Solihull Apprenticeship Show

Is at the Renewal Conference Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JR on Thursday 30th March 2017, 3:00-7:30pm. Following a fantastic Apprenticeship Show in June 2016 attended by over 1,300 people, Solihull For Success ( is pleased to announce the event will be back for its sixth year. This is a time when all eyes are on apprenticeships and … More Solihull Apprenticeship Show

CHESWICK PLACE – Planning application

Solihull’s planning committee sees the below application before it at its meeting on Wednesday 1 February. The application reads: 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. The report to committee can be read via this link: In brief, … More CHESWICK PLACE – Planning application

HEART and SOUL – Magazine

Please find here the Winter edition of ‘Heart and Soul’ the magazine from Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull Hospitals, Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull Community Services. hs_winter_2016_web The magazine focuses on staying well this winter and what is going on in the Heart of England Foundation Trust.


The Economic Plan for Shirley sets out a shared vision for Shirley town centre – for local communities, visitors, businesses, and stakeholders. It is designed to respond to both the challenges facing the town centre and the opportunities available. shirley_economic_plan As the document outlines, Shirley plays a critical role in the Solihull economy. The town … More ECONOMIC PLAN for SHIRLEY


A report to Solihull Cabinet this evening looked at the M42 junction 6 improvement options and the preferred options from Solihull Councils point of view. This follows a consultation by Highways England (HE) into options to improve the junction. The report to cabinet can be read here: m42-junction-6-improvements-by-highways-England and appendices which give a better visualisation of the options … More M42 JUNCTION 6 IMPROVEMENTS BY HIGHWAYS ENGLAND

Tackling CSE is Everybody’s Business

I spent yesterday evening undertaking school governor training to recognise and tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). This is an important issue, not just for schools but society as whole. Tackling CSE is everybody’s business. Schools naturally lead in identifying CSE because children are with them more than most other agencies, but taxi drivers, police, health care … More Tackling CSE is Everybody’s Business

Road works to commence on the Longmore Road / Blossomfield Road junction

SMBC have announced plans for  Road works on the Longmore Road / Blossomfield Road junction will begin on Monday 16 January and last up to three weeks. The press release continues: Whilst there will be lane closures, the road will remain open to ensure road users’ inconvenience is kept to a minimum. Although the Council … More Road works to commence on the Longmore Road / Blossomfield Road junction


At my decision making session on 3 October I approved a recommendation to market a new development of shared ownership houses on Richmond Road, Olton. This development has been brought together by the Homes and Community Agency, Waterloo Homes, Solihull Community Housing and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council. The report relating to this decision can be … More RICHMOND ROAD – MARKETING OF SHARED OWNERSHIP HOUSES