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Worcestershire County Council Elections 2017

Bewdley Division - Calne Edginton-White

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Bewdley Town Councillors Continue to Campaign for 20 mph Zones across Bewdley and the gateways.

Town Cllrs insist that 20 mph past our schools, over the Bewdley bridge and through the Town Centre, including High Street, are an absolute priority. The Gateways into Bewdley including Habbereley Road, Dowles Road, Cleobury Road, Red Hill and Kidderminster Road also need more traffic calming measures to ensure pedestrian safety.

While our County Councillors admit that the police cannot police 20 mph speed limits this should not inhibit the introduction of sensible safety measures and should not result in County Highways ignoring the potential risks to our residents and visitors safety.

Raising the motorists awareness of the potential hazards and the need for slower speeds in our area must be a priority. If we zone the roads for 20 mph it does give the responsible motorist and visitors an opportunity to drive within the speed limits and help to reduce the overall potential for accidents on our roads.


Traffic Calming Measures outside St Anne's Primary School

Cllr Calne Edginton-White is pressing the County Council to increase signage and reduce speed limits outside St.Anne's school and introduce a 20 mile an hour speed limit outside our schools and across our Town Centre and Gateway Roads.

In response to residents concerns about traffic speed in Wyre Hill past the School Cllr Calne Edginton-White collected information to present to the Council. The width of pavements, the length of stretches without pavements and the number of dropped curbs and road junctions on the stretch of road from the Cleobury Road junction to the pedestrian school access was alarming.

One of the major issues that needs addressing in addition to speed limits is the lack of signage to warn motorists, travelling east bound from the Cleobury Road junction, that they are approaching a School pedestrain entrance. This information was presented to the full Council in November 2014 and it was agreed that Cllr Edginton-White should make representation to the Bewdley County Councillors John Campion for his support with County Highways.

Calne contacted County Cllr Campion in December 2014 is awaiting a meeting date.

The Town Council also agreed to put Wyre Hill on the Council rota for the Vehicle Activated Sign, which when triggered warns motorists to slow down. It was also agreed that the Council would investigate the purchase of a second VAS sign to increase the frequency with which traffic calming measures can be introduced across our local gateway roads and schools.

Update January 2015.

Bewdley Town Council Sets up a Christmas Food Bank for December 2014.

The collection point will be the Guildhall Bewdley. Days and Dates to Follow.

Contact: Cllr Linda Candlin and Cllr Liz Davies for further details.

or visit the Town Council Wed Site.




Bewdley Town Council Sets up a New Committee to Work with Community Partners to Improve Community Facilities and Provide Opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our area for families and visitors.

"Better Bewdley Advisory Committee"

The Better Bewdley Advisory Committee will meet monthly. The Council elected members of the committee until may 2015 are:

Cllr Philip Edmundson

Cllr Calne Edginton-White

Cllr Liz Davies

Cllr Anne Mace

Cllr Maurice Alton

Cllr Mary Fishwick

The Chairman will be elected at the first meeting in October.

Please Click on this link to view the Background and Terms of Reference for this group.

 


The First Event of the TOGETHER Project takes place at Summerdyne Nursing Home, Wyre Hill.

Come and join Cllr Anne Mace, Cllr Liz Davies and Cllr Linda Candlin and friends for a coffee, cakes and a chat between 10.00 and 2.00 on Tuesday 2nd December 2014.

Bewdley Museum volunteers will also be there to capture memories of Bewdley and the local area.

Bewdley Town Council Meeting

At the full Town Council meeting yesterday (Oct 6th) the Council unanimously agreed to adding the  Better Bewdley Advisory Committee to the Town Council main committees.

This new committee which is a major initiative for the new Town Council has been adopted from the work of the Better Bewdley working party Chaired by Cllr Philip Edmundson and supported by Cllr Edginton-White, Cllr John Beeson, Cllr Liz Davies, Cllr Anne Mace and Cllr Linda Candlin.

To find out more about the Better Bewdley Advisory Committee including the new committee members and for regular updates go to our news page.

Posted 07.10.14.


