Together with fellow ward councillor Alex Insley I attended a briefing session at the Ramada Hotel, Solihull yesterday by representatives of Applegreen. My post of 20 June (https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2016/06/20/proposal-for-new-motorway-service-area/ gave notification of a proposal by Applegreen for a Motorway Service Area at junction 4. The briefing helped clarify some issues which I report on here. The … More MOTORWAY SERVICE AREA JUNCTION 4?
I received this email from one of the councils ecology officers today – some brilliants news about Orchids, some of them rare to our area. ” I am pleased to say that as a result of the annual management undertaken by the conservation volunteers the floristic diversity at the LNR is increasing. There were in … More HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE, MONKSPATH
This post is a follow-up to the a post dated 3 February 2016 (see https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2016/02/03/school-place-planning-in-blythe-ward/ ). That post was to outline school place planning within the ward as a result of planning applications, especially the recent application by IM Properties to develop Blythe valley Park. A short while ago Cllr Alex Insley and I had … More SCHOOL PLACE PLANNING – Blythe Ward
A comprehensive review of child protection in the UK from the NSPCC, published today. Click to access how-safe-children-2016-report.pdf
Together with councillors from neighbouring wards and planning committee members with Solihull Council I received on Friday a brochure from Applegreen who intend a proposal to build a new motorway service station adjacent to Junction 4 of the M42. We councillors have been invited to a briefing session they intend to hold next week in … More PROPOSAL FOR NEW MOTORWAY SERVICE AREA –
Following a few complaints and comments on local Facebook sites it was my intention to write up another piece about recycling on my website. I then found that at Solihull’s Annual Council in May I was appointed Cabinet Member with responsibility for Environment, Housing and Regeneration. This includes waste and recycling. Solihull Council’s website has … More RECYCLING IN SOLIHULL