The Mayor of Kenilworth, Councillor Michael Hitchins was born in the town of Darlaston, a major industrial town in the Black Country. Mike has worked all over the world, with his background and training being in automotive engineering. He moved to Kenilworth twenty years ago, and all four of his children, two sons and two daughters, have attended school in Kenilworth.
Mike was Chair of the Kenilworth Allotment Tenants Association for many years, and has a wide practical knowledge and experience of environmental and planning issues, including flooding issues. Mike is looking forward to a busy year for Kenilworth in which we hope the Referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan will take place, and leading the Town in our Commemorations of the anniversary of the ending of the First World War. He is particularly looking forward to meeting with many of the Organisations and Charities within the Town that give so generously of their time, skills and enthusiasm.
Mike is giving fund raising support to two charities during his Mayoral year. Mike has recently undergone major surgery at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire as well as a visit to Accident and Emergency in Warwick for a dog bite. On all three occasions he felt that he received world-class medical attention, and therefore he is supporting the UHCW charity. His second charity is the Bulldog Rescue with whom he is a very active and hands on volunteer and during this past year alone has fostered three dogs whilst they are awaiting rehoming. Over the years many Bulldogs have featured in Mike’s life, and he is now keen to continue to use his knowledge of the breed to good effect, and take the opportunity to raise the profile and funds of the Charity.