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Habberley and Blakebrook
ANNUAL REPORT OF ACTIVITIES 2012/13
Attendance at Council/Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings No. of
Audit 4 4
Council 6 6
Housing Review Panel 10 7
KEF 2 2
KWF Working Group 2 0
Licensing & Environmental 7 3
Members Forum 7 6
This represents an overall attendance of 74% of committees appointed to.
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
2 (Ethics & Standards-1) (Overview & Scrutiny-1)
Over the last 12 months I have dealt with many enquiries and complaints, most of them from my ward of Habberley and Blakebrook.
The main thrust of the complaints are Housing based and I have a very good working relationship with Wyre Forest Community Housing.
I also receive many complaints about Highways and Education matters, unfortunately the working relationship with the County Council is not so good, I find the County Council a very difficult and frustrating organisation to work with.
I put out five newsletters a year. This is intended to keep the residents within my ward informed on Council issues and decisions. There is always a return slip on the newsletter with my address and phone number, so that the residents can contact me to request a visit or make any point they wish to make. I have always done and continue to do walkabouts in different parts of my ward. Meeting people in the street or in their gardens and engaging them in conversation on Council issues, this is both popular and effective. I find that people are genuinely interested and want to talk as long as it's not during an election period.
I along with my colleague Cllr McFarland hold regular surgeries in the church annex on Habberley Est. This is extensively advertised in our regular newsletters and there is a permanent notice on the church notice board.
I am a Council representative on the Kidderminster and District Youth Trust.
With my fellow Councillor we hold 6 surgeries per year. The surgeries are advertised in our regular newsletters and dates are posted in Church hall.
Regular newsletters are sent to all the electorate in my ward, and weekly walkabouts are also effective.
I regularly attend committees that I am not an official member of.
Attended various training courses on I.T.
Attended Various seminars run by W.F.D.C.
6 Brook Street
Telephone: 01562 751683
Licensing and Environmental Committee