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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT 2012/13
Attendance at Council/Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings No. of
Council 6 6
KEF 2 2
LDF Review Panel 2 2
Members Forum 7 6
Overview & Scrutiny 13 12
This represents an overall attendance of 93% of committees appointed to.
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Organisations and community groups that I have been involved with include most of the parks groups in the ward. I have attended a large number of their meetings and also worked with them when they have needed help this can be weeding, litter picking or any other job they may need doing. I have also worked with Broadwaters Residents Action Group (BRAG) and done litter picking when possible around the area. I have also started a new group within the community called Sion Avenue Residents Group (SARG) and helping to meet their specific needs within the community. I have started to link this group into other organisations that maybe of help to them. I have also attended most of the 3 Tennant consultative committees within the ward and given them support in situations when needed particularly over the problems of the electricity supply to Sion Hill estate.
I have attended most Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meetings and I have also liaised closely with the police over specific issues that have occurred within the ward.
I have also been made a Trustee of the Community Housing group which I find very interesting as I feel housing is a very important issue for the community and also very challenging at times.
I have managed a reasonable case load of about 2/3 issues a week from constituents. I have found that most people prefer to talk to me face to face when they meet me in the ward, phone or email me. I generally respond to them within 24 hours to acknowledge their communication and give them feedback. As I am walking around my ward several times a week I find out many of the problems and issues that concern people. The key one is dog fouling which is also mentioned frequently at PACT. I have reported and requested street cleaning for many of the roads however it is back the next day. Dog fouling is a problem which many people in the ward find irritating, and causes the most concern along with street parking and speeding traffic in various areas and streets.
I was a Health Care Professional, with research, business and leadership as subject specialised areas for many years in Higher Education. During that time in Higher Education part of my role also included income generation into the University. I found that those qualities that I have helped me communicate with people at all levels and also helped me to problem solve to case work within the community/ward. I have been a member of Worcestershire Link and hope to be in the new Health watch group monitoring healthcare in the area. I have also found having a background in business has been useful when reading financial papers when these have been presented at meetings.
I am also an instrumental instructor for a Scout and Guide Band helping to teach young scouts and guides to play musical instruments. As I have these skills both professionally and as an amateur I hope to bring a wide variety so that I can facilitate people to achieve more for themselves and their communities.
23 Dunnington Avenue
Telephone: 01562 748564
Appointments and Appeals
Overview & Scrutiny Committee