A busy week ahead, starting today with the meeting of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel (which I am Vice Chair). Today we are looking at the budget the commisioner wishes to set and how the force is prepared for major incidents. Agenda here: http://westmidlandspcp.co.uk/meeting-1-february-2016-2pm/
Tomorrow is Solihull Full Council. On the agenda is a recommendation to support a West Midlands Combined Authority. The devolution deal is yet to be confirmed and will come to council later in the year. Agenda for council here: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgInternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=125&MId=5174
On Wednesday I am meeting a few residents in Cheswick Green on site about car parking issues then travelling to Centro, Birmingham to discuss bus services in Blythe Ward with their oficers.
On Thursday I chair the meeting of the boroughs Resources and Delivering Value Scrutiny Board. Here we will scrutinise the recommendations from the budget strategy group before making a recommendation to cabinet on what the budget should be for the next financial year. Agai, the agenda can be found via this link: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgInternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=527&MId=5317
On Friday I attend Solihull Shopmobility Board for a regular meeting. I am the councils representative on this body and am certain fundraising will be a major issue for the board. Later that day I will be monitoring parking in an area of the ward due to residnts concens.
Saturday will be spent at at the Richo area watching Wasps.