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John Cooper

County Councillor for Bradwell, Porthill and John CooperWolstanton

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Bradwell, Porthill and Wolstanton electoral division in May 2017.  

My division lies in the north west of Newcastle-under-Lyme borough and includes the wards of Bradwell and Porthill and part of the ward of Wolstanton and covers approximately 637 hectares with a population of 13,666.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

County Council

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – Newcastle

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Planning Committee

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 3
  • Apologies: 1
  • Absent: 1


  • Possible: 16
  • Actual: 11 (69%)
  • Apologies: 3 (19%)
  • Absent: 2 (12%)

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Chesterton Community Angling Club

£1,000.00: Funding towards stone for pathways, 10 tonne machine hire operator, 5 tonne roller machine, 5 and 1 tonne dumper hire turf, trees and shrubs to include semi-skilled workers to carry out the work ot upgrade the facilities for disabled anglers and the surrounding areas for wildlife as part of the pools regeneration project.

Lyme Racing Club

£450.00: Funding towards 8 children 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.

Friends of St Andrews

£1,000.00: Funding towards the refurbishment of the War Memorial and two open days for the local schools, nurseries, and uniformed groups to attend.

Aspire Housing

£595.00: Funding towards a living Christmas tree for the Christmas lights in Wolstanton community event at Morris Square.

St Wulstan's RC Church Community Centre

£600.00: Funding toward the supply and fitting of replacement entrance doors for the benefit of all groups and users of the community centre.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle under Lyme

£300.00: Funding towards Room Hire, St. John's Ambulance, Entertainment, Food, Drink, Tablecloths, Napkins, Cutlery, Beakers, Plates, Bowls, Decoration, Kitchen Supplies, Carol Sheets, Cloakroom Tickets, Bingo materials and Cash Prizes to hold a Christmas Party for the lonely senior citizens residing in the Borough of Newcastle.

Newcastle Lads and Dads

£500.00: 30 year lease for the self-management facilty at Pool Dam Playing Fields, giving the club the opportunity to improve the facilities and benefit the local community.

Porthill Residents Association

£297.00: Funding towards a banner to advertise the forum, bags of compost, shrubs and plants, bags of manure, a water retaining gel, fish and bone fertilizer and edging strip for garden bed to help build a community spirit within the Porthill residents.

Newcastle Borough Council - Brampton Park 

£500.00: Funding towards the purchase of artwork in Brampton Park to provide a permanent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Orme Centre Boxing Club

£500.00: Funding towards the cost of a 14 ft floor boxing ring with new extension to the building. 

Newcastle District Scouts

£888.00: Funding towards the cost of a Marquee and equipment hire and outdoor equipment to develop the outdoor activity programme in the district and to bring together over 500 scouts of all ages from the borough, in a large whole district camp.



Councillor Development


 26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event 

 28 February 2019

Member Briefing - Looked After Children

 5 February 2019

Skype Training for Members

15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

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 

11 October 2018 

School Governor Briefing 

11 September 2018 

Advanced Financial Scrutiny 

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

31 July 2018

Finding your way round the Highways Portal

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

25 May 2018 

Data Protection Essentials (e-learning) 

16 May 2018

GDPR Member Briefing 

16 April 2018 

 Cyber Security (e-learning)

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


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

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