WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2019/2020
Section 1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 7 7
Licensing & Environmental 4 4
Members Forum* 3 1
* Due to a change of date, attendance at either of the October 2019 meetings is counted.
This represents an overall attendance of 86%
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 N/A
Accessing Council IT N/A
Planning ** 23.01.20
Local Plan ** -
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management ** -
Treasury Management ** -
Scrutiny ** -
Capital Portfolio and Development Loans Fund Business Case Viability * -
Code of Conduct – Statutory Code of Conduct and Members Responsibilities * -
Chairmanship and Vice Chairman ** 03.06.19
Licensing ** 05.06.19
Introduction to Housing – Council's role and responsibilities -
Safeguarding Agenda * -
Commercialism * -
Corporate Parenting -
Domestic Abuse Awareness -
* Desirable for returning members as a refresher
** Required to sit on the Committee
No of modules completed Additional e-learning
No of modules completed
Section 3: Community Involvement
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. 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.