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Mike Worthington

County Councillor for Churnet ValleyMike Worthington

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the Churnet Valley electoral division on 7 July 2011.  

My division lies in the south of Staffordshire Moorlands and includes the wards of Cheddleton, Churnet, Cheadle North East and Alton and part of the wards of Leek East and Leek South and covers approximately 9435 hectares with a population of 11,656. 

Special Responsibilities

I was Community Cabinet Support Member for Staffordshire Moorlands until May 2018.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Countryside and Rights of Way Committee

  • Possible: 10
  • Actual: 9
  • Apologies: 1

County Council

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

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

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – Staffordshire Moorlands

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

Planning Committee

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

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 5
  • Apologies: 3

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

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


  • Possible: 38
  • Actual: 25 (66%)
  • Apologies: 13 (34%)

Outside Body appointments

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

  • Cheddleton Cautionary Lands Charity

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Wetley Rocks Village Hall

£750.00: Funding towards the replacement of two sets of emergency fire exist doors for the village hall.

Cotton Parish Council

£950.00: Funding towards a cemetery entrance arch way which will include the name of the cemetery.

Cheddleton Parish Council

£750.00: Funding towards the supply, delivery and installation of a replacement notice board in Wetley Rocks centrally located to provide information to residents for events, updates, agendas and consultations.

Challenge Churchill Road

£500.00: Funding towards toilets and insurance for the free festival bringing the community together.

Staffordshire Association of Clubs for Young People

£400.00: Funding towards the hire of the Oakamoor site, marquee, traffic lights and toilet facilities, registration fee, signage and promotion for the Hill Climb fundraising event for the Clubs for young people charity.

Oakamoor Bowling Club

£500.00: Funding towards cladding the back of the bowling club.

Staffs Moorlands RBL No 4 Group

£500.00: Funding towards a visit to Battlefields to help ex-service members.

Cheddleton Carnival Committee

£950.00: Funding towards the hire of a Marquee for the carnival.

Kingsley Village Hall

£250.00: Funding towards replacement of 10 planter barrels, compost, plants and seeds tended by local residents and to improve the local community.

Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust

£750.00: Funding towards an investigation dig, initial survey, ground tech investigations, target fixing, underpinning works and project management on behalf of the Trust to enable the trust to continue to provide a museum for the public.

Kingsley Gardeners Association

£200.00: Funding towards display tables and picture display boards for the annual show held in the village hall.

Cotton Parish Council

£200.00: Funding towards the cost of WWI Commemoration including school competition prizes, food and raffle prizes.

RBL Cheddleton Branch

£750.00: Funding towards a sponsored bike ride from London to Ypres and a musical evening with a pie supper.



Councillor Development


13 November 2018

Members Autumn Event

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

9 May 2018

Planning Committee Training - Biffa's Anaerobic Digestion Facility and Landfill Site

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 44 miles return.  

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