John Whitehouse

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Street lighting switch off – two weeks to go!

by John Whitehouse on 18 November, 2012

From 1st December onwards, the vast majority of street lights in Kenilworth will be switched off between midnight and 5.30 am. I’ve given strong support at the County Council to the new part night lighting policy. It will save a lot of money (£500,000 a year) and a lot of energy, helping to reduce our […]

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The consultation “window” for the WDC New Local Plan Preferred Options closes today, 27th July 2012. Set out below is the text of my response to the consultation. PO1: Preferred level of growth I support the preferred option based on an average 600 new homes per annum, as being realistic against current demographic trends and […]

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  Warwickshire County Council has issued a “good news story” press release today, welcoming a new tenant into its building at 129-131 Warwick Road, Kenilworth. The outcome is very good news, for both the county council and for Kenilworth. A valued local employer, Proserve Ltd, with an urgent need for extra space to meet an […]

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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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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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New WCC Trading Standards Alert affecting Kenilworth

by John Whitehouse on 3 June, 2011

Bogus Caller Kenilworth Warwickshire Trading Standards has received a report from a consumer about a potential bogus caller in the Kenilworth area. The caller asked the householder if she was ‘on electric’. She then asked to read the meter and the householder agreed to meet her at her side gate. When the householder did so […]

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Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service Alerts

by John Whitehouse on 9 February, 2011

09/02/11 Diamond Jubilee Warning Schools and other organisations are warned to beware of bogus calls from publishing companies falsely claiming to represent St. James’ Palace, Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service has announced. Trading Standards Officers have received complaints that Warwickshire schools have been cold called by an as yet unknown company selling advertising space […]

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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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Warranty Scam

by John Whitehouse on 19 January, 2011

From time to time Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards issue email warnings about various “scams” which could be affecting local residents. These are circulated widely, but as a service to my residents I intend to publish relevant ones on this web site from now on: 19/01/11Warranty Scam Warwickshire consumers have reported receiving unexpected phone calls […]

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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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