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

Home of I.C.H.C.


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>


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


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
Independent Community & Health Concern ____________________________________________________________

Our ‘Heart-in-Hands’ logo


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 11 th August 2020


Persons tested 13,453,361 Positive tests (to date) 311,641 Mortalities: UK Deaths (yesterday) 21 Worcestershire cases 2,447 Worcestershire deaths 276 Wyre Forest cases 414 Worcester cases 417 Wolverhampton cases 1,510 Sandwell cases 1,960 Dudley cases 1,357 Birmingham cases 5,508 * There has been Yet Another Change in the way cases are being counted = confusion = “clever, that”.
DAY 142
The latest Lockdown details Confused about the rules of Lockdown? Here’s what you can and can’t do now Here’s where you can and can’t do it LINK


WHO advice on the use of Face-masks
.. 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

When & Where do we have to wear face masks ?

There has been a (further) Change in the Law on wearing Facemasks and, from 8 August , the places where you will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include : funeral directors premises providing professional, legal or financial services cinemas theatres bingo halls concert halls, museums and galleries aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers (other than where necessary to remove for treatments) massage centres tattoo and piercing parlours public areas in hotels and hostels place of worship libraries and public reading rooms community centres social clubs indoor entertainment venues - amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities e.g. laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites, etc storage and distribution facilities veterinary services auction houses ______________________________________________

Play your part in tackling the virus

With hot and sunny weather this weekend, we want you to enjoy our outdoor open spaces and support our local businesses. It's important that, whatever you do, you do it safely: Keep your distance from other people Wear a face covering whenever possible (note the change in the law above) Wash your hands as often as possible Take hand sanitiser with you Don't forget the suncream (and wear a hat) ! ______________________________________________