServicesChocolates21/12/2016Yes 
Housing Renewal/Environmental HealthTub of Celebrations.20/12/2016YesShared with EH office
Parking ServicesSmall home made hamper containing cake and jams20/12/2016YesValue approx. £10
Regulatory Services1 bottle (330ml) of craft beer20/12/2016YesRefusal would have caused offence - value approx. £3. Confirmed that the item would be declared.
Parking ServicesSmall homemade Hamper containing cake & Jams20/12/2016YesValue approx. £10.00
Customer ServicesBox of biscuits19/12/2016Yes 
Building ControlBottle of wine08/12/2016Yes 
DMBook on Skipton Railway29/09/2016Yes 
PlanningBook on Skipton Railway29/09/2016Yes 
PlanningBook - Illustrations of Old Bideford 914/09/2016YesA useful addition to the Councils archive/reference material from the Author
Commercial and Leisure ServicesBuffet 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 ServicesBottle of wine21/06/2016YesGiven as a thank you for organising the armed Forces Flag Raising Event
Corporate Support1 bottle red wine21/06/2016YesThank you gift for organising Flag Raising Ceremony
HousingBottle of perfume17/06/2016YesKept if office for all colleagues to use
RevenuesLunch26/04/2016Yesworking lunch
Customer Servicestaken out for lunch26/04/2016YesWorking Lunch with account manager
Housing OptionsTwo small bunches of flowers25/03/2016YesFlowers were hand delivered to my home address. Refusing the gift would have caused offence.
HousingJoint of beef08/01/2016YesElderly housing client who would have been offended had the gift not been accepted
Building ControlTin of biscuits16/12/2015Yes 
HousingBox of fruit15/12/2015YesShared with colleagues in the office
Building ControlBottle of wine15/12/2015Yes 
Customer ServicesSmall box Thorntons Chocolates14/12/2015YesAccepted to share with colleagues.
Parking ServicesSmall Hamper (Home made Jam + Biscuits)11/12/2015Yes 
Parkingsmall homemade hamper of jam, a cake & biscuits.11/12/2015Yes 
Parking ServicesBunch 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 controlbottle of mulled wine09/12/2015Yes 
PlanningBox of chocolates09/10/2015YesAccepted and shared with colleagues
Environmental Protection1 x Bottle of home made wine02/10/2015YesDonated to staff function
HousingBox of biscuits and mug25/09/2015YesClient left gift whilst I was away from the office, biscuits shared with colleagues.
Housing OptionsTin of Stewart's Luxury Shortbread left at Bridge Buildings reception from customer assisted earlier this year.22/09/2015YesShared with team
PlanningBook - Illustrations of Old Bideford Volume 809/09/2015YesA 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.
PlanningLunch with Parish Council Chairman, St Giles - Value £7.0019/06/2015Yes 
Customer SupportFood & drink18/05/2015Yes 
Legal Services1x bottle of homemade wine15/05/2015YesDonated to staff function
Revs and BensA bunch of flowers brought in from a Customer I had seen earlier on this morning.27/04/2015Yes 
Housing ServicesBox of chocolates, bouquet of flowers, bottle of wine02/04/2015YesGifts left by customer when I was on leave, flowers displayed in office, chocolates shared with colleagues
Building ControlBottle of wine19/12/2014Yes 
ICTBox of sweets17/12/2014Yes 
Planning4 tins of chocolates17/12/2014Yes 
Building ControlChocolates17/12/2014Yes 
Building ControlBiscuits17/12/2014Yes 
Housing OptionsTub of Celebration sweets16/12/2014YesSweets were shared amongst the office
Customer SupportCelebrations chocolates15/12/2014YesWas 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 BensBunch of flowers03/10/2014Yes 
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 attention12/09/2014YesDon't normally accept gift but customer insisted - pushed into hand and drove away
PlanningIllustrations 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 RegenerationInvitation to the 50 year trading celebrations for Evans Transport. Buffet and two glasses of wine accepted21/06/2014Yes 
Customer ServicesTin of Quality Street02/06/2014Yes 
Economic RegenerationInvitation 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 28/03/1414/03/2014Yes 
Bideford Tourist InformationA tin of Party Ring biscuits26/02/2014YesAs a token of appreciation from a Tourist Information customer who was very impressed with the service received from Bideford TIC staff.
