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Jill Hood

County Councillor for Stone UrbanJill Hood

Annual report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

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

My division lies in the North East of the Stafford district and includes the wards of St. Michael’s, Stonefield and Christchurch and Walton and covers approximately 780 hectares with a population of 14,034

Committee membership and attendance record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Working Group - Isolation

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

Audit and Standards Committee

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 1
  • Absent: 1

Corporate Parenting Panel

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 7
  • Apologies: 4

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 2

Local Member Priority Meeting – Stafford

  • Possible: 7
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 2

Totals

  • Possible: 31
  • Actual: 20 (65%)
  • Apologies: 9 (29%)
  • Absent: 2 (6%)

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Stone Community Hub

£378.00:Funding towards the purchase of 2 roller banners and 2 feather flags to promote the Hub at events.

Stone Lions Club

£500.00:Funding towards the costs of taking of blood tests by nurses for all men aged 50 and over to determine their PSA content to indicate early signs of prostate cancer to include consideration of results and letters to an average of 300 individuals.

Carefree Living

£500.00:Funding towards room hire for the local community group who provide projects, social events, education, information and opportunities with a focus on healthy lifestyles and tailors activities for all members of the community irrespective of ability in a friendly and open environment.

Stone Lions Club

£250.00:Funding towards the hire of Water World for a Fun Day for approximately 700 children with special needs with the help of their carers and teachers.

Age Concern Stone and District

£500.00:Funding towards hire of the Green Bus including booking fee for 12 trips out for the older generation.

Stafford and District Bereavement and Loss Support

£500.00:Funding to recruit, train and provide supervision for volunteers in order to reduce the time that clients have to wait, and to increase the number of people we can support.

Oulton Abbey Playgroup

£720.00:Funding towards two new wooden storage tables, ten chairs, two covers for tables, one sand table, one water table, two bookcases, eight external children chairs and external toys and benches for the new premises.

Chebsey Parish Council

£200.00:Funding towards display materials for the schools, youth club, community groups to make things for the WW1 series of commemorative events to mark 100 yrs.

SSAFA Staffordshire - The Armed Forces Charity

£822.40:Funding towards room hire for a five month period, running every Tuesday 10 – 12, contribution towards tea and coffee and promotional material.

1st Stone Scouts

£178.00:Funding towards the purchase of 2 cast iron camping pot sets to allow young people to cater for themselves/leaders to cater for them on camp and at meetings.

Christchurch First School 

£250.00:Funding towards Worship resources, CD and DVD with music to help support the pupils to lead their own worship by providing easier hymns and songs.

Pirehill First School £45.00: Funding towards 62 Yamaha recorders, books and cd recorder for year 4 children.

Stone SP Cricket Club 

£425.00:Funding towards the replacement of existing electric oven and hob with a new one so that food can be cooked properly.

Stone Revellers Musical Theatre

£775.00:Funding towards the replacement of a Digital Piano and amplifier to be used by all the community of St Michael’s Hall.

Christchurch Academy School

£425.00:Funding towards a banner advertisement for outside school gates, Stone Rocks banner for the mainstage and promotional leaflets for the Stone Rocks Music Festival showcasing the school’s creative talent.

Walton Priory Middle School

£175.00:Funding to purchase new planks of wood to repair the beds and tools for use on the school allotment.

Aston Lodge Residents Association

£250.00:Funding to purchase new brushes, shovels, clippers, loppers, secateurs and wheelbarrow for the volunteer party that is cleaning and maintaining the public pathways on Aston Lodge Estate.

St John Ambulance Stone 

£200.00:Funding to purchase a gazebo to help support branch promotion and recruitment.

Total

£7,480.00

Councillor development

DateEvent

15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

8 December 2018 Women Councillors Development Weekend

13 November 2018

Members' Autumn Event

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

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

13 June 2018 Data Protection Essentials
22 May 2018 Speed Reading
13 April 2018 Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My allowances and expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£0.00

Mileage

£72.45

Other

£0.00

Subsistence

£0.00

Total paid

£9,478.77

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 20 miles return.  

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