Town Council pledges support to reducing loneliness and isolation in Older People in Bewdley and Wribbenhall

At a meeting of Bewdley Town Council on Monday 5th August, the Council voted unanimously to endorse a report from Councillor Anne Mace Health Concern. To set up a working party to identify the social needs of elderly people, this will be done in collaboration of other key agencies.

Resume of report by Councillor Anne Mace to Bewdley Town Council 4/8/1

Bewdley our Town and a wonderful place to live

But is it for everyone, do we all enjoy a good quality of life?

Imagine a life where a visit from the postman might be the only human contact you have all week. For those of us who work in professional or team based employment, this is hard to imagine. For many older people, it's a grim reality. Loneliness is a devastating problem and has a crippling effect on older people who endure it, day in and day out.

This is a reality in our Town,what should we be doing about it

ISSUES

It is not easy to establish the exact numbers of people over 65 in Bewdley and Wribbenhal however the figures suggest it may be higher than the rest of the County

If we really care about the people who elected us to represent them surely it follows that we should do our best to help the vunerable.

It will be a large task and require working with a number of agencies.

What needs to be done, not in this particular order

  • Find out from older people what other services they want
  • Identify numbers of older people in Bewdley and Wribbenhall
  • Identify services available to them
  • Identify key organisatipons to work with e.g.Age UK,Wyre Forest, Local Churches,Community Transport Wyre Forest
  • Try to ensure this information is easily available
  • Look at access for people without transpo

CONSULTATION

By acting as liaison with a multi-agency approach, we work towards creating an apposite and pertinent set of criteria to support the aging population of our community. The recommended task group would work with and report back into Town Council via appropriate channels as well as developing, strengthening and creating suitable long term and sustainable support for this project. It is envisaged that once this background work has been completed the project form part of the Better Bewdley agenda

DECISION REQUESTED

The Council support the proposal that we take the lead in a project  that explores methods of both challenging isolation and either facilitating or creating methods to support those that suffer from isolation in old age. The council agrees to set up a working party of approximately four Councillors to facilitate this work and that a methodology to support this project and those that suffer from isolation in old age is established as a Town Council practice.

 

ACTION

Councillors to support the recommended action; to lead in this project and to serve the elderly of our community in a manner suitable to the role as Town Council and as a caring community.

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NHS Concern - Petition

"The Wyre Forest health needs of the elderly must be addressed"

For more information email: Bewdley Town Cllr Anne Mace or contact ICHC Constituency Office.

To join the petition and read comments visit:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-rt-hon-jeremy-hunt-mp-the-wyre-forest-health-needs-of-the-elderly-must-be-addressed#share

Campaign to slash town centre’s speeding limits

Kidderminster Shuttle 24th July 2014 ....

Bewdley Town Council has called for a 20mph speed limit to protect pedestrians in the Town Centre.

The local authority, which aims to build on the active 20’s Plenty campaign on the High Street, will communicate with County Councillors, the Police and community groups to seek support for the traffic slowing measures.

Philip Edmundson, an Independent Community and Health Concern councillor on the town council, said: “Continued heavy traffic into Bewdley means that pedestrians are at risk, especially because the road system is not designed for modern traffic levels.”  Full article  Kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

James Forrest ... Kidderminster Shuttle.

For updates and more info visit our website news page and the ICHCBewdley Facebook page.

 

 

ICHC Wyre Forest

"Petition against the closure of the Leisure Centres, in the three Towns, by Wyre Forest District Council without prior consultation with local residents."

ICHC Bewdley members fully support the petition, which has been circulating to opose the closure of the Wyre Forest Glades, the Stourport Leisure Centre and Pool and the Bewdley Leisure Centre, in order to build one 10 million pound centre on an out of Town site in Kidderminster.

ICHC members believe that the three existing centres should be refurbished with grants from the Sports Council and that the 10 million pounds should be saved.

If you wish to sign the petition please contact one of our Bewdley members or ring  the ICHC Constituency office on 01562 823581.

