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

Health Concern

the ‘premier’ Independent Party in Wyre Forest

Contact

01562 823 581

Please use this answer-phone service to contact our office. You can also make contact with specific Councillors via the phone / e.mail details on <Councillors>

E.mail

Please use talk2us@healthconcern.org.uk to send a message. It will either be replied to directly or acknowledged & forwarded to the appropriate person.

Fax

Yes; we still use the jolly-old fax - it cannot be hacked the way these new-fangled systems can. Our number is 01562 77 00 11

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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

Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ party but a 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. The party 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.

“JUST IN TIME .. DELIVERED ‘JUST-IN-TIME ..”

‘BLAME TOYOTA’ !! The present queues at forecourts .. the empty shelves in supermarkets .. the ‘Panic Buying’ even when Cabinet Minsters say “DON’T Panic Buy” .. just blame Toyota ! They’re the company who, in 1940, brought down their production costs by doing away with ware-houses full of parts (and the money tied-up in buying and then storing) by having bits and pieces delivered directly onto the production line as they were building machinery. “Damned clever idea .. wot ?” And then paying for the goods after the delivery lorry returned home and they’d used the part. “Even damned cleverer idea .. wot ?” Trouble is .. it all falls down (like a House-of-Cards) when something out-of-the-ordinary happens .. like WE EACH ORDERED AN EXTRA 5 LITRES OF PETROL. That’s what it took for this “fuel shortage” to occur .. we were (each) ordering (a little) more .. but that ‘little more’ wasn’t in the tanks .. it was ‘back at the Depot’ .. waiting to be delivered (because most petrol stations only run at 40% capacity .)

“WE ARE NOT ALONE !”

IT’S NOT JUST THE U.K. America has bare shelves: Walmart and Costco limit toilet paper sales to 3 per customer, while toy companies warn parents their kids' Christmas gifts won't arrive in time thanks to backlog at ports, rail yards and on the roads. Around the states, there are shortages of goods on shelves in Target, Costco, Home Depot and Sears (American stores). Some 60 cargo ships are stalled off ports to drop off goods from hundreds of thousands of containers. There is a global shortage in truck drivers which is stalling distribution of goods and railroads are also jammed. The cost of shipping a single container from China to LA reached $20,000 last month - four times what it cost last October - and some retailers are telling people to order Christmas gifts now to ensure they arrive on time TEXAS: Clothing racks at a Sears in El Paso, Texas, were empty on Sunday. CONNECTICUT: Costco in Norwalk is limiting shoppers to one multipack of toilet paper, one roll of paper towel. NEW YORK: A Target store in Meford has half-empty shelves in the toy section. Toy manufacturers say they have $8million worth of goods just sitting in factories and warehouses in China, waiting to be shipped to the US .. at an exorbitant cost. NEW YORK: A Target store has shelves empty in the Halloween section. VIRGINIA: A Home Depot in Virginia Beach on Sunday had many of the shelves completely empty. TEXAS: Shelves holding diapers remain barren at CVS Pharmacy in Dallas. Target and Walmart store chains are hiring private charter ships to try to speed up the process and meet holiday demands.
Bet you didn’t know that ? And then there were fewer drivers (because so many had retired) .. but then, do we really want OAP tanker drivers in charge of 11,600 gallons of petrol driving towards us at 50 mph ? (However fine their driving record). I’d rather they were taking their well-earned ease, possibly alongside us (given that we both find sufficient fuel to go on holiday).
Sir David Anthony Andrew Amess 26 March 1952 – 15 October 2021 Raised a Catholic, he attended St Anthony's Infant and Junior Schools, then St Bonaventure's Grammar School (now St Bonaventure's Catholic School) in Forest Gate and then Bournemouth College of Technology where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Government. He taught at St John the Baptist Primary School in Bethnal Green for a year (1970–71), and then spent a short time as an underwriter before becoming a recruitment consultant. In Parliament he sat on the Health Committee (1998–2008), the Chairmen's Panel Committee (2001–2021), & the Administration Committee (2015–2020), while furthering the 'Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988' (which came about as a result of Amess' long-standing concern for animal welfare, supported by the National Farmers Union) and the ‘Warm Homes and Energy Conservation 2000 Act’ to reduce 'fuel poverty'. 'A man who believed passionately in this country and its future' - Boris Johnson PM ‘A dedicated, thoughtful man and a true Parliamentarian’ - Grant Shapps MP 'Let this tragic moment galvanise us to better preserve the sacred relationship between the governed and those who govern us' - Tom Harris, journalist 'We have placed a photograph of David here to remember him, remember his wonderful smile, a smile that was genuine, that was sincere.' - Father Jeff Woolnough Parish Priest