EARLSWOOD LAKES

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

Solihull Council teams up with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Severn Trent for Commonwealth Forest at Hope Coppice

I joined many others, including my grandsons school pals, planting trees at Hope Coppice last week. The headlines of the from the planting are: Hope Coppice becomes first location of the Severn Trent and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Forests with 9,400 trees First day of planting took place on World Wildlife Day, Thursday 3 March, with … More Solihull Council teams up with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Severn Trent for Commonwealth Forest at Hope Coppice

What happens to the recycling and waste collected at Bickenhill?

Mixed Recycling Materials are sorted into the separate material fractions via an automated process at a Materials Recycling Facility. The separate materials are then baled and sold on the open market for manufacture into new products across the world. Any material that is not suitable for recycling is used to manufacture Solid Recovered Fuel (SDF) … More What happens to the recycling and waste collected at Bickenhill?

Household Waste and Recycling Destinations

Followers may be interested to know where our household waste and recycling goes from Solihull. WE are committed to responsible waste and recycling outcomes. Mixed Recycling Materials are sorted into the separate material fractions via an automated process at a Materials Recycling Facility. The separate materials are then baled and sold on the open market … More Household Waste and Recycling Destinations

Public space protection orders relating to dog controls

Solihull Council is consulting on the imposition of two Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) relating to dog controls and is also seeking views on other areas of dog-related anti-social behaviour. The first proposed PSPO relates to dog fouling. It creates an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to remove, and … More Public space protection orders relating to dog controls

LED Street Light – environmental savings

I feel it useful to explain what our investment in LED street lights have brought about. The savings are three fold; reduction in energy usage; reduction in carbon emissions; reduction in financial costs for the borough. Annual Energy Usage– Annual energy usage in 2015/16 was: 11,583,752 kilowatt hours – Annual energy usage in 2020/21 was:     … More LED Street Light – environmental savings