Some excellent news announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the Local Government Conference today (see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13952431 ). The collection of Business rates is a sore point for SMBC. Our officers have one of the best collection rates for Business and Council Tax in the country but although we collect about £90m in Business Rate this … More Business Rate Collection
Planning application 2011/403 relates to an application by Shirley Golf Club to develop a golf academy, road access and residential development. The detailed application can be found via: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/planning/dc/ViewApp.asp I have written to several residents in Creynolds Lane seeking their views about the application. I have concerns about more building in greenbelt land, especially that … More Golf Academy and Residential Development?
Yesterday morning I joined fellow ward councillor Martin McCarthy, some of the Council’s Neighbourhood Environment Officers and pupils, staff and parents from Cheswick Green Junior and Infant School clearing up the park/play area in by the Village Hall. The pupils were great and seemed to like getting into the brook to clean that out – … More Cleaning Up In Cheswick Green
I am writing to all residents in Tilehouse Lane to seek their views about the speed limit on the stretch of Tilehouse Lane between Birchy Leasowes Lane and Tythe Barn Lane, where vehicles can travel up to 60 mph. With houses set back on both sides of the road some residents complain that the speed limit should be reduced. I am … More Tilehouse Lane, Tidbury Green -Is the speed limit safe?
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There has been an on-going issue about provision of a pedestrian footpath in Norton Lane, between the existing footpath and the garden centre for some time. During my election campaign I sought the views of residents who lived at that end of Norton Lane and delivered a short survey request to addresses between Rumbush Lane … More Norton Lane, Tidbury Green
Firstly, at yesterday evening’s Neighbourhood Services Scrutiny Board I was appointed its Chair. The board covers such a wide area of council services; parks, waste and recycling, bereavement services, highways plus crime and disorder – to list just a few. I will regularly post issues that this board is dealing with and here is a … More Scruity of Waste and Recycling