I’m sure most will already be aware that Solihull MBC is restarting our garden waste recycling service next Monday 4 May. We will be reverting to the existing schedule, which rotates the green and brown bins on a two week cycle. If you are unsure you can download the waste and recycling calendar here (just … More GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION – The Garden Force is with us.
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
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?
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?
Lots going on regarding the regeneration of Shirley Town centre and the statement below explains this and what we hope to achieve. Shirley is a vibrant community and the development of Parkgate has certainly added to the variety of shops, stores and services that are on offer. We must though not rest on our laurels … More Investing in Shirley Town Centre
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