Mayoral year has ended so now I have the time to devote to this blog; I was really surprised how much Mayoral duties and social media for that role took over. Anyway, I’m back!
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.
West Midlands Police has published informing regarding Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. I have posted the document via this link:
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is consulting on the draft ‘Children & Young People’s Paln for 2013 -2016. This is the third year of the plan and the authority does really value your input. The plan can be found via this link: C&YP PLan (draft)
Goodness me! Where has the time gone?
Residents of Solihull will know I have been Mayor of the Borough since May 2012. I have been ‘blogging’ about the year on solihullmayor.wordpress.com and did hope to publish more information on this one. However, duties really took over.
I am now in some sort of position to catch up bit!
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
SMBC’s Cabinet is meeting this evening (6pm in the Civic Suite) and item 9 on the agenda relates to ‘The Solihull LDF Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocations Development Plan Preferred Options’ – link to agenda papers: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/akssolihull/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=104&cmte=CAB&grpid=public&arc=71
I have been liaising with residents and Cheswick Green Parish Council about the sites off Salter Street for quite a while a submitted representations to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the Councils decisions to halt further unauthorised development on the site known as ‘Land off Slater Street’. There is another site next to this one called ‘Canal View’
I have submitted a letter to Cabinet and this will be shared with all members of the Cabinet at this evenings meeting. I have also shared it with Ward and Parish Councillors. The letter is self explanatory and asks Cabinet to not allow any further expansion in ‘Canal View’ because local need is provided in the provision of making an unauthosirsed site in nearby Dickens Heath Road an authorised site.
I am unable to present my report verbally because of Mayoral duties but this will not detract from the message. My letter is attached: Letter to Cabinet
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.