WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2020/2021
Name of Member: Councillor Vicky Caulfield
Ward: Blakebrook & Habberley South
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 6
Audit 4 3
Members Forum 3 3
Planning 10 10
Cabinet Advisory Panel – Green Agenda 7 7
Firework Review Panel 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 97%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -
Number of meetings attended as a substitute: -
Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed
Training Activity Date Attended
Planning Update** 14/10/20
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management ** 02/02/21
Cyber Security Awareness 04/11/20
Human Library 28/01/21
** Required to sit on the Committee
No of modules completed Additional e-learning
No of modules completed
Section 3: Community Involvement
It has been a difficult year for everyone. I have supported my residents by volunteering with the coronavirus support group. I set up 2 neighbourhood trails during lockdown so that families could enjoy activities together safely during Covid.
At the moment I am working with residents to reform the "Friends of Brinton Park" group.
I have worked with Wyre Forest Cycle Forum to promote and support active travel in the district.
I am a member of Wyre Forest Vegans and Transition Kidderminster. I am proud to be part of the newly formed Wyre Forest Green Alliance. They are a network of organisations concerned about climate change and are working with the council and residents to strengthen our communities and resilience to climate change.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I haven't been able to deliver regular newsletters this year, but have been contactable via social media and telephone. I have supported residents with a range of issues such as parking, housing and litter.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
In May last year I was delighted to become chair of the Green Advisory Panel. The panel has the important task of making recommendations to cabinet to reduce our carbon emissions. I organised a session on "Doughut economics" which I would like the council to take forward.
Animal welfare is something I am very passionate about, as such I am pleased to be a member of the Fireworks task and finish group.
I work to the best of my abilities with Councillors and Officers to ensure that we work with the priorities in the WFDC Corporate Plan. Particularly important to me is reducing carbon, improving air quality, stopping single use plastic and protecting the natural environment.