I had cycle ride yesterday from Monkspath (in my home ward Blythe) to Elmdon, passing through St Alphege and Silhill wards. The purpose was to take advantage to photographing and looking at some of our Wildlifeways planting whilst taking my exercise routine. I’ve created a slideshow of the images and will edit the post later … More WILDLIFEWAYS – Solihull
Please find below the latest update regarding our superb Wildlife Ways project. In each case These areas will then be closely monitored to reduce competition from grass and weeds like docks and thistle. By July, we are expecting wildflower displays which should be significantly beneficial to our pollinating insects. Bickenhill Ward: Route D (Chester Road-Marston … More WILDLIFE WAYS – Solihull
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.
WILDLIFE WAYS – wildlfower turf and seeding at most routes: As part of the Wildlife Ways programme, our contractors, idverde, will be preparing for wildflower turf laying in the next few weeks. There will be no access restrictions whilst these works are happening. Over 30,000 square metres of wildflower turf is scheduled to be laid … More WILDLIFE WAYS – Update