Annual Report and review 2018/2019
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
Licensing & Environmental 5 4
Licensing Sub Committee 1 1
Members Forum 3 2
Overview & Scrutiny 9 6
This represents an overall attendance of 78%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave):
Number of meetings attended as a substitute:
Section 2: PACT Meetings
Number of Meetings Attended:
I have attended PACT meetings for Broadwaters and Greenhill as both fall within my ward. I have liaised closely with our local community police on several important issues concerning cars speeding, traffic issues in various parts of the ward, as well as parking issues around the whole of Broadwaters
Section 3: Community Involvement
Organisations and community groups that I have been involved with during the year has been most of the park groups in Broadwaters. I have attended a large number of their meetings and helped them with some of their events, and work in the parks including litter picking. I also periodically litter pick around the area where I live. I also support and help the group Horsefair and Proud.
I have also been engaging with the local scout and beaver groups here in Broadwaters, and supporting them when they have asked.
I am also attending the St Georges Pop up Cafe every month.
I meet with the local police team on a monthly/bi monthly basis and highlight areas of concern.
I also liaise closely with Worcestershire Regulatory Authority with monitoring of areas of pollution who are keeping the PACT group informed of pollution hotspots.
As a Trustee of the Community Housing Company I have been able to support and attend their meetings and when asked supported them in their initiatives in these very challenging times.
I have helped to facilitate some residents to form another group and join neighbourhood watch.
I am a member of HELP and have attended and help with the nigh kitchen for the homeless and people in need on a weekly basis.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I have been managing a case load of about 3 or 4 a week over the last year from constituents, they generally contact me face to face when they see me in the ward as I regularly walk about the ward, or phone me or contact me by email. I try to keep them informed of the progress of their concern and raise it to higher levels if necessary. I try to respond to people within 24 hours when possible. One of the key concerns other than cars parking on the roads and pavements, continues to be Dog Fouling. I have responded to peoples' request for extra litter and dog poo bins when requested, which have appeared to alleviate the problem.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
Being a retired Health Care Professional I have found people contact me with concerns about the health care they are receiving , these can be wide ranging and I can signpost them to the appropriate organisation that can support them.
I am also member of the youth trust, as well as community housing.
I am also interested in the local scout group and the disability action group and sight concern.