PEOPLE living in the east of Droitwich will have a change to raise any issues they have.

Ward councillor Bob Brookes and Wychavon District Council officers will visit the area as part of the council's Connecting with Communities initiative.

Coun Brookes will speak to residents and business on Thursday, March 6.

He will be updating traders about plans such as the Charter Market and increasing footfall in the area.

It is one of Wychavon District Council’s promises to create a programme for all councillors to meet residents in their wards and to work together on solutions to any local issues.

Mr Brookes will be in Droitwich town centre from 9.30am to 10.30am, including Victoria Square, St Andrew’s Square and High Street.

He will then hold a surgery at Droitwich Heritage and Tourist Information Centre, St Richard's House, Victoria Square, from 11am to 1pm.

He said: "I’m very proud to be both a councillor for Droitwich east, and deputy town mayor. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to meet with residents and businesses in my ward. The visits are really important as they give us the chance to find out how we’re doing as a council and what we can do to improve our services.

"Droitwich Spa has been my family home for the last 30 years, and I am pleased to help with advice, and to look for ways in which the council can work with local people to strengthen the community spirit and build a strong economy.”

To see which wards are next on the programme, go to