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Trevor Johnson

County Councillor for May Bank and Cross HeathTrevor Johnson

Annual Report 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019


I was first elected as County Councillor for the May Bank and Cross Heath electoral division in May 2017.  

My division lies in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme borough and includes the wards of May Bank and Cross Heath and part of the ward of Wolstanton and covers approximately 2.58 square miles with a population of 14,873.

Special Responsibilities

I am the Community Cabinet Support Member for Newcastle.

Committee Membership and Attendance Record 

My committee membership and attendance record can be seen below: 

Cabinet Community Support Members Meeting

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

County Council

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

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

  • Possible: 1
  • Actual: 1

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

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

Local Member Priority Meeting – Newcastle

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies:1

Planning Committee

  • Possible: 5
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 1

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee

  • Possible: 8
  • Actual: 4
  • Apologies: 4

Safe and Strong Communities Select Committee Early Years 2018 Working Group

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


  • Possible: 36
  • Actual: 23 (64%)
  • Apologies: 12 (33%)
  • Absent: 1 (3%)

Outside body appointments

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

  • Family Improvement Board - Newcastle Family Improvement Board
  • Landfill, Opencast and Quarry Site Liaison Committee/Group - Knutton Site Liaison Committee 

Schemes supported under the Staffordshire Local Community Fund

ApplicantAmount: Description

Lyme Racing Club

£450.00:Funding towards 8 children track bikes for use at the weekly Velodrome training sessions keeping children fit and healthy, a good diversionary interest and cycling from an early age often leads to competitive riding

The Rotary Club of Newcastle under Lyme

£250.00:.Funding towards Room Hire, St John’s Ambulance, Entertainment, Food, Drink, Tablecloths, Napkins, Cutlery, Beakers, Plates, Bowls, Decoration, Kitchen Supplies, Carol Sheets, Cloakroom Tickets, Bingo materials and Cash Prizes to hold a Christmas Party for the lonely Snr Citizens residing in the borough of Newcastle.

Food Fest

£500.00:Funding towards gazebo hire, first aid, security, publicity and printing, volunteer expenses, activities and attractions, artist fees, artist materials, Stella Farm on Wheels, PA Hire and Music artist fees for a two day community celebration, looking at the issues of food waste, food poverty, sustainability and food security.

Newcastle Lads and Dads

£500.00:30 year lease for the self-management of the facility at Pool Dam Playing Fields, giving the club the opportunity to improve the facilities and benefit the local community.

Porthill Park Cricket Club

£3,000.00:Funding towards the purchase and installation of a new gate to protect the new nets recently purchased and the installation of stumps on the Marsh to help stop illegal encampments.

Wolstanton Residents Association

£500.00:Funding towards selection boxes, Tombola Prizes, Grotto decorations, Flyer and advertising and ticket printing for the Christmas in Wolstanton Event

Newcastle Borough Council - Brampton Park

£500.00:Funding towards the purchase and installation of artwork IN Brampton Park to provide a permanent commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War 1.

Orme Centre Boxing Club

£600.00:Funding towards the cost of a 14ft floor boxing ring with stations to help with the new extension to the building

Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services

£550.00:Funding to purchase 3 box of Trix, the box is full of examples of equipment that aim to increase independence in the home, social work teams use this at community events and in their day to day work to show people what they might be able to purchase to assist them/their relatives

Cross Heath Methodist Church

£502.75:Funding to purchase games and activities and publicity materials to help start up the Cross Heath Young at Heart group to provide friendship and activities for isolated older people and bringing the community together.



Councillor Development

No training undertaken this year.

My Allowances and Expenses


Basic Allowance


Special Responsibility Allowance








Total Paid


Mileage from my home to County Buildings, where many meetings take place, is 40 miles return.  

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