Being local I have for a long time been aware of the country park around Blythe Valley Park and this great weather (as well as having more time to enjoy our environment) has taken me and Millie to Blythe Valley Park regularly. It is though no coincidence that the re-opening of the truly excellent Java … More BLYTHE VALLEY PARK – A gem on our doorstep
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
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.
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
I have posted below the findings, implications and recommendations from the Local Government Association ‘Green Paper’ for Adult Social care and Wellbeing. This issue is an important one for local councils. The document is well worth a read but you may wish to concentrate of the Recommendations, especially the Prioritised Recommendations on Pages 12, 13 and … More The Lives We Want To Lead
Below is a short but very informative video explaining the issues local councils face regarding Adult Social Care.
Please find posted below a link to the latest e-bulletin from our local Healthwatch. gallery.mailchimp.com/1d97f64fc98df6a8e11ee201b/files/8e0502ca-f45a-4aa7-bcab-378e4ef7def2/final_sept_e_bulletin.pdf
I did post about the expected heatwave in June and it is still with us (see https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2018/06/21/staying-cool-in-hot-weather/ ). However, recent weeks/days have witnessed intense heat and we now have a Heatwave warnings. The below is a synopsis of a message all borough councillors received about what actions we are taking and other preventative measures. HEATWAVE … More HEATWAVE – Solihull
Please find attached the Annual Report from Solihull’ s Healthwatch 2017/18. This report covers the period of change, especially the merging of three clinical commissioning groups: HW Solihull 2017-2018 Annual Report The report is worth reading and sharing with work colleagues, friends and family. Healthwatch work on our behalf and ensure Solihull residents have a strong … More Healthwatch Annual Report
‘We’re having a heatwave, we’re having a heatwave…’ I cant remember what musical this comes from but it seems we are in for great weather in the next week or so. This means a climb into our loft to bring the fan downstairs. We all think about the elderly and vulnerable people during winter and … More Staying Cool in Hot Weather