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 9TH July 2020
Known UK cases: (Old)315,822Known UK deaths:44,650(New methodology)288,133Daily confirmed cases: 512Daily deaths (national): 48 [- 89] Worcestershire cases:2,359 Worcestershire deaths:274 [+ 2] Wolverhampton cases:1,382 Sandwell cases:1,641Dudley cases:1,303 Birmingham cases:4,835 A change in the way cases are being counted = confusion = “clever, that”.______________________________________________________________
_____________________________And now, pubs are open .. and life returns to normal.Why, we can even go to Glyndebourne for a spot of opera .. or listen to the ‘luvvies’ at Minack._________________________________________
Places of Worship
Churches, Mosques, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Meeting Houses and other places of worship can consider re-opening - with appropriate Deep Cleaning and Social Distancing._________________________________________
Weddings & Baptisms
These ceremonies will be able to take place - though with many changes:•only 30 people present - no kissing the Bride (!) - no organ - only one person to sing - just “the legal bits” - no donations ‘on the plate’ - disposable Orders-of-Service•only parents to hold the baby - just a little water ‘on the body’ - no full immersion•worshippers may have to ‘call ahead’ and “book” a pew•expected to take their own holy book / prayer mat
“If you go down to the Trust, today ..They’re in for a BIG surprise .. !”as West Mercia Police Detectives begin work at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust’s scandal-hit Maternity Unit.Details
Revised Lockdown Conditions
(Friday 19th June)DOWNGRADINGWE ARE NOW AT STAGE THREE_____________________________________
Local authorityNew cases 13-19 JuneNew cases 20-26 JuneTotal casesLeicester39411,052Leicestershire28211,414Derbyshire23251,818Barnsley38131,088Birmingham23223,359Dudley 8 2 898Sandwell 8101,090Wolverhampton 8 51,051Worcestershire12 31,445Herefordshire 2 1 464Shropshire1813 874For those interested in numbers, these statistics make for ‘interesting’ reading -•how rural Worcestershire compares with our West Mercian cousins•how Worcs. compares with rural Derbyshire & Leicestershire•how urban, multi-cultural West Midlands compares with other urban areasCan you discover any rhyme or reason for the differences ?Answer, on a postcard, to 10, Downing Street. (First Class).
.. 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 BRITAINwhich took place between10th July and 31st October 1940in this the 80th Anniversary yearLink to Tribute site