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Helen Fisher

County Councillor for Burntwood South

Annual report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019Helen Fisher

Introduction

I was first elected as County Councillor for Burntwood South electoral division in May 2017.  

My division lies in the west of Lichfield district and includes the wards of All Saints, Chasetown, Summerfield and part of the ward of Highfield and covers approximately 765 hectares with a population of 13,256. 

Special responsibilities 

I was Cabinet Support Member for Highways until May 2018, when I was appointed Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Committee.

Membership and attendance record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Cabinet*

  • Possible:13
  • Actual: 13

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Infrastructure+ Customer Outcome Group

  • Possible: 3
  • Actual: 3

Local Member Priority Meeting – Lichfield

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

Pre-Cabinet

  • Possible: 12
  • Actual: 6
  • Apologies: 6

Prosperous Staffordshire*

  • Possible: 4
  • Actual: 4

*In attendance, not a committee member

Totals

  • Possible: 40
  • Actual: 33 (82%)
  • Apologies: 7 (18%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • River Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee
  • Safer Neighbourhood Panel - Lichfield District
  • South Staffordshire Rural Transport Partnership

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

The Fun Club

£250.00:Funding of crafts, plants, food, refreshments and marketing for the big lunch event to bring the whole community together for intergenerational activities and picnic and a Fun Club for young people at the Open House Burntwood on 3 June.

Bracken House Fundraising Society

£1,000.00:Funding towards a ‘Magic Table’ which can help lots of people using it together with dementia interacting with others helping them to relax and reminisce for those with mid to late stages of dementia and important for those who are no longer able to go out.

Burntwood Town Council

£500.00:Funding towards a start/finish Inflatable and banner, race clock and PA system and Medals for all participants in the Worlds Shortest Fun Run.

Spark Burntwood CIC

£1,000.00:Funding towards courses for the young parents support group covering nutrition and exercise, better relationships, first aid, general resources and the provision of crèche facilities to enable the young parents to fully participate in the courses.

Active 60's Group

£200.00:Funding towards the hire of a coach to take the members to a garden centre and afternoon tea.

Burntwood Town Council

£500.00:Funding towards face painter, festive land train, Pat Collins fun fair, PPL Licence, PRS Licence, St John’s Ambulance, Chase Play Bus, Santa, Mini Zoo, Santa Presents, 1st Chase Terrace Scout Band and Seventeen43 Management for the Burntwood Christmas Festival.

Chasewater Friends

£200.00:Funding towards refreshments, membership forms, publicity material and to organise play activities to attract young families to the launch of a new friends group.

Broken Light Bulb CIC

£250.00:Funding towards venue hire, marketing and publicity, staff costs, author/artist, insurance, materials and refreshments to run a high quality and accessible children’s reading and literature focused event targeted at pre-school and primary age children and their families.

SCC - Chasewater Innovation Centre

£3,000.00:Funding to hold a large event in Chasewater Country Park by providing outdoor entertainment to raise awareness of the park and encourage local people to continue to use the outdoor space for fitness and wellbeing.

Total

£6,900.00

Councillor development

DateEvent
26 March 2019 Members' Spring Event
8 - 9 December 2018 Women Councillor's Development Weekend

13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

1 November 2018

GDPR Training for Members

31 July 2018

Finding your Way round the Highways Portal

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

26 June 2018 

Data Protection Essentials

13 April 2018

Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My allowances and expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£17,343.98

Mileage

£1,908.45

Other

£29.30

Subsistence

£0.00

Total paid

£28,688.05

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 40 miles return.  

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