Annual Report and review 2018/2019
Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Appointments & Appeals 1 1
Cabinet 8 8
Cabinet Financial Strategy Advisory Panel 3 3
Council 5 5
Members Forum 3 1
Cabinet Sub Committee 2 2
This represents an overall attendance of 91%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Section 2: PACT Meetings
Number of Meetings Attended: 4
I attend both the Foley Park and Hoobrook PACT and the Aggborough and Spennells PACT meetings. Overall, I think their importance to the local community sadly seems to be on the wane with decreasing public participation and I would say that most things that are raised at the PACT meetings, the Police and Councillors are already aware of and dealing with.
Section 3: Community Involvement
I have delivered 5 newsletters to the whole ward. These inform my constituents of all major issues I am dealing with and any achievements and improvements I have made across the ward. These newsletters also contain my contact details which makes it very easy for constituents to call me.
I have also delivered numerous tailored letters to individual streets concerning localised issues to update residents.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
Thanks to my campaign highlighting serious traffic congestion issues on Hoobrook Island and Wilden Lane, the Highways Department have now opened up a second lane on the Worcester Road which has improved traffic flow . However, It is still not a satisfactory situation and I have continued to lobby the highways and Senior Members of Worcestershire County Council and this has culminated in them now including Hoobrook Island as one of four strategic sites as part of the £5m “Cutting Congestion Fund”.
I have had numerous litter picks conducted throughout the ward and I have also managed to install new LED street light columns for Blount Terrace, Neville Avenue, Larches Road and Northumberland Avenue.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
I have a degree in History and Politics which helps my understanding of the intricacies of politics on a national and international level. I also help run the family business in industrial and commercial flooring which gives me insight into challenges and pressures of the private sector. I am also a member of Worcestershire County Council.