Wyre Forest District Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

'Progressive Alliance' to run Wyre Forest District Council

BBC Hereford and Worcester

A "progressive alliance" looks set to seize control of Wyre Forest District Council following last week's local elections.

Wyre Forest District Council's HQ
Google

Until Thursday, the authority was Conservative-controlled but the party lost six seats and its majority.

The Independent Community and Health Concern group gained seats to be the next largest party with nine councillors.

The council says that group, along with other independents, plus Liberal Democrat and Green councillors, have formed a coalition called the "Progressive Alliance" to run the authority after 22 May.

'Public lost confidence in national politicians'

Matthew Bone

BBC Hereford & Worcester political reporter

The Conservatives have lost control in Herefordshire, Malvern, the Wyre Forest and Worcester.

In the Wyre Forest, the Tories lost six seats, leaving them with 14, as there were gains for smaller parties.

Had Brexit been delivered, whether you be a Remainer or a Brexiteer, whether you're a fan of the prime minister or not, the difficulty is the public have lost confidence in national politicians, particularly the Westminster Parliament and that has been the reaction that I've heard on the doorsteps for some weeks now."

Marcus HartConservatives' Wyre Forest leader

BreakingConservatives lose control of Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest District Council is now under no overall control after Conservative losses.

The Tories lost six seats, with Labour losing three.

There was a one-seat gain for both the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.

Graphic
BBC

Tories retain seats in Malvern Hills

James Pearson

Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Results have started to trickle in for the Malvern Hills District Council with the Conservatives holding all contested seats so far.

Count in Herefordshire
Herefordshire Council

We're also expecting results for yesterday's election in Herefordshire where the Conservatives only have a majority through the casting vote of the chairman.

The Conservatives are expected to retain Wychavon and Wyre Forest District Councils but their majorities may be eroded.

In Bromsgrove, the Independent candidates there are feeling very confident, they might be hopeful of claiming the seat of Conservative council leader Geoff Denaro.

Green belt plans dropped from proposals for 5,500 houses

BBC Hereford and Worcester

A new village and a major housing development are two of the main proposals to find sites for more than 5,500 new homes in part of Worcestershire.

Wyre Forest District Council has revised its local plan, schemes drawn up by every local authority to identify enough land to meet local housing needs.

Wyre Forest HQ
Google

In Wyre Forest, the latest stage of the proposals will see a new village at Lea Castle and an extension of Kidderminster to the east of the town.

But plans to build on the green belt at Spennells and Offmore have been dropped after heavy opposition from people who already live there.

The council's scrutiny committee will now examine the latest version of the local plan next Thursday, before a new consultation.

Office block bought for £6.1m by council

BBC Hereford and Worcester

A council's bought an office block for £6.1m as part of plans to make money in the future.

The 30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m) building is just off J4 of the M42, near Shirley, and has been bought by Wyre Forest District Council.

It says the move follows a first purchase of retail units in Kidderminster in June.

The council reckons it'll get a net income of £125,000-a-year which it plans to plough back into council services.

Drop in number of public toilets

Reality Check

The number of public toilets maintained by Cheshire East Council's dropped by almost 30 over six years, according to new figures.

The BBC has been analysing statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information act for the number of council-run public toilets.

Engaged sign locked toilet door
BBC

In 2012, there were 27 maintained by Cheshire East Council and by this year that had fallen to just two.

Across the West Midlands, three authorities - Wyre Forest, Herefordshire and Dudley - have each stopped maintaining more than 10 toilets over the same period.

Local authorities are not legally required to provide toilets, meaning they are often closed as councils look to cut costs.

You can see how many public toilets your local council still runs here on the BBC website.

BreakingElections 2018: Labour gain at Wyre Forest

Allen Cook

BBC News

We have our first gain of the day in the Wyre Forest District Council elections as Labour take the Broadwaters ward.

They'll still need more to unsettle the Conservatives who had a majority of 11 going into these elections.

That gain was the seventh declared of the 11 seats up for election this time.