Annual Report and review 2016/2017
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
Ethics & Standards 1 0
Licensing & Environmental 4 4
Licensing Sub Committee 1 1
Members Forum 4 2
This represents an overall attendance of 81%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Section 2: Community Involvement
I recently retired from Age UK WF as it is no longer independent. It is now Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest (Age UKBRWF) l helped to set this up as a joint venture. This was due to the lack of funds from WCC and the need to co-operate to receive funds on a larger scale. This took approximately 12 extra months to set up.
I set up and help to run a weekly “Knit and Natter” group in the Walshes Community Hall which is mainly for older persons but we do have a few younger persons too. As l worked mainly with older persons in my Social Worker life, l also help to run a Breakaway group for older persons who meet monthly and arrange all sorts of enjoyment for them.
I have been a part of my local Methodist church for 45 years and am the senior church steward.
Due to a shortage of funds, myself and my husband arranged a fundraising band show and made quite a lot of money from it for it.
Section 3: Assisting Constituents
It is easy to contact me as, living in my ward l can be easily telephoned, visited or emailed.
I have an A4 book, in which l write all my messages and the work l have done. This ranges from housing, medical support ie GP's and Hospital visits plus, Social services advice on subjects, visits to homes, ward walks with Housing, housing needs. I receive a great number of telephone calls which l can sometimes answer problem immediately. Today l have dealt with bonfire problems on nearby allotment site plus been to a local pact meeting.
Section 4: Supplementary Information
I am a well known local resident who has been in the same house for over 50 years and have always been accessible. l do have people knock my door too.
I feel it is my duty , not only as a councillor but as a local resident to assist anyone l can but being a councillor helps me to obtain the necessary information.
To prove a point about my accessibility my A4 book( as mentioned) is now on the 11th page for this year only.