WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2021/2022
Name of Member: Councillor Ken Henderson
Ward: Areley Kings & Riverside
Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 5 - 5
Members Forum 3 - 1
Licensing & Environmental 5 - 5
This represents an overall attendance of 85%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -
Number of meetings attended as a substitute: 1
Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed
Cyber security training no of modules completed: 5
Section 3: Community Involvement
I sit on the Licensing and Environment Committee which I find really interesting and involving local businesses. I support the Emily Jordan Foundation based at Finepoint close to Wyre Forest District Council HQ. This is a charity for adults with learning difficulties. I am also a trustee of Areley Kings Church House as a Stourport town Councillor which is available for hire for functions. I drive voluntarily for Community Transport, transporting passengers that are elderly, disabled or not on a bus route. My Wyre Forest Community Leadership Fund was donated to Areley Kings under 9s football club, Stourport Cricket Club juniors, Elizabeth Mills Day Centre in Stourport, Stourport Choral Choir and finally a donation towards defibrillators for the Community centre I the War Memorial Park and Riverside Toilets (both now in control of Stourport Town Council).
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I am always available to help my constituents with problems big or small by telephone, email or even a knock on my door at home. I'm around my ward and the town almost daily if anyone needs to stop me for a chat for help or advice. I've solved many resident issues, some that seem to be on the increase, such as housing problems. Other issues including planning enforcement seem to quite widespread at the moment. Nevertheless I find officers of WFDC to be approachable and always ready to help in any way they can, which makes a Councillors job that bit easier.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
I have been fortunate enough to have represented Stourport on Severn as Mayor for a record of 4 times (my final time 2020/2021) meeting dignitaries from other towns, cities etc, raising over £17000 for various charities despite the pandemic when I organised socially distanced charity walks etc. I am also deputy chairman of Stourport Conservatives Association and a member of the executive council on Wyre Forest Conservative Association. As I have lived in Stourport all of my life, which I'm extremely proud of, and that I know every street, road, avenue etc without having to search for locations. Stourport on Severn is my town and it's a privilege to represent the town I love.