Neighbourhood Newsletter – February 2014

Please find posted the latest monthly newsletter from the Neighbourhood Teams covering the rural/Meriden sector of the borough. I post this specifically for Blythe ward but all other ward activities can be viewed on the report. Newsletter February 2014 The report includes new sentencing guidelines for fly-tipping; a scam which is affecting older residents right … More Neighbourhood Newsletter – February 2014

Grass verge damage – Monkspath

Just a quick one… I saw this in Frankholmes Drive, Monkspath today, near to junction with Hillwood Avenue. The damage was caused through the parking of a BT van on the grass verge yesterday whilst two men were working at the nearby box. I have reported the matter to Matt Gardner, Neighbourhood Officer at SMBC

BETTING SHOPS – A need to rewire licensing

Following on from the successful planning application for a betting shop on Main Street, Dickens Heath I have looked at a few issues; readers may wish to view the post on my website of 23 February Notwithstanding reasons for objection from residents and two speakers (one a ward councillor, the other a former councillor) … More BETTING SHOPS – A need to rewire licensing

Planning Aplication – Betting shop in Dickens Heath

I thought I should post a few comments about the application by William Hill Organisation that came before the Council’s Planning Committee last Wednesday, 19 February. It is not usual for members of the Planning Committee to provide a public rationale for decisions but as a ward councillor I make the following comments as to … More Planning Aplication – Betting shop in Dickens Heath


This is the theme of this evenings debate at Full Council. A special Full Council meeting has been arranged for all councillors to engage in a campaign that has been put forward by the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA website (    briefing explains the campaign as ; ‘Rewiring Public Services is an ambitious campaign which provides much-needed … More REWIRING PUBLIC SERVICES