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Ann Beech

County Councillor for Audley and Chesterton

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

I was first elected as County Councillor for the Audley and Chesterton electoral division in May 2013.  

My division lies in the north west of Newcastle-under-Lyme borough and includes the wards of Audley and Bignall End, Holditch and part of the wards of Chesterton and Halmerend covering approximately 3434 hectares with a population of 17,616

Special Responsibilities

I was Shadow Cabinet Lead for Prosperous Staffordshire until May 2018, when I was appointed Shadow Cabinet Lead for Safe and Strong Communities.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Corporate Parenting Panel

  • Possible:9
  • Actual: 8
  • Apologies:1

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

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

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

Local Member Priority Meeting – Newcastle

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 5

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee

  • Possible: 7
  • Actual: 6
  • Apologies: 1

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

Totals

  • Possible: 31
  • Actual: 29 (94%)
  • Apologies: 2 (6%)

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Chesterton Community Angling Club

£1,000.00: Funding towards stone for pathways, 10 tonne machine hire and operator, 5 tonne roller machine, 5 and 1tonne dumper hire turf , trees and shrubs to include semi-skilled workers to carry out the work to upgrade the facilities for disabled anglers and the surrounding areas for wildlife as part of the pools regeneration project

Lyme Racing Club

£450.00: Funding towards 8 children track bikes for use at the weekly Velodrome training sessions keeping children fit and healthy, a good diversionary interest and cycling from an early age often leads to competitive riding.

Chesterton Surgery PPG

£750.00:Funding towards blood pressure machines, light weight folding wheelchair, doppler machine foot pulses for diabetes and quarterly newsletters for the patients living within the community.

Audley Patient Panel

£500.00:Funding towards warm packs, advertising, food and raffle prizes as part of the Audley Health and Wellbeing Day designed to bring several areas of health services together under one roof to inform best practices for the community and to identify frail and elderly patients and those patients that are vulnerable.

Greater Chesterton LAP

£500.00:Funding of footballs, training kits, water bottles, training bibs, poles and publicity for the under 11’s team to promote sport with young people.

Halmerend Community Interest Company

£500.00:Funding towards the replacement of 165 flags stones, manhole cover, building sand, cement and labour costs to improve safety for the benefit of the disabled and all users of community hall.

Chesterton United Reformed Church

£1,000.00:Funding towards lighting, emergency lighting, rub rails, ceiling insulation, redecoration, refurbishment of porch floor to update community hall, porch and kitchen.

1st Alsagers Bank and Halmerend End Guides

£300.00:Funding to purchase New Programme hand books and badge books, Stage 3 Skills Builder Packs, Fire Pit resources, Utensils, Vlogging Resources and Camp Starter Pack and Field Hire.

Scott Hay Welfare and Recreation Ground £1,000.00:Funding to improve the disabled wheelchair and Pushchair access into and out of the main clubhouse.
St James Parish Church £1,000.00:Funding to replace an existing gate that due to age is not serviceable, this gate provides access to the disabled ramp/entry point to the church and church yard.
Woodlande Cricket Club £500.00:Funding towards the cost of hiring the sports hall from Jan – April and Coaching fees for the winter period so that they can still train ready for the games in the spring and advertising for more juniors to join.

Total

£7,500.00

Councillor Development

DateEvent
26 March 2019 Members' Spring Event
28 February 2019 Member Briefing: Looked after Children
5 February 2019 Skype Training for Members
13 November 2018 Members' Autumn Event
30 October 2018 Equality and Diversity Training

11 September 2018

Advanced Financial Scrutiny

4 September 2018 Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session
14 August 2018 Scrutiny Essentials for Members

22 June 2018

LGA Women Councillors' Development Day

19 June 2018 Members' Summer Event
13 June 2018 Data Protection Essentials
22 May 2018 Speed Reading

16 May 2018

GDPR Member Briefing

My Allowances and Expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,402

Special Responsibility Allowance

£1,824.50

Mileage

£1,51.10

Other

£0.00

Subsistence

£0.00

Total Paid

£12,381.92

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 46 miles return.  

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