John Whitehouse

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Warwickshire County Council launched a new 4-week consultation on the future of its Integrated Disability Service: http://askwarks.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/integrated-disability-service-consultation-on-the-proposed-matrix-of-need/ This is a direct result of concerted action by opposition WCC councillors, who were not satisfied with the decision taken by Conservative Cabinet members on 12 Sep, and who therefore “called in” the decision to a special meeting […]

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Free advice on fitting child car seats

by John Whitehouse on 4 October, 2013

I was pleased to see a the latest road safety initiative from Warwickshire County Council, who have organised a number of ‘clinics’ across the county where parents can come along and get free advice on buying and fitting child car seats and information on the new i-size regulations. The Kenilworth clinic will be held at the […]

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Can we have OUR £6.9 billion as well please?

by John Whitehouse on 24 September, 2013

An interesting calculation in today’s Financial Times, that the costs of HS2 now work out at £160 million per mile. Warwickshire would get 43 miles of HS2 track – 32 miles in Phase 1 and 11 miles in Phase 2. That works out at a total cost of £6.9 billion for the Warwickshire sections of […]

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An ‘omnishambles’?

by John Whitehouse on 3 January, 2013

A few days ago I described as a ‘shambles’ the introduction of the new part-night street lighting arrangements in Warwick District. Now, after yet more policy changes announced ‘on the hoof’, the situation undoubtedly deserves the full title of  ‘omnishambles‘ (as in ‘The Thick of It). Why? Well, the Oxford Dictionary’s definition of their “word […]

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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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FIGHTING TO SAVE KENILWORTH YOUTH CENTRE

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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 It will have taken seven months since the consultation over the future of the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service closed in December last year, but finally we are going to get the chance to debate the final proposals for the service at Full Council on the 20th July. I’ve no idea yet what the new […]

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Tory Hypocrisy over Fire Cuts

by John Whitehouse on 16 September, 2009

My blood boiled seeing our local Tory MP on TV on Monday night, standing in front of Kenilworth Fire Station and promising to fight its closure.  What hypocrites the Tories are! They have a dominant majority on the County Council, and it’s the County Council that is proposing to axe seven fire stations across Warwickshire, including […]

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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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