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Parish Results - Bewdley Town Council 22nd May 2014

Bewdley East 

NamePartyVotes
BEESON John Kenneth Independent Community and Health Concern 400
COLEMAN Anna The Conservative Party Candidate 339
COURT George Christopher The Labour Party Candidate 257
EDMUNDSON Philip John Independent Community and Health Concern 388
FISHWICK Margaret Mary The Conservative Party Candidate 272
GALE Nichola Lynnette The Conservative Party Candidate 207
GITTINS Carol Suzanne The Labour Party Candidate 249
GITTINS Paul Dennis The Labour Party Candidate 241
KNOWLES Jennifer Sasha Annette The Labour Party Candidate 236
TONKS Kenneth Geoffrey The Conservative Party Candidate 246

Duly Elected: BEESON John Kenneth; COLEMAN Anna; EDMUNDSON Philip John; FISHWICK Margaret Mary 

Turnout 43.33%

 

Bewdley West

NamePartyVotes
CLAY Megan Ann The Labour Party Candidate 242
CLEE Stephen John Michael The Conservative Party Candidate 318
COLEMAN Roger Hugh The Conservative Party Candidate 264
EDGINTON-WHITE Calne Elaine Independent Community and Health Concern 374
IRELAND Robert Charles The Labour Party Candidate 187
JONES Christine Mary The Labour Party Candidate 163
JONES George Grenfell The Labour Party Candidate 148
KILLINGWORTH Derek John Independent Community and Health Concern 334
LAWSON James Faquharson Independent Community and Health Concern 230
RUMBA Boriss The Conservative Party Candidate 219
SHELLIE Caroline Marie Independent Community and Health Concern 244
WARD Albert Henry The Conservative Party Candidate 232

Duly Elected: CLEE Stephen John Michael; COLEMAN Roger Hugh; EDGINTON-WHITE Calne Elaine; KILLINGWORTH Derek John

Turnout 44.08%

 

Bewdley Wribbenhall

NamePartyVotes
ALTON Maurice Andrew UK Independence Party (UKIP) 385
BUCKLEY Arthur John The Conservative Party Candidate 305
CANDLIN Linda Anne Independent Community and Health Concern 559
DAVIES Elizabeth Mary Independent Community and Health Concern 520
DUDLEY James Wilson The Conservative Party Candidate 299
FLELLO Mark Nicholas The Labour Party Candidate 267
HARDIMAN Ian David The Conservative Party Candidate 305
JONES Lisa Joan The Conservative Party Candidate 286
KNOWLES Nigel The Labour Party Candidate 306
LATHAM John Independent Community and Health Concern 371
MACE Anne Independent Community and Health Concern 425
NORTON Conan Bertram The Labour Party Candidate 225
TRICK Anthony Richard Independent Community and Health Concern 360
WRIGHT Leroy Peter The Labour Party Candidate 206
YARRANTON Gordon Clifford The Conservative Party Candidate 552
ZALIN Anthony Maurice The Labour Party Candidate 234

Duly Elected: ALTON Maurice Andrew; CANDLIN Linda Anne; DAVIES Elizabeth Mary;  MACE Anne; YARRANTON Gordon Clifford

Turnout 41.21%

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Wyre Forest District Council -Wribbenhall

NamePartyVotes
AKATHIOTIS Michael Liberal Party - Keep It Local 35
ALTON Maurice Andrew UK Independence Party (UKIP) 353
CANDLIN Linda Anne Independent Community and Health Concern 369
JONES George Grenfell The Labour Party Candidate 288
YARRANTON Gordon Clifford The Conservative Party Candidate 591

Duly Elected: YARRANTON Gordon Clifford

Turnout 40.40%

Wyre Forest District Council - Bewdley & Arley

NamePartyVotes
BODEN John Leslie UK Independence Party (UKIP) 565
CLEE Stephen John Michael The Conservative Party Candidate 622
COURT George Christopher The Labour Party Candidate 408
KILLINGWORTH Derek John Independent Community and Health Concern 583
OLIVER Phillip Richard Green Party 122

Duly Elected: CLEE Stephen John Michael

Turnout 43.67%

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ICHC - Here to Hear

8th May 2014 - Shaw Hedge Road Community Centre

Wribbenhall ICHC Councillors and Town Council Candidates held a public meeting at the Community Centre to hear about issues effecting local residents. The meeting was joined by Dr Richard Taylor, Life President of ,and Calne Edginton-White and Caroline Shelley both Candidates for the Town Council in Bewdley West Ward.

