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Team of experts for area debate
8:36am Thursday 21st February 2013 in Local
PANEL members have been announced for the second Wyre Forest State o f the Area Debate in Kidderminster.
The event was held for the first time last year and will again be chaired by Shuttle ed itor C l ive Joyce on Thursday, March 7.
Questions will be answered by a panel of experts, including Ken Wigfield, regional chairman of the Federation o f Sma l l Bus inesses – Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestersh ire, and John Andrews, partner of Wyre Forest estate agents Doolittle & Dalley LLP.
Jane Sm ith o f K idderm - inster Academy, Wyre Forest MP Mark Garn ier and Wyre Forest D istr ict Council Leader, Conserv - at ive John Camp ion, w i l l also be panel members.
T h e d e b a t e h a s b e e n e x p a n d e d t o i n c l u d e a regeneration fair followed by a forma l pub l i c m e e t - i n g t o b e h e l d i n t h e Council Chamber at Wyre Forest House.
Visitors will be able to discuss a lternat ive forms o f travel around the district and exp lore ways to grow local businesses.
Business leaders and residents can also share their views on the development of the area and get an update on ReWyre projects.
Mr Campion said: “This is an opportunity for people from across the district to see what has been achieved over the past year, hear about future plans and give us their views.
“We want to know about the type of initiatives they support, so we can work with our partners to deliver projects which will make a difference.”
The event will take place at Wyre Forest House, in Finepoint Way, at 5pm and the formal public debate will start at 6pm.
Local business owners and residents are invited to submit questions to be debated on the n ight at wyre for estdc.gov.uk or the council’s facebook and twitter page using #WFSOTA.