John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

  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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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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So what does Vince Cable make of HS2?

by John Whitehouse on 7 September, 2011

Quote from Vince Cable’s autobiography (p.140):- “This particular experience developed in me a strong hostility to big national prestige projects – like the new Wembley and the Olympics – which, via the Lottery, suck money out of local community projects ….” SO WHAT DOES HE MAKE OF HS2? It would be very interesting to find […]

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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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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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