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ICHC - Here to Hear

March 7th Wribbenhall Parish Rooms

On Friday 7th March, Cllr Liz Davies and ICHC Colleagues held a public question time session at the Wribbenhall Parish Rooms to hear the residents concerns regarding petty crime, theft, and vandalism in Wribbenhall. Residents are being encouraged to sign a petition to ask the local Housing group to take action.

If you want to sign this petition contact Liz Davies or any of the ICHC Bewdley Team.

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Cllr Liz Davies and Cllr John Latham Present the Petition

On March 25th Cllr Elizabeth Davies and Cllr John Latham met with officers of the Housing Company. At this meeting, with nearly 300 signatures having been collected by colleagues, the petition was handed to these officers. It is now in the hands of senior staff and we have an assurance that the board  will be informed of this petition.

The petition calls upon the Housing Company to work even more closely with the police in order to stamp out anti social behaviour and its related problems. There is no doubt that both the Housing Company and the police are putting great effort into resolving the problems.

 

Archived News

Bewdley Town Councillor Surgeries have now moved from Bewdley Library to the Town Centre on the first Sunday in the month

11.00 to 1.00 p.m.

Visit us at our table outside the Guildhall or make an appointment for a private chat in the Mayor's Parlour.

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Wyre Forest District Council Elections 5th May 2016

Your Local ICHC Candidates

Town Councillor Calne Edginton-White Bewdley and Rock Ward

Town Councillor Linda Candlin Wribbenhall and Arley Ward

 

 

Public Flood Meeting with the Environment Agency

27th January at 7.00 p.m.

Baptist Church - High Street

Temporary Flood Barriers will Stay for the Next four Years.

Plans for property Level Protection for houses on the Wribbenhall side of  the Bridge are being advanced. Come along and ask questions and hear the Environment Agency Plans.

Community Flood Volunteers to be recruited to setup a flood watch and neighbourhood team. Anyone interested in this initiative should contact the Bewdley Town Clerk, Nick Farress.

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ICHC Cllr Jim Parish

A Service of Celebration was held on Thursday 19th November 2015

In Loving Memory of James Whittaker Parish (Jim)

who passed away on 28th October 2015.

Jim served the Stourport Community on the Town, District and County Council over many years and he will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this sad time.

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Bewdley Town Council Honour Rev. Keith James with a Civic Award

mONDAY 7TH sEPTEMBER 2015

Reverend Keith James is leaving Bewdley at the end of September to take up a new post in Norwich. The Town Council held a Civic Awards Ceremony followed by a buffet to thank Keith for his significant contribution to our Community and the support he has also given to the Council and in particular the Town Mayors.

Keith was presented with a certificate by the Mayor Cllr Calne Edginton-White and he will also receive a civic badge struck individually for all those who receive this Town award. Past Mayors, Town Councillors and Keiths family and friends attended the ceremony and the farewell buffet. Keith will be greatly missed by the whole community and we wish him and his family a happy future in their new home.

 

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Bewdley Mayor's Sunday and Picnic in the Park

Sunday 28th June 2015

The Civic Party will stand outside the Guildhall at 10.50 for the Parade.

The Civic Service in St Anne's Church will be led by Rev Keith James.

Refreshments back at the Guildhall at 12.00.

Everyone is invited to join the Mayor in Jubilee Gardens and Museum between

Picnic in the Park 1.00 and 4.00

Live Music from Bewdley Concert Band

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Street Pastors for Bewdley

Commissioning Service at Bewdley Baptist Church 7.30 20th May 2015

Street Pastors are a group of volunteers from all denominations of churches. They will walk the streets of Bewdley at night to care, listen and help those with difficulties.  We would like to invite you to their commissioning service at Bewdley Baptist Church at 7:30 pm for about an hour, followed by refreshments Wednesday 20th May 2015.  The first patrol will be Friday 22nd May 9pm - 1pm.  We have enough trained pastors to patrol every other Friday but welcome anyone who is interested to join the team.

