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Janet Eagland

County Councillor for Lichfield Rural NorthJanet Eagland

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Lichfield Rural North electoral division in May 2005. 

My division lies in the north of Lichfield district and includes Alrewas, Fradley and Boley Park, and part of the ward of Whttington and covers approximately 3161 hectares with a population of 12,210.

Special Responsibilities

I am Cabinet Community Support Member for Lichfield

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group Isolation and Loneliness

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

Cabinet Community Support Members Meeting

  • Possible: 7
  • Actual: 6
  • Apologies: 1

Corporate Parenting Panel

  • Possible:11
  • Actual: 11

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 1

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 16
  • Actual: 11
  • Apologies: 5

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – Lichfield

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

Special Committee re: Remuneration

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Special Committee re: Restructure of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) - Appointment to the new role of Director of Corporate Services

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2


  • Possible: 47
  • Actual: 39 (83%)
  • Apologies: 8 (17%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • Family Improvement Board - Lichfield Family Improvement Board
  • Lichfield City Council Development Programme
  • Staffordshire Playing Fields Association

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Erasmus Darwin Foundation

£400.00: Funding of consultant development training programme, literature and guides for current and future volunteers, leaflets, promotional material, pull up banners, volunteer’s expenses for courses, volunteer fayres and promotional events to encourage new volunteers, external training courses and skills workshops for Erasmus Darwin House.

Lichfield Arts

£500.00: Funding towards audience participatory activities aimed at engaging children in workshops beatboxing sessions, magic, décor creation, making wacky musical instruments, hip hop, storytelling, circus skills, sports and fitness as part of the FUSE Festival 2018.

7th Lichfield (St. Michael's) Scout Group

£681.00: Funding of 10 bow packs for soft archery in a fund and safe way to offer a wide range of activities for the children aged 6-14 years in the Beaver, Cub and Scout sections.

Lichfield District Council

£1,000.00: Funding towards sound, stage, lighting, orchestra, performers, band, toilet facilities, fireworks, security, first aiders, promotion, printing, equipment hire, PRS licence for the Proms in the Park community event.

Lichfield Swimming Club

£500.00: Funding of pool hire, ribbons, medals and as part of trophies he 4 internal club gala awards for all swimmers to compete and medals and trophies will be awarded at the presentation evening in January.

2nd Fradley Brownies

£520.00: Funding of coach hire for the 30 Brownies and Leaders to travel to West Midlands Safari Park to attend a county wide sleepover a weekend of fun and building of lasting friendships which strengthen cohesion within the village.

Lichfield & District Live at Home Scheme

£550.00: Funding towards volunteer expenses for the Befriending service to provide home visits to older people who are frail and vulnerable to reduce social isolation and loneliness.

Staffordshire Playing Fields Association

£140.00: Funding towards 2 room hire bookings and refreshments for the charity organisation that provides interest free loans to support schemes for sports clubs, play areas for children, charitable organisations for the Staffordshire community.

Family Action - Lichfield

£200.00: 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 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.

Lichfield Festival 

£275.00: Funding towards materials to refurbish six Lichfield Festival Flagpole, advertising boards at six entry points. The poles to be painted and flags replaced, new boards attached, to be used for the Festival and other event organisers in the future to advertise events across the city.

Staffordshire Playing Fields Association

£500.00: Funding towards the cost of printing the annual report, ink cartridges, paper and photocopying.

Lichfield Community RUFC

£200.00: Funding towards a new website setting up and running costs.

Kendall and Wall Charitable Trust

£1,284.00: Funding towards diesel, servicing, MOT LOLER tests, Insurance and depreciation to keep the minibuses going for 1 year.



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 Training for Members

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

31 July 2018 Finding your way around 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

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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