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Council democratic structure

Leader of the Council

headshot of male wearing a blur suit, shirt and tie.Marcus Hart was elected to Wyre Forest District Council in 2002 and currently represents the Wyre Forest Rural Ward. Marcus was appointed as Leader of the Council on Wednesday 17 May 2023. Marcus previously served as Leader of the Council from 2014 to 2019. 

The Leader of the Council provides political and strategic direction for the District Council and leads the Cabinet which has responsibility for the executive functions of the Council.

2022 - 2023 - Helen Dyke
2021 - 2022 - Helen Dyke
2020 - 2021 - Graham W. Ballinger
2019 - 2020 - Graham W. Ballinger
2018 - 2019 - Marcus J. Hart
2017 - 2018 - Marcus J. Hart
2016 - 2017 - Marcus J. Hart
2015 - 2016 - Marcus J. Hart
2014 - 2015 - Marcus J. Hart
2013 - 2014 - John Campion
2012 - 2013 - John Campion
2011 - 2012 - John Campion
2010 - 2011 - John Campion
2009 - 2010 - John Campion
2008 - 2009 - John Campion
2007 – 2008 - John Campion
2006 – 2007 - Stephen J. M. Clee
2005 – 2006 - Stephen J. M. Clee
2004 – 2005 - Stephen J. M. Clee
2003 – 2004 - Howard J. Martin
2002 – 2003 - Elizabeth M. Davies
2001 – 2002 - Michael M. G. Oborski
2000 – 2001 - Michael M. G. Oborski
1999 – 2000 - No Leader
1998 – 1999 - James A. Shaw
1997 – 1998 - James A. Shaw
1996 – 1997 - James A. Shaw
1995 – 1996 - Jane C. Bonnick
1994 – 1995 - Jane C. Bonnick
1993 – 1994 - James A. Shaw
1992 – 1993 - James A. Shaw
1991 – 1992 - James A. Shaw
1990 – 1991 - James A. Shaw
1989 – 1990 - James A. Shaw
1988 – 1989 - Gilbert W. Edwards
1987 – 1988 - Gilbert W. Edwards
1986 – 1987 - Gilbert W. Edwards
1985 – 1986 - Michael M. G. Oborski
1984 – 1985 - Anthony J. Batchelor
1983 – 1984 - Graham W. Ballinger
1982 – 1983 - Anthony J. Batchelor
1981 – 1982 - Anthony J. Batchelor
1980 – 1981 - Anthony J. Batchelor
1979 – 1980 - Anthony J. Batchelor
1978 – 1979 - Malcolm R. Cooper
1977 – 1978 - Malcolm R. Cooper
1976 – 1977 - Malcolm R. Cooper
1975 – 1976 - Malcolm R. Cooper
1974 – 1975 - Graham. F. Smith

May 2023

The Cabinet

Councillor Marcus Hart

  • Strategic policy co-ordination
  • National and regional influence
  • Partnerships, policy and performance
  • Wyre Forest Forward
  • Communications and branding

Email address: marcus.hart@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Councillor Ian Hardiman

  • Strategic Housing, Private Sector Housing and homelessness
  • Water Management
  • Health and wellbeing, community development
  • Localism agenda including asset transfers; relations with parish councils
  • Democratic services
  • Human resources
  • Customer Services
  • Legal services
  • Building maintenance, estate and facilities management including Wyre Forest House
  • Equality and diversity

Email address: ian.hardiman@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Councillor Ben Brookes

  • Parks and open spaces
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Waste Reduction
  • Refuse Collection & Recycling
  • Fleet Management
  • Street Cleansing
  • Public Conveniences
  • Parking Services
  • Cemeteries
  • Health and safety

Email address: ben.brookes@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Councillor Dan Morehead

  • Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Town Centres
  • Tourism
  • Implementation of major regeneration projects, including Future High Streets Fund and Levelling Up Fund projects
  • Sustainability
  • Council’s response to the green agenda and climate emergency
  • Spatial Planning including Local Plan
  • Development Management
  • Land charges
  • Building Control

Email address: dan.morehead@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Councillor Tracey Onslow

  • Cultural and leisure services
  • Countryside service
  • Community Safety
  • Regulatory services
  • Emergency planning
  • Safeguarding
  • Relations with voluntary sector

Email address: tracey.onslow@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Councillor David Ross

  • Finance and audit
  • Revenues and benefits
  • Commercial income generation
  • Information and Communication Technology, digital services
  • Capital portfolio fund
  • Wyre Forest Lottery

Email address: david.ross@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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