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!
(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!
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
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
In June 2021, a review of the speed limits in operation across the Borough took place and at my cabinet decision session I approved a further review of speed limits operating outside schools, with the intention of expanding their use and establishing a multi-year delivery programme. Some schools already benefit from a 20-mph speed limit … More SCHOOL SPEEDS REVIEW – SOLIHULL
The final (hopefully) examination in ublic meeting for the councils submitted plan will be held on Friday 8 July 2022 from 09:30hrs. It will be a virtual session and will examine: Matter 12 – Housing land supply, specifically the delivery of the proposals at the National Exhibition Centre and the overall housing trajectory. I have … More SOLIHULL LDP – Examination in Public
The Planting Our Future team were very busy between November 2021 to March 2022, planting approximately 26,000 trees in more than 30 different locations across the borough. We also held various community planting events, three of which were sponsored by local businesses. We kicked off the tree planting season during National Tree Week (27 November – … More Solihull Tree Planting Season Comes to a Close – 26,000 trees planted.
A jewel on our doorsteps and whilst many of the houses on one side of the Engine Lake are in Solihull borough, the lake itself is not, and forms the boundary with Warwickshire. There are three lakes in all. The Canal and Rivers Trust have done a fantastic job in renovating the paths and the … More EARLSWOOD LAKES
I did tweet about this and post on local Facebook groups last week. Naturally, those of us who had opposed the Applegreen application on land near to Junction 4 of the M42 (off Gate Lane) are pleased with the outcome. I hope the petition had some part to play in this. I do though feel … More Motorway Services near Junction 4 Update