Residents on new developments may be interested as to how roads become adopted. This is taken from the councils relevant webpage (https://www.solihull.gov.uk/Roads-pavements-and-streetcare/Roads-on-new-developments-highway-adoptions-and-changes-to-the-highway-network ). The list of streets is an easy to check guide and indicates whether any specific road is adopted or not – and which are private roads, ——————————————— As Local Highways Authority, we … More Roads on new developments, highway adoptions and changes to the highway network
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!
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
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
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
For those who may wish to read it, this is the latest leaflet I am delivering in the Tidbury Green area of the ward. Main story is the planning application for a pub/restaurant (more of which can be read on a previous post: https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2022/05/23/tidbury-green-farm-planning-application-4/ ).
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.
I supported this when Bruning and Price applied two years ago and they did get planning permission for a pub/restaurant. However, the viability of construction meant they had to walk away. However, an amended application has been submitted; essentially there is no basement works but there is a small increase in the footprint of the … More Tidbury Green Farm – planning application