Some great news to announce – Solihull Council is intending to establish a new public open space/woodland on land that was formerly designated for housing development. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Courts, has requested officers to establish a new public open space in Dickens Heath, Shirley and has asked them to work with … More DICKENS HEATH and SHIRLEY WOODLAND.
WILDLIFE WAYS – wildlfower turf and seeding at most routes: As part of the Wildlife Ways programme, our contractors, idverde, will be preparing for wildflower turf laying in the next few weeks. There will be no access restrictions whilst these works are happening. Over 30,000 square metres of wildflower turf is scheduled to be laid … More WILDLIFE WAYS – Update
I have great pleasure in sharing the Annual Report from the Arden Area Fast Aid – Emergency Community Responder Scheme. Please feel free to share this report widely with work colleagued and friends: 200124 Annual report TF The work this group of people do is absolutely outstanding and they save lives. The report does mention … More FAST AID – Arden Area
The borough is moving at pace and officers are currently managing two projects to increase the number of EV charging points in the borough, targeting 23 identified sites by summer this year. Tranche 1 sites: The pdf document posted provides the detail in respect of sites identified and funding streams. It also indicates the following … More ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINT INSTALATIONS in Solihull
As Cabinet Member Environment and Highways I have regular decision making sessions (CDS). This week saw the first one of 2020 and the agenda before me can be found via this link: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgInternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=652&MId=7914 Agenda item 6 relates to parking in general but there was a formal request to reinstate the two hour free parking in … More Knowle Car Parking
A Happy New Year to all and apologies for the lack of posts in the latter part of 2019. It wasn’t for the lack of interest or any useful stories, its just been so hectic. Anyway, I thought I should start 2020 with a report that is coming to my Environment and Highways Cabinet Decision … More FLOOD REPORT
Just a few lines to comment that the Motorway Service saga rolls on. Highways England have an important say on the applications (one between junction 5/6 on the M42 and one near Monkspath at junction 4). The latest report from Highways England can be read here: pl_2016_02754_majfot-highway_england_-_holding_direction-1131378.pdf The concluding paragraphs are though presented below. Therefore, … More MSA – An update