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Bernard Peters

County Councillor for Horninglow and StrettonBernard Peters

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as a County Councillor for the Horninglow and Stretton electoral division in May 2017. 

My division lies in the south east of East Staffordshire and includes the wards of Horninglow and Stretton and covers approximately 529 hectares with a population of 14,310.

Special Responsibilities

I am Community Cabinet Support Member for East Staffordshire

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group Innovation

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

All Party Member Group Isolation and Loneliness

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Cabinet Community Support Members Meeting

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 8

Corporate Parenting Panel

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 7
  • Apologies: 4

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 16
  • Actual: 14
  • Apologies: 2

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – East Staffordshire

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


  • Possible: 57
  • Actual: 49 (86%)
  • Apologies: 8 (14%)

Outside body appointments

I was also appointed to represent the county council on the following outside bodies: 

  • Family Improvement Board - East Staffordshire Family Improvement Board
  •  Governor, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Membership      Council
  • Governor, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Burton Albion Community Trust

£450: Funding towards room hire, Marketing and Promotion leaflets for the launch of the 1950's club as part of the sporting memories for those aged over 55.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

£500.00: Funding towards IT equipment to help with a broad range of cultural and natural heritage projects across the Trent Valley.

Transforming Communities Together

£1,000.00: Funding towards sessional work to identify and open at least three additional Places of Welcome, one in Uttoxeter, Two in Burton and on-going support for Place of Welcome Co-ordinators who work with neighbourhoods to help them feel safer, happier and more supported in their community.

Landsdowne School De Ferrers Trust Academy

£2,156.45: Funding to purchase a stage with a chalkboard for the nursery playground to encourage the children to express themselves through acting, singing and entertaining their peers and teachers.

Harvey Girls

£850.00: Funding to purchase IT equipment that can be used within the family home and across locations to ensure consistent support for families.



Councillor Development


26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event

14 March 2019

Mindkind Awareness for Members

28 February 2019

Member Briefing - Looked After Children

15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

13 November 2018

Members' Autumn Event

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

22 October 2018

Personal Resilience

11 October 2018

School Governance Briefing

11 September 2018

Advanced Financial Scrutiny

4 September 2018 

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

31 July 2018

Finding Your Way Round the Highways Portal

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


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 72 miles return.  

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