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Keith James

Keith JamesCounty Councillor for Perton

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Perton electoral division in May 2013. 

My division lies in the centre of South Staffordshire district and includes the wards of Perton Dippons, Perton Lakeside, Perton East and Pattingham and Patshull and covers approximately 3454 hectares with a population of 12,718. 

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Countryside and Rights of Way Panel

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

County Council

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – South Staffordshire

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

Planning Committee

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


  • Possible: 24
  • Actual: 18 (75%)
  • Apologies: 6 (25%)

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Perton Carnival

£595.78: Funding of insurance and a band to lead the parade for Perton Carnival.

Staffordshire Library and Art Perton Library

£600.00: Funding of Great War re-enactors to include handling items, materials and handouts for a day of class visits for local schools to include a local artist to run a day of class visit for poppy craft events and materials.

Perton Art Group

£500.00: Funding of room hire within the local library and artists workshops for the group of retired and disabled members.

Perton Primary Academy

£750.00: Funding towards lighting, library shelving and seating pads and a range of fact and fiction books to create a new library with a professional feel that allows children to access the library independently in providing a wide range of inspiring books to inspire children to read.

Perton Jubilee Townswomens Guild

£528.00: Funding of coach hire and visit to the National Memorial Arboretum to celebrate 30th birthday of the Townswomens Guild and to acknowledge100 years of the suffragist movement.

Perton Library - Code Club

£300.00: Funding of coach hire to enable a group of children from the Code Club to go to the manufacturers in Chorley to learn how to build the 3D printer and learn how to do the programming.

Perton Gardening Club

£750.00: Funding towards transport for garden visits and speakers to come along and talk about a wider spectrum of horticulture subjects.

Perton Warhammer Group

£525.00: Funding towards rule books, scenery, models gaming equipment for new players and storage for new players to learn and get involved in the group which has grown since set up in 2010 a weekly event held at Perton Library.

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.

Perton Christmas Fair

£1,000.00: Funding towards the cost of the lights for the Christmas tree, installation of lights around Anders Square and the removal, Entertainment budget/Library for children and compare/father Christmas grotto, insurance and electricity for lights/advertising.

Friends of Perton Middle School

£1,440.00: Funding towards 10 benches to go around the school playground area for the children to sit and enjoy fresh air.



Councillor Development


13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

13 September 2018

Level 1 Child Protection

31 July 2018

Finding Your Way round the Highways Portal

13 June 2018

Data Protection Essentials

9 May 2018

Planning Committee Training – Biffa’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility and Landfill Site

13 April 2018

Preventative Maintenance Surface Treatments

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 38 miles return.  

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