‘We’re having a heatwave, we’re having a heatwave…’ I cant remember what musical this comes from but it seems we are in for great weather in the next week or so. This means a climb into our loft to bring the fan downstairs. We all think about the elderly and vulnerable people during winter and … More Staying Cool in Hot Weather
Yesterday we undertook a community litter pick on Stratford Road (A34) in Monkspath. Some 7 members of the local Facebook group were joined by staff from the nearby Tesco store, we were then able to tackle the length of this section of the road as well as the historic footpath that runs behind the stores and … More Community Litter Pick
Together with fellow ward Councillor James Butler it was a privilege to support Elaine Butler at the launch of the Outreach Service in Solihull this week. Keen readers will know I try to support the forces at ‘Flag’ days through collecting for both the RBL and RAFA. I was present in that capacity and also to … More Royal British Legion launches outreach service in Solihull
I have been engaged with residents from the more rural area of Blythe ward (Cheswick Green, Tidbury Green and Dickens Heath) for a while now; collating details of service disruption. I have also had good communications with Travel for West Midlands (TfWM) who subsidise this service. The following is an extract posted on local Facebook … More S2 and S3 Bus Services – Solihull
A smashing opportunity for anyone over 14 years of age to get experience in a work place environment, which will no doubt add value to Records of Achievement and future references.
The government has launched a consultation regarding travellers and the impact unauthorised encampments have on local communities. They are specifically looking at whether the existing powers need to be strengthened and how local public authorities can use powers available to them more effectively. It is our chance to ‘have our say’. The document is posted … More Government Consultation: Powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampment
At the Councils Budget setting meeting on 1 March we approved not only the budget for 2018/19 but also the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFS) for the next three years. It is posted here: Summarised-Medium-Term-Financial-Strategy-2018-19 . It is a very readable document for those interested in where we get our money from and how we spend … More Medium Term Financial Strategy