John Whitehouse

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Gas Alliance Works in Kenilworth – Continued!

by John Whitehouse on 2 April, 2009

As all residents will have realised by now, the major programme of works in Kenilworth by the Gas Alliance was not completed by the end of March as originally planned! There are still lots of unfilled holes across the town, and the traffic disruption caused by the traffic light controls at Abbey Hill has been […]

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Drugs Raid in Burton Green

by John Whitehouse on 1 April, 2009

Now that it has been reported in the local press yesterday, I can comment on a major police drugs raid on a house in Burton Green last Friday morning. Police were alerted by neighbours who became suspicious of activity at the rented house ove the past few months. Inside they found hundreds of cannabis plants […]

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A Sunday walk down the Greenway

by John Whitehouse on 29 March, 2009

The first day of British Summer Time and the sun shining, so what better way for my wife and I to spend the afternoon than walking along the Kenilworth to Berkeswell Greenway, part of the Connect2 Kenilworth walking and cycling route? It was great to see so many people out enjoying themselves, including lots of […]

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Meeting Baroness Ros Scott

by John Whitehouse on 29 March, 2009

I attended a fund-raising dinner in Dunchurch on Friday evening, where the guest speaker was Baroness Ros Scott, who became national President of the Liberal Democrat party in January 2009. What an inspiring person she is! Having left school at sixteen and married young she got into local politics as a young mother, got elected […]

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On Thursday I attended a meeting with Warwickshire Police and County Council officers, to agree the basis of a new joint “Community Speedwatch” scheme to be piloted in Kenilworth and Nuneaton from 1st May. If the pilot is successful it will be rolled out across Warwickshire. Details will be announced shortly. I chair the local Safer […]

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Walking the Connect2 Kenilworth Path

by John Whitehouse on 29 March, 2009

On Wednesday I arranged a walk along part of the route of the new Connect2 Kenilworth walking and cycling route which is currently under construction, supported by Sustrans and the Big Lottery. The local press reporter and photographer came along together with Sustrans representatives and a number of local Steering Group members.   It was […]

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Gas Alliance Works in Kenilworth

by John Whitehouse on 11 March, 2009

This morning I met a Gas Alliance representative together with other local councillors, business leaders, council officers and local police, to discuss the current major programme of gas mains replacement across Kenilworth. The programme has not met its original timetable due to a number of unforeseen problems. What we discussed in outline was the completion […]

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More New Lighting for Kenilworth Abbey Ward

by John Whitehouse on 11 March, 2009

For the fourth year running I’ve been successful in winning a share of the County Council’s Minor Works budget for 2009/10, a record I’m proud of. £13,000 has been allocated to upgrade the lighting on the popular Blundells footway running betwwen Priory Road and Southbank Road, and between Southbank Road and Abbey End car park. This follows the […]

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Members Fund Grants

by John Whitehouse on 11 March, 2009

As an experiment this year, the County Council’s Warwick Area Committee allocated a sum of £2,000 to each county councillor, to recommend small grants to suitable voluntary groups and organisation in their areas. The final batch of grant awards for 2008/09 were agreed at the Area Committee meeting yesterday evening. I think this scheme has […]

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Connect2 Kenilworth – Are Local Tories Against It Or Not?

by John Whitehouse on 1 February, 2009

Over the past few weeks the local Sustrans Connect2 scheme has been ‘sniped at’ in the local press by Kenilworth Conservative town councillors, although they won’t come clean as to whether they want to oppose the scheme outright or not.  As chairman of the local Connect2 Steering Group, I have been defending the scheme vigorously […]

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