Access to County Councillors,  Borough Councillors and MP 

From time to time residents may have a need to consult with politicians who represent us at Borough and County levels and in the House of Parliament.

In the past the Thurlaston Parish Council has valued the support and interest given by these Councillors and our MP.

We always invite Councillors to our Parish Council meetings. Attendance by our representatives has become intermittent over the past several months, particularly later months of 2018 and early 2019.  Our Member of Parliament for Kenilworth & Southam (which includes Thurlaston) is Jeremy Wright MP.  Our MP has always responded to resident questions and those presented to him by the Parish Council.

Below is some information on our representatives but fuller information can be obtained from the relevant websites:
Warwickshire County Council:
Rugby Borough Council:


Councillor Howard Roberts

Cllr Roberts represents Dunsmore Ward as a Conservative Councillor.
Cllr Roberts also sits on the Rugby Borough Council.
He is a member of Cabinet as the portfolio holder for Environment and Public Realm.

Cllr Robert's term of office expires May 2024.

Mr Roberts is Portfolio Holder for Fire and Community Safety.
Email: Cllr Howard Roberts
Telephone No:  01788 519603

Cllr Howard Roberts 

Councillor Deepah Roberts

Cllr Deepah Roberts sits on the Rugby Borough Council for the Dunsmore Ward.
Mrs Roberts is a Conservative Party Councillor.
Cllr Roberts term of office ends in May 2026.

Cllr Roberts is a member of the Appeals Committee, Environment and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Licencing Committee.
Email: Cllr Deepah Roberts
Telephone: 01788 519603

Cllr Deepah Roberts

Councillor John Keeling

Cllr John Keeling represents Dunsmore Ward as a Conservative councillor.

Cllr Keeling's term of office expires May 2027.

Email:  Cllr John Keeling
Telephone: 07956 759098


  Cllr John Keeling

Jeremy Wright MP

Jeremy Wright is our MP for the Kenilworth and Southam constituency.
Mr Wright is currently the Secretary of State for Digital, Media and Sport and was until July 2018, Attorney General.

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 2008
Email: Jeremy Wright MP

Jubilee House, Smalley Place, Kenilworth, CV8 1QG
Tel: 01926 853650
Email: Jeremy Wright MP

Jeremy Wright MP 

Warwickshire County Council & Rugby Borough Council

This section outlines government responsibilities handed to the Thurlaston Parish, and those which are the responsibility of other local government organisations.
Local government is organised in a number of tiers. The Thurlaston Parish is located in Warwickshire and comes under management arrangements which are split between Warwickshire County Council and Rugby Borough Council.

It is important to appreciate that a number of Parish Council's roles are advisory rather than of an executive nature.

Warwickshire County Council
The County Council is responsible for services across the whole of the county, such as:

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Planning
  • Fire and public safety
  • Social Care
  • Libraries
  • Waste management
  • Trading standards



The Parish Council operates below borough councils. They are elected for a number of local issues, such as: 

  • Allotments
  • Street lighting
  • Bus shelters
  • Community centres
  • Play areas and play equipment
  • Grass cutting
  • Maintaining public paths
  • Grants to help local organisations
  • Consultation on neighbourhood planning
  • Consultation with regard to county-wide strategic planning
  • Local Emergency Plans


Rugby Borough Council
The Borough Council is responsible for the following services:

  • Rubbish collection
  • Recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • Housing
  • Planning & Building control
  • Recreational services
  • Parking & Public Services
  • Planning for flooding & emergencies

The map shows the geographical area covered by Thurlaston Parish Council