Not a usual post for me but a discussion, occurring on another social media platform, (twitter) made me feel I can add value to. Here, television presenter Nick Knowles was mentioning how we should value the police and the job they do. One issue is the confrontation police have to deal with and I have heard … More How would Dixon of Dock Green cope today?
Funding Background In June 2013, the government announced the Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) Grant in Aid (GiA) national funding available for Spending Review 2013 (SR13). In a change to previous annual arrangements, a 6 year funding commitment was given by DEFRA. The agreed funding for flood defences in 2015/16 was identified as £370m, … More Flood Defence Grant in Aid Bid – Dickens Heath
I posted a few weeks ago that flood attenuation works would not be undertaken on the site until Phase 1 of the development had been completed. This was related to me at a meeting with the councils Head of Planning, with members of CG Parish Council in attendance. Further, because of the rainfall this winter … More MOUNT DAIRY FARM – UPDATE
I am naturally disappointed that first Tidbury Green Farm and now Lowbrook Farm has been lost to developers (Gallagher’s) on appeal. There is a lot of history, with both sites being for many years designated as ‘safeguarded’ for possible development. This, I feel, determined the outcomes in the appeals because in the judicial review of … More LOWBROOK FARM – Planning Appeal lost
Following a review of anti-travellers measures within the borough’s Parks & Open Spaces it was noticed that a number of the wooden posts placed around the edges of Hillfield Park were rotten. Work has been scheduled to replace the current wooden posts with grass mounding ( as the mounding currently placed along the Monkspath Hall … More HILLFIELD PARK & NATURE RESERVE
This winter has seen severe rainfall throughout the UK and many parts of Solihull have been affected with flooding. One particular area of Blythe ward does give me concern; residential properties adjoining Mount Brook, Cheswick Green. There is a history of gardens being flooded when the brook (a tributary of the River Blythe) breaks its … More FLOODING IN CHESWICK GREEN, SOLIHULL