Register of interests

Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe MBE

I, as a Member of the Council named below, give notice to the Monitoring Officer of the following disposable pecuniary interests as required by Section 30 of the Localism Act 2011, and of my other interests which I am required to disclose by the Council's Code of Conduct.

 See note i

1. Name and Council
Councillor: Council:
Ruth O’Keeffe MBE Lewes District Council
2. Employment - Please state your employment, office, trade, profession or vocation. See note 2
Myself My Spouse or Partner
Location based tech business
Lewes District Council - Councillor Freelance photographer
Lewes Town Council - Councillor -
3. Sponsorship - Do you receive payments or other financial benefit to carry out your duties as a Councillor or towards election expenses, other than from the Council? See note 3
Myself My spouse or Partner
None None
4. Contracts - Do you have any contracts with the Council? See note 4
Myself My spouse or partner
None None
5. Land - Do you have land or property interests in the area of the Council named above? See note 5
Myself My spouse or partner
16 Garden Street, Lewes BN7 1TJ 16 Garden Street, Lewes BN7 1TJ
12 Dorset Road, Lewes BN7 1TH - As deputy for disabled son -
73 and 73A Dorset Road, Bexhill - As deputy for disabled son -
Flat 7, The White House, 23-25 Cantelupe Road, Bexhill, TN40 1NA - As deputy for disabled son -
6. Licences - Do you have any Licences to occupy land within the area of the Council named above? See note 6
Myself My spouse or partner
None None
7. Corporate Tenancies - Do you have any corporate tenancies? See note 7
Myself My spouse or partner
None None
8. Securities - Do you have any securities interests to declare? See note 8
Myself My spouse or partner
None None
9. Membership of Organisations - Have you been appointed to any Outside Bodies by the Council? See note 9
Name of Organisation Position
These are set out in detail on my Councillor page on the Council’s website. -
10. Membership of Organisations - Do you hold membership of a public body? See note 10
Name of Authority Position
Lewes District Council Councillor
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 Director
Lewes District Association of Local Councils Vice-Chair and Director
11. Membership of Organisations - Are you a member of any body directed to charitable purposes? See note 11
Name of Body Position
Pippa's Group Chair of Trustees
Lewes Priory Trust Trustee
Landport Community Hub Trustee
Landport Youth Centre Director
The Lewes Fund Trustee
Lewes Citizens' Advice Bureau Trustee
Rotary Club of Lewes Rotarian
Friends of Lewes Civic Society Chair
Lewes Football Club Owner
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
When Skies Were Always Blue Chair
Lewes Association for Restoration and Conservation (LARC) Member
Southover Bonfire Society Member
Lewes Railway Land Wildlife Trust Member
Friends of Ringmer Orchard Member
Lewes Chamber Music Festival Member
Lewes Organic Allotment project Friend of
Lewes Station Pots and Plants Member
I-Contact Member
Sussex Wildlife Trust Member
Friends of Canterbury Cathedral Life Member
Friends of Peterborough Cathedral Life Member
Winchester Civic Society Life Member
Macmillan Cancer Relief Member
Mental Health Foundation Member
YWCA England and Wales Member
NSPCC Member
Guide Dogs for the Blind Member
Shelter Member
Medicins Sans Frontieres Member
Barnardos Member
Help the Aged Member
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Member
The Multiple Sclerosis Society Member
Habitat for Humanity Member
Tree Aid Member
The Salvation Army Member
Christian Aid Member
Action Aid Member
Sight Savers Member
Sussex Heritage Trust Life Member
Farnham Civic Society Life Member
Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Member
Churches Conservation Trust Life Member
12. Membership of Organisations - Do you hold membership of a body whose principle purpose is to influence public opinion or policy? See note 12
Name of Body Position on Body
Priory and Castle News Member
Friends of the Earth Member
The Soil Association Member
RSPB Life Member
Woodland Trust Life Member
British Psychological Society Graduate Member
National Trust Life Member
Historic Royal Palaces Life Member
English Heritage Life Member
Green Futures Member
Traidcraft Member
Environmental Transport Association Member
Practical Action (Technology Challenging Poverty) Member
Sustrans Member
Pedestrian Association Member
Professional Association of Teachers Member
The Hall Get Involved Ltd – an industrial and provident society (re. Exeter Street Hall Brighton) Member
Royal Horticultural Society Life Member
13. I have declared appropriately gifts and hospitality received in my capacity as a Councillor See note 13
Agree Disagree
Yes. These are set out in detail on my Councillor page on the Council’s website. -
14. Date of Declaration
Date declared:
23 March 2022