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Alastair Little

County Councillor for AmingtonAlastair Little

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

I was first elected as County Councillor for the Amington electoral division in May 2017.  

My division lies in the north east of Tamworth district and includes the wards of Amington and part of the wards of Bolehall and Glascote and covers approximately 585 hectares with a population of 12,082. 

Special Responsibilities

I am Cabinet Support Member for External Relationships.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group External Relationships

  • Possible:1
  • Actual: 1

Audit and Standards Committee

  • Possible:1
  • Actual: 1

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 2

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 14
  • Actual: 12
  • Apologies: 2

Joint Healthy Staffordshire, Safe and Strong and Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committees

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 0
  • Apologies: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – Tamworth

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Planning Committee

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 1

Totals

  • Possible: 29
  • Actual: 23 (79%)
  • Apologies: 6 (21%)

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Tamworth Have a Heart

£1,520.00: Funding of an AE defibrillator, installation costs and security cabinet to be located in Amington

Amington Fete Committee

£500.00: Funding towards choir, DJ falconry display, inflatables, re-enactment, printing and advertising for the Amington Fete bringing residents together to enjoy the annual community event.

Xtra Humongous Ltd

£1,000.00: Funding towards orchestra and support acts and compere, insurance, sound, light, audio visual, advertising, posters, banners, photography and video as part of the Musical Proms event by St. Editha's Church to commemorate the centenary of the ending of WW1 and celebrate womens' empowerment.

Tamworth District Scouts

£400.00: Funding towards the improvements to the building extension, current premises, and car parking in providing more spaces for the District Activity Centre for scouting and the wider community including groups to include NHS charities for adults with learning difficulties, national citizens scheme, arts group, fitness classes.

Tamworth and Lichfield Sea Cadets

£330.00: Funding towards 10 wetsuits for adults and cadets and 4 new PCs for the use of all the administrators and cadets to plan sessions and work towards promotions.

The Tamworth and District Civic Society

£500.00: Funding towards production of tickets, order of service, seat markers, banners, postage, hire of toilets, banners, catering, hire of bugler, soloist, choir photographer, marshalls for a National Service of Commemoration for the 1100th Anniversary of the Death of Aethelflaed Lady of the Mercians to be held at St Editha's Parish and Collegiate Church Tamworth on 12 June 2018.

Two Rivers School

£200.00: Funding towards a Play scheme for two weeks held for people with complex learning difficulties held at the school with trained staff to deliver the scheme safety to include meeting any health or care needs of the children providing respite for families of vulnerable children and is a stimulating two weeks of activities using school's resources.

St Editha's Church, Amington

£500.00: Funding towards new lights in the church.

Tamworth Round Table

£500.00: Funding towards the rebuild of sleigh and replace the trailer to be used for a Sleigh appeal each evening in December within Tamworth to raise funds for the community groups for community events.

Total

£5,450.00

Councillor Development

DateEvent

13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

30 October 2018

Equality and Diversity Training

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

13 June 2018 

Data Protection Essentials

13 April 2018

Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My Allowances and Expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£6,020.64

Mileage

£635.40

Other

£59.60

Subsistence

£0.00

Total Paid

£16,121.96

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 50 miles return.  

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