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People

Giving you a voice and providing you with information and help

  • 4,848 followers on social media
  • The new Wyre Forest Leisure Centre officially opened by Rebecca Adlington OBE.  Read more here.  
  • 102,705 visitors to Wyre Forest Leisure Centre
  • 22,934 people assisted by our Customer Service Team
  • 54 people experienced a positive health outcome as a consequence of a housing improvement intervention

Place

Keep my place safe and looking good with things for me to do, see and visit

  • Bewdley Museum wedding licence approved
  • 37,237 visitors to Bewdley Museum
  • 26 fly tipping enforcement actions
  • 40 diverse events held at Kidderminster Town Hall.  See what’s coming up here
  • Brinton Park and Springfield Park were among 200 local green spaces across the UK nominated for the UK’s Best Park Award.  Read more here

Planning

Make good development happen

  • 92 people sought advice from our Duty Planner at the Worcestershire Hub.  Book an appointment for planning advice here

Business

Support you to contribute to  a successful local economy

  • 100 % of businesses in receipt of a Business Start Up Grant still trading after 6 months
  • 100% of businesses in receipt of a Business Start Up Grant still trading after 12 months
  • 67% of businesses in receipt of a Business Start Up Grant still trading after 18 months
  • 287 people receiving support from Vestia Employment and Skills Programme
  • Leaders from more than 100 companies gathered at a local hotel for a major business event aimed at boosting North Worcestershire’s economy.  Read more here

Housing

Help me have access to a good quality and affordable home

  • 28 affordable new homes completed
  • 429 people presented themselves in need of housing advice
  • Consultation undertaken regarding the Worcestershire Housing Partnership Plan

Enabling

Enabling others to do what they need to do

  • Midshire Catering Services, operators of the cafe based at Wyre Forest House, was awarded Gold standard in the Healthier Choices Food Award Scheme.  Read more here
  • Pledged to take action on dementia and joined the Dementia Action Alliance
  • A marketing plan to support income generation was produced to support the ongoing promotion of commercial services.
  • Council leaders backed the White Ribbon campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the area.  Read more here
  • Major new budget consultation launched to gather people’s views on spending proposals and new three year financial strategy
  • Frontline vehicles displayed poppies as a Remembrance tribute to all those who fought – and lost their lives – in conflicts since World War One.  Read more here



Wyre Forest District Council