Register of interests

Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe MBE

I, Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe MBE, as a Member or co-opted member of East Sussex County Council, give notice to the Monitoring Officer of the East Sussex County Council of the following disclosable pecuniary interests, as required by Section 30 of the Localism Act 2011, and other interests, as required by the Council’s code of conduct.

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation
Member My spouse or partner
East Sussex County Council – Councillor Freelance photographer
Lewes District Council – Councillor Location based tech business
Lewes Town Council – Councillor -
Head of School - Dharma Primary School, Brighton -
Supply teaching in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove -
2. Sponsorship
Member My spouse or partner
3. Contracts
Member My spouse or partner
4. Land
Member My spouse or partner
73 and 73A Dorset Road, Bexhill 16 Garden Street, Lewes BN7 1JJ
12 Dorset Road, Lewes BN7 1TH -
Flat 7, The White House, 23-25 Cantelupe Road, Bexhill TN40 1NA -
16 Garden Street, Lewes -
5. Licences
Member My spouse or partner
6. Corporate tenancies
Member My spouse or partner
7. Securities (see definitions below)
Member My spouse or partner
8. Any body to which I have been appointed or nominated by the Council
Lewes Joint Parking Board
9. Any body exercising functions of a public nature
Lewes District Council – Cabinet Member
Lewes Town Council – Councillor
Pells Pool Community Association – Director
The White House Management Company Ltd – Director and Secretary
Stanley Turner Advisory Committee – Member
Western Road School - Associate Governor
East Sussex Association of Local Councils - Chair and Director
Surrey and Sussex Association of Local Councils - Director
Lewes District Association of Local Councils - Vice Chair, Director and Committee member
10. Any body directed to charitable purposes
Pippa's Group (Chair of Trustees)
Lewes Priory Trust (Trustee)
Lewes Little Gardens (Chair)
Lewes Societies Fair (Chair)
Lewes Association for Care of the Environment with Interest in Nature Gardens and Schools (LACEWINGS) (Chair)
Landport Travel Club (Chair)
Friends of Lewes Civic Society (Vice Chair)
Lewes Football Club (Owner)
Landport Youth Centre (Director)
Landport Community Hub (Vice Chair)
When Skies Were Always Blue - Chair
The Lewes Fund (Trustee)
Lewes Citizens' Advice Bureau (Trustee)
Rotary Club of Lewes (Second Vice President)
Lewes Association for Restoration and Conservation (LARC)
Southover Bonfire Society (Member)
Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust (Member)
Friends of Ringmer Orchard (Member)
Lewes Chamber Music Festival (Member)
Friend of Lewes Organic Allotment project
Lewes Station Pots and Plants
I-Contact (Member)
Sussex Wildlife Trust (Member)
Friends of Canterbury Cathedral (Life Member)
Friends of Peterborough Cathedral (Life Member)
Winchester Civic Society (Member)
Macmillan Cancer Relief
Mental Health Foundation
YWCA England and Wales
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Medicins Sans Frontieres
Help the Aged
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation
The multiple Sclerosis Society
Habitat for Humanity
Tree Aid
The Salvation Army
Christian Aid
Action Aid
Sight Savers
11. Any body one of whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy
Priory and Castle News
Friends of the Earth
The Soil Association
RSPB - Life Member
Woodland Trust - Life Member
Green Futures
Environmental Transport Association
Practical Action (Technology Challenging Poverty)
Pedestrian Association
British Psychological Society - Graduate Member
Professional Association of Teachers
The Hall Get Involved Ltd – an industrial and provident society (re. Exeter Street Hall)
National Trust - Life Member
Historic Royal Palaces - Life Member
English Heritage - Life Member
12. Gifts and hospitality
Silvie and Silvie for printing Priory and Castle News
P Thompson (local elector) for printing Priory and Castle News
Michaelson Yeates, Seaford for memorial tree planted through Lewes Little Gardens
Duc of Castle Ward, Lewes to Lewes Little Gardens
Gann of Priory Ward for printing Priory and Castle News
Jolly of Southover donated a set of children's books with an historical theme
Rogers of Priory Ward, Lewes for printing of Priory and Castle News
As Mayor of Lewes, received 2 tickets to Mumford and Sons weekend
The loan of a hat from Lomax and Skinner Milliners for the visit of HM the Queen to Lewes