Nearly 23,00 units on the boroughs highway network have been converted to LED technology since 2014/15 leading to a reduction in energy usage of nearly 50% and reduction in associated carbon emissions by over 75%. The above stats are incredible and shows that Solihull Council is taking a national lead in the replacement of LED … More LED STREET LIGHTS – Environmental and Financial Impact in Solihull
I thought it might be useful to update followers on the status of the two applications. To remind you, Application PL/2015/51409/PPOL relates to the application nearer to junction 5 of the M42 whilst, Application PL/2016/02754/MAJFOT is a proposed site near to Junction 4 of the M2. You can get full details and access to hundreds of … More MOTORWAY SERVICE STATION APPLICATIONS- Update
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
Presented to Full Council on Tuesday the performance of Solihull Fire Station: Joint Arrangements and External Organisations This report outlines the performance of West Midlands Fire Service in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull for the reporting period of 2019/2020. It covers performance across our three key pillars of Response, Prevention and Protection and describes some … More West Midlands Fire Service -Solihull Performance -2019/20
Following the recent government announcement for funding to local authorities to help promote and support safe active modes of sustainable travel a report coming to my Cabinet Decision Session next Thursday (28th) looks at measures to address the need for safer pedestrian and cycling in the borough. The officers introductory report outlines the purpose and … More COVID 19 – Emergency Walking and Cycling Strategy
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
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.