WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2019/2020
Section 1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings
Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended
Council 7 7
Licensing & Environmental 4 3
Members Forum* 3 3
Licensing Sub Committee 1 1
Local Plans Review Panel 2 2
Overview & Scrutiny 7 6
Treasury Management Review Panel 3 3
* Due to a change of date, attendance at either of the October 2019 meetings is counted.
This represents an overall attendance of 93%
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
New Members Induction N/A
Accessing Council IT N/A
Planning ** 23.01.20
Local Plan ** 20.06.19
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management ** 15.05.19
Treasury Management ** 02.09.19
Scrutiny ** 16.05.19
Capital Portfolio and Development Loans Fund Business Case Viability * -
Code of Conduct – Statutory Code of Conduct and Members Responsibilities * -
Chairmanship and Vice Chairman ** 03.06.19
Licensing ** 05.06.19
Introduction to Housing – Council's role and responsibilities -
Safeguarding Agenda * -
Commercialism * 17.06.19
Corporate Parenting 17.07.19
Domestic Abuse Awareness 09.12.19
* Desirable for returning members as a refresher
** Required to sit on the Committee
No of modules completed Additional e-learning
No of modules completed
Section 3: Community Involvement
PACT meetings have been discontinued. Monthly meeting or briefing sessions with the Boradwaters Policing team takes place.
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 have supported 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 most months.
I meet have contact 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 local groups informed of pollution hotspots.
I have helped to facilitate some residents to form a residents group and/or join neighbourhood watch or other local groups as appropriate.
I am a member of HELP which is a new organisation to 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 on the board of Trustees for the Kidderminster and District Youth Trust.
I also take an interest in the local scout/cubs and Beavers group, Talking newspapers and sight concern.
I am a Director of Holy Trinity Academy Trust and try to engage with the school at or on significant days during the school year.