Planning PolicyOfferred Lunch and drink to the value of £4.8006/02/2014Yes 
Waste ManagementInvite to watch Wales v Italy in the six nations at Cardiff.17/01/2014No 
Environmental HealthBox of chocolates19/12/2013YesValue approx. £5.00. Given in recognition of good service from team during year.
ICTM&S Belgian Biscuit Selection19/12/2013YesShared with Team.
Property & Procurement2 tins celebration chocolates (shared with team)19/12/2013YesThank You - Shared with Team
HousingBox of Thorntons Chocolates16/12/2013YesChocolates were kept in the office and consumed by the whole team!
Planning2 x tins of chocolates (DC and Enforcement)16/12/2013Yes 
Planning PolicyTin of Cadbury Heroes16/12/2013YesShared between all the Staff
Customer ServicesTin of Cadburys Heroes16/12/2013YesXmas gift
Building ControlTin of Cadbury's Heroes16/12/2013Yes 
Building ControlBottle of wine16/12/2013Yes 
Customer ServicesTin of Cadburys Heroes16/12/2013YesXmas Goodwill gift
Building ControlTin of Celebrations10/12/2013YesGiven to Building Control Section
Revenues and BenefitsLunch10/12/2013YesAccount manager took offiecr to lunch - Lunch taken in officer's own time
Reveneus and BenefitsLunch10/12/2013YesAccount manager offered lunch - Lunch talen in officer's own time
ICTBox of Cadbury Roses17/09/2013YesShared with team
Regeneration2 free cricket tickets08/07/2013Yes 
Legal ServicesBox of Thorntons chocolates08/04/2013YesShared with staff
AccountancyReceived a bouquet of flowers.05/04/2013Yes 
PlanningTin of Quality Street12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Building ControlTin of Quality Street12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Planning PolicyA Tin of Quality Street12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Planning - EnforcementTin of Quality Street12/12/2012YesShared between all the Staff
Waste ManagementA 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 ManagementBook - Illustrations of Old Bideford(Volume 5) by Peter Christie25/09/2012YesThis 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 Regeneration2 cups of coffee and a piece of flap jack04/09/2012YesHospitality offered whilst meeting at the Westward Arms to discuss business
Economic RegenerationInvite to opening of Westward Arms26/07/2012YesOne free glass on wine given to all guests that were invited to the opening
PlanningBook - Bideford through time by Peter Christie and Graham hobbs12/06/2012YesThis book shows images of Bideford past compared with present. It is in the Planning reference library for the use of staff
PlanningDay 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 ServicesBottle of wine26/03/2012Yes 
Revenues and BenefitsI 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.15/02/2012NoThe offer was made (and refused by me) on 15.02.2012.
Housing OptionsPlant - Cineraria26/01/2012Yes 
PlanningIllustrations of Old Bideford book. Vol 4. by Peter Christie03/01/2012YesThe book contains images lent by Torridge Council to the author from the Planning archive. The book is retained for reference in the department.
building controlbottle of wine22/12/2011Yes 
Planning PolicyTin of Quality Street20/12/2011YesShared with Staff
Building ControlTin of Quality Street20/12/2011YesShared with staff
Building ControlTin of Quality Street20/12/2011YesShared with staff
PlanningTin of quality street20/12/2011YesShared with staff
Elections and Electoral RegistrationBlossom Hill sparkling wine19/12/2011Yes 
HRTin of Cadbury's Chocolate Biscuits.08/12/2011YesShared with office.
Legal ServicesBox of Thorntons Chocolates22/11/2011YesShared with staff.
Building ControlBook on Devon's non-metal mines.31/10/2011YesTo be shared throughout the department.
Parking ServicesBottle of wine21/09/2011Yes 
Car ParksLetter of commendation and bottle of wine21/09/2011Yes 
PlanningBox of biscuits.30/08/2011Yes 
HousingBunch of roses from a client and they are in the office window24/08/2011Yes 
PlanningDVD (War Against Windfarms).01/08/2011Yes 
Internal AuditBox 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
PlanningBunch of flowers.27/07/2011Yes 
ICT6 Promotional Terry's Chocolate Orange06/07/2011YesShared with Staff
PlanningFree entry into Caesars Palace, Bideford.04/07/2011Yes 
CEOComplimentary tickets for RHS Chelsea23/05/2011YesDonated to Raffle

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