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 1st December 2020
of LOCKDOWN UK
Persons tested39,888,901Positive tests (to date) 1,617,327Mortalities: 66,713UK Deaths (per day) 215Worcestershire cases10,912Worcestershire deaths 339Wyre Forest cases2,011Worcester City cases 1,866Wolverhampton cases 7,993 Sandwell cases12,177Dudley cases12,317Birmingham cases39,759Patients in Worcestershire who died were aged between 47 and 99 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.Download Public Health (England) (29/11/20)“Easy to Read”Statistics breakdown
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON COUNCIL PLANSWyreForestDistrictCouncilleader, GrahamBallinger,isaskingthepublic whichofthecouncil’sprioritieswefeel is most important to us.Tofilloutthesurvey,beforeThursday, December 10, visitwyreforestdc.gov.uk/budget2021Full article on our <News> pageCovid-19pandemicworsenscouncil’s economicpositionandforcesthemto draw-down reserves._____________________________
“Tiers for Fears”26/11/2020: 12:02The measures will be reviewed every fortnight, saysMattHancock,withthefirstfullreviewtobecompletedbytheend of 16th December.Areas in tier three (very high alert) - many businesses must close•Birmingham and Black Country•Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent•Warwickshire, Coventry and SolihullAreas are in tier two (high alert):•Worcestershire•Herefordshire•Shropshire and Telford & WrekinAreas in tier one:Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly Hancock thanks them for their "vigilance".How the government decided which tier to place different areas in.Decisions have been based on:•Case detection rates in all age groups•Case detection rates in the over 60s•The rate at which cases are rising or falling•Positivity rate (the number of positive cases detected as a percentage of tests taken)•Pressure on the NHS
A New Emergency SystemFromOctober,Alexandra(Redditch)andWorcestershireRoyalHospitalsareimplementing anewnationalprogrammecalled‘NHS111First’,wherethepublicwillbeaskedto contactNHS111beforeattendingA&Eiftheyhaveanurgent(butnotseriousorlife-threatening) medical emergency.TheywillthenbegivenatimeslotatanA&Edepartmentordirectedtotheappropriate service–whichcouldbeaGPoradentist.Thisnewsystemshouldmeanpatientswillget tospeakwithaseniorclinicianearlierandwilldiminishcrowdingandreducetheriskof Covid-19 transmission.Forpeoplewithseriousorlife-threateningillnessesorinjuriesyouwillstillbeadvisedtodial 999, as before.AttendingA&EwithouthavingcontactedNHS111mayinvolvealongerwaittobeseen, althoughtherewillbe“CareNavigators”inA&Edepartmentstohelppeopleuse‘NHS111’ whiletheyarewaiting,whichmayresultinpeoplebeingdirectedelsewhereforprompt treatment._________________________________________________________Door-to-door carol singing and nativity plays for under 18s can take place once the lockdown in England ends, a Church of England representative has said (as long as people maintained 2m social distancing).Indoor communal singing would be limited to “performance only” from 2nd December, meaning choirs or bands can sing in places of worship over Christmas but not the wider congregation.[You can be sung to .. but not with]For full details of all Tier Two restrictions, go to .gov.uk____________________________________________________________
The World Health Organisation has announced that dogs cannot contract COVID-19
so dogs held in quarantine can now be released.
To be clear,
WHO let the dogs out.
Are you dreaming .. .. ?I know I’m dreaming .. ..But PaddyPower is saying ..15/8Aberdeen2/1Dundee10/3Edinburgh - Glasgow4/1Belfast - Dublin - Leeds -Manchester5/1London - Norwich6/1Birmingham - Cardiff - LiverpoolCurrent odds (17/11/2020) on a “White Christmas(day)” .. and the most recent one was .. 2010.According to Mrs Sofia Money-Coutts - wife of Crispin, the 9th Baron Latymer .. and former ‘Tatler-Toff’ ..“Just EVERYBODY is starting their Christmas-es EARLY this year .. ‘Darhling’ !”