Published in Solihull Observer online edition today:
The positive of this survey is that local government, as well as many other public services, need to do more to communicate, consult and engage with local communities. I know that sometimes residents may not like decisions, but appreciate being informed and have the opportunity to engage. I have pasted this from a LocalGov.co.uk report: … More Four in 10 trust councils, survey finds
Children in Solihull ages 4 – 11 are being challenged to read six books across the school summer holidays. This year’s School Summer Reading Challenge ‘Gadgeteers’, starts on Saturday 9 July and gives children the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. The challenge is free to join and runs until Saturday 10 September. To take … More SOLIHULL LIBRARIES – READING CHALLENGE
I will be adding photographs and video in the week.
Following on from last weeks post, following claims by LibDem Cllrs Elmdon and Lyndon wards are assed by whilst other wards get the good stuff. This is a synopsis of some of the investment via the localities budget in these wards in the past two years. * Repaired damaged railings in Richmond Road* Repair and … More Investment in Elmdon and Lyndon (continued)
Some residents have asked me what Solihull Councils position is on the proposals being out forward by Summix in relation to Fulford hall Farm. I will use this post to explain what has gone on before and mention other sites put forward for development in the councils ‘Call for Sites’ in 2016. I have also … More Fulford Hall Farm – a follow up.
Arden Forest for Solihull At last weeks Solihull Council meeting Cllr Andy Mackiewicz, Solihull’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Planning & Housing, outlined plans for the creation of a new forest in Solihull. The new forest, called Arden Forest, will create a diverse and continuous green corridor through the Borough of Solihull, from Dickens Heath … More ARDEN FOREST FOR SOLIHULL
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
Something we hope isn’t needed but something that planning for is essential. The events of Leicester shows the need for all of us to take care and be alert to what is around us. Hopefully, matters there can be resolved soon. The contingency plan has five key aims, as set out in the image below. … More SOLIHULL – LOCAL OUTBREAK IMPLEMENTATION PLAN