 

Website http://streetpastors.org/locations/bewdley

 

Bewdley Annual Council Meeting 7th May 2015

Congratulations to Cllr Calne Edginton-White the new Bewdley Mayor  and Cllr Philip Edmundson the new Deputy Mayor

2015 - 2016.

Visit the Mayor's Facebook page

"Mayor of Bewdley 2015"

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Wyre Forest District Council Elections Thursday 7th May 2015

Use Your Vote for Local People who put Our area first

Your Local Candidates for ICHC are

Bewdley & Rock Town Councillors

John Beeson,

Calne Edginton-White,

Philip Edmundson

Wribbenhall and Arley Town Councillors

Elizabeth Davies,

Linda Candlin

 

To read about our candidates Click Here

 

Your ICHC Town Councillors are standing for Election to the Wyre Forest District Council

Bewdley & Rock

Due to boundary changes the Bewdley Wards and Rock Parish are combined for District Council seats  giving the combined ward 3 District Councillors:

Our candidates are:

Town Councillor John Beeson , Calne Edginton-White & Philip Edmundson

 

Wribbenhall & Arley

There are two District Council seats:

Our candidates are

Town Councillor Linda Candlin & Elizabeth (Liz) Davies.

 

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 Town Council "Together" Project next meeting 25th March 2015.

Join us to hear a talk with slides about SARA

Followed by tea, cakes and a chat.

 

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Dr Richard Taylor in Bewdley Town Centre Saturday 7th March

Dr Richard Taylor will be in Bewdley Town Centre on Saturday morning, come along and have a chat or visit your Bewdley Councillors at the monthly Surgery, Bewdley Library 10.00 to 12.00.

Freeman Louise Edginton

The Mayor Cllr Derek Killingworth

Cllr Philip Edmundson

Cllr Linda Candlin

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"More Money In Your Pocket"

Bewdley Town Council Freeze Council Tax for 2015

Health Concern Cllr John Beeson, Chairman of Finance presented a Council Tax freeze for 2015 at the Town Council's February 2015 Meeting. 

Health Concern Members of the Finance Committee Cllr John Beeson, Cllr Linda Candlin, Cllr Calne Edginton-White, the Mayor Cllr Derek Killingworth  and Town Cllrs Liz Davies, Philip Edmundson and Anne Mace are all delighted to be able to protect the residents of Bewdley from any increase in the Town Council precept for 2015 and freeze Bewdley Council Tax for the coming year.

With this budget the Council will be  providing a range of positive  initiatives which your Councillors have been working for. These  include a second Vehicle Activated Sign to use outside the Schools and on the Bewdley Gateways to assist with traffic calming, additional play equipment at the new Tudor Road play area and Shawhedge Road play area and an increase of 25% to the grants allocation for local Community groups who provide valuable work to enrich our community.

For more detail visit our News page.

 

Cllr Calne Edginton-White is campaigning for improved Traffic Calming past St.Anne's Primary School, Wyre Hill

Cllr Calne Edginton-White, with the help of Cllr Philip Edmundson and her Health Concern Councillor colleagues is campaigning for more traffic calming measures in Wyre Hill past the Primary School pedestrain entrance.

Go to our News page to see more detail of this campaign.

 

Reminder .. The regular "TOGETHER" meeting is at Wribbenhall Parish Rooms 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday each month.

The "Together Lunch Club" is on the second Thursday each month, at the Wribbenhall Parish Rooms from 12.30 p.m.

Come along and have a chat, bring a friend, contact Anne, Liz and Linda if you need transport or to book meals. See you there.

 

 

 

 



Wishing everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015

From the Mayor Derek Killingworth and your ICHC Councillors:

Cllr John Beeson, Cllr Linda Candlin, Cllr Liz Davies, Cllr Calne Edginton-White, Cllr Philip Edmundson and Cllr Anne Mace

Bewdley Town Council Sets up a Christmas Food Bank for December 2014.

The collection point will be the Guildhall Bewdley. Days and Dates to Follow.

Contact: Cllr Linda Candlin and Cllr Liz Davies for further details.

or visit the Town Council Wed Site.


