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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.
Stourport and Bewdley set to disappear !
There are changes being proposed to the boundaries of the Parliamentary constituencies.Wyre Forest is to disappear ! .. along with references to Stourport, Bewdley, and any outlying areas .. eg. Chaddesley, Rock !All will be known as .. .. (wait for it) .. .. (drum roll) .. .. pause .. .. KIDDERMINSTER !!!!Adjacent localities might retain their old names .. while being told that they’ve ‘moved’ toother areas ! Wychbold and Harvington travel all the way from Mid-Worcestershire to Redditch ..Four other places also get told they’re now in Redditch ..Droitwich and Evesham ‘pair up’ as neighbours in the all-new Mid-Worcestershire ..Droitwich and Evesham ? Which are 18.2 miles apart - a journey which takes 29 minutes (at the best of times) !“It’s a mad, mad, mad world !”While the size of The House won’t shrink (could you ever envisage them getting rid of their own jobs ?) the new arrangements would see Welsh constituencies dwindle by 8 seats - and the Scots have 2 fewer.
Object to having your medical records shared with commercial companies ?You have to Wed. 23rd June to objectRead more.____________________________
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If you’re an EU, EEA (*EU also including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or a Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. You can also apply if you’re the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.APPLY BY WEDNESDAY 30th JUNEIf your application is successful, you’ll get either settled or pre-settled status.You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or already have indefinite leave to remain.You can sign up for email updates about the scheme.It’s free to apply to the scheme .. .. .. at .Gov.ukYou need to apply even if you:•were born in the UK but are not a British citizen - you can check if you’re a British citizen if you’re not sure •have a UK ‘permanent residence document’•are a family member of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who does not need to apply - including if they’re from Ireland•are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with a British citizen family memberIf you have children, you need to apply for them separately.Proof of identity1.If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you need a valid passport or valid national identity card. You also need to provide a digital photo of your face.2.If you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you need to provide one of the following:•a valid passport•a valid biometric residence permit•a valid biometric residence card•a digital photo of your face. If you do not already have a valid biometric residence card, you will also need to provide your fingerprints (this is not needed for children 5 or under).
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We would offer our congratulations to Tonia Enderbury, of Spennells, who, as chief executive officer at Droitwich CVS has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the community, supporting people living in Droitwich and working tirelessly delivering food and prescriptions to individuals and for those in need throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.Craig Browne from Droitwich was awarded the BEM for services to charitable fundraising and volunteering during Covid-19 and, from Redditch, former England footballer Geoff Thomas, founder of the ‘Geoff Thomas Foundation’, was awarded an MBE for services to the NHS and Charity. Michael Hopkins, also from Redditch, was awarded an MBE for services to education as principal of ‘South and City College’ in Birmingham.CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL
The British Empire Medal (BEM) (formally British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service) is a British and Commonwealth award for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown. The current honour was created in 1922
Letter to Mark Garnier MP - Wyre Forest.I have just read your column in this week’s Shuttle“.. the heavy hand of bureaucracy weighing down on local businesses at Severn Side North, in Bewdley..” “.. the perfect spot to serve customers on the glorious Bewdley riverbank..”“..imaginative thinking is needed..”I must say you were very restrained in your comments ! I would have been far more forthright ! Let us also be clear that the bureaucracy to which you allude is not from the local District Council but from Worcs. County Council. It is nothing short of petty bureaucracy! They need to be called out on this in no uncertain terms. Let’s have some common sense for a change !Peter YoungI.H.C. District Cllr. for Broadwaters