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Johnny McMahon

County Councillor for Cannock VillagesJohnny MacMahon

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


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

My division lies in the south of Cannock Chase and includes the wards of Heath Hayes East and Wimblebury and Norton Canes and covers approximately 1732 hectares with a population of 13,633.

Special Responsibilities


I am the Chairman of Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group Innovation

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

Corporate Review Committee

  • Possible:12
  • Actual: 10
  • Apologies: 2

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 16
  • Actual: 14
  • Apologies: 2

Joint Health Scrutiny Committee for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – Cannock

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 8
  • Apologies: 3

Medium Term Financial Strategy Working Group

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 8


  • Possible: 29
  • Actual: 23 (79%)
  • Apologies: 6 (21%)

Outside Body Appointments

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

  • Community Led Pilot Partnerships - Norton Canes Partnerships
  • Heath Hayes, Norton Canes and Rawnsley Forum
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Membership Council

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Norton League of Ladies

£150.00:Funding of room hire, promotional leaflets and training workshops having set up the organisation after the closure of the Norton Canes WI and to assist women who have retired and to help reduce loneliness within the community.

Norton Canes Parish Council

£177.24:Funding towards Radar device speed gun, 2 mobile signs and tuning fork for setting up a community speed watch scheme fun by volunteers within Norton Canes.

Community Life Church

£795.00:Funding towards the purchase of a Jura WE8 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine.

Knit and Natter

£250.00:Funding towards rent of premises to continue the community group sessions.

Family Action Cannock Chase Children's Centre

£100.00:Funding of electric cooker to include installation, portable mini oven and hob , microwave, kettle and toaster for the delivery of a 5 week free healthy cook and eat course at South Staffs College using healthy ingredients on a budget for adults and on their ability to care for their children to include cooking meals through gaining skills.

Carers Association South Staffordshire

£1,000.00:Funding towards room hire, refreshments, resources including food, pedometers, hydration bottles etc, promotional flyers and outside trainers/speakers to hold 6 sessions designed to increase nutritional understanding, basic cooking skills and household management capabilities to provide support for male carers who have just taken on their caring responsibilities.

Carers Association South Staffordshire

£600.00:Funding to design, production and print of a two-sided colour A5 leaflet that will summarise the support that is available and contact details of local providers, this will enable carers of dementia to get the right support at the right time and place.

Bridgtown Primary School

£384.99:Funding to purchase 4 x Espo cooking sets and 6 x Espo Aprons to work with Chris Cohen on a seven week project looking at cooking from scratch, healthy eating and tackling obesity.

Wrekin Housing Association

£1,500.00:Funding for six workshops, transport, ingredients, food and consumables to bring together the school children from Bridgetown Primary and elderly Chasewood residents in an educational environment to improve the relationship that the school children have with food that they eat. The elderly residents will help the children to cook and learn about nutrition which in return will help reduce isolation and loneliness.

Heath Hayes Library SSSFT

£390.00:Funding for a projector screen, Flipchart, HMDI cable and a wireless projector control to help the library develop its meeting room to be able to give better presentations to the community.

Staffordshire Libraries South Central Cluster Cannock Chase

£152.00: Funding towards A Boards, posters for A boards and per library, pull up/roller banners, A5 size leaflets, large banners, tablecloths, crockery and table vases for the launch of Places of Welcome at Cannock, Rugeley, Hednesford, Heath Hayes and Norton Canes Libraries who aim to provide everyone in their neighbourhood with a place to go for a friendly face, cup of tea and a conversation.

Norton Canes Parish Council

£2,000.00:Funding towards the legal and removal costs associated with the removal of an illegal gypsy encampment on a public right of way.



Councillor Development


26 March 2019

Members’ Spring Event

14 March 2019 Mindkind Awareness for Members
5 February 2019 Skype Training for Members
13 November 2018 Members' Autumn Event
1 November 2018 GDPR Training for Members

30 October 2018

Equality and Diversity Training

22 October 2018

Personal Resilience

11 October 2018 School Governance Briefing
11 September 2018 Advanced Financial Scrutiny

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

31 July 2018 Finding your way round the Highway's portal

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

22 May 2018 

Speed Reading

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 22 miles return.  

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