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Jeremy Oates

County Councillor for BolebridgeJeremy Oates

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

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

My division lies in the north west of Tamworth district and includes the wards of Belgrave, Bolehall, Castle and Mercian and covers approximately 651 hectares with a population of 10,078.

Special Responsibilities

I am Community Cabinet Support Member for Tamworth.

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: 1

Audit and Standards Committee

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

Cabinet Community Support Meeting

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 8

Corporate Review Committee

  • Possible: 12
  • Actual: 7
  • Apologies: 3
  • Absent: 2

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 0
  • Absent: 1

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

Infrastructure+ Customer Outcome Group

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – Tamworth

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Totals

  • Possible: 37
  • Actual: 29 (78%)
  • Apologies: 5 (14%)
  • Absent: 3 (8%)

Outside Body appointments

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

  • Family Improvement Board - Tamworth Family Improvement Board
  • Local Strategic Partnership - Tamworth Strategic Partnership

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Community Together CIC

£500.00: Funding towards artists, PA hire, various workshops and promotion of the Tamworth Urban Arts and Sports Festival one of Tamworth's largest youth engagement and arts events, a day of activities appealing to those aged 11 - 25 years attracting up to 3,000 people across Tamworth.

Xtra Humongous Ltd

£1,000.00: Funding towards orchestra and support acts and compere, insurance, sound, light, audio visual, advertising, posters, banners, photography and video as part of the Musical Proms event by St. Editha's Church to commemorate the centenary of the ending of WW1 and celebrate womens' empowerment.

Tamworth and Lichfield Sea Cadets

£330.00: Funding towards 10 wetsuits for adults and cadets and 4 new PCs for the use of all the administrators and cadets to plan sessions and work towards promotions.

The Tamworth and District Civic Society

£500.00: Funding towards production of tickets, order of service, seat markers, banners, postage, hire of toilets, banners, catering, hire of bugler, soloist, choir photographer, marshalls for a National Service of Commemoration for the 1100th Anniversary of the Death of Aethelflaed Lady of the Mercians to be held at St Editha's Parish and Collegiate Church Tamworth on 12 June 2018

Over 60's Club

£500.00: Funding of coach hire to enable members to go on a day trip to the seaside.

Tamworth Round Table

£500.00: Funding towards the rebuild of sleigh and replace the trailer to be used for a Sleigh appeal each evening in December within Tamworth to raise funds for the community groups for community events.

Tamworth Royal Naval Association

£250.00: Funding towards advertisements, local church choir, St. John's Band, buffet and refreshments, orders of service for the annual memorial service.

Tamworth Taiko

£2,000.00: Funding to purchase 6 drums and 6 stands in order to perform as much as possible for the local community. 

1st Glascote Scouts

£200.00: Funding towards rope and ancillary items to replace the existing mesh Staffordshire Knot which is no longer visible when entering Tamworth.

Total

£6,780.00

Councillor Development

DateEvent

 26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event 

 14 March 2019

Mindkind Awareness for Members 

 28 February 2019

Member Briefing - Looked After Children

15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

31 July 2018

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My Allowances and Expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£3,010.32

Mileage

£531.10

Other

£0.00

Subsistence

£0.00

Total Paid

£12,974.74

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 60 miles return.  

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