Council chiefs call for action against ‘scourge’ of pavement parking

A straight lift from the LocalGov.co.uk press release but something that I fully support. Local authority leaders have called on the Government to give councils the freedom to ban pavement parking in their own areas. A new study by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans has revealed that just 56% of disabled people and 55% of … More Council chiefs call for action against ‘scourge’ of pavement parking

Environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award

A three-year environmental programme developed and delivered by Solihull Council which involved 24 separate projects across Solihull borough has been shortlisted for a national conservation award. Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) … More Environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award

Tidbury Green Farm – planning application

I supported this when Bruning and Price applied two years ago and they did get planning permission for a pub/restaurant. However, the viability of construction meant they had to walk away. However, an amended application has been submitted; essentially there is no basement works but there is a small increase in the footprint of the … More Tidbury Green Farm – planning application

EARLSWOOD LAKES

A jewel on our doorsteps and whilst many of the houses on one side of the Engine Lake are in Solihull borough, the lake itself is not, and forms the boundary with Warwickshire. There are three lakes in all. The Canal and Rivers Trust have done a fantastic job in renovating the paths and the … More EARLSWOOD LAKES

Community-led scheme delivers Better Streets in Berkswell 

I was happy to attend the formal launch of a safe and direct community led route for residents walking to the local school through Berkswell village centre recently. Following an initial proposal from Berkswell Parish Council funding was awarded to deliver improvements, including a Zebra Crossing which allows children and parents to cross safely, as … More Community-led scheme delivers Better Streets in Berkswell 

CONNECTED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES in SOLIHULL

As part of Solihull Council’s exciting Low Carbon Future Mobility project, supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority, an innovative project is currently underway to look at how zero-carbon, autonomous vehicles could meet some of the Borough’s transport needs in the future. A state-of-the-art self-driving shuttle will take to the roads around Birmingham Airport, transporting … More CONNECTED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES in SOLIHULL