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
Audit 2 2
Cabinet 5 5
Council 5 5
Ethics & Standards 1 1
Licensing & Environmental 3 2
Members Forum 4 4
Planning 9 9
Treasury Management Review Panel 2 1
This represents an overall attendance of 94%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Section 2: Community Involvement
I sit on the Advisory group to the Clinical Commissioning Group within the Wyre Forest.
I sit on the Management committee of Bewdley museum.
I have also worked this year with various local community and voluntary groups, donating via my Community Leadership Fund to Bewdley Together Group, Bewdley Museum, Community Transport, Bewdley and District TCC to support an activity day at Shaw Hedge Road Park and donated to a Dementia group.
Section 3: Assisting Constituents
I respond to large quantities of queries each week and respond swiftly via telephone call, letter, email, face to face meeting or even text message when I am text an urgent query. I also deliver a regular newsletter to all households within the Ward in order to keep residents up to date and informed. I encourage residents to get in touch via a response box on the newsletter.
I am a visible and approachable Ward Councillor and many people approach me as I do walk abouts around the Ward. Within the Ward, I work closely with community minded residents who connect me to people who need help, but who wouldn't normally approach a Councillor.
Section 4: Supplementary Information
During the past year, I have served as Cabinet Member for Operational Services. I thoroughly enjoy holding this portfolio which covers many of our key services such as waste collection, car parking, parks, street cleansing etc.