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Alan Sutton

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Annual report and review 2023/2024

Name of Member: Councillor Alan Sutton

Ward: Areley Kings & Riverside

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
Council 5 5
Licensing & Environmental 5 3
Licensing Sub Committee 1 1
Overview & Scrutiny 2 2
Planning 1 1
Strategic Review Panel 1 0

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 84%

Other attendance Number

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
New Members Induction Session 10-05-2023
New Members Code Conduct Training 10-05-2023
Planning Training 15-05-2023
Online Audit Training 24-05-2023
Licensing Training 25-05-2023
Audit Committee Risk management training 20-07-2023
Community Housing: Housing Induction for members 24-07-2023
Treasury Management Training 29-01-2024
Corporate Parenting 30-01-2024
Refresher training Licensing 25-04-2024

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

Section 3: Community Involvement

Worcestershire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership
West Midlands Audit Forum (for committee chair and vice-chairs of all local bodies)

Section 4: Assisting Constituents

Ward walk general and accompanying community housing.
Attending Friends of Parks meetings.
Meeting business tenants of WFDC.
Resolving and escalating issues within WFDC that residents have raised: Noise polution, green issues, tree preservation, illegal parking, green spaces, dog fouling, litter.
Resolving and escalating issues with Community Housing that residents have raised: illegal parking, fly tipping, littler, overgrown paths, anti-social behaviour.

Engaging with constituents via email, phone, social media face to face 1-2-1 1-2-many and open public meetings. Engaged with local focus groups.

Section 5: Supplementary Information

Vice Chairperson for the Audit Committee. Member of the Licensing Committee.
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Alan Sutton


Contact Details
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way, Kidderminster
DY11 7WF

Mobile: 07480 952114
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Committee Membership

Audit Committee
Licensing and Environmental Committee
Planning Committee