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Paul Snape

County Councillor for Cannock Town CentrePaul Snape

Annual report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


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

My division lies in the west of Cannock Chase and includes the wards of Cannock West and Cannock South and covers approximately 574 hectares with a population of 13,907.

Committee membership and attendance record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

All Party Member Group Isolation and Loneliness

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

Corporate Parenting Panel

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

Countryside and Rights of Way Panel

  • Possible:10
  • Actual: 7
  • Apologies: 3

County Council

  • Possible: 6
  • Actual: 6

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

Joint Prosperous Staffordshire and Safe and Strong Communities Select Committees

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – Cannock

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

Planning Committee

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

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee

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

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

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

SEND Working Group

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1


  • Possible: 57
  • Actual: 42 (74%)
  • Apologies: 14 (25%)
  • Absent: 1 (1%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee/Group - Poplars Landfill Site

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Bridgtown Primary School

£750.00:Funding of a water butt, greenhouse, bird boxes, bath and feeders, hedgehog house, bug hotels, composter, gardening equipment and litter pickers as part of children’s awareness of global needs of the planet and feel that they want to contribute to improving the environment.

Living Springs Community Centre

£600.00:Funding towards new play equipment, tables and chairs for the children for the weekly sessions for the parent and toddler group where they can be safe and happy environment.

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.

Support Staffordshire - Remington Drive Community

£425.00:Funding towards Entertainment, Food and Sundries and aids to promote cognitive engagement by use of simple musical instruments for the Christmas Party for the retired community.

116 Provost Company RMP

£1,500.00:Funding to buy Squat Rack, Incline Utility Bench, Olympic bar and weights, Kettle bell set, battle rope and gym matts for refurbishment of the gym unit and replacement of worn equipment.

Bridgtown Parish Council

£354.48:Funding towards 1 Bushell Radar Device, 1 Tuning Fork for calibration and 2 mobile signs to help the Community Speed Watch scheme in the Wellington Drive and Neighbouring areas to help them feel safe and happier in their community.

Bridgtown Primary School

£284.98: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

£700.00: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.

Family Action

£1,120.00:Funding towards Room hire, 2 staff to provide cooking activity, 3 staff cooking breakfast/lunch, resources, family support craft activity and hire of sports hall to provide a Free Summer holiday club for families with children, which will include breakfast, lunch and a range of activities, also providing information to raise awareness of the support and services in the district.



Councillor development


26 March 2019

Members' Spring Event

5 February 2019 Skype Training for Members
15 January 2019 Member Briefing - Vulnerable Adults and Statutory Duties

25 October 2018

County Lines Member Briefing

4 September 2018

Pre-Peer Review Briefing Session

14 August 2018

Scrutiny Essentials Training for Members

19 June 2018

Members' Summer Event

13 June 2018 

Data Protection Essentials

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 24 miles return.  

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