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Kenneth Henderson

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WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual report and review 2023/2024


Name of Member: Councillor Ken Henderson

Ward: Areley Kings & Riverside

Section 1: 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
Licensing & Environmental 5 4
Licensing Sub Committee 2 2

The calendar of meetings is agreed at the beginning of each municipal year. Occasionally the need arises for additional meetings to be arranged at short notice which not all Members are able to attend due to previous commitments. The table shows only the meetings in the agreed municipal calendar: additional meetings are ignored.

This represents an overall attendance of 92%

Other attendance Number

Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):

-

Number of meetings attended as a substitute:

0

Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed

Training Activity Date attended
Licensing Training 25-05-2023
Treasury Management Training 13-11-2023
Code of Conduct - training guidance slides and LGA Link 29-02-2024
Refresher training Licensing 25-04-2024

Other training Number of modules completed
Core e-learning
0
Additional e-learning
0
Cyber security training
7


Section 3: Community Involvement

I'm around my ward most days and available for contact by phone, email or even a knock on my door and I try to answer any queries the same or next day. I'm in the town most days if anyone wants to stop me for a chat (related to my ward or otherwise). I'm always ready to help if I can and never ignore any queries. I'm a trustee of Areley Kings Church House and Elizabeth Mills Day Centre in the town through Stourport town council.

Section 4: Assisting Constituents

I try to help my constituents with any problems they may have and try to give them an answer asap or as soon as I can if I need to seek help from any of the officers available from WFDC, Community Housing or any other authority. Lots of issues around my ward are related to Community Housing of Platform Housing Associations including fly tipping, general waste, and untidiness around the estates. There are many housing problems that need addressing. Other time-consuming issues relate to planning enforcement problems which seems to be on the increase as I'm dealing with two cases at the moment with the help of relevant officers.

Section 5: Supplementary Information

I sit on the Licensing and Environment committee as a district Councillor as Vice Chairman which I'm very interested in and enjoy and been a member for several years. I'm also a Stourport on Severn town councillor on which I am Chairman of the Parks committee and Chairman of the grants committee. I feel privileged to have represented Stourport as Mayor on 4 separate occasions which is a record for any individual in Stourport. I was also Vice Chairman of WFDC in 2018.

Outside of Council business I raise money for various charities including AMMF which is the only registered charity in the Country researching into Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer), which took my late wife and my children's mother away from us. With the help of my family, we have raised almost 11,000 in 4 years. My community leadership fund for 2023 was contributed to help fund Stourport Regatta, plants and trees in Stourport Memorial Park and a defibrillator in Areley Kings.
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Kenneth Henderson


 
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6 Princess Way
Stourport-on-Severn
Worcs
DY13 0DU

Telephone: 01299 828842
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Web Site: ken.henderson@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Committee Membership

Licensing and Environmental Committee