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 21 st January 2021


Persons tested 62,956,912 Positive tests (to date) 3,505,754 Mortalities: 95,829 UK Deaths (per day) 1,820 People vaccinated - 1st dose 4,609,740 (as of 19 January 2021) Worcestershire cases 24,492 Worcestershire deaths 577 Wyre Forest cases 4,071 Worcester City cases 4,538 Wolverhampton cases 19,326 Sandwell cases 25,342 Dudley cases 20,531 Birmingham cases 77,924 The Acute Hospital Trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.
DAY 303

“Happy New Year Tier”

GET THE LA-EST !! REA-DALL ABAHT-IT !! Schools will get two weeks' notice before they reopen, Gavin Williamson has said, as he appeared to suggest a delay to the planned mid-February return. The Government is due to review the situation on February 2 nd , and had been hoping to allow children to return to the classroom after half-term. ___________________ Wockhardt's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on Wrexham Industrial Estate - a Covid vaccine producer - has been THREATENED WITH FLOODING ! ___________________ Vaccine passports for holidaymakers will soon be ‘unavoidable’ as more countries make Covid immunity a condition of entry, according to leading travel health expert Dr Richard Dawood, a specialist in travel medicine. ____________________ Thinking of going abroad because we’ve got it bad ? France: A curfew is in place from 8pm to 6am across much of the country Face masks are required in all public spaces, indoors and out Restaurants and cafés are still closed Spain: Overnight curfew (from 10pm and lasting until 6am) Face masks must be worn everywhere Sale of alcohol between 9pm and 8am banned Italy: Nightly curfew from 10pm to 5am Mandatory masks in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors Closure of museums, theatres, cinemas and concert venues, sports centres, swimming pools, spas and wellness centres Shopping centres closed at weekends Germany: No travel more than 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from home Day trips are explicitly forbidden Private gatherings restricted to one household plus one other person All non-essential shops are shut No drinking alcohol in public Greece: 9pm to 5am curfew Borders are shut Non-essential shops are closed (even for click and collect) Bars and restaurants closed Mandatory to wear a mask in all public places in all areas of Greece ___________________ While Bitcoin continues its downward slide in a sign that its record-breaking rally may have come to an end - the crytocurrency has fallen by as much as 8.4% over the past two days, now that the US President is safely installed - the GBP £ continues to rise against USD $ and Euro € .. .. £1 = €1.13 .. .. £1 = $ 1.37 .. .. a three year high. ____________________
Councillor Fran Oborski no longer deputy leader of Wyre Forest District Council <News page> ____________________________
NHS - GOV.UK advice If you have any coronavirus symptoms: a high temperature a new, continuous cough a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste Get a test and stay at home 1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it.