Avenue Ward

Cohl Warren-Howles

Lib. Democrat for Avenue since 2019

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Councillor Cohl Warren-Howles was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire and moved to the Midlands in 1981 to take a degree in Psychology and Social Work.  She is married to Saul and has a son Miles and stepdaughter Phoebe.


Cohl was appointed to the Town Council in May 2019 and serves on the Planning Consultative Committee, Civic Heritage and Events and the Human Resources Committee.  She is also a member of two of the sub-groups.

Career History

Cohl has degrees in Fine Arts and Graphics, and Psychology and Social Work.  She worked as an art therapist in Salisbury before she moved to the Midlands to further her career in social work.  She was instrumental in helping obtain the funding of the Saltway Centre on the Alcester Road.  She worked as a cartographer in Henley in Arden, before joining Merit Direct/Sitel where she worked for 15 years.  During this time she was involved in developing a replacement telemarketing system for the contact centres.  She was Head of Business Excellence and was responsible for the continual improvement of working methods and the implementation of a Quality Management System throughout 5 UK contact centres.  She was also involved in the successful implementation of ISO9000 throughout the UK and Dublin sites.  She then moved into a career in media and has launched a variety of magazines and newspapers in Oxfordshire.  She now is a writer and proofreader and has written and continues to write for a number of publications worldwide.

Community Interests

Cohl has been involved in many community projects including fund raising for a variety of charities including Motor Neurone Disease.  She helped raise funding for a defibrillator at The Old Tramway pub and recently she led a successful campaign objecting to the planning application for development in the garden of the pub.  She is an environmentalist and both she and her husband are members of Rubbish Friends.

Leisure Activities

She enjoys writing and is now in the process of writing her second book. She enjoys hot sunny holidays, walking by the sea, and eating and drinking.