The new chairman and vice chairman for Wyre Forest District Council have been sworn in at annual council.20180524Stephenwilliams

Councillor Stephen Williams, was made Chairman for the fourth time at the meeting on Wednesday 23 May. He has been a councillor for almost 20 years and currently represents Wyre Forest Rural. He was previously Chairman in 2005-2006, 2008-09 and 2014-15.

As the Chairman, Councillor Williams will represent the district at a wide range of functions across the region, including community and charity events and formal openings. He will also chair council meetings and work throughout the year to raise money for charity.  This time he has chosen to support Kidderminster Hospital League of Friends.

The Chairman said: “I have really enjoyed all my terms in office as Chairman and it’s a great honour to be given the opportunity to take on the role again. I will endeavour to be a good ambassador for both the council and district.

“I chose to raise money for Kidderminster Hospital League of Friends as it is a charity very close to my heart. During my previous spells as Chairman, I would speak at their annual meetings and I got to see firsthand the great work they do. They really are a lifeline for patients in need”.

Organisations that would like advice on inviting the Chairman to attend an event should contact the Chairman’s secretary, Karen Walsh by email or call 01562 732708.

Councillor Ken Henderson, who represents Areley Kings and Riverside, will be Vice Chairman for the municipal year. 

Councillor Williams takes over from outgoing chairman Councillor David Little.

For more information on Kidderminster Hospital League of Friends visit