I.C.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Community & Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest

Welcome to Wyre Forest

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The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought - having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.

Representing Wyre Forest people

The party works at Wyre Forest District and local Town and Parish levels with Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

As is reflected in it’s title, Independent Community and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP - a junior Minister. While I.C.H.C. remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community - education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.


as per 22 nd September 2020


Persons tested 18,708,484 Positive tests (to date) 398,625 Mortalities: 41,788 UK Deaths (yesterday) 11 Worcestershire cases 2,926 Worcestershire deaths 278 Wyre Forest cases 489 of which there are currently Franche – 5 Habberley - 3 Foley Park – 3 September 17 – the latest data available. Worcester City cases 489 Wolverhampton cases 2,015 Sandwell cases 2,766 Dudley cases 1,685 Birmingham cases 9,384
DAY 184
The Prime Minister has order all hospitality venues in England to close by 10pm from TODAY after the coronavirus alert status was raised to the second-highest level for the first time since June. The Prime Minister addressed the Nation on Tuesday evening telling people to return to home-working where it does not detrimentally affect businesses, and re-stating the need for mask-wearing hand-washing & social distancing.
Coronavirus cases in Worcestershire double compared to previous month The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Worcestershire doubled in August and exceeded the June figure when lockdown restrictions were first eased. As lockdown measures continue to be relaxed, with pupils returning to school this week, public health officials will be mindful of a jump to 173 positive Covid-19 cases in August, double the 87 recorded in July. The figure was also in excess of the 151 positive cases in the county in June but well down from the peak of the pandemic, which saw 1,275 positive cases in April, 591 in May and 325 from March 9 to the end of that month. Redditch grabbed the headlines in August with an outbreak seeing a big spike in cases. It was believed to have been linked to a single family gathering. In total there were 47 Covid-19 cases in the area, compared to only five in July. There were 15 cases from August 13 to 19, then 22 positives from August 20 to 26 but this then fell back to 7 in the last week from August 27 to September 2. Bromsgrove also saw a jump in cases in August with 36, double the 18 in July, and cases continued to rise toward the end of the month in the town, with five from August 13 to 19, six from August 20 to 26 and 12 from August 27 to September 2. Wychavon, the scene of an outbreak at a vegetable farm near Evesham in July, saw 35 Covid positives in August, compared to 27 in July. There was a spike from August 13 to 19 with 12 cases, but numbers then fell back to seven from August 20 to 26 and another seven from August 27 to September 2. Worcester saw 24 positive coronavirus cases in August, compared to 21 in July. But rates rose at the end of the month with two from August 13 to 19, four from August 20 to 26 and nine from August 27 to September 2. Wyre Forest also saw an increase in cases in August rising from just five positives in July to 21 last month. Cases spiked in the middle of the month, with nine from August 13 to 19, ten from August 20 to 26 and two from August 27 to September 2. Malvern, the least Covid-hit part of Worcestershire, saw ten cases in August, down from 11 in July. Total Worcestershire - 2,701 positive Covid-19 cases: Bromsgrove - 580; Wychavon - 497; Redditch - 442; Worcester - 448 and Wyre Forest - 444.
.. and when will they go to the grooming parlor ?
I.C.H.C. acknowledges the debt we owe to THE FEW .. and their sacrifice during the BATTLE OF BRITAIN which took place between 10th July and 31st October 1940 in this the 80th Anniversary year Link to Tribute site
Coronavirus outbreaks at 62 UK schools leaves hundreds of students in isolation Schools in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England have all been affected by coronavirus outbreaks since classes returned in August and September following months at home. There have been confirmed coronavirus cases at 62 schools in the UK since pupils returned last week with many schools forced to shut and many more to tell classes of pupils to isolate following outbreaks. Some examples from all over the country (of what they said wouldn’t happen) … Five members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 at Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill, Suffolk, while two more are waiting to hear back on their results. Dixons Academies Trust, which runs 12 academies in Bradford and Leeds, has confirmed that two staff members and one student have tested positive for the virus at three academies. A Year 7 pupil at Unity College, Burnley, caught the bug on the first day back to school. 25 students in the Year 7 'bubble' were sent home and will also self-isolate for 14 days. A member of staff at St Cecilia's RC High School, Chapel Hill, tested positive on September 5. No pupils have been affected but 12 members of staff have been advised to self isolate for 14 days. An unknown number of pupils at Chesham Grammar School caught the virus last week. A pupil at Ridgeway Primary Academy, Market Harborough, has tested positive. A Strood Academy, Medway, employee and three other members of staff have been advised to self isolate after a positive case at the school. Mellers Primary School, Nottingham, has been forced to close after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.
Just what kind of “science” is Whitehall using these days ? At Monday’s press conference from Downing Street, we were shown a ‘graph’ (not a ‘prediction’ .. an ‘illustration’) of the potential for growth in Covid numbers. Described by scientists as “implausible” and “irresponsible” it plots GB’s development into the worst nation-case in the world ... “not to be expected from any student of mine … “third-rate work” … “a definite C-” … “mere speculation” “it outlines an impossible infection progression - virus just don’t behave like this”. Sir Patrick Valance (Chief Scientific Advisor) tells us the epidemic will DOUBLE EVERY SEVEN DAYS. This means _ 50,000 new infections per day by mid-October 200 deaths a day by late-October which means _ the entire population will have Covid by late-December 11,500,000 deaths by Christmas the entire UK population wiped-out by New Year WHAT SORT OF “SCIENCE” IS THAT ?