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
Another curious planning application in Blythe ward. An application has been submitted to replace the former William Hill betting shop, at 73 Main Street with a micro pub. There isn’t too much to go on and not many documents to look at on the councils planning portal but they are shared here: PL-2020-00323-COU The short … More Micro Pub – Dickens Heath?
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?
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
Just a few lines to comment that the Motorway Service saga rolls on. Highways England have an important say on the applications (one between junction 5/6 on the M42 and one near Monkspath at junction 4). The latest report from Highways England can be read here: pl_2016_02754_majfot-highway_england_-_holding_direction-1131378.pdf The concluding paragraphs are though presented below. Therefore, … More MSA – An update
As many might know, I am working to help Earlswood Town FC raise their profile to attract new supporters and sponsors. In fact, the sentiment applies to all sports clubs. The press release for the project is shown below. The back ground to this is that I know Keith Green, ‘The Earls’ new chairman, both as … More Sponsoring Earlswood Town FC
Planning Application PL/2019/00441/PPFL relates to the ‘Erection of a modular youth centre at Dickens Heath School, Three Acres Lane, Dickens Heath, Solihull, B90 1NA. In brief, the centre is a joint school and Solihull Council development where the school manages the premises and has access during school hours and provision of youth events (cubs etc) will take … More Dickens Heath Youth Centre
Many will know of the floods that affected Solihull last May Bank Holiday, seriously affecting parts of Blythe Ward and Shirley. A report under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 was commissioned and the report has been published today. The report itself can be found within the agenda for the Cabinet … More Solihull – Section 19 Flood Report