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Bryan Jones

County Councillor for Hednesford and RawnBryan Jones resizedsley

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Hednesford and Rawnsley electoral division in May 2017. 

This is a dual member division and is shared with County Councillor Phil Hewitt.

My division lies in the centre of Cannock Chase and includes the ward of Hednesford North, Hednesford Green Heath, Hednesford South, Hawks Green and Rawnsley and covers an area of 2634 hectare with a population of 29,100.

Special Responsibilities

I was appointed as Vice-Chairman of Corporate Parenting Panel in May 2018. Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group External Relations

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

All Party Member Group Innovation

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 3
  • Apologies: 2

All Party Working Group Isolation and Loneliness

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

Corporate Parenting Panel

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 10
  • Apologies: 1

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Infrastructure+ Customer Outcome Group

  • Possible: 3
  • Actual: 2
  • Apologies: 1

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – Cannock

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 10
  • Apologies: 1

Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 8

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee*

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

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

SEND Working Group

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1


  • Possible: 51
  • Actual: 44 (86%)
  • Apologies: 7 (14%)

* In attendance, not a committee member

Outside Body appointments

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

  • Cannock Forum

  • Heath Hayes, Norton Canes and Rawnsley Forum

  • Hednesford Forum

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Tower Players

£375.00: Funding towards professional fees, production of video, I pad, costumes, banners, display boards and production booklet for the touring exhibition telling the story of Staffordshire Miners who tunnelled under the trenches.

Hednesford in Partnership

£75.00: Funding of the hire of Hednesford Park to deliver a free festival to celebrate the community coming together to share in positive times and entertainment and arranged by a team of volunteers with a fun fair, old fashioned games, competitions, car and dog displays in bringing the community together.

Monthly Alzheimer's Support Evenings Ltd

£500.00: Funding towards room hire for the monthly Alzheimer’s support evenings for the Hednesford Group supporting both the carers and cared for with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Museum of Cannock Chase

£700.00: Funding of development and training for those aged 16-25 to help combat obesity in youth with traditional toys and games for the delivery of the programme of physical activities for the summer sessions.

Community Life Church

£250.00: Funding towards the purchase of 8 catering tables to be used in the coffee shop, where all the local community can get together.

War Wounds and Nursing (WWN) CIC

£500.00: Funding towards a projector, laptop computer, tape recorder for historical interviews and reminiscing, gazebo, tables and banner and feather flag for displays and events for the community to show innovations and development of the changes within society, technology and medicine to encourage social interaction and support a safe environment.

Family Action Cannock Chase Children's Centre

£100.00: Funding of electric cooker to include installation, portable mini oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster for the delivery of a 5 week free healthy cook and eat course at South Staffs College using healthy ingredients on a budget for adults and on their ability to care for their children to include cooking meals through gaining skills.

Help a Squaddie

£529.94: Funding towards a projector, portable screen, presentation clicker and projector stand to be able to deliver life skills and other courses to veterans, this will include CV writing and job applications, also to run stress management courses to improve mental wellbeing.

Brindley Village Legacy Group

£500.00: Funding towards the design, artwork and production of 500 copies of a book on the military hospital that was on the chase in WW1 and its transition to a village that supported a community for 30 years.

Hednesford Centennial Lions Club

£500.00: Funding to buy membrane and soil compost to create a planted area including a central ornamental feature to the area of unkept ground at the entrance of Hednesford Memorial.

Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets - Cannock Chase Unit £750.00: Funding towards the costs of an Activity Camp, additional activities, PVC Banners and additional uniforms/equipment to help promote the unit and get more people joining and help them complete a challenge award.

Hednesford in Partnership

£75.00: Funding for a film maker to film the annual Christmas festival in Hednesford and then produce a short promotional video that can be put on social media sites to promote more visitors to the town.

Heart of Hednesford Restoration Fund

£446.27: Funding towards Post and Rope fencing, concrete and ballast, tool hire, wooden gate, interlocking sleepers x 36 and 6 tons of topsoil to create a community garden on the land at the corner of Station Road and Rugeley Road.

The Friends of Hednesford Park 

£500.00: Funding towards Wood, Paint and materials and craft resources to deliver puppet shows to local school and community groups and Split Mask Drama group to provide a living story walk with characters with lanterns along the route at the lantern story walk.

Stafford and Rugeley Sea Cadets £241.20: Funding towards a family pack of CPR training Manikins including Little Anne, Little Junior and Baby Anne in order to train young people in CPR.

Carers Association South Staffordshire 

£200.00: Funding to design, production and print of a two-sided colour A5 leaflet that will summarise the support that is available and contact details of local providers, this will enable carers of dementia to get the right support at the right time and place.

Bridgtown Primary School £284.99: Funding to purchase 4 x Espo cooking sets and 6 x Espo aprons to work with Chris Cohen on a 7 week project looking at cooking from scratch, healthy eating and tackling obesity.

Staffordshire Libraries South Central Cluster Cannock Chase

£600.00: Funding towards A Boards, posters for A boards and per library, pull up/roller banners, A5 size leaflets, large banners, tablecloths, crockery and table vases for the launch of Places of Welcome at Cannock, Rugeley, Hednesford, Heath Hayes and Norton Canes Libraries who aim to provide everyone in their neighbourhood with a place to go for a friendly face, cup of tea and a conversation.

Family Action £372.00: Funding towards Room hire, 2 staff to provide cooking activity, 3 staff cooking breakfast/lunch, resources, family support craft activity and hire of sports hall to provide a Free Summer holiday club for families with children, which will include breakfast, lunch and a range of activities, also providing information to raise awareness of the support and services in the district.



Councillor Development

26 March 2019 Members' Spring Event
28 February 2019 Member Briefing - Looked After Children
15 January 2019 Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

1 November 2018 GDPR Briefing for Members

30 October 2018

Equality and Diversity Training

11 October 2018 School Governance Briefing

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

10 July 2018 Raising Aspirations of Care Leavers - Supporting Young People from Care to Independence

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

13 June 2018 Data Protection Essentials
13 April 2018 Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My Allowances and Expenses


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Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 16 miles return.  

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