WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual report and review 2022/2023
Name of Member: Councillor Fran Oborski MBE
Ward: Offmore & Comberton
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 1 1
Council 5 5
Licensing & Environmental 4 4
Licensing Sub-Committee 1 1
Members Forum 3 3
Overview & Scrutiny 1 1
Planning 8 8
Cabinet Review Panel – Car Parking 3 3
Strategic Review Panel 3 3
Treasury Management Review Panel 2 2
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%
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
Treasury Management ** 31/10/2022
Treasury Management ** 30/01/2023
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
Cyber security training
Section 3: Community Involvement
I serve on the Governing Body of three local Schools: Offmore Primary School (as Vice-Chair0, Comberton Primary, and King Charles 1 School (Vic-Chair). I represent WFDC on the WCC Corporate Parenting Board, on the Children and Young Persons Strategic Partnership Board and on the Holiday Activities Group. I chair the Wyre Forest Young Persons Forum and am a Personal Trustee of Kidderminster and District Youth Trust. Within the Ward I chair OCAG (Offmore Comberton Action Group which organises free community events such as our annual Borrington BASH Community Carnival and regular free BBQ Events. We also arrange free Football and Cricket Coaching during the Summer Holidays and also arrange for a free Bouncy Castle once a week during those holidays. I am a Committee Member of Friends of St George's Park and a Member of the local Royal British Legion Branch.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I personally lease a shop on Burcher Green, Comberton which is our “dedicated” Councillor's Advice Shop where we hold a surgery every Saturday morning from 10-12 and where we also hold joint surgeries with the Police. We deliver our regular FOCUS Newsletter to every house in the Ward at least 11 times a year and also deliver Ward Christmas Cards. We are all available by phone and e mail and have a dedicated “libteam” e mail address. In addition, we communicate with many residents via FaceBook Messenger. I deal with at least 10 resident complaints per week including many issues involving Community Housing.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
As a Councillor I am available at all times and have been known to have dealt with Ward problems from, amongst other places, a motorway service station in Germany and a café in Warsaw!
As a Season Ticket Holder at Kidderminster Harriers I often deal with issues before, after and at half-time on match days.