Category Archives: Monkspath
Please find attached a pdf of my submission to Tudor Grange School regarding its consultation about admission arrangements. I submitted the representation on Thursday via email and have received an email acknowledging its receipt.
I do believe all schools in Solihull must agree, within its family of schools, an admissions code that is fair to all schools and residents.
I do know I will get a bit of stick from some friends about another obstruction in the way of vehicles but they will understand the rationale of my request for a crossing facility to be situated at the top of Monkspath Hall Road, near to the Fieldhouse Pub. This has nothing to do with me going to the pub on Monday evenings either I might add!
Seriously, I have been a governor at Monkspath Junior and Infant School for some 23 years and we have been asking for either a pathway down Monkspath Hall Road (to save children from actually crossing the highway) or some sort of crossing facility. There are some 90+ children who live in the Hillfields area and attend Monkspath J&I School, with some having to cross both Widney Lane and Monkspath Hall Road at ver busy times of the day. It appears a pathway has been ruled out – basically not enough space on the grassed area near the top of Monkspath Hall Rd. So, we are left with just one option – a Toucan Crossing.
I have attached a document and plan of the proposals and please respond to the consultation if you have a view. I doubt there is a school in Solihull where as many children are expected to cross such big roads.
Please find attached the Neighbourhood Reports for the Autumn and Winter period of 2012. There was a wealth of activity being undertaken in Blythe Ward and you will also see what is being done in neighbouring wards.
We really do have a fantastic neighbour team.
Please find attached the June report from our excellent Neighbourhood Team covering the whole of the Meriden Sector. There is again some outstanding work being done by Council, Police and partner teams, well done to all. Newsletter June 12
At the Annual meeting of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on 22 May 2012 I was elected Mayor of Solihull for the next 12 months. To state is a great honour is a wild under-statement and I am so excited about the year ahead. The first week has seen a mixed range of visits.
I am blogging purely about the Mayor on another WordPress blog site: http://solihullmayor.wordpress.com/ You can find out about the visits and view some images on that site.
I will continue to post information about Blythe Ward, the Council and others information on this site: I am still a ward councillor and will strive to fulfil both roles well.
Please find the MAY monthly report from our excellent Area 3 Neighbourhood Team, which includes Blythe ward and most of the Meriden Constituency. Again, some excellent work being done by the Council, Police and other partners. Newsletter May 12
I have purposely not posted anything recently because the election period was upon us and I am resolute in not using this website for political purposes; I might ask you to vote for me in 3 years time though!
The attached link shows Thursday’s elections results for Solihull Borough: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/democracy/publishingresults.htm
I wil be posting a few more in the coming weeks and also provide a link to my brand new wordpress site that I will use for my Mayoral year, which begins on 22 May 2012.
There has been some excellent undertaken and led by Monkspath Rotary and 1 Shirley Scouts who undertook a big clean up of the car park and surrounding area in Farmhouse Way, Monkspath on Sunday 31 March. I have posted some ‘before’ and ‘after ‘photographs of the area and these show (in part) how hard the teams worked. The area is well used by the children from the local Junior and Infants School, patrons of the pub and the shopping area and can get to be a bit littered. A great big thank you to all involved.
The slideshow displays both the ‘Before’ and ’After’ clean-up:
I would like readers views on the planning application by McDonald’s to allow 24 hour opening at the restaurant on Stratford Road, Monkspath. Application no. 2012/288 refers and can be viewed on the council’s web site via: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/planning/dc/ViewApp.asp
What are your views about this? Do you feel the restaurant is away from houses so will cause any additional problems, or do you believe it will cause annoyance to residents?
Please find the latest report from Solihull’s excellent Council and Police Neighbourhood Team (Rural section). The report highlights some criminal activity and also some success in tackling metal thieves. The Neighbour teams are a great asset to the borough.Newsletter March 12