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Gill Burnett

County Councillor for KidsgroveGill Burnett 1

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


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

My division lies in the north of Newcastle under Lyme borough and includes the wards of, Kidsgrove, Newchapel and Ravenscliffe and covers approximately 994 hectares with a population of 14,673.

Special Responsibilities

I am Cabinet Support Member for Adult Safeguarding

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Cabinet *

  • Possible: 13
  • Actual: 11
  • Apologies: 0
  • Absent: 2

Corporate Parenting Panel

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

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Local Member Priority Meeting – Newcastle

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


  • Possible: 12
  • Actual: 11
  • Apologies:1 

Property Sub-Committee*

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 5

Safe and Strong Select Committee*

  • Possible: 4
  • Actual: 4

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Joint Archives Committee

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


  • Possible: 58
  • Actual: 52 (90%)
  • Apologies: 4 (7%)
  • Absent: 2 (3%)

* In attendance, not a member of the committee

Outside body appointments

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

  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Joint Archives Committee

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Gailey Centre Indoor Bowls Club

£500.00: Funding towards new bowl mat to cater for extra people to keep healthy and socially active in the community.

Tom Lowe Boxing Club

£500.00: Funding of 8 competition gloves, 12 various size punchbags, 4 headguards, 2 jumbo curved spar pads and 10 bag mitts, sparring for the amateur boxing club.

Mow Cop Commuters

£1,000.00: Funding to provide twice weekly bus service for vulnerable residents who have no car or family and have become isolated to enable those residents to get to the Doctors, Post Office and shops for everyday items which promotes the wellbeing of the inhabitants of Dale Green, Mow Cop, Harriseahead and Newchapel.

Lyme Racing Club

£450.00: Funding towards 8 children's 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.

Kidsgrove and District Pensioners Association

£700.00: Funding of marketing flyers, posters, activity and entertainment to support 14 local young people from Kidsgrove to produce and develop their own event to reach 500 people for the arts programme activity, performances and content giving them greater resources to realise their ambitions and providing a richer quality event for the local area at the New Vic Theatre with partners in creative learning.

Sporting Communities Galley Centre Youth Club

Funding towards 2 coaches over 16 weeks, project co-ordination and monitoring and evaluation over 16 weeks, equipment, venue hire for 16 weeks and marketing to help expand the Youth Club time so that there can be a club for under 11's and to cover the under 14's to allow more children to attend.

Kidsgrove Town Centre CIC

£470.00: Funding towards craft materials and promotional materials for the lantern making workshops in conjunction with the community lantern parade as part of the Christmas lights switch on.

Kidsgrove Sports Centre Community Group

£470.00: Funding towards netball posts 4 x counter balance football goal weights, soft matting for sports hall use, netballs and bibs.

Stoke and Newcastle CAP Debt Centre

£150.00: Funding towards room hire at the Hub to be able to run a CAP Money Course which will benefit anybody regardless of age, background or social status.



Councillor Development


26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event

5 February 2019

Skype Training for Members

15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

14 December 2018

Liberty Protection Safeguards

13 November 2018

Members' Autumn Event

1 November 2018

GDPR Training for Members 

30 October 2018

Equality and Diversity Training 

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

18 October 2018

Leadership Academy - Module 3

13 - 14  September 2018

Leadership Academy - Module 2

4 September 2018 

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

31 July 2018

Finding Your Way Round the Highways Portal

12 - 13 July 2018

Leadership Academy - Module 1 

22 June 2018

LGA Women Councillors Development DAy 

19 June 2018 

Members' Summer Event

25 May 2018

Data Protection Essentials (e-learning)

22 May 2018

Speed Reading

20 April 2018

Towards Liberty Protection Safeguards

13 April 2018

 Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 48 miles return.  

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