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Cross-party group set up to spend Wyre Forest regeneration fund
A CROSS-party review group has been set up to help Wyre Forest District Council spend its £1 million economic regeneration fund.
At a meeting last night, cabinet approved recommendations outlined in a report on the next steps for utilising the grant cash.
The group is made up of Conservative councillors John Campion, district council leader and Marcus Hart, deputy leader, Liberal councillor Fran Oborski, Independent councillor Helen Dyke and Labour councillors Howard Martin and Jamie Shaw.
Mr Campion said: “The group will be the body responsible for overseeing plans. We will hold the first meeting in the first part of May.
“We now expect things to move forward with considerable pace.”
Its first priority will be to spend the £50,000 fund set aside to support an apprenticeship scheme.
Other proposals approved include creating an “action plan” for Kidderminster town centre and putting £100,000 towards helping new and developing businesses.