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Helen Dyke

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Annual report and review 2022/2023

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
Appeals Panel 2 2
Cabinet 6 6
Council 5 5
Members Forum 3 3
Planning 8 5
Strategic Review Panel 3 3

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 89%

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
Planning ** 16/08/2022
Emergency Planning & Business Continuity 28/02/2023

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

Other training Number of modules completed
Core e-learning 0
Additional e-learning 0
Cyber security training 3

Section 3: Community Involvement

Board Member of the BID (Business Improvement District)
Kidderminster Town Councillor
Young People's Forum

Becoming Leader of the Council in 2021 has been very time consuming but enjoyable but it means that, unfortunately, I have had to step back from some of the other organisations and groups that I have been involved with in the past, for the time being, but have tried to keep in touch with them as much as possible .

Section 4: Assisting Constituents

This year my ward colleagues and I have donated amounts of money from our Community Leadership Funding to -
Provision of a new piece of inclusive play equipment for Spennells Playing Field park area.
Assorted areas of grounds maintenance work across the ward which are not covered by normal Council schedules to help keep the area looking good.

Section 5: Supplementary Information

I have lived in the Aggborough and Spennells Ward for over 42 years and have represented it as one of the District Councillors for over 26 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
Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Planning Committee