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

Welcome to Wyre Forest,

North Worcestershire


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
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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.
THURSDAY MAY 6th IS POLLING DAY when you can vote for Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Area (Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin) Worcestershire County Council For representation on Worcestershire County Council, the Wyre Forest area is split into 9 electoral divisions with 1 County Councillor in each division, except Stourport-on-Severn Division where there are 2. The nine are_ Bewdley; Chaddesley; Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall; St Marys; St Johns; St Georges and St Oswald; St Chads; St Barnabas; Stourport-On-Severn (x2). Town Councillors Kidderminster Town Council is be made up of 6 wards with 3 councillors in each ward. Click here for an interactive map of Kidderminster Wards.
VOTING BY POSTAL BALLOT Should you wish to apply for a ballot to VOTE BY POST , download your application here_ Download the application letter here If you're unable to print the application form or need it in an accessible format, contact the electoral services team at Wyre Forest Council for help_ Call The Hub - 01562 732928 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm) Visit The Hub at Green Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1HA. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm) Write to_ Wyre Forest District Council, Elections Team, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7WF If you aren't able to cast your vote in person, you can ask someone you trust to cast your vote for you_ (Your Proxy ). That person can either go to your polling station to cast your vote, or can apply to vote for you by post_ Download the application letter here The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the elections on 6 th May 2021 is 5pm on Tuesday 27 th April. You must also have been registered to vote by midnight on Monday 19 th April.
Your HEALTH CONCERN Candidates To learn more about them, simply ‘click’ on their name John Beeson Candidate for Worcs. County Council COOKLEY, WOLVERLEY AND WRIBBENHALL Claire Barnett Candidate for Worcs. County Council STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN John Thomas Candidate for Worcs. County Council STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN Susie Griffiths Candidate for Worcs. County Council ST. BARNABAS Sue Meekings Candidate for Worcs. County Council ST. JOHNS Susie Griffiths Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTH Keith Robertson Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTH Angela McGuire Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTH Peter Young Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council BROADWATERS WARD Sue Meekings Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FOLEY PARK & HOOBROOK WARD Rob Lloyd Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council BLAKEBROOK AND HABBERLEY WARD HEALTH CONCERN is pleased to endorse the following Independent candidates_ Calne Edginton-White Bewdley/Rock (Independent) Mary Rayner St. Oswalds (Independent) Helen Dyke Chaddeslley/Spennells (Independent) Brett Caulfield St Chads (Green)


on MAY 6



Independent Health Concern (IHC), popularly known as “Health Concern”, is a political party based in Wyre Forest. It was founded in 1999 and grew out of the campaign to restore emergency services at Kidderminster Hospital. The NHS, local and general, remains a crucial interest, and so after a year of lock-down we are disturbed to see Covid- 19 challenging the NHS to its limit. The pitiful 1% pay rise has offended NHS staff intolerably. We will support these staff members in all ways that we can. Since contesting elections at all levels, with great success, the party continues to support local communities on all matters of importance. Being independent of major parties and their whips, party members can vote in favour of all issues benefiting the local people and opposing those that do not. This great privilege enabled me, when I was the Wyre Forest M.P. from 2001 – 2010, to vote with the government or against it as the occasion indicated. At Health Concern we pride ourselves as being a local party whose members live and work in their area and know and share the hopes and needs of those they represent.” Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.
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