Planning application PL/2020/00871/PN relates to the proposal for a Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds on the main A34 Stratford Road, Monkspath. Full details of all documents and plans can be found via this link: https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q9GCINOEFKW00 You will see from the plans the mast is slightly taller than one nearby and is offset near the hedgerow and … More Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds, Monkspath
While the garden waste collection is on hold and the waste and recycling site at Bickenhill closed we can consider the amount of garden waste we create and how we can reduce and/or deal with it. I have posted some links that may be of use to residents, whether your garden is large or small. … More REDUCING GARDEN WASTE – Let Your Garden Grow:
The attached screen shot from the council website has information about spreading your council tax payments over 12 months instead of 10 if you wish. It also has the email/telephone number if you need to make additional enquires. It is usually better to do so as soon as possible. There is also a link to … More Problems Paying Bills and Council Tax?
I wish to update you regarding some of the services that have been interrupted because of the Covid 19 virus. Green Waste: Like all other businesses our workforce has been affected through the virus and enforced isolation. This naturally has an effect on the services we can provide. Residents will already be aware of the … More ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES – Update
An interesting planning application came up this week; a proposal to create a 90 child nursery, with associated car parking, on land we know as Joseph House (near to the island on Stratford Road at Monkspath Hall Road – opposite to the hotel). For ease I have posted the proposed site plan here: … More Planning Application – Nursery
I was asked a question at full council this week about responsibility for various scenarios of parking; on double yellow lines, on pavement, across drives and use of the Blue Badge. This a scourge in our societies and although its something most, if not all, of us have done in the past it is something … More PAVEMENT PARKING – A solution on its way?
Some great news to announce – Solihull Council is intending to establish a new public open space/woodland on land that was formerly designated for housing development. The Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Courts, has requested officers to establish a new public open space in Dickens Heath, Shirley and has asked them to work with … More DICKENS HEATH and SHIRLEY WOODLAND.
I have great pleasure in sharing the Annual Report from the Arden Area Fast Aid – Emergency Community Responder Scheme. Please feel free to share this report widely with work colleagued and friends: 200124 Annual report TF The work this group of people do is absolutely outstanding and they save lives. The report does mention … More FAST AID – Arden Area
The borough is moving at pace and officers are currently managing two projects to increase the number of EV charging points in the borough, targeting 23 identified sites by summer this year. Tranche 1 sites: The pdf document posted provides the detail in respect of sites identified and funding streams. It also indicates the following … More ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINT INSTALATIONS in Solihull
A Happy New Year to all and apologies for the lack of posts in the latter part of 2019. It wasn’t for the lack of interest or any useful stories, its just been so hectic. Anyway, I thought I should start 2020 with a report that is coming to my Environment and Highways Cabinet Decision … More FLOOD REPORT