John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Children In Care Council

by John Whitehouse on 21 April, 2009

I helped to launch the Children In Care Council at Warwickshire County Council yesterday, and to sign the ‘Warwickshire Pledge’ which sets out our promises and commitments to looked after children and young people. It was a great event compered by ‘Dreadlockalien’ (aka poet Richard Grant),, and with graffiti artist Richard Inwood helping the young […]

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County Election Day 4th June

by John Whitehouse on 16 April, 2009

Yesterday I went to collect the nomination forms for the County Council elections on 4th June and to receive a briefing from the local Electoral Services officers. Although the formal notice of poll is not until 28th April, getting the forms in my hands made it all seem suddenly very real! This year’s county campaign […]

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K2L (Kenilworth to Leamington) Cycle Route

by John Whitehouse on 7 April, 2009

Yesterday I met the Cycleways K2L action group, who are trying to raise the profile again of this long-running campaign for improvements for cyclists on the route between Kenilworth and Leamington. The route has a number of major obstacles and hazards for cyclists, including the Thickthorn Island over the A46, the Chesford cross roads and […]

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Zero or Low Carbon Homes

by John Whitehouse on 7 April, 2009

At the weekend I went to a very interesting meeting organised by Action21’s Renewable Energy Club in conjunction with KICC (Kenilworth Initiative for Climate Change). Two Kenilworth residents, David Searle and George Martin, gave talks about their recent experiences of building zero or low carbon homes. David’s house was a new build, and he has […]

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Concessionary Travel For Young People – A Result!

by John Whitehouse on 2 April, 2009

I was delighted to win the backing of the Cabinet today for the County Council to commission an external study of the feasibility and costs of introducing a concessionary travel scheme for young people in Warwickshire. The work will now be done in time to inform decision making at the time of the next County […]

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Children & Young People Overview & Scrutiny Committee

by John Whitehouse on 2 April, 2009

Yesterday we held the last meeting of the County Council’s Children & Young People Overview & Scrutiny Committee before the elections on the 4th June. I have been a member of the Committee for the last 4 years, the Lib Dem spokesperson for the last 3, and the vice-chairman of the Committee for the last […]

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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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