Naming Ceremony Honour for Community Champion

Representatives from the North Solihull Partnership with the family of Andy Whitlock at the naming ceremony

(6 May 2009)

The North Solihull Regeneration Partnership is honouring the contribution made by a community advocate by naming a housing development after him.

Andy Whitlock died, aged 39, in 2005, from a heart condition. He had been closely involved in the selection of the North Solihull Partnership, and worked with the partnership on behalf of the community.

As a fitting tribute, it has been decided to name a new housing development in Chelmsley Wood after him, Whitlock Way.

A sign to mark the site has been unveiled by Andy's mother Freda WhitlockOther members of Andy's family also attended the event, along with other community figures and representatives from Bellway Homes. 

Duncan Sutherland of the North Solihull Regeneration Partnership, said: "We feel this is a fitting tribute to a man who was a dedicated community champion, and made a lasting contribution to the Partnership, the project and the community as a whole."