Archive for May, 2015

Parish Day

Today was spent on various local parish issues, including a meeting with Thornborough Parish Council and Transport for Bucks local area technician to discuss various road repairs, and attending the Stowe Parish Council meeting in Dadford.

Buckingham local transport

I attended the county council’s stand in Buckingham market this morning to promote the new bus, cycle and walking map for Buckingham. Pick up your copy from the Tourist Information at the Old Gaol.

New role at County Council

At the full county council meeting on 21 May, the leader Martin Tett announced his new cabinet for 2015, and I was pleased to accept the new role as cabinet member for Planning & Environment. Details of the portfolio can be found here:

Select Committee Update

I chair the county council’s Environment, Transport and Localities Select Committee and yesterday I presented the inquiry report into Section 106, the legal mechanism that brings mitigation and infrastructure with new development. I am pleased that the cabinet agreed all seven recommendations, with only two of them “in part”. You can hear me present the report Section 106: Getting better outcomes and value from developer contributions via the webcast and read the final report here.

Warren Whyte presenting the inquiry report to the county council's cabinet

Warren Whyte presenting the inquiry report to the county council’s cabinet

7 May – Election Day

The 2015 elections have been an interesting experience, from a local and national perspective! I am delighted to confirm that following the conclusion of the count on Friday 8 May, I was duly elected as the district councillor for the Luffield Abbey ward. I will be undertaking some induction sessions over the next few weeks to understand how the council works, and I look forward to starting case work shortly. As soon as I am assigned an AVDC email address, and my committee selection is confirmed, I will post details here.

6 May – Election Eve!

Today was a busy mix of county council work and various local election work and case work. This morning was spent with Akeley Parish Council and Transport for Buckinghamshire to review several concerns about roads and footpaths out on site (and getting quite wet in the process).

With tomorrow being the big day, don’t forget that in Buckingham and North Bucks you have two or three elections happening at the same time, depending on where you live:

  1. General Election
  2. District Council Election (I am standing for Luffield Abbey)
  3. Parish & Town Councils (not many are contested, sadly due to lack of candidates coming forward)

To find your polling station, check your polling card, or use the online search tool.

5 May election update

Today the election canvassing takes a break and it’s back to some county council case work, including chasing up some pot hole repairs, checking the details for the forthcoming Dadford Road/Silverstone road maintenance, and a few issues relating to rights of way, fly-tipping and planning applications. In between times, I have been responding to some local issues on a Buckingham Facebook page. Not sure where the long weekend went!

4 May election update

The campaign continues and no restful bank holiday for your local conservative council candidates! I managed to get to the Buckingham Duck Race in Chandos Park at noon, with a fine BBQ for a much needed hot dog. There was an excellent crowd and a lovely atmosphere in the park, with fundraising for the Royal Latin School 600 project. The afternoon was back pounding the streets, delivering the last of the leaflets for this weekend!

The Buckingham Duck Race

The Buckingham Duck Race

3 May election update

Unlike most people in Britain who enjoy a restful Sunday, your local council candidates were busy with more campaigning! Managed to pop over to Milton Keynes for a couple of hours and help out with Iain Stewart– a fine MP who I hope MK South will re-elect on Thursday. Enjoyed a well-earned curry at the  Buckingham Fort with friends.

2 May election update

The countdown to the election… The Buckingham Conservative team was in the town centre today to meet with the residents and traders. We had many interesting and positive conversations, and received a variety of ideas to consider. After a well earned coffee it was then back to leaflets and door knocking. My phone says I’ve walked nearly 8km today alone!

The Buckingham Conservative Team outside the Chantry Chapel

The Buckingham Conservative Team outside the Chantry Chapel

Warren Whyte

4 Fishers Field,
Buckinghamshire MK18 1SN

01280 820531

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