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Nathan Desmond

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WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual report and review 2023/2024


Name of Member: Councillor Nathan Desmond

Ward: Foley Park & Hoobrook

Section 1: Attendance at Council, Committee and Sub-Committee meetings


Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Audit 4 4
Cabinet Advisory Panel Corporate Plan 2 2
Council 5 5
Overview & Scrutiny 10 9
Strategic Review Panel 1 1

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 95%

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
Code of Conduct Training 16-05-2023
Online Audit Training 23-05-2023
Audit Committee Risk management training 20-07-2023
Treasury Management Training 13-11-2023

Other training Number of modules completed
Core e-learning
0
Additional e-learning
0
Cyber security training
1

Section 3: Community Involvement

I have chaired two PACT meetings in October 2023 and March 2024 with local residents, Police and other partners to discuss issues in the ward and to hear residents' concerns and to take questions.


Section 4: Assisting Constituents

Over the last 12 months I have championed many Highway improvements across the ward. I have had new pavements installed on Blount Terrace and a new road resurfaced in Larches Avenue. I've also had double yellow lines installed on the corner of Spring Grove Road and Spring Grove Crescent.

I've tried to address the issue of speeding traffic on Hoo Road, Wilden Lane and Sutton Park Rd by getting two additional Speed Activated Signs purchased for these roads.

I have also had the long-term flooding issue on the pedestrian crossing on Stourport Rd rectified by getting Highways to install dedicated drainage gullies.

I'm on 5 different residents' Facebook groups, on which I regularly post stories that highlight the issues I'm progressing, and residents regularly contact me through these groups. I also have my councillor page on Facebook that again I communicate directly to residents with.

I have also put out 4 newsletters this year, highlighted all the issues I am looking into together with my achievements and clearly states my contact details.


Section 5: Supplementary Information
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Nathan Desmond


 
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Contact Details
17 Jay Park Crescent
Kidderminster

DY10 4JP

Telephone: 01562 228086
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Email: nathan.desmond@wyreforestdc.gov.uk
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Committee Membership

Audit Committee
Overview & Scrutiny Committee