Local volunteers and Solihull Council are celebrating after receiving Green Flag Awards for 16 parks, cemeteries and green spaces. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cllr Ken Hawkins, said: “Our parks and green spaces have played a vital role for people through … More Solihull celebrates 16 of the best parks and green spaces in the country – YET AGAIN!
Solihull Council is developing a new five-year plan for Adult Social Care. It will set out the Council’s approach and priorities to support Solihull residents who have social care and support needs, as well as support for their carers and families. We want to make sure the final plan includes what matters to the people … More Solihull – Five year plan for Adult Social Care
(Again, shared from a press release from SMBC) Six years after the first litter picking group was set up in Solihull, busy grandmother Julie Stephens has just become Solihull’s 1,000th registered volunteer litter picker! Love Solihull – an environmental initiative co-ordinated by Solihull Council – has seen a huge surge in people interested in litter picking … More Julie is one in a thousand!
The below was a media release by SMBC last Friday. As you can see, I have ridden these electric mopeds and am a great fan of them. As a former biker I see these electric mopeds as a great way for people to get back riding but without all the hassle from petrol engines. If … More Council’s e-moped trial cuts emissions and saves money
The positive of this survey is that local government, as well as many other public services, need to do more to communicate, consult and engage with local communities. I know that sometimes residents may not like decisions, but appreciate being informed and have the opportunity to engage. I have pasted this from a LocalGov.co.uk report: … More Four in 10 trust councils, survey finds
This is a press release from SMBC from Friday 15th July, 2022. This is brilliant news for the borough and our officers are congratulated for making sure we had ‘shovel ready’ schemes when bidding for the available funding. Reads: Solihull residents and visitors could be set to benefit from over £98m of investment in vital transport … More Solihull Council lines up £98.5m for key borough transport projects
Consultation has begun on speed limits within the borough and that relevance to Blythe ward, especially Cheswick Green, Dickens Heath and Illshaw Heath. In short, the proposal is to secure a 20mph speed limit within Cheswick Green and Dickens Heath Villages and to establish a 30 mph limit on some associated roads (Creynolds Lane/Illshaw Heath … More SPEED LIMIT CONSULTATIONS – Solihull
On Wednesday Janet and I hosted an afternoon tea for the superb volunteer litter pickers we have in Monkspath; I also bumped into some from Tidbury Green a few days before and invited them. A proper afternoon tea, with finger sandwiches no less and cake, plenty of it. The only downside was there seemed to … More AFTERNOON TEA
Children in Solihull ages 4 – 11 are being challenged to read six books across the school summer holidays. This year’s School Summer Reading Challenge ‘Gadgeteers’, starts on Saturday 9 July and gives children the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. The challenge is free to join and runs until Saturday 10 September. To take … More SOLIHULL LIBRARIES – READING CHALLENGE
As both a ward councillor and Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways I have been working with officers on active travel provision in the area. Funding is directly from the Blythe valley Park development by way of Section 106 funds, for the provision of active travel, especially cycling, to and from BVP and local communities. … More Blythe Valley Park – Monkspath – Dorridge : Active Travel Proposals