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
An application has been submitted to replace the two large houses next to the new care home (former Shirley Aquatics site). The application seeks to replace the two houses and replace them with 7 three bedroom houses within the large grounds. All access will be via the frontage on Stratford Road. The planning application reference … More Planning Application – Stratford Road, Monkspath
I had cycle ride yesterday from Monkspath (in my home ward Blythe) to Elmdon, passing through St Alphege and Silhill wards. The purpose was to take advantage to photographing and looking at some of our Wildlifeways planting whilst taking my exercise routine. I’ve created a slideshow of the images and will edit the post later … More WILDLIFEWAYS – Solihull
Please find below the latest update regarding our superb Wildlife Ways project. In each case These areas will then be closely monitored to reduce competition from grass and weeds like docks and thistle. By July, we are expecting wildflower displays which should be significantly beneficial to our pollinating insects. Bickenhill Ward: Route D (Chester Road-Marston … More WILDLIFE WAYS – Solihull
Planning application PL/2020/00871/PN relates to the proposal for a Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds on the main A34 Stratford Road, Monkspath. Full details of all documents and plans can be found via this link: https://publicaccess.solihull.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=Q9GCINOEFKW00 You will see from the plans the mast is slightly taller than one nearby and is offset near the hedgerow and … More Telecom Tower Opposite McDonalds, Monkspath
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?