Register of interests

Councillor Catherine Houston

I, Councillor Catherine Houston, notify the Monitoring Officer that I have set out in Section A below the disclosable pecuniary interests which I am required to register under Section 30 of the Localism Act 2011, including the interests of my spouse/civil partner where applicable, and have entered “None” where I have no such interests. I have also set out in Section B below, details of non-pecuniary interests as defined in the Code of Conduct for Councillors and Co-Opted Members. Please answer all parts of this form. You must enter information in every box.

Section A: Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
Wrightsons British Tags Virgin Media
Guildford City Swimming Club -
2. Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the Council) made or provided within the previous 12 months in respect of any expenses incurred by me in carrying out duties as a member, or towards my election expenses. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
Election expenses covered by the Guildford Liberal Democrats None
3. Details of any contract which is made between me, or my spouse/civil partner (or a body in which I or my spouse/civil partner have a beneficial interest), and the Council (a) under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and (b) which has not been fully discharged.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
None None
4. Details of any beneficial interest in land within the Borough Council’s area.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
In accordance with section 32 of the Localism Act 2011, the Monitoring Officer is satisfied that the disclosure of this councillor’s interest under this category could lead to intimidation or violence towards the councillor, or someone connected to them and is therefore deemed to be sensitive, and so is withheld from the public version of the register of interests. None
5. Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land within the Borough Council’s area for a month or longer.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
None None
6. Details of any tenancy where (to my knowledge): a) the Council is the landlord; and b) the tenant is a body in which I, or my spouse/civil partner, have a beneficial interest.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Partner
None None
7. Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where – (a) that body (to my knowledge) has a place of business or land in the Borough Council’s area; and (b) either – (i) the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which I, or my spouse/civil partner has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
Councillor Spouse/Civil Spouse
None None

Section B: Non-Pecuniary Interests

8. Details of membership of organisations to which you have been appointed or nominated by the Council and in which you hold a position of general control or management.
Organisation Position
None None
9. Details of membership, or holding a position of general control or management, a. of any body that, exercises functions of a public nature, b. is directed to charitable purposes, or, c. one of whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union)
Name of Body Position
None None

Section C: Gifts and Hospitality

10. Any person from whom I have received a gift or hospitality, during my term of office as a councillor in connection with my official duties as a councillor, with an estimated value of between £25 and £50:
Person/company/organisation Item, estimated value and date
G Live Bugsy Malone ticket and hospitality (drinks and nibbles). Estimated value of ticket: £25 11 August 2023
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre 2 tickets to Cinderella Pantomime @ £25 each - 2 December 2023
G Live 2 tickets to Nutcracker Ballet @ £45 each - 5 January 2024 plus four glasses of orange juice
G LIve 2 tickets concert at the invitation of Guildford Choral Society on 9 March 2024. Valued at £19.00 each (so £38.00 value of gift in total).