John Whitehouse

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Tomorrow’s expected announcements about HS2

by John Whitehouse on 9 January, 2012

So much for an open, transparent consultation process about HS2! The past few days have seen a concerted pre-briefing of and by its supporters, and the release to journalists (not the general public yet) of a Network Rail report which purports to prove that strategic alternatives to HS2 will not be sufficient. I had hoped […]

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WCC Trading Standards Alert for Kenilworth

by John Whitehouse on 16 November, 2011

I’ve received the following alert from Trading Standards. While it’s unclear what the motives of the bogus official actually are, one can asssume they’re not honourable! Please take care answering the door therefore. 15/11/2011 Council Officer Warning Kenilworth Warwickshire Trading Standards Service is warning Kenilworth residents about a man who is reported to have been […]

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No to HS2 – News Round-up

by John Whitehouse on 7 September, 2011

I’ve just received the following very useful news round-up from the Stop HS2 Action Group. Last week’s Economist article calling for the abandonment of HS2 could mark the start of the national tide turning! The forthcoming party conference season will be crucial. No to HS2 News Round-up   Economist magazine calls for plans to be […]

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My HS2 Consultation Response

by John Whitehouse on 18 July, 2011

I represent Kenilworth Abbey division on Warwickshire County Council. The electoral division includes the northern side of Kenilworth, the parish of Burton Green and the Warwickshire part of the University of Warwick campus. The proposed HS2 route bisects my electoral division, entering it at the A429 Coventry Road, Kenilworth and leaving it at Hodgetts Lane, […]

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I went down to Abbey End in Kenilworth today to support Kenilworth Youth Club members and workers in their campaign to save the Youth & Community Centre from the effects of threatened massive budget cuts by Warwickshire County Council. Lots of people were signing the county-wide petition calling on the Conservative administration to “withdraw the […]

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Youth Service Petition Gets Massive Support

by John Whitehouse on 19 January, 2011

Dozens of young people from the Lillington and Campion youth centres in Leamington came to last night’s meeting of Warwickshire County Council’s Warwick Area Committee, to see and hear their spokesperson Becky present a 1600-signature petition to the Council. The petition calls on the Council to minimise planned budget cuts to the youth service, and […]

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by John Whitehouse on 9 January, 2011

As chair of the management committee of the Kenilworth Youth & Community Centre, I am leading the local campaign to save the Centre in the face of massive budget cuts threatened by Warwickshire’s Conservative administration. The proposed cuts would remove ALL county funding from the Centre within 2-3 years. Can the Centre survive as an […]

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by John Whitehouse on 1 January, 2011

2010 was another busy and eventful year for me personally and politically. The early months were dominated by my role as General Election Agent for Nigel Rock in the parliamentary contest for Kenilworth & Southam. We succeeded in pushing Labour into a poor third place and establishing the Lib Dems as the clear challengers in […]

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Project Transform – My part in its downfall

by John Whitehouse on 3 October, 2010

A cause for celebration this week! Both Coventry and Solihull councils have decided to pull out of Project Transform, the joint project with Warwickshire to build a new giant incinerator. This kills the PFI project, and forces Warwickshire to go back to the drawing board. I have long argued that the project was fundamentally flawed, […]

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I oppose the High Speed Rail plan

by John Whitehouse on 15 June, 2010

As the county councillor whose electoral division includes the village of Burton Green, a community which would be split in two if the preferred route went ahead, I have been engaged actively in the issue since it was first announced on the 11th March. I have both attended and organised public meetings on the subject, […]

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