WYRE FOREST DISTRICT COUNCIL
Annual Report and review 2021/2022
Name of Member: Councillor Tracey Onslow
Ward: Blakebrook & Habberley South
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 - 4
Members Forum 3 - 2
Overview & Scrutiny Committee 10 - 8
This represents an overall attendance of 78%
Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -
Number of meetings attended as a substitute: 0
Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed
Cyber security training no of modules completed - 5
Section 3: Community Involvement
In Blakebrook & Habberley South, we had two area PACT Meetings covering the ward – the original Sutton Park PACT and a mobile PACT on Habberley Estate (which replaced the original meeting-type version). BHS Sutton Park has not had any meetings this year.
The Habberley Estate mobile PACT consists of the Police with their community vehicle parked outside the shops talking to residents passing by. Last time I attended, I gave out Smartwater packs to local residents and the Police gave out preventative safety devices, such as bells for purses etc as well as general preventative advice.
Through the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Brinton Park, I also work with Churches Together in Kidderminster.
This year, I also attended the event to commemorate the Queen's Accession Day in February at Holy Innocents Church.
I am also linked with West Mercia Police and Worcestershire County Council.
Section 4: Assisting Constituents
I have a 100% record of responding to casework issues raised with me by local residents. It would be very time and space consuming to list them all, but as examples:
I have carried out casework in respect of ASB, bus shelter damage, double yellow lines, speeding, litter, overgrown bushes/trees, road and pavement resurfaced, dropped kerbs, drainage issues and speeding.
I respond either by phone, email or letter, to suit the resident, we also include response slips in our newsletters, of which we have delivered about 30,000 across the ward. My mobile phone number is quoted in newsletters, so I am contactable 7 days a week.
I offer ward surgeries every week, on demand.
This year, my Ward Colleagues and I have surveyed residents in Crescent Road about Resident Only Parking and The Croft about bushes needing to be cut back.
Section 5: Supplementary Information
I am Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for West Mercia.
I am also Director of a local property business.