ROLL OF COUNCILLORS – REPORT via Centre for Public Scrutiny

The Councillors Commission, launched by the Local Government Research Unit in partnership with the De Montfort University and the Municipal Journal, has produced an interim report on the role of councillors based on the 20 round tables and 147 written submissions. The report identifies the constant themes with which councillors are continually engaging, such as … More ROLL OF COUNCILLORS – REPORT via Centre for Public Scrutiny

MOUNT DAIRY FARM – APPLICATION FOR AN ADDITIONal 54 HOMES

Planning Application PL/2016/02759/PPFL refers to the – Erection of 54 dwellings following the granting of outline permission 2014/1163/S (PL/2014/01985/OLM) for 220 dwellings for land at Tanworth Lane, Cheswick Green, Solihull. | Land Adjacent To Mount Farm Tanworth Lane Shirley Solihull. In brief, permission was granted to for the erection of 220 houses (subject to reserved matters … More MOUNT DAIRY FARM – APPLICATION FOR AN ADDITIONal 54 HOMES

INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL REVIEW OF MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES

Always a difficult subject and one not to be taken lightly following the decision by the House of Commons to vote themselves a 10% pay rise earlier this year. The issue about Allowances for Councillors is sometimes complex. Should people get an allowance for a task they are willing to undertake? Should the allowance be … More INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL REVIEW OF MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES

Have your say on proposals on removing the cap on non-residential care charges from April 2017

As you may know, the Council introduced changes in April 2015 to the way we work out the contribution people make towards their non-residential costs. When the changes were introduced, this meant some people who had previously paid nothing had to pay something towards the cost of their care. Therefore, to help support those who had … More Have your say on proposals on removing the cap on non-residential care charges from April 2017

Solihull’s annual rough sleeper estimate

Solihull Council is encouraging members of the public to support its annual rough sleeper estimate.  The Council, along with a number of local authorities in the West Midlands, is planning to submit this year’s rough sleeper estimate for the evening of Thursday 10 November 2016. This will take into account reports made between Monday 7 … More Solihull’s annual rough sleeper estimate