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Helen Dyke

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Annual report and review 2023/2024

Name of Member: Councillor Helen Dyke

Ward: Aggborough & Spennells

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

Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Appointments & Appeals 0 0
Council 5 3
Overview & Scrutiny 10 2
Planning 8 3
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 38%

Other attendance Number
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Due to having undergone a major operation at the end of April 2023 and then a series of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy sessions I have had to miss a number of Council Meetings and Training Updates this year. This has been unfortunate and during this time I have tried to concentrate on community/Ward work with residents, medical treatment allowing.

Number of meetings attended as a substitute:


Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed

Training Activity Date attended
Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Training 03-10-2023
Treasury Management Training 13-11-2023
Code of Conduct - training guidance slides and LGA Link 04-03-2024
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

We visit residents in their homes to discuss problems or ideas they have raised with us. We have also arranged site meetings with Council Officers and residents throughout the year on a number of issues.

I am also a Kidderminster Town Councillor.

Section 4: Assisting Constituents

This year my ward colleagues and I have allocated our Community Leadership monies to Heronswood School, Kidderminster and District Youth Trust, Local Scouts and Brownies, Wyre Forest Dogs Trust and assorted grounds maintenance work not covered by the normal Council remit.

Section 5: Supplementary Information

I have lived in the Aggborough and Spennells Ward for over 43 years and have represented it as one of the District Councillors for over 27 years. I think living in the ward gives you the local knowledge needed when working on local issues with residents but, of course, being a District Councillor means having to balance working for your ward and its residents and the larger Wyre Forest.
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Helen Dyke


Contact Details
45 Dunlin Drive
DY10 4TB

Telephone: 01562 741955
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Committee Membership

Appointments and Appeals
Licensing Sub Committee
Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Planning Committee