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Councillor information

There are 43 Councillors (also known as 'Members') covering 27 wards.

The three towns in Wychavon (Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore) have several wards and sometimes up to three Councillors for each one. Each Councillor is elected for a term of four years, with the last election on 4 May 2023.

Councillors are elected to represent their constituents and to take decisions upon Council services and policies.

They can claim allowances for carrying out Council duties.

The Political Representation on the Council is:

  • Conservatives: 29
  • Liberal Democrats: 7
  • Labour: 1
  • Green Party: 6

Wychavon is Conservative controlled under a Leader and Executive Board.

Chairman of the Council

The Chairman of Wychavon District Council is elected each year by the full Council at its Annual Meeting in May.

How Decisions are made

The full Council decides the budget and main policies for Wychavon. All Councillors have a vote on this.

The Executive Board and Committees decide on the day-to-day operation of the Council. View committee details.

Members of the public are welcome to speak at most of our meetings. View details and guidelines on public participation at meetings.

Executive Board Members

There are 8 members of Wychavon's Executive Board. Each one has responsibility for a different area of our our work.

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Leader of the Council

Responsibilities: Lead on Covid-19 Recovery Plan, external Role at local, regional and national level including joint working, lead on business planning, performance and corporate strategy, Chair the Board and Lead the Council, corporate communications and reputation, corporate consultation and engagement, external strategic partnership working. 

Cllr Bradley Thomas, Executive Board Member for Economic Growth and Tourism

Responsibilities: economic growth and development, lead on SEP and LEP matters, urban and rural regeneration, tourism, skills including apprenticeships, town centre master planning and recovery, funding and investment in town centres.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Resident and Customer Services

Responsibilities: Waste and recycling, street cleansing, parks and open spaces, car parks, public toilets, customer services charter, contact centres.

Cllr Emma Kearsey, Executive Board Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Urban Design

Responsibilities: SWDP Review, policy, planning and neighbourhood planning, heritage and biodiversity, building control, strategic transport and infrastructure matters, strategic urban design policy and initiatives, land charges and street naming, planning enforcement.

Cllr Chris Day, Deputy Leader and Executive Board Member for Housing, Health and Wellbeing

Responsibilities: Strategic housing function, homelessness and rough sleeping, private sector housing, health and wellbeing, Wychavon Leisure, older persons and ageing well, social mobility and Droitwich West.

Cllr Aaron Powell, Executive Board Member for Resources and Investment

Responsibilities: Budget – revenue and capital spend, HR and payroll services, property and estate matters, health and safety, insurance and risk management, revenues and benefits, corporate procurement, ICT, online services, efficiency and transformation.

Cllr Rob Adams, Executive Board Member for Stronger Communities, Culture and Sport

Responsibilities: Policing matters, CCTV and community safety, sports, art and culture, children and young people, safeguarding and CSE, community funding and grant schemes, community development and rural transport.

Cllr Beverley Hardman, Executive Board Member for Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Regulatory Services

Responsibilities: Intelligently Green Plan, Environmental campaigns including litter reduction and plastics minimisation, Stakeholder engagement and initiatives on climate change, energy reduction initiatives, environmental health, Licensing policy and strategy, flooding, drainage and water management.

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