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Mike Davies

County Councillor for WombourneMike Davies

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Introduction

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

My division lies in the south of South Staffordshire and includes the wards of Wombourne South West and Wombourne South East and part of the ward of Wombourne North and Lower Penn and covers approximately 1183 hectares with a population of 13,349.

Special Responsibilities

I am Chairman of the All-Party Member Group - Communities

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Audit and Standards Committee

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

Cabinet Community Support Members Meeting

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 2
  • Absent: 1

County Council

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

Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee

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

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

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

Joint Meeting of Prosperous Staffordshire and Safe and Strong and Communities Select Committees

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Local Member Priority Meeting – South Staffordshire

  • Possible: 11
  • Actual: 10
  • Apologies: 1

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee

  • Possible: 7
  • Actual: 7

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

  • Possible: 2
  • Actual: 2

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Joint Archives Committee

  • Possible: 4
  • Actual: 3
  • Apologies: 0
  • Absent: 1

Totals

  • Possible: 48
  • Actual: 39 (81%)
  • Apologies: 7 (15%)
  • Absent: 2 (4%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • Community Safety Partnership - South Staffordshire
  • Family Improvement Board - South Staffordshire Family Improvement Board (Chair)
  • Victoria History of the Counties of England

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Wombourne KOSSMIC

£950.00: Funding of insurance, inflatables, coaches and cadet training for the summer activities programme for children aged 9 - 15 years in a safe and happy environment to include sports leading to a healthy lifestyle.

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 children to become school ready.

Parochial Church Council of Wombourne

£850.00: Funding towards performers, male voice choir, advertising, toilet facilities for the various concerts and festival finale for the Wombourne 10th Anniversary Music Festival.

Wombourne Indoor Bowling Club

£2000.00: Funding to purchase an indoor bowling short mat handings/storage machine to enable the club members to roll up the mats after each bowling session.

St. Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

£500.00: Funding towards the purchase of 2 CD players in each class and 2 sets of headphones each and Audio books to help encourage a love or reading in all children.

Wombourne Methodist Church

£50.00: Funding towards the costs of 8 x A4 foamex mounted images and card for mounted images and card for mounting to display the work achieved by the grant last year in funding for the Community Garden to be displayed at the Christmas Lights switch on.

Dementia Singing Friends

£200.00: Funding towards room hire for the community room at Wombourne Library for the singing dementia group on Monday afternoons.

Girlguiding Wombourne District

£900.00: Funding towards labour and materials for stripping toilet, sinks and floor, removal or internal walls and door frames, widen the door to allow for wheelchair access, lower ceilings and plaster and paint, fit 2 new LED lights and refit emergency lights, pipework, fit non-slip flooring, aqua boards, baby change unit, sink, mirrors and accessories to disabled toilet facilities.

WINGS

£397.97: Funding towards the replacement of 2 all weather gazebo's and a pop-up gazebo with sides that is used to hold stalls at local fundraising / community events.

Family Action

£745.00: Funding to support the delivery of our Children's Centre Volunteer led sessions enabling them to provide free of charge early learning opportunities to families locally helping children to become school ready whilst providing their own networks of support also providing good quality, district specific information, advice and guidance for families with improved knowledge of what they can access to make famiilies healthier and more independent.

Total

£7,500.00

Councillor Development

DateEvent

 26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event

 28 February 2019

Member Briefing - Looked After Children

 15 January 2019

Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

 31 July 2018

Finding your way round the Highways Portal 

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

22 May 2018 

Speed Reading

16 May 2018

GDPR Member Briefing

My Allowances and Expenses

DescriptionAmount

Basic Allowance

£9,406.32

Special Responsibility Allowance

£6,020.64

Mileage

£1,107.90

Other

£0.00

Subsistence

£0.00

Total Paid

£16,534.86

Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 48 miles return.  

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