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OPCC staff will from time to time receive gifts or hospitality as part of their role. These will published below whether they have been accepted or otherwise.
OPCC Staff Gifts and Hospitality 2019-20
Adrian Walker, of Nunthorpe Parish Council, used a meeting room at the Community Safety Hub from 7-9pm on January 8, 2020. A member of OPCC staff worked late to allow the use of the room. The biscuits were accecpted on behalf of the Community Safety Hub as a courtesy to Mr Walker and shared with the OPCC team and for visitors.
Weightmans Drink Reception
Weightmans extended an invitation to Simon Dennis to attend a networking drinks reception, with the inclusion of canapes, to celebrate the opening of their Newcastle office. The event is being held within the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The offer has been declined.
Two cream tea vouchers
Clive Knowles is the owner of the Knife Angel monument, which was recently loaned to Cleveland at a nominal cost of £1. He sent the vouchers as a thank you. There has been no financial benefit to Mr Knowles apart from the £1. It is not expected that there would be further commissioning or tendering to OPCC from Mr Knowles. Although the vouchers have been accepted as a courtesy to Mr Knowles, they will be further used for a charitable purpose.
Police Law Conference
Attendance at a free continuous professional development (CPD) conference, including the offier of a networking sandwich lunch and informal drinks reception. The offier of the post-meeting hospitality has not been accepted but the offer of training attendance has been accepted as it will save public money in terms of meeting CPD obligations.
Police Strategy Forum
Two complimentary delegate passes to attend the Police Strategy Forum on 25th and 26th June 2019. This included unlimited access to the seminars, on-site accommodation, all meals and refreshments and a seat at the networking dinner taking place on the evening of day one.
Valued at £995 per person - this has been declined.
CIPFA North East Dinner
Mazars had extended an invitation to Michael Porter to attend the CIPFA North East dinner as a guest of Mazars. The dinner is being held within the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle on 3 May 2019. This offer was declined.