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Kath Perry

County Councillor for Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and Essington

Annual report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019Kath Perry 1


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and Essington Electoral Division in May 2005.  

This is a dual member division which I share with Councillor Bernard Williams. 

My division lies in the north east of South Staffordshire and includes the wards of Cheslyn Hay North and Saredon, Great Wyrley Town, Cheslyn Hay South, Great Wyrley Landywood, Featherstone and Shareshill and Essington Town and covers approximately 4372 hectares with a population of 29,865.

Special responsibilities

I am the Vice-Chairman of the County Council. I am also Chairman of Charities and Trusts Committee.

Committee membership and attendance record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Working Group - Isolation and Loneliness

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

Charities and Trust Committee

  • Possible: 3
  • Actual: 2
  • Apologies: 1

Countryside and Rights of Way Panel

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

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

  • Possible: 16
  • Actual: 8
  • Apologies: 7
  • Absent: 1

Infrastructure+ Customer Outcome Group

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 0
  • Apologies: 2

Local Member Priority Meeting – South Staffordshire

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 6

Pensions Committee

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Planning Committee

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 3
  • Apologies: 2 


  • Possible: 47
  • Actual: 26 (56%)
  • Apologies: 19 (40%)
  • Absent: 2 (4%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • County Council Picture Fund Trustees
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee - Hollybush Garden Centre Liaison Committee
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee/Group - Redhurst/Essington Quarry Liaison Committee
  • Stafford Collegiate Governance Forum

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Cheslyn Hay Tennis Club

£555.00: Funding towards the supply and installation of 2 gates between 2 blocks of 3 courts which will enable back 3 courts to be used exclusively for school lessons and tennis use.

Family Action South Staffs

£125.00 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 the 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.

Cheslyn Hay Tennis Club

£500.00: Funding towards 25 Bats, 2 Nets and Table Tennis Balls.

Cheslyn Hay Parish Council

£300.00: Funding towards a portable PA system with mic stand and speakers that will benifit the community at events like the carol service.

Great Wyrley Parish Council

£483.00: Funding to replace the existing public address system which is now no longer fit for purpose to help market the Community Centre for social events.

Landywood and District Voluntary Help Centre

£337.00: Funding for installation of external security lighting, replace hinges and supporting area of existing fire door, materials purchased for internal building enhancements following the project and to purchase a second hand cooker to replace the old second-hand cooker.

Moat Hall Primary School

£700.00: Funding towards a community celebration for Moat Hall's 50th Anniversary to include a time capsule, mosaic, refreshments, entertainment and memorabilia display.

Essington Parish Council

£500: Funding to purchase a baby changing station and a CCTV screen for the community centre.

Great Wyrley Parish Council

£2,000.00: Funding towards a new play area to be situated on Landywood Lane.  The new play area will benefit all the children in the parish and will cater for all physical and mental abilities.

Shareshill Village Shop Association

£2,000.00: Funding towards the refurbishment of the Community Shop to make it more user friendly and attractive to encourage more people to use the facility.



Councillor development


26 March 2019

Members Spring Event

26 February 2019

Member Briefing - Looked After Children

31 July 2018

Finding Your Way round the Highways Portal

16 May 2018

GDPR Member Briefing

 My allowances and expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 30 miles return.  

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