Annual Report and review 2016/2017
Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 6 5
Members Forum 4 0
Overview & Scrutiny 8 7
This represents an overall attendance of 67%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Section 2: Community Involvement
I have kept in contact with the residents of Broadwaters by producing a regular newsletter in conjunction with my Labour council colleagues and have embraced social media such as Facebook and Twitter to reach a wider audience.
I have also engaged opinion by carrying out a weekly walk about in order to seek out issues that need to be addressed. I have also knocked on doors of local residents and called into local businesses to gain a full understanding of the needs of the ward. I also maintain a visible presence by attending most community events. This makes it easy for residents to approach me with questions or problems
Section 3: Assisting Constituents
It has been a privilege to work with the many groups and agencies doing great work in and around the Broadwaters ward. All of whom are making a real difference to the environment and to people's lives in the area. There is a strong community spirit and a “can do” attitude In Broadwaters and the various groups are an example for others to follow. I hope during the past year I have played my part in helping to develop these projects and I am looking forward to the coming year when we can deliver further improvements against a backdrop of very difficult social and economic conditions.
Section 4: Supplementary Information
Please feel free to add any information you consider may assist in defining your role as an elected member, any outside obligations that may impact on your role or any additional information you wish to add.
As an Emergency Medical Technician/Health Professional, my working life brings me into contact with a cross section of society whilst they are at their most vulnerable. I have also served in the Army for 22 years, am a Royal British Legion Welfare Case Worker, and a Dementia Friend. These four roles have taught me how to be compassionate and have instilled a strong sense of duty.
I hope that I reflect these values in my work as Councillor and can be a force for good in the community.