A BROMSGROVE Councillor has pledged to start holding joint “surgeries” again for residents of South Bromsgrove after they were suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Worcestershire County Councillor Kyle Daisley started the joint initiative with Bromsgrove District Councillors following his election in 2019, promising to work with other Councillor colleagues to make sure the community had access to help and advice about local government services provided by both the county and district councils.

He said: “It is vital now more than ever that residents see their local councillors in the community and have the opportunity to raise any issues or problems. Working together with district councillor colleagues and others like the police is the best way to support our communities in these challenging times”.

Councillor Michael Thompson District Councillor for Charford said: “I very much welcome Kyle’s proactivity and willingness to work together. Since his election he has reached out to all councillors of all political persuasions to work for the betterment of the community. In my view this is exactly the way good community politics in practised”

West Mercia Police recently held a pop up surgery to which Councillors were invited to attend and offer their support. Councillor Daisley added “I was pleased to be able to support the police at their surgery in Charford and hear first hand from residents about crime and anti social behaviour which is affecting our community and what the police are doing to tackle it”.

The surgeries will be held in a Covid-safe environment and will be advertised locally and on social media. The first surgery will be on Saturday 15th August 2020 at St Andrew’s Church in Charford between 10am and 11.30am.