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Leigh Whitehouse

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WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2019/2020

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 7 7
Licensing & Environmental 4 4
Members Forum* 3 2
Local Plan Review Panel 2 1
Planning** 10 10
* Due to a change of date, attendance at either of the October 2019 meetings is counted.
** Attendance amended to reflect Coronavirus guidelines
This represents an overall attendance of 92%

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

-

Number of meetings attended as a substitute:

1

Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed

Training Activity Date Attended
New Members Induction 08.05.19
Accessing Council IT 09.05.19
Planning ** 09.05.19
Local Plan ** 20.06.19
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management ** 15.05.19
Treasury Management ** -
Scrutiny ** 16.05.19
Capital Portfolio and Development Loans Fund Business Case Viability * 20.05.19
Code of Conduct – Statutory Code of Conduct and Members Responsibilities * 13.05.19
Chairmanship and Vice Chairman ** -
Licensing ** 30.05.19
Introduction to Housing – Council's role and responsibilities -
Safeguarding Agenda * -
Commercialism * -
Corporate Parenting -
Domestic Abuse Awareness -

* Desirable for returning members as a refresher
** Required to sit on the Committee

Core e-learning
No of modules completed Additional e-learning
No of modules completed
2 2

Section 3: Community Involvement
In January 2020, I set up “You Matter, Mental Health Matters” this is a mental health support group, I am actively involved in this group, attending 3 weekly meetings & control a social media group, where members talk amongst themselves & support each other, this takes up a large proportion of my time & has nearly 1,000 members. I have attended all PACT meetings within my ward. I'm also actively involved with The Pickup Artists, where I conduct regular litter picks & support HELP. During the Coronavirus lockdown I delivered a number of contact cards, to hundreds of households throughout my ward offering them assistance if they were unable to leave their houses. During this time I delivered food to people throughout Wyre Forest.

Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I have assisted a large number of constituents over the last 12 months, many of the enquiries have required joint agency working. From flytipping issues right through to complex ASB matters. I have been able to assist them by ensuring partner agencies put timely action plans in place to address the issues facing my constituents. I hold quarterly surgeries and this is advertised via my social media platforms and is contained within my quarterly leaflets, my full contact details are printed in all leaflets including my direct mobile number, postal address and email address, I am contactable 24/7.


Section 5: Supplementary Information
I regularly communicate with a large number of my constituents via my Facebook page however, for those unable to access the internet they are able to contact me 24/7 via post & telephone, I do indeed receive quite a lot of correspondence by post. I have responded to all enquires to me within 48 hours and on average resolve an issue within 14 days. I ensure I keep my constituents updated throughout progress of casework. I also spend time communicating with residents in a more traditional way, by knocking their doors and having the face-to-face contact so many people appreciate.








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Leigh Whitehouse


 
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PO Box 7268
Kidderminster

DY11 9GA

Telephone: 01562 913146
Mobile: 07920 685406
Email: leigh.whitehouse@wyreforestdc.gov.uk
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Licensing and Environmental Committee
Planning Committee