At yesterday Full Council meeting we received a presentation from Dave Martin, Independent Chair of Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) and Sue Walton – SSAB Business Manager. The purpose of the presentation was to present Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board’s: 2015-16 Annual Report.     Adult Safeguarding 2015-16 Draft Annual Report viewable on line only Executive Summary in an … More ADULT SAFEGUARDING – SOLIHULL

Have you got your timer?

A great idea formulated to address a spike in burglaries in January by the safer Solihull Partnership is #haveyougotyourtimer ? This is a theme for social media, using the hashtag to help promote the concept. Burglaries have seen a 40% rise in Solihull for the year-on-year to January and although police operations have brought about arrests and … More Have you got your timer?


The Economic Plan for Shirley sets out a shared vision for Shirley town centre – for local communities, visitors, businesses, and stakeholders. It is designed to respond to both the challenges facing the town centre and the opportunities available. shirley_economic_plan As the document outlines, Shirley plays a critical role in the Solihull economy. The town … More ECONOMIC PLAN for SHIRLEY

Tackling CSE is Everybody’s Business

I spent yesterday evening undertaking school governor training to recognise and tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). This is an important issue, not just for schools but society as whole. Tackling CSE is everybody’s business. Schools naturally lead in identifying CSE because children are with them more than most other agencies, but taxi drivers, police, health care … More Tackling CSE is Everybody’s Business


Always a difficult subject and one not to be taken lightly following the decision by the House of Commons to vote themselves a 10% pay rise earlier this year. The issue about Allowances for Councillors is sometimes complex. Should people get an allowance for a task they are willing to undertake? Should the allowance be … More INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL REVIEW OF MEMBERS’ ALLOWANCES

Have your say on proposals on removing the cap on non-residential care charges from April 2017

As you may know, the Council introduced changes in April 2015 to the way we work out the contribution people make towards their non-residential costs. When the changes were introduced, this meant some people who had previously paid nothing had to pay something towards the cost of their care. Therefore, to help support those who had … More Have your say on proposals on removing the cap on non-residential care charges from April 2017