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Leigh Whitehouse

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Annual Report and review 2021/2022

Name of Member: Councillor Leigh Whitehouse

Ward: Blakebrook & Habberley South

Section1: Attendance at Council / Committee and Sub-Committee meetings

Name of Committee No. of meetings held during the year No. of meetings attended

Council 5 - 5
Members Forum 3 - 3
Planning 10 - 8
Licensing & Environmental 5 - 5
Fireworks Review Panel 2 - 2
Local Plan Review Panel 1 - 1
Strategic Review Panel 3 - 3

This represents an overall attendance of 93%

Period of Extended Absence, (e.g. Maternity leave/Sick leave): -

Number of meetings attended as a substitute: 0

Section 2: Mandatory Training Completed

Training Activity Date Attended
Planning 15/09/21
Audit & Introductory Treasury Management
Environmental Protection Team Presentation

Cyber security training no of modules completed: 7

Section 3: Community Involvement

During the last 12 months I have continued to work really closely with a large number of community groups, supporting them in anyway I can and carrying out things such as litter picks, working hard to increase the number of defibs within the district and supporting people with mental health issues and vulnerabilities. I have resumed knocking doors within my Ward, which has given me some real focus areas to concentrate on locally. I continue to carry out weekly proactive walkabouts within my patch, reporting issues such as unlit lights, tree issues and general street cleansing issues. I have communicated key Neighbourhood Watch messages to residents within my ward, via telephone call, email and social media.

Section 4: Assisting Constituents

I have assisted a significant number of constituents over the last 12 months, year on year my casework grows, dealing with cases from complex and upsetting housing issues to assisting business owners in helping to deal with issues concerning and affecting them, such as ASB. I largely communicate via my Social Media pages, but also communicate via letter / leaflet wherever necessary, to ensure key messages are received by all residents within the Ward. I am contactable 24/7 via email, text and telephone - all contact details are published publicly.

Section 5: Supplementary Information

I have attended several meetings as an Observer.
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Leigh Whitehouse


Contact Details
PO Box 7268

DY11 9GA

Mobile: 07920 685406
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Committee Membership

Licensing and Environmental Committee
Licensing Sub Committee
Planning Committee