While the garden waste collection is on hold and the waste and recycling site at Bickenhill closed we can consider the amount of garden waste we create and how we can reduce and/or deal with it. I have posted some links that may be of use to residents, whether your garden is large or small. … More REDUCING GARDEN WASTE – Let Your Garden Grow:
The attached screen shot from the council website has information about spreading your council tax payments over 12 months instead of 10 if you wish. It also has the email/telephone number if you need to make additional enquires. It is usually better to do so as soon as possible. There is also a link to … More Problems Paying Bills and Council Tax?
I wish to update you regarding some of the services that have been interrupted because of the Covid 19 virus. Green Waste: Like all other businesses our workforce has been affected through the virus and enforced isolation. This naturally has an effect on the services we can provide. Residents will already be aware of the … More ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES – Update
Another curious planning application in Blythe ward. An application has been submitted to replace the former William Hill betting shop, at 73 Main Street with a micro pub. There isn’t too much to go on and not many documents to look at on the councils planning portal but they are shared here: PL-2020-00323-COU The short … More Micro Pub – Dickens Heath?
An interesting planning application came up this week; a proposal to create a 90 child nursery, with associated car parking, on land we know as Joseph House (near to the island on Stratford Road at Monkspath Hall Road – opposite to the hotel). For ease I have posted the proposed site plan here: … More Planning Application – Nursery
I was asked a question at full council this week about responsibility for various scenarios of parking; on double yellow lines, on pavement, across drives and use of the Blue Badge. This a scourge in our societies and although its something most, if not all, of us have done in the past it is something … More PAVEMENT PARKING – A solution on its way?
Lots going on regarding the regeneration of Shirley Town centre and the statement below explains this and what we hope to achieve. Shirley is a vibrant community and the development of Parkgate has certainly added to the variety of shops, stores and services that are on offer. We must though not rest on our laurels … More Investing in Shirley Town Centre