WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2021/2022
Name of Member: Councillor Fran Oborski MBE
Ward: Offmore & Comberton
Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 5 - 5
Members Forum 3 - 2
Planning 10 - 9
Licensing & Environmental 5 - 5
Licensing & Environmental Sub Committee 1 - 1
Audit 3 - 3
Local Plan Review Panel 1 - 1
Strategic Review Panel 3 - 3
Treasury Management Review Panel 3 - 3
This represents an overall attendance of 94%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -
Number of meetings attended as a substitute: 0
Cyber security training no of modules completed - 6
Section 3: Community Involvement
I represent the Council on WCC Corporate Parenting Board; meetings have been virtual but will resume in person on May 12th. I am on the Steering Group of Ready, Steady, Worcestershire; meetings are virtual and organisations are supported to run School Holiday Clubs using the Government's Holiday Activity Fund. I was alerted to the fact that less money had been spent in Wyre Forest than in any other Worcestershire District so, prompted by that, I organised and ran a Holiday Club for Primary School aged children during the 2021-22 Christmas Holidays.
I Chair OCAG (Offmore Comberton Action Group); this group organises Community Activities such as our regular Community Carnival, the Borrington BASH and BBQ events throughout the year. Last summer we organised at least 3 events per week on Borrington Park during August (Bouncy Castle, Cricket Coaching and Harriers Football in the Community sessions), OCAG is now part of the Community Renewal Fund offering Money Management Coaching Sessions plus Benefit Checks etc. Our next Community Event will be a free BBQ on May 2nd.
I am a personal Trustee of KDYT and am on the organising Committee of Friends of St George's Park.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
Along with my colleagues Cllrs Shazu Miah and Alan Totty I produce and coordinate the distribution of monthly FOCUS Newsletters across the Ward. We have a shop at Burcher Green (Councillos' Advice Shop) at which we hold advice sessions every Saturday morning.
We also have local Liberal Democrat Facebook pages and a website. We do regular walkabouts in the Ward and are always available by phone or e mail.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
I am a Trustee of H.E.L.P. the Registered Charity supporting the Homeless and Vulnerable in Wyre Forest an work at the Night Kitchen held at the Tulip Tree Centre on Monday Nights.
Having Applied to house a Ukrainian Refugee under the Governments' Homes for Ukraine Scheme, I am now helping to organise a local support group.