Another detailed report from a Task and Finish Group within the LGA, examining the issue of Taxi and Private Hire vehicle licensing, especially looking how vulnerable people can be protected more. The John Worboy attacks are still very much in peoples minds, but there are more incidents reported and the need to ensure all taxi … More Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing
The application for a motorway service area near junction 4 of the M42 in Solihull is moving on at pace. The application, first submitted in 2016, was held in abeyance by Highways England, essentially because of proposals to create better links to the airport between junctions 5 and 6. Also held in abeyance was a … More Motorway Service Area
I see Albert and his wife regularly when walking near Elmbridge Drive and Shelly Crescent. What I didn’t know was Albert took part in a tragic (and secret) Operation Smash, in practice for D Day. He was guiding one of several tanks ashore in Studland Bay and was one of a few that survived the … More Albert Price – a Monkspath resident and a hero.
Together with fellow ward Councillor James Butler it was a privilege to support Elaine Butler at the launch of the Outreach Service in Solihull this week. Keen readers will know I try to support the forces at ‘Flag’ days through collecting for both the RBL and RAFA. I was present in that capacity and also to … More Royal British Legion launches outreach service in Solihull
A smashing opportunity for anyone over 14 years of age to get experience in a work place environment, which will no doubt add value to Records of Achievement and future references.
At the Councils Budget setting meeting on 1 March we approved not only the budget for 2018/19 but also the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFS) for the next three years. It is posted here: Summarised-Medium-Term-Financial-Strategy-2018-19 . It is a very readable document for those interested in where we get our money from and how we spend … More Medium Term Financial Strategy
Above are a few videos I took of flood water taken mostly on Easter Monday, 3 April 2019, whilst below is a montage of images taken the same days. They show areas of Cheswick Green and Dickens Heath. If you select each image it will give more information but for brevity: The Cheswick Green ones were … More Flooding Issues in Ward
The dust seems to be settling on this issue, which I feel has been a bit of communications foul-up. I fully appreciate that some matters need to be kept in check until decisions are able to be made in public but once the media got hold of the story, and the announcement that Solihull Police … More Solihull Police Station
This message may be relevant to some residents: The council is aware that since 2015 we have had an issue with some of our brown recycling bins splitting. This is not due to any mishandling by the crews but due to a manufacturing defect. The manufacturer is aware of the problem and as the bins … More Problem with your Brown Bin in Solihull?
This is being held at The Renewal Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull tomorrow, between 3pm and 7.30pm. Full details can be found via the council webpage dedicated to the event: http://www.solihull.gov.uk/events/ArtMID/1496/ArticleID/1966/Solihull-Apprenticeship-Show-2018 . There will be many local and national employers present including, Jaguar Land Rover, Graham Facilities Management, Balfour Beatty, IBM, Army, Hilton, JCB, Rolls Royce, … More Solihull Apprenticeship Show 2018