Another detailed report from a Task and Finish Group within the LGA, examining the issue of Taxi and Private Hire vehicle licensing, especially looking how vulnerable people can be protected more. The John Worboy attacks are still very much in peoples minds, but there are more incidents reported and the need to ensure all taxi … More Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing
I have posted below the findings, implications and recommendations from the Local Government Association ‘Green Paper’ for Adult Social care and Wellbeing. This issue is an important one for local councils. The document is well worth a read but you may wish to concentrate of the Recommendations, especially the Prioritised Recommendations on Pages 12, 13 and … More The Lives We Want To Lead
Below is a short but very informative video explaining the issues local councils face regarding Adult Social Care.
A report before the cabinet member next week seeks approval for the progress of a new Community Facility in Dickens Heath to move forward for consideration through the planning process. The report is agenda item 5 and can be viewed via this link: http://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/mgInternet/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=612&MId=7233 The report is self explanatory and shows the history of the … More Dickens Heath – Community Facility
I have copied below an email sent to all borough councillors from our Head of Highway. I also thought a photo of Millie in the snow last December might brighten up this post. The Winter Service Plan (link shown here) Winter Service Plan has been approved and is intended for use over the forthcoming winter … More Winter Service Plan
I have posted about this before but as the nights are getting darker earlier this issue is getting more attention, and rightly so. Street lighting on new developments, like the two either side of Rumbush Lane, Dickens Heath, is the responsibility of the developers, albeit the local authorities in the UK do have a say. … More Street Lighting on new developments
At next week’s Stronger Communities Scrutiny and Neighbourhood Services Scrutiny Board there will be a presentation regarding the flooding which took place in May this year. The presentation will form part of the interim report of the Section 19 Inquiry (of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010). Agenda item 5 relates to: To receive … More UPDATE ON FLOODING ENQUIRY