WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2020/2021
Name of Member: Councillor Peter Dyke
Ward: Aggborough & Spennells
Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 6 6
Licensing & Environmental 1 1
Licensing Sub Committee 3 3
Members Forum 3 3
Audit 1 1
Overview & Scrutiny 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 100%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -
Number of meetings attended as a substitute: 1
Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed
Training Activity Date Attended
Planning Update** -
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management ** -
Cyber Security Awareness 04/11/20
Human Library 28/01/21
** Required to sit on the Committee
No of modules completed Additional e-learning
No of modules completed
Section 3: Community Involvement
Despite the challenges of the last year I continue to work with residents to resolve issues that have an impact on their daily quality of life such as litter, fly tipping and pot holes. A lot of issues raised by residents mean that I liaise with the County Council on a regular basis to get things done.
We no longer hold Councillor's Surgeries but find that residents prefer us to go to them to discuss any issues they may have which I have done when restrictions allowed and communicated via email and telephone when restrictions had not. We do a regular walk about around the ward finding out at what needs doing and speaking to the relevant people to get them done. Things like changes to the bus services locally and the consultations on the Draft Local Plan have been very important to residents and we have supported and worked with residents to help them have their say.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I continue to deliver regular Newsletters around Aggborough and Spennells on a regular basis. This is the best way of keeping people in our ward informed about what is going on locally and each Newsletter carries full contact details for myself and the other 2 Independent Councillors in the ward.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
I am Chairman of the Licensing & Environmental Committee and attend all meetings and training associated with this role, as well as liaising with officers from Worcestershire Regulatory Services and Wyre Forest District Council. I also Chaired all meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee held over the last year.