WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
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.