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Leader announces change to Cabinet

News release issued:

The Leader of Wyre Forest District Council, Councillor Graham Ballinger, has announced changes to his Cabinet which take effect immediately (20 January).

He has decided to terminate the appointment of Councillor Fran Oborski as Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Planning and Capital Investments.

Councillor Ballinger has appointed Councillor Helen Dyke as Deputy Leader, with the portfolio of Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Planning and Capital Investments.

He commented “I would like to thank Councillor Oborski for her service as a member of my Cabinet and for the contribution that she has made to its work since May 2019. I will review the structure and membership of the Cabinet and make a further announcement in due course.

“I am delighted that Councillor Helen Dyke has agreed to serve as Deputy Leader and to take on a new portfolio within the Cabinet. This will build on her passion for town centres, drawing on her long experience of the retail industry in Kidderminster and elsewhere. Councillor Dyke will retain her lead role on localism while I will take on the remainder of her previous portfolio of Culture, Leisure and Community Protection on a temporary basis during my review of the Cabinet structure and membership.”

The Council will not be issuing any further statement at this time.

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