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
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
One of the joys of being Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways is that I get to join our brilliant officers at award celebrations and similar events. Solihull’s ‘Love Solihull’ team is not a large team but the amount of work and quality the deliver is enormous and their hard work, together with partners they … More AWARDS FOR SOLIHULL
Further to my previous post relating to this (https://cllrkenhawkins.co.uk/2018/10/27/motorway-service-area/ ) many followers will know I submitted a petition to Solihull Council of over 1000 people who objected to the plans for a motorway service area near junction 4 of the M42 at Monkspath. Next Wednesday, 27 March 2017 was a date set some time ago … More Motorway Service Area – Junction 4