The First Event of the TOGETHER Project takes place at Summerdyne Nursing Home, Wyre Hill.

Come and join Cllr Anne Mace, Cllr Liz Davies and Cllr Linda Candlin and friends for a coffee, cakes and a chat between 10.00 and 2.00 on Tuesday 2nd December 2014.

Bewdley Museum volunteers will also be there to capture memories of Bewdley and the local area.

Bewdley Town Council Meeting

At the full Town Council meeting yesterday (Oct 6th) the Council unanimously agreed to adding the  Better Bewdley Advisory Committee to the Town Council main committees.

This new committee which is a major initiative for the new Town Council has been adopted from the work of the Better Bewdley working party Chaired by Cllr Philip Edmundson and supported by Cllr Edginton-White, Cllr John Beeson, Cllr Liz Davies, Cllr Anne Mace and Cllr Linda Candlin.

To find out more about the Better Bewdley Advisory Committee including the new committee members and for regular updates go to our news page.

Posted 07.10.14.


Independent Community and Health Concern

Councillors Surgery

Come and meet your local Councillors.

Saturday 7th March

10.00 to 12.00

Bewdly Library Load Street Car Park

In attendance next month:

Freeman Louise Edginton.

Cllr Calne Edginton-White

Cllr Derek Killingworth, Town Mayor

 


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Town Council pledges support to reducing loneliness and isolation in Older People in Bewdley and Wribbenhall

 

At a meeting of Bewdley Town Council on Monday 5th August, the Council voted unanimously to endorse a report from Councillor Anne Mace Health Concern. To set up a working party to identify the social needs of elderly people, this will be done in collaboration of other key agencies.

 

Vist our News page to see a Resume. Report by Councillor Anne Mace to Bewdley Town Council 4/8/1



Campaign to slash town centre’s speeding limits

Kidderminster Shuttle 24th July 2014 ....

Bewdley Town Council has called for a 20mph speed limit to protect pedestrians in the Town Centre.

The local authority, which aims to build on the active 20’s Plenty campaign on the High Street, will communicate with County Councillors, the Police and community groups to seek support for the traffic slowing measures.

Philip Edmundson, an Independent Community and Health Concern councillor on the town council, said: “Continued heavy traffic into Bewdley means that pedestrians are at risk, especially because the road system is not designed for modern traffic levels.”  Full article  Kidderminstershuttle.co.uk

James Forrest ... Kidderminster Shuttle.

For updates and more info visit our website news page and the ICHCBewdley Facebook page.

Have your say ..... on our website, send us a tweet or message us on facebook.

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Bewdley Town Mayor 2014 - 2015

Councillor Derek Killingworth is very proud to have been elected Mayor of our great Town for the second time. He promises to serve the Town and the people and promote the Town as best he can.

He says, “ We have so much going on to include the commemoration of World War One by way of an exhibition in the Museum which I have the honour of opening on the 19th July. I do hope as many people as can get to see the exhibition will do so.”

 

Should any member of the Public wish to bring anything to his attention please contact the Town Clerk at the Guildhall and he will make sure the Mayor gets to know about it.

 

ICHC Councillors

ICHC  Councillors represent Wyre Forest on Worcestershire County Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Stourport Town Council and Bewdley Town Council

On Wyre Forest District Council ICHC has 6 Councillors including Wribbenhall’s Liz Davies, Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny.

On Bewdley  Town Council there are 7 Independent Community Health Concern Councillors all elected to the Town Council on 22nd May 2014. ICHC is the largest group on Bewdley Town Council.

ICHC Town Councillors:

Bewdley West Ward :  Derek Killingworth (Town Mayor)  & Calne Edginton-White (Deputy Mayor)

Wribbenhall: Cllr Linda Candlin (Ex Mayor), Cllr Liz Davies (Ex Mayor)(Chairman Staffing) & Cllr Anne Mace (Ex Mayor)


 

 

 

 




 

 

 


 

ICHC Constituency Office

Website: http://www.healthconcern.org.uk

Tel: (01562) 823581

Address:
Station Approach,
Comberton Hill,
Kidderminster,
DY10 1QX