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Bernard Williams

County Councillor for Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and EssingtonBernard Williams

Annual report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

I was first elected as County Councillor for the Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and Essington Electoral Division in May 2017.  

This is a dual member division which I share with Councillor Bernard Williams. 

My division lies in the north east of South Staffordshire and includes the wards of Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon, Great Wyrley Town, Cheslyn Hay South, Great Wyrley Landywood, Featherstone and Shareshill and Essington Town and covers approximately 4372 hectares with a population of 29,865.

Committee membership and attendance record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Audit and Standards Committee

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6 

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1 

Joint Meeting of Prosperous Staffordshire and Safe and Strong Communities Select Committees

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – South Staffordshire

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 11

Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 7
  • Absent: 1

Totals

  • Possible: 33
  • Actual: 32 (97%)
  • Absent: 1 (3%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee - Hollybush Garden Centre Liaison Committee
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee - Saredon Quarry
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee/Group - Redhurst/Essington Quarry Liaison Committee
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liasison Committee - Campions Wood Quarry

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Cheslyn Hay Tennis Club

£555.00: Funding towards the supply and installation of 2 gates between 2 blocks of 3 courts which will enable back 3 courts to be used exclusively for school lessons and tennis use.

Family Action South Staffs

£125.00 Funding towards printing and information materials, storage boxes, tuff spots, mini book of ideas, resources for district box, replenish stock and marketing a wide approach to improve the outcomes set to improve various early years community groups, families and children of pre-school age to enhance the children's centre services and enable vulnerable families to access quality which will help with children to become school ready.

Cheslyn Hay Parish Council

£1,297.00:Funding towards a village noticeboard to keep the local residents up to date with village news and a metal soldier silhouette to be installed in Chapel Square as part of the WW1 centenary.

Wedges Mills Village Hall Committee

£2,000.00:Funding towards development of hall and grounds, a speed indication device, a secure cargo container, an electric Stihl strimmer, leaf blower, hedge trimmer and electric lawn mower.

The Village Pre-School

£800.00:Funding towards Christmas arts and crafts, Christmas trip, breakfast with santa, animal man entertainer, bikes and trampolines for the outdoor play area.

Cheslyn Hay Parish Council

£310.00:Funding towards a portable PA system with mic stand and speakers that will benefit the community at events like the carol service.

1st Cheslyn Hay Boys Brigade

£500.00:Funding towards a portable PA system with mic stand and speakers that will benefit the community at events like the carol service.

Cheslyn Hay Scouts

£300.00:Funding towards the cost of taking the young members on a teambuilding, self-confidence activity weekend holiday at Kingswood Centre Staffordshire.

Great Wyrley Parish Council

£517.00:Funding to replace the existing public address system which is now no longer fit for purpose to help market the Community Centre for social events.

Landywood and District Voluntary Help Centre

£803.00:Funding for installation of external security lighting, replace hinges and supporting area of existing fire door, materials purchased for internal building enhancements following the project and to purchase a new cooker to replace the old second-hand cooker.

Family Action 

£293.00:Funding to support the delivery of our Children’s Centre Volunteer led sessions enabling them to provide free of charge early learning opportunities to families locally helping children to become school ready whilst providing their own networks of support also providing good quality, district specific, information, advice and guidance for families with improved knowledge of what they can access to make families healthier and more independent.

Total

£7,500.00

Councillor development

DateEvent

26 March 2019

Members Spring Event

14 March 2019 MindKind Awareness for Members

5  February 2019

Skype Training for Members

15 January 2019 Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties
13 November 2018 Members' Autumn Event
1 November 2018 GDPR Training for Members
30 October 2018 Equality and Diversity Training
22 October 2018 Personalise Resilience
11 October 2018 School Governance Briefing
11 September 2018 Advanced Financial Scrutiny
14 August 2018 Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

31 July 2018

Finding Your Way round the Highways Portal

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

16 May 2018 GDPR Member Briefing

 My allowances and expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£0.00

Mileage

£653.85

Other

£0.00

Subsistence

£0.00

Total Paid

£10,060.17

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 26 miles return.  

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